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20121109174026-howlettaf1_lr Patrick Howlett Draws Fresh Vectors for Painting  
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Patrick Howlett at Susan Hobbs Gallery December 13th, 2012 - February 2nd, 2013
Posted 5/30/13

Patrick Howlett Draws Fresh Vectors for Painting Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto December 15, 2012, to February 2, 2013 By Wojciech Olejnik POSTED: JANUARY 11, 2013, Canadian Art Online The title of Patrick Howlett’s exhibition “How Hummingbirds Choose Flowers” at Susan Hobbs Gallery refers to how hummingbirds, which have almost no sense of smell, rely on colour and form cues to find flowers. It also evokes how, in their constant search for food, hummingbirds are always open to new sources. Accordingly, How... [more]

20121109174026-howlettaf1_lr Patrick Howlett: How Hummingbirds Choose Flowers  
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Patrick Howlett at Susan Hobbs Gallery December 13th, 2012 - February 2nd, 2013
Posted 5/30/13

Patrick Howlett: How Hummingbirds Choose Flowers December 15, 2012 – February 2, 2013 Susan Hobbs Gallery By Amy Luo How do hummingbirds choose flowers? As it turns out, even ornithologists don’t know: lacking a sense of smell, these tiny birds depend on a variety of visual cues to find flowers but the exact process is difficult to pin down. How Hummingbirds Choose Flowers, then, is a good title for an exhibition of Patrick Howlett’s purely abstract works, which present the viewer with myriad sugg... [more]

20121109174026-howlettaf1_lr How hummingbird?  
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Patrick Howlett at Susan Hobbs Gallery December 13th, 2012 - February 2nd, 2013
Posted 5/30/13

Abstract art in the era of global conceptualism: A site for discussion of so-called abstract art, including its past, present and future. How Hummingbird? Posted on February 3, 2013 by Robert Linsley Yesterday I saw a show by Patrick Howlett. It fit well with my recent thoughts on Stella because Howlett’s work is also distinguished by sheer pictorial invention. Abstraction should not mean but be, to paraquote a famous poet. The largest piece in the show held my attention for some time. It’s composed mainly of triangl... [more]

20120808171032-we_thing_4_cropped Krista Buecking - Review in Magenta Magazine  
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Krista Buecking at Susan Hobbs Gallery September 13th, 2012 - October 27th, 2012
Posted 5/30/13

Krista Buecking Magenta Magazine April 3, 2013 By Ellyn Walker WE THING, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Canadian Krista Buecking, points to the intangibility of the neoliberal ideal. Playing with the linguistic development of the word ‘thing’, the exhibition’s title reminds us of the public body intrinsically located within any object, matter or circumstance. Similarly, examining prevalent social and economic systems within a critical lens, Buecking’s multifaceted installation undersc... [more]

20130526102837-_mg_3263 Watchlist Artist: Erik Kessels  
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Erik Kessels at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 5/26/13 Posted 5/26/13

24hrs in Photography explores our shifting relationship to photography during a hypermediated era, in which internet users are bombarded with images on a daily basis. Erik Kessels’ immersive installation of vernacular photography, originally conceived for the exhibition What’s Next at Foam (2011), reveals how the limited frame of a computer screen can present an expansive view of the world. An indeterminable number of freely circulating images depict a multitude of people, places, and events acr... [more]

20130301202842-ian_carr-harris_ideal_house_2013 FrameWork 4/13: Lee Henderson on Ian Carr-Harris  
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at Susan Hobbs Gallery March 21st, 2013 - April 27th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 4/13 Lee Henderson on Ian Carr-Harris From Sea and Sky: A True Diary Covering the Period of March 21st to April 5th, 2013, Containing Several Fictions. ___ March 21, 2013 Three books, three tables, three ships, three oceans. A variable edition or a tripartite object with variation built into its singular makeup. Three epochs of exploration are invoked by galleon, corsair, and steamer (Forgive me for getting the types of ship horribly wrong, as I suspect I have; a gap in my boyhood education... [more]

20130123211734-19_scrapbook_2cv_2009_hr Ian Carr-Harris on Simple Present Future Anterior  
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Krista Buecking, Ian Carr-Harris, Didier Courbot, Brian Groombridge, Patrick Howlett, Oliver Husain, Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Althea Thauberger, Colette Whiten, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, Kevin Yates at Susan Hobbs Gallery February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 3/13:1 Ian Carr-Harris on Simple Present Future Anterior Ten Sentences on Susan Hobbs: courtesy of Sol Lewitt Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Irrational judgements lead to new experience. When words such as painting and sculpture are used, they connote a whole tradition and imply a consequent acceptance of this tradition, thus placing limitations on the artist who would be reluctant to make art that goes... [more]

20130123211734-19_scrapbook_2cv_2009_hr Patrick Howlett on Simple Present Future Anterior  
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Krista Buecking, Ian Carr-Harris, Didier Courbot, Brian Groombridge, Patrick Howlett, Oliver Husain, Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Althea Thauberger, Colette Whiten, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, Kevin Yates at Susan Hobbs Gallery February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 3/13:2 Patrick Howlett on Simple Present Future Anterior I made two works for Simple Present Future Anterior. One is called you can always come back (but you can't come back all the way). The title comes from the last verse of a song by Bob Dylan called Mississippi.  It’s a looking back-travel song, with a litany of mistakes and troublesome observations balanced with a defiant and brazen will to press on. Paradox is built into each verse: Well my ship’s been split to splinters and... [more]

20130123211734-19_scrapbook_2cv_2009_hr Didier Courbot on Simple Present Future Anterior  
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Krista Buecking, Ian Carr-Harris, Didier Courbot, Brian Groombridge, Patrick Howlett, Oliver Husain, Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Althea Thauberger, Colette Whiten, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, Kevin Yates at Susan Hobbs Gallery February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 3/13:3 Didier Courbot on Simple Present Future Anterior A few years ago I was preparing a show at Susan’s gallery. During the week of the installation I was invited for dinner at the French consulate in Toronto. While Susan drove me to the consulate that evening I started to talk about the fact that I was badly dressed to meet diplomats and government officials - I was in dirty working clothes that I had been wearing during the set up. As usual, Susan found the right words: "Didier,... [more]

20130123211734-19_scrapbook_2cv_2009_hr Sandra Meigs on Simple Present Future Anterior (A Powder of Feelings)  
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Krista Buecking, Ian Carr-Harris, Didier Courbot, Brian Groombridge, Patrick Howlett, Oliver Husain, Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Althea Thauberger, Colette Whiten, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, Kevin Yates at Susan Hobbs Gallery February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 2/13:1 Sandra Meigs on Simple Present Future Anterior A Powder of Feelings Charles S. Peirce writes: “Time consists in a regularity in the relations of interacting feelings. Like begins to produce like. Then even pairs of unlike feelings begin to have similarity and then these begin to generalize… All this goes on in ways I cannot detail until the feelings are so bound together that a passable approximation to a real time is established. Unrelated feelings are like a powder of matter, p... [more]

20130123211734-19_scrapbook_2cv_2009_hr Liz Magor on Simple Present Future Anterior  
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Krista Buecking, Ian Carr-Harris, Didier Courbot, Brian Groombridge, Patrick Howlett, Oliver Husain, Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Althea Thauberger, Colette Whiten, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, Kevin Yates at Susan Hobbs Gallery February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 2/13:2 Liz Magor on Simple Present Future Anterior I’m sure that all the artists who work with Susan have experienced her ability to provide unusual support for projects and passions. She’s concierge-like in her arrangements for securing funding, making donations or finding a seat sale.  She’s paralegal in pursuing insurance claims, getting into or out of contracts, and checking the fine print. I have learned to value her input on both professional and personal matters and absolutely... [more]

20130123211734-19_scrapbook_2cv_2009_hr Brian Groombridge on Simple Present Future Anterior  
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Krista Buecking, Ian Carr-Harris, Didier Courbot, Brian Groombridge, Patrick Howlett, Oliver Husain, Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, Sandra Meigs, Althea Thauberger, Colette Whiten, Robert Wiens, Shirley Wiitasalo, Kevin Yates at Susan Hobbs Gallery February 7th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013
Posted 4/6/13

FrameWork 2/13:3 Brian Groombridge on Simple Present Future Anterior Twenty years ago I was lucky enough to have Susan ask me to be part of her new gallery.  When we talked about exhibiting, most times I would not have a particular idea of what I wanted to present.  If I did put shape to an idea, by the time the show happened, it bore little resemblance to the initial idea. Something else always seemed to happen along the way. Susan allowing that complete freedom to do anything was remarkably... [more]

Canada’s Official Representation at 2013 Venice Biennale  
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2/26/13 Posted 2/26/13

(Excerpt from 'Two More Artists Added to Canada’s Official Representation at 2013 Venice Biennale' posted by Sky Goodden on artinfo. Found here blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2013/02/21/two-more-artists-added-to-canadas-official-representation-at-2013-venice-biennale)   Canada’s presence at the 2013 Venice Biennale will be exceptionally varied and broad, this year. In addition to the country’s official representative, Shary Boyle, and the unofficial but highly anticipated performances and “processes” of recent Sobey Art Award winner and Quebecois art... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Sami Suomalainen  
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2/4/13 Posted 2/4/13

(Image: Sami Suomalainen, Paris,  2011, Oil on canvas, 102 x 85 x 4 cms; © Sami Suomalainen)   Sami Suomalainen (b. Tuupovaara, Finland) Sami's style is Impressionistic and He employs several mediums ranging from pen and ink to oils, water colors and acrylics. The following documentary films about the artist have been made by the Finnish National Television and Radio Association in Helsinki (1981), Rogers Cable Television in co-operation with the Canadian Multicultural Program in Toronto (1982),... [more]

20121109174026-howlettaf1_lr Kim Neudorf on Patrick Howlett  
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Patrick Howlett at Susan Hobbs Gallery December 13th, 2012 - February 2nd, 2013
Posted 1/23/13

FrameWork 1/13 Kim Neudorf on Patrick Howlett A sketch, a drawing, shavings of colour floating across a crammed shape of wood. Blinking, tiny with eyes glazed in the knot-hole of a naked expanse of white wall. An arrow shape of flag. Plain fruit. Plastic blues and curving snips of green. Edges held fast. Flue closed. Soup tin and the slope of water. Balanced, hunched forward. Flat-rinse, watery lens. Get inside the shape, inside the outline of a thought. Slow going.  Ice cream pool, scrape... [more]

Grazyna Adamska: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/17/12

    Grazyna Adamska Painting and  Mixed Media Lives & Works in: Guelph, Ontario, Canada Website: www.adamskapainting.com To Purchase Contact: Grazyna Adamska Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka is a Canadian artist, born in Poland, whose work addresses depression from a female perspective. Adamska-Jarecka received her MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (2006) and Honors BA in Studio Art from University of Guelph, Canada (2002).  In 2010 she received the Au Naturel Solo Show Aw... [more]


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