Paradigm of Wonder
by Elizabeth D’Agostino
Agnes Jamieson Gallery
Opening Reception March 7, 2020. 1-3pm
Elizabeth D’Agostino works in print media, sculpture and installation. . Her current research draws from the histories of observational and scientific illustrations of Canadian wildlife and botanical illustrations while developing an understanding of the management of living things and their interactions with humans. As fictional hybrid forms are organized within each composition, they resemble the familiar combined with fragments of organic components and unusual characteristics displayed as objects of oddity.
Elizabeth D’Agostino is an artist working in print media, sculpture and installation. She currently lives and works in Toronto and is a member of Open Studio Fine Art Printmaking Centre and Loop Gallery.
Elizabeth D’Agostino holds a BFA from the University of Windsor and a MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally including Iziko: Museum of Cape Town, South Africa, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, and The Print Center, Philadelphia. In addition, D’Agostino’s prints can also be found in many private and public collections including the University of Changchun Jilin, China; Columbia College, Chicago, USA; Department of Foreign Affairs Canada; and Ernst and Young, Canada. D’Agostino is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including the Hexagon Special Projects Fellowship at Open Studio, Toronto.
In 2015, D’Agostino was selected by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada to create a carpet design for the newly renovated Canada House in London, England.
by Elizabeth D’Agostino
Collaged print, silkscreen, monotype, etching on Gampi paper, 14 x 18 inches, 2016
A few snapshots of Elizabeth D’Agostino’s exhibition ‘Paradigm of Wonder’ taken at the opening reception. This show is full of delicate prints, etchings and ceramics inspired by the natural world. ‘Paradigm of Wonder’ runs until April 18, 2020. [Note: exhibition run date ended early due to COVID-19]
Elizabeth D’Agostino works in print media, sculpture and installation. Her current research draws from the histories of observational and scientific illustrations of Canadian wildlife and botanical illustrations