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Lucid Ideas - DesignTO

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Friday, 19 January 2024 to Friday, 16 February 2024

Showcasing the work of designers from Canada and abroad, ‘Lucid Ideas’ is a group prototype exhibition exploring translucency through concept, material and form. The exhibition features new work by Annaka Hoelk, Atelier Fomenta (Florence Barnabé, Julia Arvelo and Muriel Bentolila), Hsiao-Chien Hung, Lara Knutson Studio, Jordi Lopez Aguilo, Mark Malecki, NONUMENT (Dom Cheng & Fallon Robar), Polymetis (Michaela MacLeod & Nicholas Croft), Stephanie Singh, and Kenyon Yeh.

As a concept, translucency offers ambiguity, a sense of illusion and complexity. As a material, it allows light to pass through, while scattering or reflecting it, to blur or obscure. Through material and form we can use translucent properties to create unique visual outcomes that conceal, diffuse, or reveal. In doing so, we can engage with dimension and space. From glass and resin to paper and plastic, every material can be manipulated in some way to design what is seen and how it’s perceived. To what extent can the process of obscuring light be transformative? This exhibition highlights various examples of how translucency can be considered in homeware design.

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Mark Malecki is a New York City based contemporary artist and designer whose work primarily focuses on exploring the potential of metal, glass, and other industrial materials as his creative mediums.

His work is characterized by a unique blend of industrial design and artistic expression using various trade techniques to create sculptural, functional objects, and installations.

Malecki's creative process involves a deep understanding of the material he works with, as well as an intuitive approach to form and composition.

He explores many ways in which parent materials can be manipulated to produce organic, contemporary forms and textures. 

Through his designs, Malecki seeks to challenge conventional notions of beauty and functionality, and to create pieces that are both visually stunning and thought-provoking.

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https://www.markmalecki.com/

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165 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X3, Canada

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