Monday, December 14, 2009


Our bios, also a work in progress.
Complete with haikus on your impressions of 'home'
In alphabetical order

Seema Narula
Seema Narula is an emerging artist that has been a part of the artist collective A Collection of Foreign Objects since 2007. She has also been a member of the artist collective Night Shift, and has exhibited her artwork at Shift Gallery, and participated in Nuit Blanche, Alley Jaunt and Square Foot. Seema's previous work has experimented with diffusion of light and space in creating light sculpture installations. Having lived in Japan for a few years, as well as, Toronto, she has recently moved to Hamilton, where she is intrigued by her new physical surroundings of post industrial urban landscapes. With this backdrop as her muse Seema is finding inspiration to experiment with new art forms reflective of her past history, and current space and time. Seema looks forward to exploring her abilities as an artist in creating and transposing her lofty dreams into colour, lights, shapes and sounds.

extension of me
space of foreseen time passing
holds my this and that

Steve Newberry

Steve Newberry is an emerging artist based in Hamilton. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) degree from the University of Guelph. He has traveled extensively and exhibited his work in Canada and Japan. Primarily an installation artist but comfortable working in a variety of media, his work often explores our connection to the natural world.

home is foundation
both literally and not
find me foundation

Aleksandra Rdest
Living in the city but dreaming in the wilderness; Rdest’s work is created out of a longing to be elsewhere. Not out of dissatisfaction with where she is but out of the desire to create a place which does not exist. Rdest’s paintings create spaces in which the viewer can encounter the recesses of their own mind; using a language drawn from natural forms and elements. She facilitates encounters with memories; suggestions and implications without representation or narrative.

Since graduating from OCAD Toronto in 2002 Rdest’s work has been exhibited all across Canada in commercial and public galleries; as well as in the United States and Japan. She has been an active member of A Collection of Foreign Objects since 2004.

In our little boat
When all others have jumped ship
We ride out the storm

Reiko Shimizu
Reiko Shimizu is a Toronto-based visual artist who works in printmaking and mixed media. She is concerned with materiality, particularly materials associated with comfort and nostalgia: fabric, stitching, and paper. Her work often refers to simple everyday objects combined with a decorative aesthetic. She celebrates these everyday things by beautifying them -- challenging our notions of value and beauty.

Shimizu graduated from York University with a BFA in Visual Arts in 2002. She is one of the founding members of the collective A Collection of Foreign Objects and has exhibited work in Toronto, Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan.

Leave the porch light on.
I'm leaving but will come back.
I won't be too late.