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MFA22 Thesis Exhibitions: Lisa Cristinzo

Stone like Fruit, Fruit like Fire: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Lisa Cristinzo

School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) presents thesis work by MFA candidates from the Graduate Program in Visual Arts. Artists include Abraham Oghobase, Jasmine Canaviri, Andrew Harding, Catherine Hois, Michelle Peraza, Shawn Grey, Jessie Kitchen and Lisa Cristinzo.

Exhibitions are scheduled throughout the month of April in the Gales Gallery and Special Projects Gallery.

Lisa Cristinzo, artist
Gales Gallery
April 25 – 30, 2022
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm (Mon-Fri)
Closing Reception: April 30 (1-4 PM)

“Stone like Fruit, Fruit like Fire”, is the MFA thesis exhibition of Lisa Cristinzo. Fire is the subject, matter is the object. Emerging out of fire, objects made of metal, stone, wood, and paper, in addition to a series of paintings, will be on display from April 25-30, 2022 in The Gales Gallery at York University. The idea for this series arrived from an encounter with a wood stove in Ireland. Making a painting is like building a house for fire. One must build a house for fire, then something must go incredibly wrong, or fortuitously right, before the flame of fire can move in. It can be the hearth of a home, or it can burn your house down. The wood stove and the fire within became an allegory for a climate in crisis and my own life and grief cycles. I investigate the “doing” of fire and the “thingness” of matter, and how these two entities (fire and matter) shift with our own social, political, spiritual, and ecological ideologies. As a reflection of my practice and like the building of a fire, this work is a staking and positioning of material encounters that through the friction of practice ignite fictions within the work.



Apr 25 - 30 2022


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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