Hairy Boxes

Hairy Boxes
Chantal Sands and Dorian Welbourn
Satellite Project Space
January 20-23, 2021

This exhibition includes work from third year Fanshawe Fine Art students Chantal Sands and Dorian Welbourn. The show represents both environmental issues and feminist issues, that normally are not addressed in this sort of way.

Chantal’s art shows the beauty in everyday things such as cardboard, paper, and disposable face masks; items that are normally just tossed away into landfills.  Dorian’s art looks at the ideals that beauty culture – in particular, the hair industry – and on women, using a mixture of real and synthetic hair pieces, as well as plastic substrates, to highlight unrealistic standards in a world where “natural” beauty is anything but natural. Together, our combined artworks present serious issues we face as a society, displayed in a show draped with lots of colour and repetition, enticing viewers to appreciate the aesthetic, while inviting a deeper conversation about the issues and viewpoints behind our work.  

This exhibition will not be open to the public. A public Facebook event can be seen here.

A video walk-through of the exhibition can be seen here.

Gallery Installation

Chantal Sands
Cube3
Mixed media on paper
Dimensions variable
2020
Chantal Sands
Cubism Delight
Acrylic on canvas
24″ x 18″
2020
Chantal Sands
Glazed Layer’s
Acrylic on wood
24.1″ x 16″
2020
Chantal Sands
Normal Blues
Disposable face mask and wire
12″ x 13″ x 23″
2020
Chantal Sands
Square
Acrylic on cardboard
24.1″ x 16″
2020
Chantal Sands
The Mind of a Cubist
Mixed media on paper
17″ x 16.5″ x 24″
2020
Dorian Welbourn
Blue Wave
Acrylic ink on Dura-lar, synthetic hair, extension thread, wire frame
54″ x 24″
2020
Dorian Welbourn
Hair Mail
Acrylic ink on Amazon envelopes, synthetic hair, extension thread, wire frame
27″ x 18″
2021
Dorian Welbourn
Plastic Phantastic
Acrylic ink on Dura-lar, synthetic hair, extension thread, wire frame
26″ x 23″
2020
Dorian Welbourn
Process Piece
Acrylic ink and toner on human hair, synthetic hair, extension thead, cue cards
Dimensions variable
2020