Magenta Flash Forward Incubator 2018

It’s always a pleasure to celebrate the art of young artists about to enter the professional art world. The Magenta Foundation makes all this magic happen. A bit about what they do below:

The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to supporting emerging artists within the high school setting. While proposing a new and exciting model for arts education and arts funding, the Incubator Program prepares students for their transition out of high school and into the next phases of their artistic careers.

The theme for this year’s Flash Forward Incubator Program is Cut and Paste. This year’s theme asks that our students think deeply about the meaning of cut and paste; from the creation of collage: physically cutting and pasting images together, to the ease with which we are able to reposition images and ideas using the cut and paste features on a computer, to how we can re-configure meaning with the addition or removal of objects, ideas, or images within a natural setting. What impact does the cut have? What is the impact of the paste?

This year’s Flash Forward Incubator Program is open to a wide range of photography based projects that explore the theme of cut and paste: the impact of cut and paste in our world today, the role that it has played in the history of art, and the social and psychological impact that a cut and paste world proposes.

Photography // Jennifer Toole

Location // Stephen Bulger Gallery

Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward Incubator Program

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Incubator Program takes high school art students and guides them through the process of creating a work to be exhibited and sold.

'Nature vs Nurture" by Piper Penman

‘Nature vs Nurture” by Piper Penman

This year the students completed photographic self-portraits with multimedia components in the theme of ‘Inside & Outside.’

'Architecture In Blue' by Harriet Chorney

‘Architecture In Blue’ by Harriet Chorney

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the process. I hope these photos to give you an idea of how special this program is.

'Home' by Peter Moule

‘Home’ by Peter Moule

Take a look at all the works HERE. They are being exhibited and auctioned off at the Twist Gallery in Toronto on July 30th. Pass by if you get the chance.

"Abroad" by Isaac Roberts

“Abroad” by Isaac Roberts                        

Special thanks to Jenny-Anne McCowan.

Photos by Jennifer Toole.