ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Anna Sailamaa - p|m Gallery - May 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Anna Sailamaa (born in 1979) originates from Tornio, a small town in Northern Finland. Sailamaa started drawing comics relatively late, while attending the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. At the moment she is working on her Masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sailamaa’s body of work includes self-published comics, short story anthologies, and two major publications. In her latest graphic novel, the critically acclaimed <em>The Shepherd </em>(2011), she depicts life in the North where the younger generations emigrate to south to find work and the remaining people tackle with unemployment and other social issues. <em>Be Good Now</em> (2008) consists of five short stories on family members, arguably of the same family. As it happens, family ties are strong but prone to friction. Currently Sailamaa is working on two new books <em>The Beehive</em> and with <em>Be Good Now #2</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2007, Sailamaa won the first price in the Comic Short story Competition at the Arctic Comics Festival in Kemi, Finland. Two years later she received the first prize in the International Comic Short story Competition Fumetto (Luzern, Switzerland).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Comics and Drawings</em> –exhibition includes drawings from the upcoming graphic novel <em>The Beehive </em>(ink and crayon on paper), original drawings from the <em>While</em> accordion book series (ink, felt pen and collage on paper) and original drawings from the <em>Kairos</em> series (crayon on transparent film). Exhibition also consists of drawings from unfinished graphical stories as well as sketches and individual drawings. <em>Comics and Drawings </em>demonstrates the breadth of Sailamaa’s drawing methods and offers a multitude of ways to engage in the act of visual storytelling.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:14:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list 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 Meredith Bingham - Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex - May 10th, 2013 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">ARTIST STATEMENT <br /><br /> "Sometimes the circle represents people in my life, sometimes it is about myself, always it is about wanting to manifest something beyond what I see and experience in my day to day life... To show that we are flawed, broken and beautifully unfinished. Some people say a perfect circle is the <i>shape of Heaven</i>; I love that." <br /><br /> - Meredith Bingham, 2013</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:14:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Norman Felix Inc. Art Gallery & Management - May 10th, 2013 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:56:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list EDITH MAYBIN - O'Born Contemporary - May 10th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Edith Maybin continues to explore the liminal space between girl and woman, this time through the use of still life photography. Beautiful and troubling, these in-camera constructions engage the viewer with both lucid detail and incomplete dreams. Fold upon fold, a singular portal unveils a deceitful truth, double-minded (untrustworthy) like photography itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Themes of sexuality, pain, maturation, independence and fear exist for both mother and daughter in this pivotal stage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Maybin's references find a common language within her layered dialogue. Artifice confuses the real, much as in Dorothea Tanning's figurative paintings, while visual elements from early 20th century surrealist film are suggested to form a rhetoric of transition, an awkward adolescence. These photographs for Maybin continue the journey from the place of departure within the final images of the <em>Garden Document</em>. The external is left behind for an interior realm, the surface penetrated in search of the soul.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Maybin's work appears in a number of publications including The New Yorker Magazine, The Times, UK and various international public collections such as The National Gallery, Canada, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, The National Portrait Gallery, UK and private collections including The Sir Elton John Photography Collection.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:46:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Élène Gamache - Roberts Gallery - May 11th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 04 May 2013 00:10:02 +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 Mark Filipiuk - Art Gallery of Mississauga - May 16th, 2013 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Toronto | Krakow based Mark Filipiuk interconnects imagery with digital, brush and collage techniques. The result is haunting and sparse images imbued with a psychological charge and reflecting the ambivalence between the virtual and the real.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:23:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Warren Hoyano - Art Gallery of Mississauga - May 16th, 2013 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div id="left_block2"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Master watercolorist Hoyano presents his contemporary version of this historic medium by revealing the underworld of shadows, stains, marks and abstract traces from the quotidian. The feeling of time and process are evident in the work as light and dark seem to float, while scale and illusion shape shift in a Rorschach inkblot guessing game.</p> </div> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:28:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Maria Albulet - Art Gallery of Mississauga - May 16th, 2013 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Maria Albulet’s work radiates a sense of control, maintaining a constant and consistent abstract image-field. This characterizes her as a contemporary generation of abstract expressionists quietly informed by Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston and Lila Lewis Irving.  Bold colour blocks of red and black conceptually form as opposed forces accentuating the stillness of a wooded thicket, suggesting that a forest is a complex living entity of perfected harmony and universal balance.     </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mississauga-based Albulet applies colour in methodical, short, hatch-like strokes in her paintings. She says, “I love the challenge of visual texture and detail.” The monochromatic colour fields resonate and seem to control the viewer’s mind with the infinite detail and ongoing evolution of depth and wonder of the forest.     </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>About the XIT-RM</strong>     </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Emerging and established artists in the Greater Toronto Area and the Mississauga region are showcased monthly in the Project Room. Six artists annually are selected with a published catalogue and accompanying critical text. Exhibitions are selected by the Curator that honour the Mission and Mandate goals of The AGM.     </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The emphasis is on contemporary art and critical engagement. The exhibition space is dedicated to the vision of highlighting regional talent. The exhibition features its own opening/vernissage and also ties closely with regional universities and link in with the educational components of the AGM Resource Room and the new Artist Professional Practices Series.     </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The XIT-RM is sponsored by The RBC Foundation. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">- See more at: http://artgalleryofmississauga.com/pressreleaseMayJuly2013.html#sthash.yXSKm7Ih.dpuf</span></p> <div style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"> <p>Maria Albulet’s work radiates a sense of control, maintaining a constant and consistent abstract image-field. This characterizes her as a contemporary generation of abstract expressionists quietly informed by Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston and Lila Lewis Irving.  Bold colour blocks of red and black conceptually form as opposed forces accentuating the stillness of a wooded thicket, suggesting that a forest is a complex living entity of perfected harmony and universal balance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Mississauga-based Albulet applies colour in methodical, short, hatch-like strokes in her paintings. She says, “I love the challenge of visual texture and detail.” The monochromatic colour fields resonate and seem to control the viewer’s mind with the infinite detail and ongoing evolution of depth and wonder of the forest.</p> <p> </p> <p class="style9">About the XIT-RM</p> <p> </p> <p>Emerging and established artists in the Greater Toronto Area and the Mississauga region are showcased monthly in the Project Room. Six artists annually are selected with a published catalogue and accompanying critical text. Exhibitions are selected by the Curator that honour the Mission and Mandate goals of The AGM.</p> <p> </p> <p>The emphasis is on contemporary art and critical engagement. The exhibition space is dedicated to the vision of highlighting regional talent. The exhibition features its own opening/vernissage and also ties closely with regional universities and link in with the educational components of the AGM Resource Room and the new Artist Professional Practices Series.</p> <p> </p> <p>The XIT-RM is sponsored by The RBC Foundation.</p> - See more at: http://artgalleryofmississauga.com/pressreleaseMayJuly2013.html#sthash.yXSKm7Ih.dpuf</div> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:59:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Gallery 1313 - May 16th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Main and Cell Galleries</p> <p style="text-align: center;">InSight:<em> the ambiguities in what we choose to see; the permeability between the remembered and the imagined</em> – Linda Briskin,Gallery 44 Member</p> <p style="text-align: center;">As part of this year’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, members of the Gallery 44 Center for Contemporary Photography will present two unique exhibitions this May at Gallery 1313.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Against the backdrop of the Contact Festival’s theme, Field Of Vision, this year’s Gallery 44 members exhibition, titled InSight, will feature <a title="insight44.com" href="http://www.insight44.com/" target="_blank">work</a> from 30 artists, reflecting personal interpretations of the theme. These images include a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques that will explore personal connections to photography and its cultural significance.</p> <p></p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:53:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Shu-Lin Wu, Marie Pendariès, Gésine Hackenberg, Ted Noten, Peter Hoogeboom - Gardiner Museum - May 16th, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewellery</em></strong> explores the appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewellery. Organized by the <strong>Fondation d'Entreprise Bernardaud</strong> and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewellery artist <strong>Monika Brugger</strong>, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone or with metal, wood, and stone, and vary in color and texture. <br /> <br />The exhibition presents 140  works and features the work of 20 cutting-edge jewellery artists, including creations by such notables as <strong>Peter Hoogeboom</strong> (The Netherlands), <strong>Ted Noten</strong> (The Netherlands), <strong>Gésine Hackenberg</strong> (Germany), <strong>Marie Pendariès</strong> (Spain), and <strong>Shu-Lin Wu</strong> (Taiwan). While some make reference to traditional jewellery in materials and symbolism, others altogether redefine it in substance, form, and matter.</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 11:07:36 +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 - Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts - May 16th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The highly anticipated annual exhibition of the Claude Watson Arts Program high school students.</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 06:17:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Sarah Cale - Jessica Bradley Gallery - May 17th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="entry-content with-more"> <p style="display: block; text-align: justify;">Jessica Bradley is pleased to present Sarah Cale’s second solo exhibition, on view at our new Miller Street location. Known for her vibrant accumulations of delicately lifted and collaged acrylic brushstrokes adhered to wood panel and linen, Cale’s bold new body of work continues her dynamic interplay of painting and collage, while exploring new directions with texture, pattern and geometric form.</p> <p style="display: block; text-align: justify;">In these recent works, Cale cuts and recomposes her paintings, building them in layers by pasting down varying textures and tones of linen enlivened with sinewy brushstrokes. In contrast to these collaged elements, paint is also applied directly to the surface in great geometric swathes. Surface and depth interact in her fresh, exuberant compositions, which hover between spontaneity and meticulous craft to both capture and trouble the moment of expressive gesture. Cale applies similar methods in her figurative collages, also on view, fracturing and transforming popular media portraits.</p> <p style="display: block; text-align: justify;">Sarah Cale was shortlisted for the RBC painting award in 2009 and 2010. Her work will be included in <i>The Painting Project, </i>a<i> </i>survey of Canadian painting curated by Louise Déry and Julie Bélisle<i> </i>at Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (opening June 6, 2013). In 2014 Cale will have solo exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON. Cale’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (2012); Equinox Gallery, Vancouver (2012) and Gallery SAS, Montreal (2011).</p> <p style="display: block;"> </p> </div> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:58:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list