Josi Smit is a Toronto-based artist whose practice includes sculpture, installation, photography, and text. Her work considers the intimacies that form in our relationships with objects and spaces, and how quiet agencies can emerge from tenderness and fantasy,

 
 

 

 

A red plastic View-Master dangles from a thrift store rack;
a marker of the time before Google Images sparked
travel dreams.

Pillows retain the oiled perfume
of the head they cradled.

A collection of enamel pins—promotional ephemera
from radio stations and fast food chains—sketches the life
lived in the spaces between each pin’s acquisition…