Glimmers of the Radiant Real is a curatorial collaboration between Ruth Jones and Sam Mogelonsky.
Ruth Jones is a writer, academic and an editor at The –SITE Magazine. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a PhD in French and Francophone Studies from UCLA and is the recipient of the 2013 Bourse Jean-Cléo Godin (CRILCQ, Université de Montréal).
Her work focuses on literature, representation, and visual perception with a particular interest in late 20th century urban space. Her writing can be found in the LA Review of Books, Canadian Architect, Quebec Studies, and The -SITE Magazine.
Ruth lives and works in Toronto.
Sam Mogelonsky is a Toronto-based artist. She holds a BFAH from Queen’s University and an MFA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art. Her work is held in Canadian and international collections and she has been the recipient of emerging artist grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
Sam specializes in marketing for the arts and artists, and has been involved in curatorial projects with the Hazelton Hotel, the William Vale Hotel and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Sam lives and works in Toronto.
“For the artists in Glimmers of the Radiant Real, the implied division between the electric and the prismatic, between a flash and a sparkle, the rational real and the irrational fantastic, is not so much rejected as rendered irrelevant. By incorporating into their work the reflective properties of materials and surface treatments from the precious to the mundane, the artists featured here instead offer glimpses into animated worlds where then transcendent qualities of amplified and reflected light collide with the lightning-lit shocks of a world of material consequences.”
– excerpt from Realness, Ruth Jones
“In this exhibition the artists situate the body of the viewer in this unreal space to destabilize our assumptions, causing us to reflect on our relationship to the body as a solid object. Their surfaces, alive and unstable, invite disappearances and transformations.”
– excerpt from Skimming Shininess, Sam Mogelonsky