WHO: Jade Rude, www.jaderude.com
SIGNATURE PRODUCT: Pictures get all the glory, but what about their frames? Jade Rude makes a series of ornately shaped 19th-century frame silhouettes. Made from brass sheet metal from her local Home Depot, all frames are standardpicture-sized but meant to be collaged together content-free.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: "I'm a conceptual artist who riffs on design,"says Rude.Those riffs have included The Rambler Rebel, a mass of origami'd aluminum that rotated like a concept car in the window at Ministry of the Interior in the fall. Other projects that play with decoration and illusion include vinyl stickers in the shape of bathroom graffiti, and abstract barnyard animals created for an installation titled "E I E I O."
Photo By Kathryn Gaitens
NEW WORKS: Sticking with walls as her surface of choice, Rude is drafting "wall coutures,"flattened life-sized sculptures mimicking furniture and room vignettes. Her wood veneer dinette set incorporates a two-dimensional acrylic chandelier.
WHERE TO BUY IT: $40 to $120 for frames sized 13-by-18 to 41-by-51 centimetres at Come Up To My Room (February 22 to 24 at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West), INabstracto (1160 Queen West, 416-533-6362) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.