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Michaela Lucio, Purple Room, 2017

MICHAELA LUCIO

The Room is too Small


January 17 - February 24, 2018


"Driving home I almost hit a deer.
I swerved, almost losing control as I skid off the road.
Reaching for a cigarette, I put it between my lips as I fumble with the lighter.
No point telling my wife about it"



The Room is too Small is a love letter to personal and collective history. Evoking many of the same qualities found in the tradition of oral storytelling, the viewer is shown ambiguous moments just before or after action occurs. The moments not shown, like words not said, become the true focus of the work and breadcrumbs are left for the viewer for them to try to piece together the larger narrative; allowing for a fluidity that in necessary for a collaborative understanding.  


- Michaela Lucio



Michaela Lucio creates psychological narratives situated in domestic settings; evoking many of the same qualities found in oral storytelling, the viewer is shown ambiguous moments just before or after action occurs. The moments not shown, like words not said, become the true focus of the work and breadcrumbs are left for the viewer for them to try to piece together the larger narrative; allowing for a fluidity that in necessary for a collaborative understanding. Her latest project “And Nobody Talked to One Another” explores family dynamics, the language of amateur family photography and memory on an intimate scale through mixed media photo collages, painting, printmaking, and micro-stories. Raised in Chatham-Kent Ontario, Lucio is a graduate of the Art Fundamentals program at the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning as well as completed her Honours Bachelor of Art at the University of Toronto Mississauga as well as an Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.


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