Moving through Walls and Floors: New work by April Martin and Ruby T
With Efren Arcoiris "A Wolf in the Breast" in the Milwaukee Ave. Window Gallery
We have a flirtatious relationship with the rigidity of floorplans. We fuck around with the entrenched masculinity of blueprint-demarcated borders. We revel in the femme-y architectural accessories of blinds, curtains, and rugs as sites of intervention, movement, and penetration. Floor and window coverings shift into more permeable membranes, pointing to a greater capacity for passage and exchange in and out of a fixed structure.
Our flirtation is spreading into a simpering fantasy of collective spying, melting, and flipping out. We are fortune casting out of the window and into you.
– April & Ruby
Ruby T’s work is an experiment in translating fantasy to reality, and she is fueled by anger, desire, and magic. She investigates the stimulating, banal, and often infrastructural as sites of power and exchange: nightclubs, domestic appliances, broadcast news, sex.
April Martin is a sculptor from North Ontario. Her work embraces the scale of shared living, breathing, heating, melting. She explores stain, colour, porous boundaries and perpetual soaking through materials such as plaster, porcelain, fabric and metal.