ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Garry Neill Kennedy - Art Metropole - April 18th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Martha Wilson and Garry Neill Kennedy share a public conversation about their experiences at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, touching on their teaching and exhibition experiences, and how those experiences influence their lives today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This talk will take place at Art Metropole in conjunction with Garry Neill Kennedy&rsquo;s drawing exhibition in the window space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Martha Wilson is in Toronto as part of The 28th Edition of Images Festival running April 9 &ndash; 18, 2015. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imagesfestival.com/">www.imagesfestival.com</a></p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:06:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Claire Greenshaw - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects - April 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">MULHERIN is proud to present,<em> It's the truth, even if it never happened</em>, an exhibition of new works by Claire Greenshaw.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The recent drawings and sculptures that comprise <em>It's the truth, even if it never happened</em>, explore perception and the nature of representation. Using humor, appropriation and abstraction, Greenshaw's artwork aims to examine and destabilize knowledge, systems of value and the gaze.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Probing the boundaries between surface, material, and space, Greenshaw's drawings are an immersive investigation into the primacy of drawing and the production of image making. Taking wrinkled, punctured and cut out forms in paper as subject matter, these drawings obscure the status of what is depicted and call attention to the process of their own making as well as the tenuous nature of perception. The sculptures employ bronze and mass-produced objects, exploring modes of representation, reproduction and value.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <em>Claire Greenshaw received an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada in 2002. Greenshaw has shown in many group exhibitions across Canada, and internationally, including shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Neon, Brosarp, and The Royal Standard, Liverpool. Her solo exhibitions include Sweet Geranium, Glasgow, Helen Pitt Artist Run Centre, Vancouver and The Khyber Arts Centre, Halifax. Greenshaw has upcoming exhibitions in Kansas and Toronto.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:58:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - April 30th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for Stellar Living 2015, Mercer Union's biannual benefit art auction. Canadian and international artists have generously contributed unique works of art to be sold in support of Mercer Union's programming and exhibitions in 2015-2016. Works will be on view at Mercer Union starting&nbsp;Thursday 30 April&nbsp;leading up to the auction night&nbsp;Wednesday 13 May.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Check&nbsp;<a href="http://mercerunion.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0832a4883195186f98b444715&amp;id=7dccc86673&amp;e=fe70d70643" target="_blank"><strong>stellar.mercerunion.org</strong></a>&nbsp;for preview and catalogue information in early April.<br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT DATES</strong><br /><strong>Thursday 30 April&nbsp;5-8PM&nbsp;|&nbsp;</strong>Auction Preview Reception<br /><strong>Friday 1 May - Tuesday 12 May</strong>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Preview Exhibition<br /><strong>Wednesday 13 May 6PM onward |&nbsp;</strong>Stellar Living 2015 Auction</p> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 17:46:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Ljubodrag Andric - Nicholas Metivier Gallery - April 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:14:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) - May 1st 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the past decade, a group of young photographers from North America have begun to take photography in new directions, largely as a reaction to the rise of the ubiquitous, dematerialized digital images that form the backbone of contemporary visual experience. The work of these artists is diverse, but they share an investment in placing photography into conversation with other artistic mediums&mdash;particularly painting and sculpture&mdash;to create hybrid works that are only part picture. In the process of forming this new photographic narrative, these artists have also provoked a re-examination of recent photographic history, which has lent new weight to the work of photographers the pervious generation, who have now emerged as the current moment&rsquo;s most influential predecessors. In this exhibition, the work of these forerunners will be shown together with some of the most significant young photographers of the current moment, providing a provisional picture of the state of photography today.</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:02:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Jihuyn Jung - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) - May 1st 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <div id="mk-text-block-230" class="mk-text-block "> <div>Presented in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Daegue Photo Biennale</div> <div class="clearboth">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div id="mk-text-block-211" class="mk-text-block "> <div>Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein</div> <div class="clearboth">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div id="mk-text-block-584" class="mk-text-block "> <div>Two images 21 x 59ft &amp;&nbsp;9.25 x 14ft</div> </div> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:05:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) - May 2nd 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">From William Henry Fox Talbot&rsquo;s earliest &ldquo;photogenic drawings&rdquo; and Charles N&egrave;gre&rsquo;s translation of photographic images into a variety of mechanical processes, to the photogram process that was a staple for Man Ray, Dada and the Surrealists,<em>Past Picture</em>&nbsp;draws from the extraordinary holdings of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century photographs in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada to present prints and images by some of photography&rsquo;s most innovative and influential inventors and practitioners.&nbsp; The photographs on viewrepresent key aesthetic and philosophical sensibilities of some 150 years of photographic production. What becomes clear in vintage Canotypes by Anna Atkins from the mid-1800s to Paul Outerbridge, Jr.&rsquo;s influential work from the 1920s is that from its nascency the medium originally forged on the dynamic interaction between light, chemistry, and paper has long also held a particularly intimate relationship with the things of the world. Whether challenging the accepted order of things, or elevating the everyday to something sublime, formal composition and the photographic arrangement, cropping, and/or abstraction of everyday objects were key for those artists who used the medium not so much as a means to represent the world but rather to transform it. The vision and processes expressed by the photographers, inventors and above all artists in&nbsp;<em>Past Picture&nbsp;</em>continue to inspire and influence those taking the lens-based image into the 21st century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Co-curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy and Ann Thomas, with special thanks to Chris Wiley</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:03:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Robert Mapplethorpe - Olga Korper Gallery - May 2nd 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:21:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - May 13th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for Stellar Living 2015, Mercer Union&rsquo;s biannual fundraising auction. Canadian and international artists have generously contributed unique works of art to be sold in support of Mercer Union&rsquo;s programming and exhibitions in 2015-2016. Works will be on view at Mercer Union starting Thursday 30 April leading up to the auction night Wednesday 13 May.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Check&nbsp;<strong><a title="Stellar Living 2015" href="http://stellar.mercerunion.org/" target="_blank">stellar.mercerunion.org</a></strong>&nbsp;for preview and catalogue information in early April.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a title="Stellar Living 2015 Auction Tickets" href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=7U424KDE82H4U" target="_blank">Tickets $90</a></strong>&nbsp;include food &amp; beverage on auction night, plus a one-year Associate Membership.<br />Click to buy with PayPal or call 416.536.1519 to purchase by phone.</p> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 17:52:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list