CAPACITY (Erin McCutcheon, Katherine Morley, Laura McKibbon, Shea Chang, Katrina Tompkins, Kristen Lim Tung, Margaret Pryde, Simone Ferkul, Talia Silva, Lauren Reed)
1. an interruption in time or continuity of a work, series or action. a period when something such as a program or activity is temporarily suspended or interrupted
2. a: a break in or as if in a material object b: a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ This year’s theme came naturally, as we pondered upon the return of Capacity for 2018. It’s been 8 years since the first Capacity, and this will be our 5th instalment, after a 3 year hiatus.
Our participants have defined the word hiatus through varied interpretations from the passing of time, holidays, and literally rest, to growth, gaps, re-centring and reconnection through a visual exploration of colour, textures, and materials.
Established in January 2011, CAPACITY was created to provide an opportunity to promote Canadian women designers. Women remain vastly outnumbered by men in most sectors of design, and the curators feel it is important to provide a venue for the work and names of under- represented women professionals to be seen. At the same time, we have worked to create a resource for both women working in design, and a public curious to discover them. CAPACITY is an (not-so) annual exhibition featuring a range of work from both emerging and established designers, and the exhibit has garnered much critical praise and press coverage, and attracted visitors from both within and outside of the design community, from Canada and abroad. 2018 Participants include Erin McCutcheon, Katherine Morley, Katrina Tompkins, Kristen Lim Tung, Talia Silva, Simone Ferkul, Margaret Pryde, Lauren Reed, Laura McKibbon + Shea Chang.