Drinking The Lake provides a space to contemplate Lake Ontario while it reinvigorates you. Recycled glass bottles are transformed into inexpensive multiples dedicated to drinking Toronto tap water, courtesy of the lake.
The Lake is an alternative body of research about the lake, including contributions from: James Algie, Gina Badger, Diane Borsato, Joseph Boyden, Jennifer Castle, Sarah Cullen, Dana Fountain, Maggie Groat, April Hickox, Elle Kurancid, Tiziana La Melia, Maryse Lariviere, Leisure (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley), Jimmy Limit, Duane Linklater, Tegan Moore, Julie Nagam, Parker Branch, Simon Pope, Sandra Rechico, Ann Sanderson, Simon Starling, cheyanne turions.
The Lake, a new Art Metropole publication edited by Maggie Groat.
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Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artists books, site-specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, her work explores studies for possible futures, relationships and reconnections to Indigenous land and the interdisciplinary potential of artistic intervention and envisioning. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She is lives and works on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. She is represented by Erin Stump Projects, Toronto.
The editor and publishers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council for this project.
Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artistsâ€™ books, video, site specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, her work explores the interdisciplinary potential of artistic intervention and envisioning. Maggieâ€™s work is interested in discovering how assuming amateur positions (in other disciplines or even in entirely made up fields) can help locate what occurs in the intersections and gaps between dichotomies, particularly between art/science, politics/poetics, utopia/reality, romanticism/conceptualism. Her work has been exhibited at a number of places across Canada including Parker Branch, Xpace, Georgia Sherman Projects, Art Metropole, The Niagara Artists Centre, as well published in Front Magazine and Cmagazine. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She is currently divides her time between living and working in St. Catharines and Toronto, Ontario.
Drinking the Lake.