ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Erik Kessels - Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival - May 9th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>24hrs in Photography</em> explores our shifting relationship to photography during a hypermediated era, in which inter- net users are bombarded with images on a daily basis. Erik Kessels’ immersive installation of vernacular photography, originally conceived for the exhibition <em>What’s Next at Foam</em> (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 across the globe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kessels’ diverse biography informs this unique project: he began his career as a commercial illustrator and is now founding partner and creative director of the advertising agency KesselsKramer (Amsterdam), editor of the alternative magazine <em>Useful Photography</em>, publisher of several books of photographs, and curator of noted international photography exhibitions. What each of these endeavours has in common is an obsession with vernacular photography that fuels an impulse to collect. Like any collector, Kessels’ desire to archive is guided by self-imposed parameters; the prints that comprise <em>24hrs in Photography</em> were downloaded from all of the free and accessible images uploaded to the photo- sharing site Flickr by amateur photographers in a single 24-hour period—about one million images. Shown for the first time in North America, the installation at the CONTACT Gallery features a random selection of 350,000 photographs, printed and arranged in such a way as to represent the volume of the total download. The heaps of images that the viewer encounters are overwhelming in their plenitude.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The photographs comprise a landscape constructed out of photo paper; visitors are invited to walk on and through the installation. Just as readily, one might lie upon the photographs, resting for a moment on a mattress made of other people’s memories. A tension develops through these embodied interactions with the installation: we can peruse the images as singular representations of individuals and events deemed important enough by someone that they have been documented and put online; in contrast, the exhibition is also experienced as an undifferentiated mass of prints that is greater than the sum of its parts. This tension is palpable in the installation’s imposing physical presence in the gallery, and evokes apprehensions about the carefree ways in which we represent our lives to ourselves and to others online, often without concern for who might be looking, and why. Ultimately, the photographs exist simultaneously as precious memories and paper detritus, in a complex balance that considers how the internet challenges conventional investments in the photographic medium’s ability to create cherished material representations of our most significant moments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>24hrs in Photography</em> takes an intersectional approach in its exploration of media, commenting on photography to the extent that it is shaped by social media, and encouraging the viewer to reflect upon the ways of seeing the world engendered by our interactions online. Kessels’ work manifests what it feels like to be confronted by the slew of images we encounter each day via our networked computer screens. Though hundreds of thousands of images might seem reasonable stored on a server, the volume takes on an entirely different scale when placed into the “older” physical form of print. The monolithic installation renders Flickr’s database form absurd: crucial functions such as searchability become impossible, replaced by other means of encountering the installation such as perusing, wading, or even climbing. Sifting through <em>24hrs in Photography</em>, we are faced with the lasting implications of the speed at which we document, circulate, and consume images online, a pace that mirrors the frenetic rhythms of our contemporary, mediated lives.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:59:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Danny Lyon - Stephen Bulger Gallery - May 11th, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="3">The gallery is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of work by Danny Lyon. “The Bikeriders” features a selection of photographs by Danny Lyon, one of the most important documentary photographers and filmmakers to come of age in the 1960s, which chronicle the activities of the motorcycle world from 1963 to 1967. Lyon documented the life of the American bikerider in the Midwest from the seat of his Triumph motorcycle, equipped with a Nikon, a Rolleiflex and a seven-pound portable tape recorder. In 1968, his photographs were published in the landmark book, The Bikeriders, which not only launched his career, but also introduced motorcycle counterculture to mainstream America, paving the way for the film Easy Rider.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Writing in The Photobook: A History, Vol. I, photographer Martin Parr remarked,<br /> "…The Bikeriders, an important and influential work, was one of the first books to bring a new genre to late twentieth-century photography, a genre that became more central as the century progressed… Lyon photographed communities from the inside, making them an integral part of his life for the duration of the project, and even afterwards… The Bikeriders represented a significant step in 1960s American photography, not only launching an important photographic career, but also giving a younger generation of photographers a spokesman of their own age… Lyon was part of the generation he was photographing, so was able to talk with an authentic voice about his subjects, understanding instinctively not only their hopes and aspirations, but also why they were rebelling against all kinds of adult authority."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 00:15:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Elizabeth Zvonar - Daniel Faria Gallery - May 15th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring prints of Zvonar’s collage work as well as sculptures, Banal Baroque is a conversation about daydreaming and history, the future and metaphysics, and sex and other complications, all tinged with a light humour. Zvonar continues to explore themes of the unknown and the possibility of something more. The most interesting abstractions leave room enough for metaphor, or maybe the most interesting metaphors leave room enough for abstraction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zvonar draws her imagery from contemporary fashion and science magazines, as well as lifestyle monthlies from bygone eras, altering the source material to produce strange and seductive images that demand  close contemplation. <em>Blind Love,</em> (2013), for example, displays multiple layers of possibility.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Elizabeth Zvonar graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in 2001. Since then, her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Canadian and international museums and institutions, including the Contemporary Art Gallery, The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and Western Front, Vancouver; Cohan and Leslie, New York; Geisai, Tokyo; The Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF), Bergen, Norway; and Consolidated Works, Seattle. Her work has been seen most recently in Canada in the group shows <em>Freedom of Assembly</em> at Oakville Galleries and <em>New Meditations</em> at Daniel Faria Gallery.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:05:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Janieta Eyre - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects - May 16th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Katharine Mulherin is very pleased to present The Mute Book, a body of photographs by Toronto-based <span size="3">artist</span> Janieta Eyre. This <span size="3">exhibition<span size="3"> takes place in conjunc<span size="3">tion</span></span> </span>with the CONTACT photography festival. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3">The Mute Book</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span size="3">"</span><i>From the age of 14 to 17, I developed a disorder that made it impossible for me to speak. It had a curious effect on my development, because as a consequence many people gave up attempting to converse with me and instead began to behave as if I didn’t exist. They no longer made eye contact with me nor reacted in anyway if I entered or exited a room. And in my silence I began to have strange thoughts: I began to wonder if I was in fact invisible. </i></span><i> </i></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The noises people made around me stopped requiring acknowledgement and became distant and indecipherable. Images filled my mind, but no words. And after a time, I became aware of a strange stillness in my centre. </span></i></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">It was during those years I learned identity is not something essential, but interchangeable. It is like a set of clothes. </span></i></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" size="3" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Some years ago I was looking through an alchemical text and I came on a reference to the Mutus Liber. It was published in France in the 17<sup>th</sup> Century and is a book of images which outlines a method of manufacturing the Philosopher’s stone- or in more contemporary terms, a method of achieving enlightenment.</span></i></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3"><i>I also stumbled on an old black and white photograph of a person dressed half as a man and half as a woman. The clothes, makeup and hair had been carefully and beautifully divided. I had a powerful feeling of recognition, and this is what made me begin to take the photographs in this series.</i><i> </i>"</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span size="3"><span size="3">-Janieta Eyre, 2<span size="3">012</span></span></span>  </span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:05:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list George Turia - TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART) - May 25th, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p><a href="http://teodoraartgallery.com/?portfolio=george-turia" rel="nofollow"><b>EXHIBITION</b></a>: Impeccable white volumes stand for the human self in a suspended state of self-evaluation. Personal history and inner journeys are inscribed on the pure surface to give it individuality. Forgotten details resurface, old relationships are seen in a new light, facts and faces get new meanings. A nostalgic feeling underlies the process of remembering. It determines a certain idealization that eventually becomes part of an ensemble that helps one defy time, transform the transitory into permanence. Each piece is a collage of memories, voices, musical sounds, answers, pieces of life, hope.</p> <p>Toronto-based sculptor <a href="http://teodoraartgallery.com/?portfolio=george-turia" rel="nofollow">George Turia</a> is inspired by what he calls "man’s paradoxical nature:" "The stability of our bodies and minds and souls is constantly undermined yet just as we near disintegration we find it in ourselves to continue on. We pick ourselves up and drag ourselves back into the fight of the world where we will inevitably be hurt again but also made beautiful by our wounds and scars." </p> Mon, 20 May 2013 22:00:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Michael Smith - Nicholas Metivier Gallery - May 30th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition with Montreal-based painter, Michael Smith. The exhibition opens on May 30 and will be on view through June 22 with a reception for the artist on Thursday, May 30 from 6– 8 PM. This will be Smith’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery.<br /> <br /> In his most recent paintings, Smith investigates a wide range of mark marking to create his highly abstracted landscapes and seascapes. Several of the works in this exhibition are large-scale and depict what may appear to be a magnified view of a forest floor. The specificity of nature however is subjective as the paint refuses to fully define trees or foliage and the image is left in a constant state of flux. While several of the works are similar in theme, each painting has a distinct temperament depending on Smith’s use of colour and texture.<br /> <br /> For Smith it is paramount that the paint medium speaks for the subject rather than making a completely referential image. It is the balance Smith achieves between abstraction and representation that draws the viewer into the work and engages them for long periods of time. Smith’s process is physical, layering the paint in a thick and energetic style. He describes his brushstrokes as “travel gestures” almost always applied on the diagonal to express either a point of arrival or a point of departure.<br /> <br /> In addition to large, impasto-style acrylic paintings, Smith presents a series of small oil on panel seascapes. Working on several paintings at once, Smith examines light and the movement of paint over the course of a sunset. While the works are reminiscent of atmospheric sea paintings by JMW Turner, one of Smith’s earliest and perhaps most important influences, Smith’s saturated hues and emphasis on the fugitive nature of paint creates abstraction and transports his work into a contemporary dialogue.<br /> <br /> Smith was born in Derby, England and moved to Canada in 1978 where he completed his MFA at Concordia University in Montreal. His work is represented across the country and is in numerous collections including Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery and The Canada Council Art Bank.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 00:09:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Jeremy Jansen - Cooper Cole - Richmond - June 1st, 2013 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>COOPER COLE</strong> is pleased to announce the first exhibition at the gallery's Richmond Street location, a solo exhibition from artist <strong>Jeremy Jansen</strong>.<br /> <br /> This exhibition will debut a new body of the Jansen's sculptural works and feature an accompanying essay written by Lucas Soi.<br /> <br /> <strong>Jeremy Jansen</strong> (b. 1979, Calgary, AB) is an artist whose practice is primarily based in sculpture and photography. His body of work considers the deconstruction of the built urban environment. Jansen has been included in recent group exhibitions include The Kitchen (Soi Fischer, Toronto), History (Tomorrow, Toronto) and Like-Minded, (Plug In ICA, Winnipeg). His debut European solo show Dirty Negative (La Miroiterie, Paris, FR) featured an accompanying monograph by the same name published by Editions FP &amp; CF. Jansen currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 14:15:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Dominique Rey - MKG127 - June 1st, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The subject matters <strong>Dominique Rey</strong> explores focus on individuals and communities on the periphery of dominant culture. Rey enters their contexts to work from a position of inclusion that approaches, as closely as possible, the residing dynamics of social and psychological forces. Over the course of the last seven years, she has developed a project that explores questions of subjectivity among a group of catholic nuns, Les Filles de la Croix (Sisters of the Cross) in Canada, Brazil, Argentina and France. <strong>Untitled (Photo Assemblage)</strong> is based on a distillation and recontextualization of an extensive photographic archive in which themes of stillness, precarity and temporality are interwoven. <br />  <br /> <strong>Dominique Rey</strong> is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, video, painting, performance and installation. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States, Germany and Slovakia. She previously exhibited at<strong> MKG127</strong> in the summer 2011 exhibition <strong>Go Figure</strong>.<br />  </p> Mon, 27 May 2013 13:40:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Bobbie Oliver - Olga Korper Gallery - June 1st, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Bobbie Oliver was born in 1945 in Windsor, Ontario. She studied at the Centre for Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan and at St. Alban’s School of Art, St. Alban’s, England.<br /> She currently lives and works in New York, NY.</p> <p>For the past 30 years or more, her studio practice has been that of an abstract painter involved in the alchemy and chemistry of paint and its ability to correspond and transcend to a subtle world of imagery that attracts her. This imagery mainly comes from the act of painting itself, though she is influenced by any number of sources from Chinese and Japanese calligraphy to Indian textiles, Sumi ink drawing, Byzantine mosaics and Roman frescos.</p> <p>Her early Canadian beginnings in Windsor, Ontario were spent around the banks of Lake Erie discovering fossils and rocks and these archaeological interests had a great influence on her art. This interest in nature has stayed with her in her work and manifests itself through my interest in chance and accident. Though she has worked with many different materials over the years, her subject matter has remained constantly in the realm of tactility and abstraction. She is not interested in stories but in creating atmospheres that attract the eye through subtlety, nuance and immediacy.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 06:29:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Rochester Contemporary Art Center - June 1st, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><strong>June 1 - July 14, 2013</strong><br />Artwork Entries Due: April 21 or Postmarked by April 20<br />Global Online Preview Begins: May 24 @10am<br />In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 29, 30 &amp; 31, 1-10pm <br />Opening Party &amp; Artwork Sale: June 1, 6-10pm (admission: $5)<br />    7:30pm raffle for buyer position #1-20<br />    8:00pm all other buyers<br />Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 4 at 10am: www.roco6x6.org<br />Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 5 <br />Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each<br />Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 14, 15 &amp; 16, 1-7pm<br />RPO Bravo Award: All entries are eligible. *New!</p> <p><br /><strong>Support Contemporary Art</strong><br />Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns with thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international &amp; local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted, exhibited and will be for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 14th. Anyone may enter up to 6 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter the exhibition. Beginning July 5th, the names of artists whose work has completely sold out will be revealed online next to their artwork(s). The 6x6x2013 Online Gallery will be available (www.roco6x6.org) for previewing on May 24th and global online purchasing will begin June 4th at 10am.<br /><br /><strong>Purchasing in the Gallery</strong><br />On the opening night, June 1st at 7:30 a “Buyer’s Choice” raffle will be held for buyer position #1-20. Raffle tickets are $5 each and winners will be allowed to make their selections before other buyers. Any artwork may be purchased for $20. Buyers can pay an extra $5 to have their purchase mailed to them. When a work is purchased the buyer will receive a receipt revealing the artist’s name. The artwork will be marked as sold and will remain on display for the remainder of the exhibition. Buyers may pre-register for faster purchasing during preview hours: May 29, 30 &amp; 31, 1-10pm<br /><br /><strong>RPO Bravo Award</strong><br />Six Artworks will be selected for 6 covers of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Bravo Magazine. 
<br />Questions For more information and an informative list of FAQ’s visit our website: www.roco6x6.org<br /><br /></p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:32:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list You! - Rochester Contemporary Art Center - June 1st, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><b>6x6x2013</b><b><br /> </b><b>June 1 - July 14, 2013</b></p> <p><b>Artwork Entries Due</b>: April 21 or Postmarked by April 20</p> <p><b>Global Online Preview Begins:</b> May 24 @10am</p> <p><b>In Gallery Preview (no purchasing):</b> May 29, 30 &amp; 31, 1-10pm </p> <p><b>Opening Party &amp; Artwork Sale: </b>June 1, 6-10pm (admission: $5)</p> <p>7:30pm raffle for buyer position #1-20</p> <p>8:00pm all other buyers</p> <p><b>Global Online Purchasing Begins:</b> June 4 at 10am: www.roco6x6.org</p> <p><b>Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online:</b> July 5 </p> <p><b>Artwork Purchase Price:</b> $20 each</p> <p><b>Purchased Artwork Pick-Up:</b> July 14, 15 &amp; 16, 1-7pm</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><b>Support Contemporary Art</b></p> <p>Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns with thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international &amp; local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted, exhibited and will be for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 14th. Anyone may enter up to 6 artworks of <b>any medium</b> (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter the exhibition. Beginning July 5th, the names of artists whose work has completely sold out will be revealed online next to their artwork(s). The 6x6x2013 Online Gallery will be available (www.roco6x6.org) for previewing on May 24th and global online purchasing will begin June 4th at 10am.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Purchasing in the Gallery</b></p> <p>On the opening night, June 1st at 7:30 a “Buyer’s Choice” raffle will be held for buyer position #1-20. Raffle tickets are $5 each and winners will be allowed to make their selections before other buyers. Any artwork may be purchased for $20. Buyers can pay an extra $5 to have their purchase mailed to them. When a work is purchased the buyer will receive a receipt revealing the artist’s name. The artwork will be marked as sold and will remain on display for the remainder of the exhibition. Buyers may pre-register for faster purchasing during preview hours: May 29, 30 &amp; 31, 1-10pm</p> <p></p> <p><b>Questions</b><b> </b>For more information and an informative list of FAQ’s visit our website: <b>www.roco6x6.org</b></p> <p></p> <p><b>Mail or deliver your artwork before April 21, 2013 (Postmarked April 20) to</b>:<br /> <br /> Rochester Contemporary Art Center<br /> 137 East Avenue<br /> Rochester, NY 14604</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:53:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Eric Doeringer - KATHARINE MULHERIN - NO FOUNDATION - June 6th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This summer, NO FOUNDATION presents Survey, an exhibition by New York-based artist Eric Doeringer. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Survey features Doeringer’s artwork from the past five years, recreating works by artists such as: Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, On Kawara, Edward Ruscha, John Baldessari, Richard Prince and Damien Hirst. The gallery will be re-hung every two weeks, with each mini-exhibition containing Doeringer’s versions of works by a different group of artists. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This summer, NO FOUNDATION presents <i>Survey</i>, an exhibition by New York-based artist Eric Doeringer. <i>Survey</i> features Doeringer's artwork from the past five years, recreating works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, On Kawara, Edward Ruscha, John Baldessari, Richard Prince and Damien Hirst. The gallery will be re-hung every two weeks, with each mini-exhibition containing Doeringer's versions of works by a different group of artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Doeringer has replicated artworks spanning movements from Pop through Postmodernism. The original pieces emphasized ideas over the hand of the artist and questioned traditional notions of authorship and artistry. By recreating these works, Doeringer expands upon the original artists' concepts and shows how we continue to grapple with the issues raised by their artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some of Doeringer's recreations clearly diverge from the originals. His version of Andy Warhol's painting of Coca-Cola bottles depicts contemporary plastic soda bottles in place of the earlier painting's glass bottles, and his remake of Charles Ray's <i>All My Clothes</i> shows Doeringer - not Ray - modeling his entire wardrobe in a series of sixteen photographs. Other works, such as Doeringer's versions of Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawings and Damien Hirst's spot paintings, are virtually indistinguishable from the originals. However, despite the visual similarities, Doeringer's works have vastly different conceptual underpinnings as market/historical value than the originals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This complex relationship between the original and the copy is the heart of Doeringer's oeuvre. <i>Survey</i> presents a wide array of Doeringer's projects, demonstrating that by copying the art of others, Doeringer has paradoxically built a highly individual body of work.<br /><br />The schedule for<i> Survey</i> is as follows:</p> <p>Exhibition #1<br />June 6 - 16<br />"Daniel Buren, Sol LeWitt, and Lawrence Weiner"</p> <p>Exhibition #2<br />June 20 - 30<br />"Andy Warhol"</p> <p>Exhibition #3<br />July 4 -14<br />"Damien Hirst and Richard Prince"</p> <p>Exhibition #4<br />July 18 - 28<br />"John Baldessari, Charles Ray, and Edward Ruscha"</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition #5<br />August<br />"On Kawara"</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Doeringer's work is also on view this summer in the exhibitions <i>Love to Love You</i> at MASS MoCA, <i>Connecting Cultures</i> at the Brooklyn Museum, and <i>Ed Ruscha: Books &amp; Co.</i> at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich, Germany.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:31:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Devin Troy Strother, Gina Beavers - Cooper Cole - June 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>COOPER COLE</strong> is pleased to announce a two person exhibition featuring the work of American artists <strong>Devin Troy Strother</strong> and <strong>Gina Beavers</strong>.<br /> <br /> Strother and Beavers exhibit a collection of workS that relate to each other through lighthearted interpretation of the real. Using representational imagery, each artist's work challenges the typical structure of painting and uses humour as a vehicle to access a response in the viewer. Devin Troy Strother's paintings reference old master works and touch on social taboos and his experiences growing up in United States as an African American. Using collage, paint and a variety of other mixed media, Strother's paintings provide a mischievous, colourful approach to what are potentially sensitive topics among most. Gina Beavers' paintings are built from thick layers of acrylics in such a way that the paintings become 3-dimensional reliefs. Her subject matter is often sourced from internet based imagery. In this exhibition she will be showing what she calls her "Strong Paintings", copied from images searches of an artist's charcoal drawing, a stock-photo, a vintage photo, and a tourist photo. These images represent the heaviness, density and abstract nature of muscles and also directly relate to the weight of her paintings. Both Beavers and Strother's work transforms what is typically a 2-dimensional work into something incongruently sculptural. In the end their works both possess a three dimensional element, contradicting the materials used.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:05:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Stephen Andrew, Tom Dean, Robert Flack, Ron Giii, Andrew Harwood, Glenn Ligon, Will Munro - Paul Petro Contemporary Art - June 7th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Here are some thoughts on <i>Revelations</i>:<br /> <br /> In the art world the queer identity politic of the 1980s, opened up by the feminist art discourse of the 1970s, was made raw with the advent of AIDS. It became a necessity to stare death in the face as artists in the international community were felled by the epidemic. <br /> <br /> In Canada, amongst the many losses was Robert Flack (1957 - 1993). Flack was born in Guelph, Ontario and moved to Toronto to study at York University. He began working at Art Metropole in 1980 and worked on a variety of General Idea projects including layouts for FILE megazine. The MacDonald Stewart Art Centre mounted a survey exhibition in 1993.<br /> <br /> "From the beginning, Flack's work expressed an otherworldliness - a quality that focused sharply with his HIV sero-conversion in 1988. From that point forward, Flack's vision rocketed almost exclusively into the internalized realms of psychic energy, the chakras and the etheric body." (artmetropole.com)<br /> <br /> In Toronto, Flack's studio mate at the time was Stephen Andrews. Andrews was facing his own crisis of mortality as his partner Alex Wilson was claimed by AIDS in 1993. The advent of protease inhibitors in 1996 unexpectedly gave Andrews a profoundly new lease on life, a turning point that has reflected memory, identity and the body politic in his work from then to now. <br /> <br /> In a conversation with Andrews last year he referred to his recent paintings as autonomous holistic units and then asked not to be quoted since he wasn't sure what he meant by that yet, as if to say that he was painting towards its meaning. He was no longer working in series, the many facets of his practice - photography, drawing, print-making, video and painting - having become integrated.<br /> <br /> In 2010 our gallery mounted <i>Inside The Solar Temple Of The Cosmic Leather Daddy</i>, the final body of work by Will Munro (1975 - 2010). Munro was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2000 and in the ten years to follow brought cultural and social activism together in a way never before seen in Toronto. The Art Gallery of York University organized a retrospective of Munro's work in 2012 and will produce a catalogue of record later this year. <br /> <br /> Munro's passing, the consequence of a brain tumour, broadened the fields of remembrance and loss beyond the borders of AIDS while at the same time enabling others to celebrate those lives lost.<br /> <br /> In 2012, twenty years after Flack's final body of work <i>Love Mind</i> was first exhibited, our gallery remounted the exhibition in the same second floor space that just two years earlier had housed Munro's final show. The parallels between these exhibitions were clear and strong. Both artists, pondering their mortalities while completing their work, became standard bearers for their generations by virtue of what they had left behind and what their work continues to reveal about their humanity and ours. <br /> <br /> Reflecting on the thematic properties evident in Flack's psychedelic <i>Love Mind</i> and its pre-digital photographic means of production, and connecting with Munro's merging of Egyptology with the queer margins that he brought together and gave voice to, it becomes apparent that their works share important concerns. Along with Andrews and the other artists in this exhibition, their work explores spiritual iconographies and invites the big questions about what we believe in and how we get there.</p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 05:13:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Stephen Andrews - Paul Petro Contemporary Art - June 7th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><i>A line is a dot that went for a walk</i><br /> <br /> -- Paul Klee<br /> <br /> The photographs are selections from Andrews' blog 'adotwentforawalk.blogspot.ca'. They document a trip taken by land and sea to the other side of the world and back, including an extended residency in Shanghai.</p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 05:19:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Yigal Ozeri - Angell Gallery - June 13th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present TERRITORY, a solo exhibition of recent photorealist paintings, photographs and a video by New York-based Israeli artist YIGAL OZERI. This is Ozeri's first exhibition in Toronto. TERRITORY will on view throughout the gallery from June 13, 2013 to August 10, 2013. <br /> <br /> An opening reception will be held on Thursday June 13, 2013, 6 to 8 PM.<br /> <br /> Yigal Ozeri is one of the most significant photorealist painters today. Photorealism, a painting movement that came to the fore in the late 1960s, was one of the first modern movements to embrace the photograph as a direct source of inspiration. Photorealism has experienced a significant revival in the past decade, with touring exhibitions presenting the originators of the style alongside new international practitioners. <br /> <br /> Ozeri's show at Angell Gallery features new large oil paintings on paper on the theme of young female Israeli soldiers, a subject he investigated in his acclaimed solo show at the Mike Weiss Gallery in New York City in 2012. The young woman envisioned as contemporary goddess is a recurring image in Ozeri's work of the past five years, inspired by the highly detailed yet dreamlike paintings of 19th century Pre-Raphaelite painters John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. While in past bodies of work the young women have been depicted in feminine clothing and Eden-like settings, in Territory the subject appears in both military uniform and in a flowing dress, set against a rugged ocean landscape. At first glance the images appear photographic, so meticulously rendered are the fine details of wisps of hair, shimmering water droplets or the folds of fabric. But their painted nature is asserted through an idealized veil of softness that transports the subject from the realm of reality to allegory.<br /> <br /> The series' title, Territory, alludes to both the physical and emotional states of his subject, presented here as proud defender of the land and as sensuous young woman floating in the ocean. It also refers to Ozeri's own distanced nostalgia for his former homeland, as well as to the complex political situation of Israel.<br /> <br /> For Toronto show Ozeri will also present photographs derived from a video depicting female soldiers in uniform, in water, with Simon and Garfunkel's iconic "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" as a soundtrack. <br /> <br /> Yigal Ozeri was born in Israel and has lived in New York for the past two decades. He has shown extensively around the world, with recent solo shows in New York, Montreal, Munich, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, and works in international traveling exhibitions Photorealism at the Kunstahalle Tübingen and Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza, and Photorealism Revisited at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. His work is featured in the book Photorealism and the Digital Age, and in prominent permanent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum of New York, the New York Public Library, the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum in Vienna, Austria.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:11:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list