ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Mark Delong - Cooper Cole - August 5th - September 3rd Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:37:50 +0000 Jenine Marsh - Cooper Cole - August 5th - September 3rd Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:37:32 +0000 Will Munro, Paul P., Stephen Andrews, Andrew Harwood, G.B. Jones, Zachari Logan, John McLachlin, Wendy Coburn, Robert Flack - Paul Petro Contemporary Art - July 8th - August 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present the group exhibition <em>Standing Ground II, Chance and Variation</em>, with work by:<br /> <br /> Stephen Andrews / Wendy Coburn / Robert Flack / Andrew Harwood / G.B. Jones / Zachari Logan / jones McLachlin / Will Munro / Paul P.<br /> <br /> <em>Standing Ground</em> was a two-person exhibition mounted at PPCA in May 2014 with work by Robert Flack and Will Munro. The exhibition provided opportunities to explore their enduring queer legacies in the context of their respective times, their shared concerns and their impacts on our cultural history.<br /> <br /> <em>Standing Ground II, Chance and Variation</em> considers the legacy of Wendy Coburn, artist, educator, activist and human rights advocate, in relation to these and other artists.<br /> <br /> The exhibition includes a new work by Stephen Andrews, a large-format photograph by Will Munro that was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, forty-nine small drawings by Zachari Logan from his recent durational drawing performance and key earlier works by the other artists.<br /> <br /> <br /> On Darwin's chance variation, found in <em>On The Origin of Species</em> (1859)<br /> <br /> by James Mark Baldwin (1861-1934) a Darwinian psychologist, from <em>Darwin and the Humanites</em> (1909)<br /> <br /> <em>We have only to understand the present-day statement of this problem to see the enormous concession to naturalism which the theory of Darwin has forced. Instead of &lsquo;chance&rsquo; in the sense of uncaused accident, we now have the notion of &lsquo;probability,&rsquo; a mathematically exact interpretation of what is only to superficial observation fortuitous and capricious; instead of an interfering Providence, we have universal order born of natural law. And it is within such conceptions as these, now taken as common ground of argument, that the discussion of teleology is conducted. The world is no longer thought of as a piece of mosaic work put together by a skilful artificer (as the old design theory looked upon it) but as a whole, a cosmos, of law-abiding and progressive change. A philosopher who knows his calling today seeks to interpret natural law, not to discover violations of it. The violations, if they came, would reduce the world to caprice, chance and chaos, instead of providing a relief from these things.</em> [p.83]</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:30:31 +0000 Matt Bahen, Charles Meanwell, Greg Hardy, John Hartman, Ann MacIntosh Duff, Mara Korkola - Nicholas Metivier Gallery - July 23rd - August 18th Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:27:58 +0000 Iris Fraser-Gudrunas - Erin Stump Projects (ESP) - July 20th - July 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening at 8:30 pm Wednesday July 20th after a 7pm Premiere Screening<br /> <br /> ESP is pleased to present the premiere of Brother Frank, the first feature film written and directed by Iris Fraser-Gudrunas. The film follows 20 yr old artist Odessa as she prepares to meet Brother Frank, an 80 year old monk living in rural Ontario. She initially knows nothing about Frank except through the stories from her father and family friend Andy, embellished sagas of Frank&rsquo;s isolation in an empty monastery and his refusal to leave despite the church&rsquo;s ostrasization.<br /> <br /> Odessa&rsquo;s visceral interest in Frank as she journeys to meet him, follows another story arch of the gestation phase of creative work, struggling to articulate ephemeral ideas and having those themes actualize concretely in a scenario outside of the artist&rsquo;s control.<br /> <br /> A parafictional retelling of a series of events and meetings, Brother Frank features a cast of contemporary artists and fine-craft artists as themselves, speaking about their practices in a meditation on medium and setting.<br /> <br /> Starring Emma Wardle, Jack Berke and Don Miller<br /> Running Time 74 Minutes<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Screenings at:<br /> <br /> 7PM on Wednesday July 20 &amp; Thursday July 21, 3pm on Friday July 22<br /> <br /> 7PM on Wednesday July 27 &amp; Thursday July 28, 3pm on Friday July 29<br /> <br /> Final Screenings at 2pm and 4pm on Sunday July 31<br /> <br /> Limited seating at all screenings.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:23:34 +0000 Derek Coulombe, Nestor Kruger, Kristie MacDonald, Janine Miedzik, Haley Uyeda - Diaz Contemporary - July 21st - August 20th <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left">This summer Diaz Contemporary is pleased to present a group show of five Toronto-based artists: Derek Coulombe, Nestor Kr&uuml;ger, Kristie MacDonald, Janine Miedzik and Haley Uyeda. Coulombe, Kruger and MacDonald unpack the abstract nature of language, developing codified systems not necessarily meant to be deciphered by the viewer, embedded as internal structures. Miedzik and Uyeda pursue abstract forms that combine the vocabularies of painting and sculpture to create compositions that ultimately cleave to their own materiality. Each of the artists in this exhibition looks at methods of translation, whether language/image transitions, borrowed sign systems or the cross-pollination of technique across disciplines.</p> <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><strong>Derek Coulombe&rsquo;s</strong> practice is concerned with destabilizing representations of the body through transgressive material acts. This radical re-articulation of the body is enacted through the combination of collage, xerography, and silkscreen printing techniques. These processes allow for a graphic gestation to occur through repetition and reprocessing, wherein the figurative enters into slippage with the abstract, establishing a liminal seam that implicates both pictorial modes.</p> <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><strong>Nestor Kr&uuml;ger&rsquo;s</strong> current project involves a series of text works that use a simple cryptographic method to collapse a message into an image. The formal appearance of the work intentionally resembles a series of paintings by Jasper Johns referred to as &ldquo;Flagstones&rdquo; Kruger&rsquo;s paintings involve transition from font to noise pattern to algorithm, culminating in works that &ldquo;get close&rdquo; in appearance to the Jasper Johns paintings while also encoding a text into an image resembling a stone pattern. The work contains both a desire to reproduce the formal puzzle of the Jasper Johns paintings and the form of a parable &ndash;- an abbreviated story of daily life with an often cryptic moral message -- encoded in the image.</p> <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><strong>Kristie MacDonald</strong> engages the evolving meanings and contextual histories of images and artifacts in her work. This project, Siiri Juliana Hillervo Pelkonen, is an exploration of language as it moves across geography, nations, and bureaucratic processes. This work generates and manipulates images of a found passport filled with markings that trace its holder&rsquo;s immigration to Canada from Finland in 1952. The passport is photographically documented in its entirety; each page exhibited in numerical sequence in a two-page spread with the first image being a straightforward photograph of the object, and the second digitally manipulated to transform all of its English text into Finnish (Pelkonen&rsquo;s native tongue).</p> <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><strong>Janine Miedzik&rsquo;s</strong> work straddles painting and sculpture, using coloured adhesive tape as a primary medium. Each applied strip of tape acts as an instantaneous brushstroke, unmodulated, opaque, pure and consistent, with each work conceived as a flat rectangular plane, subsequently transformed into sculptural object by being folded, crumpled or crushed. Her visually striking propositions are generated with geometric patterns gleaned from an attention to cities and highways, parking lots, maps and signage.</p> <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><strong>Haley Uyeda&rsquo;s</strong> practice negotiates the liminal spaces between painting and other disciplines through exploring the intricacies of perceptual awareness. Some recent permutations of this include paintings created through meticulously cut canvas, which are then used as the basis to create photo, video and collage work. Interested in the relationship between ephemerality and painting, her work presents painting as a fluid and responsive proposition rather than a fixed, permanent gesture.</p> <p class="style8 style9 style5" style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Derek Coulombe, Kristie MacDonald, and Haley Uyeda all graduated with MFAs from York University in 2016, with Kristie continuing at York to pursue her PhD starting this fall. Janine Miedzik earned an MFA from the University of Guelph in 2015 where Nestor Kruger is currently an associate professor.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:20:22 +0000 - Clint Roenisch Gallery - June 30th - July 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">The gallery will close for its summer break starting Sunday July 17. Our current group show, Cathedral Of The Salamanders will be open by appt.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:16:55 +0000 Aliya Pabani - Art Metropole - July 16th - August 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">A bleacher is a standardized structure composed of tiered, raised seating. The design derives from early amphitheatres, which produced a &ldquo;citizen as spectator&rdquo; for the public restaging of historical battles and expositions of skill; decontextualized elements that were pivotal to the expansion of empire. In its contemporary manifestation, the liminal object divides a facade of sanctioned, organized, and often mass public spectatorship, and an incidental space&mdash;&rdquo;behind the bleachers&rdquo;&mdash;for the unsanctioned, illicit, and marginal. In the window display space of Art Met, the bleacher acts as an extension of a wooden bench (from Tom Dean&rsquo;s 2013 exhibition, <a href="" target="_blank">Mercy</a>) which currently serves as a public seating area during the store&rsquo;s opening hours.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aliya Pabani</strong> is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in video, performance, and installation-based practices. Her work attempts to materialize the social contours of public systems and infrastructures, drawing from methods in ethnography, product design, and social experiment. She received a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in English Literature from McGill University (2007), and a diploma from the Centre for Experimental Media Art at Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore (2010). She has attended Khoj Artist&rsquo;s Association&rsquo;s <em>Public.Art.Ecology</em> residency in Delhi, and an exchange residency at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Science in Ogaki, Japan. Recent performances include <em>Wildlife</em> at Summerworks (Toronto), and Doored at Double Double Land (Toronto) and Los Angeles Contemporary Archive.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:15:11 +0000 Derrick Piens - Angell Gallery - September 9th - October 1st Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:42 +0000 Group Show - Angell Gallery - July 9th - August 6th Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:09:41 +0000