Nothing is wild

COOPER COLE is pleased to present Nothing is Wild, a solo exhibition by Kara Hamilton in the gallery’s annex location. This marks Hamilton’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Nothing is Wild blurs visions of value and dereliction with gold objects that bejewel storage walls, and broken trumpets that never imagined themselves as stowaway lamps. The pile of drawings – remnant tracings with gold bits bound by chance or mistake – hint at the artist’s constant effort to rejig concepts of currency, progress, and the agency of things.

If Nothing is Wild, everything is touched by the vibrancy of matter.

Kara Hamilton (b. 1967, Toronto, Canada) explores the agency of material using mostly found or discarded matter. She works in a variety of mediums: drawings in two and three dimensions, sculpture, images and jewelry. She has shown extensively in North America and Europe, including at: Salon 94, EFA Project Space, Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Siegel House, Marfa, USA; Taut and Tame, Berlin, Germany; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Art Gallery of Ontario, Cooper Cole, Daniel Faria Gallery, MKG127, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Kara Hamilton studied architecture at the University of British Columbia, and art at Concordia and Yale University.
She is also co-director of Kunstverein Toronto. Hamilton currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

 

Artworks

Kara Hamilton

mediator 6

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mediator 6, 2019

Brass

3.5" X 2.5" X 3"
8.89cm X 6.35cm X 7.62cm

Kara Hamilton

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mediator 5, 2019

Brass

Right Hand Side

4.5" X 1.3" X 1.3"
11.43cm X 3.3cm X 3.3cm

Kara Hamilton

mediator 4

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mediator 4, 2019

Brass

Left Hand Side

4.8" X 1.3" X 1.3"
12.19cm X 3.3cm X 3.3cm

Kara Hamilton

mediator 3

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mediator 3, 2019

Brass

5" X 4" X 2"
12.7cm X 10.16cm X 5.08cm

Kara Hamilton

mediator 2

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mediator 2, 2019

Brass

3.5" X 7.8" X 2"
8.89cm X 19.81cm X 5.08cm

Kara Hamilton

mediator 1

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mediator 1, 2019

Brass

3.5" X 5.8" X 2.3"
8.89cm X 14.73cm X 5.84cm

Kara Hamilton

descendant

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descendant, 2019

Wood concrete, wire, tie

35" X 17" X 10"
88.9cm X 43.18cm X 25.4cm

Kara Hamilton

frequency

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frequency, 2019

Framed works on paper and white gloves

Dimensions variable

Kara Hamilton

utterance 2

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utterance 2, 2019

concrete, trumpets, trombone, LED

16" X 17" X 21"
40.64cm X 43.18cm X 53.34cm

Kara Hamilton

utterance 1

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utterance 1, 2019

concrete, french horn, trumpets, plastic tube, LED

11" X 26" X 25"
27.94cm X 66.04cm X 63.5cm

Kara Hamilton

Nothing is Wild

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Nothing is Wild, 2019

Wood pallet, broken brass instruments, textiles

53" X 54" X 32"
134.62cm X 137.16cm X 81.28cm