Nathalie Quagliotto: Stuck
Quagliotto conceptual and sculptural practice involves reconfiguring everyday pre-fabricated popular objects associated with disuse, strict social regulations, safety, and risk. She focuses on proximity, placement and color to disrupt and alter the social significance and usage of the object. The color “Safety Yellow” is consistently used for its social meaning of caution, awareness, and attention. Quagliotto’s modified objects are meant to expose and confront restricted boundaries, interdependent interactions and the resulting relationships.
One sculpture, Stuck in the Past, consists of two fused and reconfigured vintage children’s shopping carts. One cart with two fronts acknowledges immobilization and the impossibility of moving forward, and therefore being permanently stuck.
Stuck in the Past, Nathalie Quagliotto, 2012.
Nathalie Quagliotto (B. Montreal) is a Toronto based conceptual artist. She earned her MFA in sculpture from the University of Waterloo in 2009 and her BFA in studio from Concordia University in 2007. In 2008 she apprenticed under Turner Prize winner Martin Creed in England, thanks to the University of Waterloo's Keith and Winifred Shantz fellowship. Her work is in various private, public, and corporate collections, such as Collection Majudia in Montreal. She is a grant recipient from the Toronto Arts and the Ontario Arts Councils. She has upcoming exhibitions across Canada and in New York.