The Ottawa School of Art is proud to present Nicholas Crombach's exhibition CAPTURED. Captured investigates the paradoxical nature of our dependency, obsession and coexistence with the animal world. "The human to animal relationship, riddled with political, social, moral and ethical complications, acts as a leading catalyst to my practice. My work wrestles with the plight of humans as unique conscious beings with the capacity for reason. I am preoccupied with the mental state of being caught between conflicting positions resulting in an exploration that percolates around notions of innocence, shame and the simultaneous desire of opposing standpoints."
Nicholas Crombach has a BFA from OCAD University with a major in Sculpture and Installation. In 2016-17 he participated in a year-long studio residency at The Florence Trust in London, UK. Nicholas has been awarded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Hayden Davies Memorial Award, Samuel Lazar Kagan Award, Abraham and Malka Green Award, and a BMO 1st Art Nomination. His work has been exhibited at The Florence Trust, London (UK), Art Mur, Montreal (CA), Angell Gallery, Toronto (CA), XPACE, Toronto (CA) and Whippersnapper, Toronto (CA). His work, Jasper was a finalist in Figurativas 15 at the Musée Européen d'Art Moderne in Barcelona, (ES). In 2012 Crombach executed a public art commission, Billy, Nanny, and the Kids, in Burlington, Ontario (CA).
Captured will feature an installation of sculptures at the OSA Main Gallery at 35 George Street in the Byward Market from
October 12 to November 19, 2017.
Students and members of the community are encouraged to visit on the night of the vernissage to get a first hand glimpse and a chance to meet the artist.
The opening night vernissage & reception will take place at the OSA Main Gallery in the ByWard Market on
Thursday October 12, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Admission is free.
Nicholas Crombach will be giving an artist talk on his current exhibition "Captured" on Friday October 13 at 12:00 noon. He will talk about the work in the gallery and will supplement that with a PowerPoint presentation on his overall artistic practice as well as talking about his process and the concepts in his work.
This free exhibition runs from October 12 to November 8, 2017.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come!