The Concordia Graduate Student Association (GSA) is pleased to invite you to Stack Effect 9. This group exhibition features the recent work of nine artists who are currently participants of Concordia’s MFA program; Amery Sandford, Etta Sandra, Stefan Sollenius, Kinga Michalska, Ai Ikeda, Mara Eagle, Madeleine Mayo, Eugene Park, and Jessica Slipp.
Atmosphere sweeps into the interior location; from windows, doorways, portals, escalators… Moving from zone-to-zone, visitors to this space are members of the ‘EV Integrated Complex’. Colour infiltrates the space and spreads itself to the edges of the interior much like a stack effect. “The result is either a positive or negative buoyancy force. The greater the thermal difference and the height of the structure, the greater the buoyancy force, and thus the stack effect.” Here in the Atrium you will find; mutants, spheres, shifting patterns, light radiation, an architecture both natural and artificial.
The Graduate Students’ Association Exhibition project was established by the GSA to showcase exemplary work being developed across all disciplines within the Studio Arts MFA program. The EV Atrium provides a unique environment for public interface, where temporary structures work to display a variety of media and disciplines. Concluding the event, one artwork will be selected for acquisition into the GSA’s permanent collection.
Etta Sandry is an artist, educator, and organizer from the midwest. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently pursuing her MFA from the Fibre and Material Practices department at Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been shown in the United States and Canada. Etta has worked as teaching artist at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Marwen in Chicago and has held administrative roles at Pratt Institute and the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.