ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Mark Delong, Joseph Hart - Cooper Cole - February 28th, 2013 - March 28th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>COOPER COLE</strong> is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings and works on paper by artists Mark DeLong and Joseph Hart.<br /> <br /> Through a series of new oil paintings on canvas, Mark DeLong continues his examination of Modernist inspired tendencies. A vibrant palette, graphic shapes, and thick impasto collide to reinterpret classic motifs: the human figure, landscape, a still-life arrangement, or an off-kilter Rube Goldberg machine. A premium on composition and design are evident in DeLong's paintings, showing careful (albeit casual) consideration for color relationships, movement and rhythm.<br /> <br /> Similarly fascinated with the impact of compositional hierarchies, Joseph Hart presents a cohesive suite of works on paper that incorporate a variety of approaches including painting, drawing, and cut paper-collage. With an emphasis on gestural line and form, Hart creates visual moments that are alternatively calm and chaotic, that push and pull, ultimately leading to awkward yet resolved configurations. Layering color and marks, folding, cutting, editing, destroying and building back up the image play essential roles in his practice. Where DeLong's geometry and heavy use of color dominate the picture plane, Hart's aesthetic restraint simplifies it, producing thoughtfully scrawled abstractions that explore impulse, boundaries and incidental versus articulated mark making.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mark DeLong</strong> (b. 1978 in New Brunswick) is a self taught artist working in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and video. His work has been displayed at Colette, Paris; Bee Studios, Tokyo; Spencer-Brownstone Gallery, New York; Abel Neue Kunst Gallery, Berlin; Perugi Art Contemporenea, Padova, Italy; Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; LES Gallery, Vancouver; Little Cakes, New York; and COOPER COLE in Toronto. Delong has collaborated with such artists as Paul Butler, Jason McLean, Jacob Gleeson, and Geoffrey Farmer. His work has been seen in Border Crossings and Canadian Art Magazine and he has published books with Nieves, Switzerland; Seems Books, and TV Books in New York. DeLong currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Joseph Hart</strong> (b. 1976 in New Hampshire) is a Brooklyn, New York-based artist. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999. Hart's paintings and drawings have recently been exhibited at Galerie Vidal Saint Phalle in Paris, and Halsey Mckay Gallery in New York. Hart's work has also been included in notable group exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Alexander &amp; Bonin, CRG Gallery and Klaus Von Nichtssangend Gallery in New York, amongst others.</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:18:42 +0000 Gerald Ferguson - Olga Korper Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - March 30th, 2013 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:33:21 +0000 Clive Holden - Stephen Bulger Gallery - March 2nd, 2013 - March 30th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of work by visual artist Clive Holden.  “Media, Mediated” features prints as well as new media installations that explore dynamism, variation, and renewal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of Holden’s creative process, he mimics the seemingly random order found in nature. The result is that the final part in the creation of his new media works can be witnessed, live, through the use of randomization algorithms. His original materials (brief film segments or snap shots, for example) are "mediated" through their use in several related but distinct media. In this way, the relationship between art media and genres, and the charged spaces they create, informs the results on all sides. He hacks web technology to create complex patterned projections and media wall installations, and by watching these works' continually re-mixing juxtapositions (they can never be viewed the same way twice), the art itself teaches him how to complete each related print.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The balance between cinematic montage and visual motif is expressed in different ways through each medium. His installations (and also net art works viewable at are data-driven. They have no fixed duration and use cutting edge as well as lo-fi technology (such as HTML5, javascript, GIFs and film frame blow-ups), resulting in new hybrid forms. The often sequential polyptych prints also express this dynamism, containing charged movement that is expressed spatially.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Holden’s best-known work to-date is the multi-disciplinary project “Trains of Winnipeg” (2001 to 2006). The project includes an award-winning feature-length cycle of films that was exhibited internationally. His films have been screened at: the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Images Festival, Toronto; transmediale, Berlin; Anthology Film Archives, New York; the London Film Festival; the Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen; Kino Arsenal, Berlin; and the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Currently, Holden is continuing his work on “U Suite,” a project that began in 2006 and will be completed in 2020. He explores 21st century views on utopianism in its broadest sense. The theme of humanity’s relentless hope, as dramatized by the continuous renewal found in nature, runs throughout the project. So far, “Chapters” and individual elements of the project have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival; Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke; Light Industry film series, Brooklyn; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Images Festival, Toronto; Platform Centre for Photographic + digital arts, Winnipeg; and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Holden’s installation, “UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS”, curated by Gaëlle Morel, is also on view on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall at the Ryerson Image Centre until April 14, 2013. Holden asks, “Is it un-American to be unfamous? Are Americans failures if they die without fame?” Drawing from the Black Star Collection at Ryerson University, he uses the “unfamous” as an organizing principle in this selection of one hundred image details and faces in an innovative new media work that balances time-based and non-time based art forms.</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:37:12 +0000 - Art Gallery of Ontario - August 1st, 2012 - March 31st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Since the 1700s artists and the world they inhabit have been fair game for humorists. Gallery goers, art collectors, critics and curators – none have escaped the wicked pens and etching needles of clever cartoonists. Among the targets of ridicule are unruly, delusional painters, arrogant connoisseurs and art dealers, and elitist museums and arts organizations. By poking fun at art and artists these satirical prints and drawings encourage debate around issues of the relevance and accessibility of art. The exhibition features works acquired with the special Trier-Fodor fund and includes works by Rowlandson, Gillray and Daumier as well as more current cartoons by Canadian artists such as Edward Franklin and Duncan Macpherson.</span></p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Gallery Visitor</span></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Public museums were first established in the late 1700s and, in conjunction with the rapidly expanding audience for art, exhibitions proliferated in the 1800s. The London Royal Academy and the Paris Salon became venues where crowds of people gathered to see and be seen. By the 1900s, art gallery visitors, from couples and families to school groups and tourists, became popular subjects for cartoonists. This small installation includes works by Walter Trier and 19th century French artists.</span></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:12:26 +0000 Winnie Truong - Erin Stump Projects (ESP) - February 28th, 2013 - March 31st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">ESP is pleased to present the latest drawing series by Winnie Truong, <em>A Slow Immersion</em>. Truong continues to explore the artist’s ongoing relationship with hair beyond beauty and accoutrement and into a direction of a object and environs. Through delicate, labor-intensive drawing, Truong’s anomalous subjects examine the possibility of hair as a veil and as an object of comfort, while also remaining a self-consuming and self-inspiring muse. Whether they are comforted or encumbered, swarmed or swaddled Truong’s subjects are visual narratives of the artist’s tangible relationship with mark making and the increasingly immersive nature of line and labour in her own practice. A Slow Immersion examines monumental drawing as a product and physical feat that engrosses both the drawn subject and the viewer in an immense thicket of line and colour.<br /> <br /> <strong>Winnie Truong</strong> (Born in 1988) lives and works in Toronto and where she received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design’s drawing and painting program. Truong is the recipient of numerous awards, including W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario, through which she exhibited at the MOCCA. Winnie has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, and Copenhagen and in New York where she was also featured VOLTA, NY Art Fair. She is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas.<br /> </p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:56:19 +0000 Mark Dudiak - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) - December 1st, 2012 - April 1st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Dead End</em> is a monumental wall painting created by means of a modular stencil painting system. The stencils were generated from hundreds of photographs the artist has taken of crudely rendered faces found on graffitied surfaces in locations across Canada and the United States. Dudiak’s painting explores individuality and dissent in a modern urbanized milieu by contrasting the transgressive public declarations of graffiti with a sequential and arbitrary production system evocative of the serial wall paintings of Daniel Buren and Sol Lewitt.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mark Dudiak is a Toronto based artist who received a BFA from the Emily Carr University, Vancouver and has exhibited extensively across Canada. Recent exhibitions include Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Trinity Square Video’s Right, and A Beautiful Place For A Murder, BOHART Projects, Vancouver. His work will be included in the upcoming exhibition 6 Days No Contact at Narwhal Contemporary Art, Toronto.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:32:19 +0000 - Art Gallery of Ontario - October 1st, 2011 - April 7th, 2013 <p>Joey and Toby Tanenbaum's dedication to the European Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario is palpable in each of the works that they have donated since 1985. Each betrays a love of richness and visual depth, an interest in the tension between pleasure and morality, and a dedication to the needs of their city public. The sensuous marble surface of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's bust of <em>Pope Gregory XV</em> (1621) proclaims Rome's papal authority, while the panel <em>The Expulsion of the Money-Changers</em> (1480-1500), attributed to the anonymous Master of the Kress Epiphany, teaches about the boundaries between the sacred and secular with a riot of figures and movement. Hendrick Andriessen's <em>Still Life (Vanitas)</em> (c. 1637) uses an array of fascinating objects, richly rendered, to warn its viewers of the impermanence of the senses and life. All the Tanenbaum gifts offer AGO visitors a window into the dynamic and exciting history of early modern Europe. Come explore this unique collection and share Joey and Toby Tanenbaum's passion for the richness and beauty of European art.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:24:07 +0000 Josef Sudek - Art Gallery of Ontario - October 3rd, 2012 - April 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Czech photographer Josef Sudek is regarded as one of the legendary photographers of the twentieth century with a career that stretched over sixty years. His increasingly contemplative photographs transformed ordinary subjects by uniting his external observations with deeply felt sensibilities, creating a unique world of his own.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">More than 175 photographs in this exhibition have been selected from Art Gallery of Ontario's collection, spanning Sudek's entire career. </span></p> <div class="sponsors sponsorsContent"> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="row"> <h4></h4> <ul> <li></li> </ul> </div> <div class="row"> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Generously supported by:</span></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation Board</span></p> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:31:53 +0000