Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
June 4 - August 27, 2022
Sophie DeFrancesca’s new body of work Cosmic Confetti began with new technology that allowed her to custom design and laser cut both simple and intricate forms out of fluorescent acrylic (plexiglass). Each piece of acrylic within DeFrancesca’s artwork starts as a custom designed file, that is then individually laser cut by a machine. Hand-made wooden frames and metal loops are used to connect and carefully assemble the finished acrylic pieces. During DeFrancesca’s process, the idea of assembling these pieces to form abstracted space objects was born. Including wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures of varying sizes, Cosmic Confetti was ultimately created through countless hours of research and development, as well as a keen respect and fascination with nature and the vast cosmos.