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Midland, ON

Artwork Statement

The work “Conditioning” serves as a symbol for the dual nature of conditioning. It is simultaneously the blueprint we need in order to live functionally, as well as the curse we fight all our lives. By utilizing an old wooden ironing board, hand-cut leather, and wood-burning, the work portrays ironed layers of conditioning, some of which will shed over time, while others will last lifetimes. This work is hung at an angle thus casting an intentional shadow on the wall.


Hand-cut leather, ironing board, wood burning, unframed


47.5" x 11"

About the Artist

Kasia Latos is an emerging visual artist based in Ontario. Her work studies unknowns, discomforts, and conundrums of human existence. The use of vastly different materials and techniques allows for unlimited possibilities in this attempt. An appreciation of imperfection is central to her practice. Kasia’s work has been exhibited at the Quest Gallery in Midland, Ontario; featured in the TD 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition; and selected for the SCULPTURE 2021 artbook by John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. Kasia is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Quest Gallery through the RBC Arts Incubator Programme.