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Leah Flanagan (FLANZELLA)

Toronto
Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 70
Flanzella is a Toronto-based artist known for her vintage-inspired collage work made with magazines dating from the 1920's to 1990's.

With the help of her cutting tools, vintage magazines, and adhesive, she creates visually captivating works that critique social norms and/or the status quo. Flanzella enjoys including humour in her artwork and loves to get people talking!

She describes her artistic process as “organized chaos”. Using intuition and analysis, "piles of potential" start to form on the desk. These piles have complimenting colours that juxtapose the original meaning. Carefully the pieces are cut out, arranged, and glued together.

Magazines in this era are chocked full of misogynistic, unrealistic, expectations; making them the perfect material for humour and criticism. By bringing history to modern art, the conversation of equality can continue to be discussed. Yes, we've come a long way as a society, but there is so much left to be done.

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