Faculty of Art
Sculpture and Installation
“My thesis body of work uses humour and irony to explore and critique the socio-political structures which generate and enforce the climate crisis, as well as people’s confused disillusionment with it all. I have created a series of artworks that investigate strategies used by systems of power to mislead, and pacify the public while questioning how this cause and effect leads to a cycle of disfunction which damages our environment. To explore these themes, I use everyday objects connected to both weather and climate, in conjunction with the body replicated in silicone. By using irony to destabilize these objects and tropes, I destabilize my audience encouraging them to question their environments.It has been clear to scientists for many years now that climate change poses a serious and existential threat to humankind. So why have there been no drastic measures taken to prevent this? This was the main question that lead me to this topic of investigation. Looking to key environmental theorists, it is obvious that climate change has grown beyond a scientific issue. It is now a social and political issue, and I believe its is the role of the artists to act as communicators of this. However, the ways we have been addressing the climate crisis are, in my opinion, insufficient. Artists have been painting a catastrophic and hopeless narrative of climate change, placing too much responsibility on their audience. This inspired me to use not only humour and irony in my art, but also reframe the climate crisis by critiquing the larger systems of power responsible.”
Toronto based artist, Gina D’Aloisio utilizes interdisciplinary sculpture and installation, her primary material focuses are hyperreal mould making and found objects. Her work is a reflection of the times, as it pokes fun at and seriously contemplates the world we live in. While finishing her BFA, Gina has also been working as a gallery assistant for Muse Gallery in Summerhill, and has been posting her art to Tiktok, her most popular video having over 22 million views.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Major In progress
Mould Making Metal Casting Hyperreal Casting