The stage is settled here, present for the gaze of window shoppers and corridor commuters. To determine where the eye is led the basics of set design are employed. The background, middle-ground, and foreground make a visual hierarchy where sculptures stand in as a rotating cast of characters to be swapped in or edited out. A shifting display with an inherent mistrust of beauty, The Junk Drawers in Model Homes imagines the hidden spaces behind the staging of showrooms now brought out to buy.
Nicole Levaque is an emerging multimedia artist from Hamilton, Ontario, whose research interests include processes and performances of making, and notions of value and labour. She holds a BFA with distinction from Concordia University in Montreal. Levaque has participated in international artist residencies, exhibitions, and talks in Cuernavaca, Mexico (VON 2014) and Reykjavik, Iceland (SIM 2014) and has exhibited internationally at the Kunsthall in Skein, Norway (2015). She is a founding member of Casino Artspace and Gallery, a studio collective and exhibition space based in Hamilton, and is a 2016 recipient of the Hamilton City Enrichment Grant. Currently, Levaque works as the Sculpture Practicum at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.