ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jessica Hans, Lili Huston-Herterich, Jimmy Limit - Art Metropole - January 17th, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica,Arial,'sans-serif'; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">With Jessica Hans, Lili Huston-Herterich, Jimmy Limit, Hannah Myall, and Christopher Schreck.</span></span></p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:27:41 +0000 Group Show - Art Metropole - December 11th - January 31st, 2015 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:24:40 +0000 Andrew Harwood - Paul Petro Contemporary Art - January 16th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">"<em>Notes From A Funeral Camp</em> is an exploration of grief and humour through the media of video, performance and installation. This exhibition examines the relationships between death, humour, play and camp and how they relate to aspects of queer spirituality and to queer communities. The themes explored in this body of work include death, nature, culture, witchcraft, play, drag, sadness and glamour. <em>Funeral Camp</em> and the questions I pose are in part one gay man&rsquo;s perspective on having survived the AIDS epidemic. As part of my research on these topics I question if it is possible to express humour and grief simultaneously in a body of work. Can works of art be simultaneously camp and deeply emotional at the same time?"<br /> <br /> <br /> Andrew Harwood is a Toronto-based artist, writer, curator, gallerist and NSCAD grad. Recent exhibitions include <em>S&eacute;anc&eacute;</em> at Platform Centre for Photographic &amp; Media Arts, Winnipeg. He is past Director at Mercer Union, A Space Gallery and General manager of C Magazine in Toronto. For the last four years, before returning to Toronto, he was the Director of Zsa Zsa West, a DIY commercial and experimental art space, in Winnipeg that promoted works in all media by queer, as well as emerging and artists from under-represented communities. <br /> <br /> Harwood will be exhibiting, <em>Notes From a Funeral Camp</em>, a multimedia installation using elements of his Univeristy of Manitoba MFA (2014) thesis exhibition at Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto in January 2015. Harwood&rsquo;s works are in the collections of the Bank of Montr&eacute;al, The Toronto Dominion Bank, The University of Guelph, Queen's University and private collections in Canada and internationally.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Andrew Harwood gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary Program and the Irma &amp; Irving Penn Scholarship.</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:15:11 +0000 FASTWĂśRMS - Paul Petro Contemporary Art - January 16th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>RED RUM TUT</em> is an installation of Witch fiction, secret languages and occult cant.<br /> <br /> <br /> Complex iterations of XNA semiotics, emo-argot, queer code and cipher cybernetics are treated and tricked into meta cryptolect txt.<br /> <br /> <br /> In <em>RED RUM TUT</em>, art, didactic panels and docent jargon are freed from the tyranny of instrumental and institutional reason. Viva la gran red de la vida!<br /> <br /> <br /> Love is the law.<br /> <br /> <br /> FASTWURMS 10/14/14</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:15:04 +0000