October 24-October 6, 2015
Sunday, October 25
Hamel’s subjects are explored through drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Each component used in her work, including vintage objects and materials traditionally associated with women’s crafts, is specifically selected to add further layers of meaning to the composition. Although seemingly critical of domestic life, Hamel’s artwork is making peace with the conflict between her creative impulse and her domestic obligations – proving that her roles as wife, mother and artists can co-exist.
Toni Hamel was born & raised in Italy. She holds a BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, a post graduate certificate in Computer Graphics from Sheridan College and a Golden Key Award from the University of Toronto where she attended the specialist Program in Psychology. Her work has been exhibited across Ontario; she has received numerous awards including two OAC grants.