ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Guillaume Simoneau - Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival - January 17th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Love and War</em> is an investigative yet intimate study revealing the complexity of a young US army sergeant veteran’s love life; before, during and after her deployment in Iraq. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Guillaume Simoneau was born in 1978 in Lévis, Québec and currently lives and works in Montreal. He began his studies in art after completing a diploma in applied science. Today, his work centers mostly on transitional spaces within universal themes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">His most recent body of work, <em>Love and War</em> was shortlisted for both First Book Award and European Publishers Award For Photography. The series was also headlining the Daegu Photography Biennale in Korea this past September curated by Karen Irvine from the MoCP Chicago. Simoneau is currently working on the publication of <em>Love and War</em> with Dewi Lewis publishing in the UK, scheduled for release in 2013.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 02:37:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list T. Pica - TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART) - February 16th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:28:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Teodora Pica - TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART) - February 21st, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:52:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Sojourner Truth Parsons - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects - February 7th, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;">Katharine Mulherin is pleased to present Seven Songs, an exhibition of new works on paper by Sojourner Truth Parsons at our main space in Toronto from February 7-March 3, 2013.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">"Seven Songs </span>is a nod to the influence of music in my practice. I never work in silence, I always work in song, and derive imagery from music which I probably often misinterpret. Though I've been working in sculpture and text lately, I decided to show these drawings, each one part of a story I've come to know. In my work I deal with yin and yang, black and white, inequalities between the two or the three, magic, prayer, intention, the power of the mind, laughing and crying, and the merging of all these things into one. I don't see my process as separate from my practice, nor do I see my practice as separate from my life. I find beauty in a garbage can, meditation in the dying of the glue, vapors in the varnish, and I cut up laughing at the tragedy of it all. Through my work I aim to find a true expression of my experience."-Sojourner Parsons</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br /><i style="color: #232323; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">Sojourner Truth Parsons is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2007 she has exhibited throughout North America, Most Recently at Mulherin Pollard (New York) and A1C Gallery (St. Johns, NL). Parsons has toured with neo-folk band Tasseomancy, creating site-specific installations at venues across Europe. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University (Halifax). </i><br /><i> </i></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; min-height: 14px; text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><i> In her practice, Parsons puts an emphasis on process, and the processing of materials. She uses bold techniques of aging inks and papers, dying glues, and exploring the effects of temperature on materials. In doing so, she pays close attention to the depth of texture and pigment, brilliance and dullness, and the imbalance between excess and dearth, all qualities which are present in her narratives as well. Parson's drawings integrate tropes of mid twentieth century animation and popular metaphor, with original characters and imagery. They reveal narratives formed by a dense imagination, a sense of humour, and a deep consciousness of injustice in contemporary society. </i></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:27:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list