Trying to See the Other Side of the Window: 2018 Satellite Award Exhibition


Trying to See the Other Side of the Window
2018 Satellite Award Exhibition

Julien Darling-Funk
Anthony Di Fazio
Matthew Trueman
September 19 – 30, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed – Fri 2-7PM, Sat 12-5PM,
(Open during Culture Days on Sunday, September 30, 12-5PM)
Reception: Friday, September 28, 7-9PM

Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St, London

Media Contact: Eeva Siivonen, Gallery Coordinator, 519-619-9817

Satellite Project Space is pleased to announce the 2018 Satellite Award Exhibition Trying to See the Other Side of the Window. Satellite Award Exhibition is organized each year to showcase work by emerging London artists. This year, Satellite is presenting the work of Julien Darling-Funk (Bealart), Anthony Di Fazio (Fanshawe College, Fine Art Diploma), and Matthew Trueman (Western University, MFA). These artists have been chosen by Fanshawe College, Western University, and Bealart. Each artist represents the academic program from which they graduated this year.

These selected artists work with a variety of mediums including sculpture, installation, painting, and video. They have a shared interest in environmental art, technology, and the appropriation of materials from the lived environment. Anthony Di Fazio creates paintings and sculptural works from disregarded materials, exploring the forms that emerge through the process of layering. Julien Darling-Funk and Matthew Trueman focus on the relationship between the environment and technology, approaching technology through our interaction with it and as a method of translation.

Julien Darling-Funk is an artist living in London, Ontario, and currently studying visual and critical studies at Bealart. As an artist, he is engrossed in digital culture on a mass societal scale, and more specifically, in how we interact with the all-encompassing idea of ‘technology’: We use it to describe mechanisms and systems we have no knowledge of–apart from their consequences or cultural impact. In an emotional and visceral manner, he attempts to synthesize the divide between humans and technology by making work that simultaneously depicts intimate ideas and rational functions, diminishing the line between ‘digital culture’ and ‘culture’.

Anthony Di Fazio is a recent graduate from the Fanshawe Fine Arts Program, where–along with the Satellite Award Exhibition–he was awarded The Bob and Shelly Siskind Visual Arts Award. Born and raised in Windsor Ontario, he studied in London Ontario for three years. He recently moved to Hamilton Ontario for the next few years. His practice focuses on unwanted materials being challenged by pouring, sanding, melting, flying and through other processes in order to make their organic forms appear as his creations.

Matthew Trueman recently completed his MFA at Western University in London Ontario. Previously, he studied engineering at Fanshawe College. Trueman’s art practice spans a wide range of mediums from woodcut printmaking to photography, kinetic sculpture, and video. A common thread linking these disciplines is a focus on how people interact with their environment through technology–a reaction to the systematic suburban expansion of his hometown of London, Ontario. Trueman recently completed a residency at I-Park in Connecticut.

Satellite Project Space is a dynamic partnership between four significant London, Ontario, arts institutions: Fanshawe College, Museum London, Western University, and McIntosh Gallery. The mandate of Satellite is to provide a flexible space for new and temporary projects, collaborations, and experiments in the arts and culture.

Trueman_LightSuit Footage(2018)Matthew Trueman, Fuselage, 2018, video, 9:33
           I, Organism (Make Me a Machine)
Julien Darling-Funk, I, Organism (Make Me a Machine), 2018