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The John B. Aird Gallery prese nts the 140th Annual Ontario Society of Artists Open Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from April 2 - April 26\, 2013.

DTEND:20130426 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130402 GEO:43.6633839;-79.3878688 LOCATION:John B. Aird Gallery\,900 Bay Street Macdonald Block\nToronto\, On tario M7A 1C2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ECHO: Ontario Society of Artists Open Juried Exhibition UID:270080 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:43.6454064;-79.4060644 LOCATION:Birch Contemporary\,129 Tecumseth Street \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2 H2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Works\, Toni Hafkenscheid UID:264419 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130309T170000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130309T140000 GEO:43.6454064;-79.4060644 LOCATION:Birch Contemporary\,129 Tecumseth Street \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2 H2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Works\, Toni Hafkenscheid UID:264420 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130309 GEO:43.6454064;-79.4060644 LOCATION:Birch Contemporary\,129 Tecumseth Street \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2 H2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Records of a Non-Historian\, Andy Patton UID:264421 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130309T170000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130309T140000 GEO:43.6454064;-79.4060644 LOCATION:Birch Contemporary\,129 Tecumseth Street \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2 H2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Records of a Non-Historian\, Andy Patton UID:264422 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

COOPER COLE i s pleased to announce a solo exhibition from gallery artist Georgia Dickie titled Stivverin'.

This exhibition will debut an new body of t he artist's sculptural works and feature an accompanying essay written by L ucas Soi.

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Not all banalities are totally dada\, but every banality hides a load of dadaistic nonsense.

- Kurt Schwitters


Early incarnations of the Internet relied upon the user's anonymity when connecting to the virtual public. Cyberspace was an environment where the u ser could be who they wanted to be\, rather than who they actually were. Ac tivity was conducted in stealth\, through chat rooms and instant messages. With a simple setting all browser history could be erased\, leaving no trai l of the sites visited and people talked to. Yet in the 21st century\, Web 2.0 relies upon users creating a permanent record of their activity by uplo ading evidence from their everyday lives in real time. Thanks to user-gener ated content\, social networking sites help compile this information togeth er to identify and define people through their own efforts and actions.

The German critic Boris Groys has observed that "social networks like Facebook\, MySpace\, YouTube\, Second Life\, and Twitter… offer global populations the opportunity to post their photos\, videos\, and texts in a way that cannot be distinguished from any other conceptualist or post-conc eptualist artwork."1 This "accidental audience\," according to American cri tic Brad Troemel\, has embraced the virtual tools of production and elabora ted on this process of pastiche\, "without any particular awareness that th ey are engaging with 'art' at all." 2 In the same way that people gather ex perience and knowledge during their lifetime\, so do objects. In the materi al world\, every object accrues a bounty of information that it holds intri nsically through time. The inherent history contained in the most banal fab ricated materials accumulates the longer it is used and valued. The popular saying "if these walls could talk" is a fitting anecdote to define the his torical properties of our built environment.

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130418 GEO:43.6492577;-79.4214691 LOCATION:Cooper Cole\,1161 Dundas Street West \nToronto\, ON M6J1X3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Stivverin'\, Georgia Dickie UID:268292 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130418T220000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130418T180000 GEO:43.6492577;-79.4214691 LOCATION:Cooper Cole\,1161 Dundas Street West \nToronto\, ON M6J1X3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Stivverin'\, Georgia Dickie UID:268785 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Observatory is an exh ibition of new paintings by John Eisler. Although this series continues Eis ler’s process-based exploration of folded canvases and staining\, the final works are much less divulging of their journey. Instead\, subtle suggestio ns of relations to objects slowly reveal themselves through their repeated stenciled impressions upon the canvas. What results is not a painting of so mething\, but impressions of imagined networks. Eisler’s process of image-m aking exists between a painterly approach and one evocative of photographic and other technological processes.
 

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John Eisler received his MFA from the University of Guelph in 2008 a nd his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997. He has previ ously had solo exhibitions at Paul Kuhn Arts in Calgary and the MacDonald S tewart Art Centre in Guelph\, Ontario. He has also exhibited in softcor e HARDEDGE at the Art Gallery of Calgary (2010)\, which also travelled to the East and Peggy Phelps Galleries\, Claremont Graduate University in Claremont\, CA (2011). Most recently\, Eisler was part of the major exhibit ion of Canadian painting\, 60 Painters at the Humber Arts and Medi a Studios in Toronto. He is featured in the collections of the Alberta Foun dation for the Arts and the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. Eisler has exhibi ted with Diaz Contemporary since 2008.

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130328 GEO:43.6417293;-79.4027528 LOCATION:Diaz Contemporary\,100 Niagara St. (at Tecumseth) \nToronto\, ON M 5V 1C5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Observatory\, John Eisler UID:265457 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130328T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130328T180000 GEO:43.6417293;-79.4027528 LOCATION:Diaz Contemporary\,100 Niagara St. (at Tecumseth) \nToronto\, ON M 5V 1C5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Observatory\, John Eisler UID:265458 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Aleesa Cohene’s new video inst allation\, I Told You That Might Happen\, draws upon tenuous relat ionships between film-watching and our experience of present time. Known for her dissection\, appropriation and re-contextualization of popul ar 1980s and 1990s Hollywood film footage\, Cohene meticulously crafted thi s latest work from the 236 films that Gilles Deleuze discusses in his criti cal texts Cinema I and Cinema II.
 
I Tol d You That Might Happen explores the relationship between a dream anal yst and her analysand: the former\, a composite character of numerous on-sc reen women\, and the latter\, an off-screen male voice. The unraveling of t he analysand’s dream and thoughts mirrors Cohene’s process of creating from disjointed fragments. 
 
Cohene’s installation invites viewers to engage themselves physically with the work’s fabricated plot. A single narrative divided into three linear parts is realized through a physical ex perience of journeying through three different viewing stations. The viewin g experience also features accompanying sculptural work that further implic ates the viewer into a bodily experience. I Told You That Might Happen< /em> challenges our expectations of cinematic viewing and space with insert ions of physical reality that may ultimately appear more uncanny than real.
 
Aleesa Cohene’s videos have been screened throughout North A merica and abroad in Germany\, Netherlands\, France\, Sweden\, Denmark\, Tu rkey\, Finland\, Greece\, Spain\, Indonesia\, Japan\, Cambodia and Brazil. Recent solo exhibitions include: Sequences in Reykjaík\, Iceland\, Hart Hou se at the University of Toronto and Galerie Suvi Lehtinen in Berlin\, Germa ny. In 2011\, Platform Gallery and MAWA in Winnipeg presented a multi-venue retrospective of Cohene’s work. She will receive her Masters of Visual Stu dies from the University of Toronto in 2013 and previously completed a fell owship under Matthias Müller at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne\, Germany in 2010.

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130328 GEO:43.6417293;-79.4027528 LOCATION:Diaz Contemporary\,100 Niagara St. (at Tecumseth) \nToronto\, ON M 5V 1C5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I Told You That Might Happen\, Aleesa Cohene UID:267682 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130328T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130328T180000 GEO:43.6417293;-79.4027528 LOCATION:Diaz Contemporary\,100 Niagara St. (at Tecumseth) \nToronto\, ON M 5V 1C5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I Told You That Might Happen\, Aleesa Cohene UID:267683 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The gallery walls will be filled with a stunning selection o f photographs created by talented artists\, both members and friends of Gal lery 44. With highly sought-after artists\, and many pieces priced below $5 00\, artwork will be flying off the walls!

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PHOTOPIA opens to the pu blic on Friday April 19 with our hottest party of the year \, featuring an exciting lottery raffle\, fantastic food\, signature cockta ils\, special guest DJ\, and artwork for everyone.

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On Thurs day April 18\, our friends and supporters are invited to an exclus ive Supporters Preview featuring an advance sale\, wine and cheese reception\, and an exhibition tour. The Supporters Preview is ope n to those who have contributed\, or would like to contribute $50 or more t o the gallery. Contact Gallery 44\, 416-979-3941 or robyn@gallery44.org to become a supporter.

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PHOTOPIA raises funds for Gallery 44's education and exhibition programs and thus i s a fabulous way to support a culture of art in Toronto\, and in your own h ome.

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Featuring over 100 contemporary artists\, including:
Sara Ange lucci • Steven Beckly • Lynne Heller • Derek Shapton • Johan Hallberg-Campbell • Molly Crealock • Osheen Harruthoonyan • April Hickox • Sanaz Mazinani • Peter Kingstone • Virginia Mak
• Anastasia Sakkab • Chri s Shepherd • Jim Verburg • Hugh Martin • Barbara Staulus • Andre Laredo • Jonathan Groe neweg • Sarah Thomson • Victoria Piersig • Bruce Eves • Michael Barker • Robyn Cummings • Laurie Kang • Linda Briskin • Jesse Louttit • Tori Foster • Laurence Siegel • Meera Margaret Singh • Dean Bradley • Jason Brown • Stephanie Cloutier • Misbah Ali • Morris Lum • Noah Gano • Toni Hafkenscheid
• C hristina Boyer • Sarah Tothill • Derek Shapton • Jamie Campbe ll • Adolfo F ernandez • Jennifer Long • Lee Henderson • Louise Vezina • Brendan George Ko • Paula Grgurich Shewchuk • Chris Curreri • Nadine Bariteau • Maryanne Casasanta • and more!< /p> DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130418 GEO:43.6476631;-79.394744 LOCATION:Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography\,401 Richmond Stree t West Suite #120\nToronto\, Ontario M5V 3A8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Photopia 2013\, Sara Angelucci\, Steven Beckly\, Lynne Heller\, Der ek Shapton\, Johan Hallberg-Campbell\, Molly Crealock\, Osheen Harruthoonya n\, April Hickox\, Sanaz Mazinani\, Peter Kingstone\, Virginia Mak\, Anasta sia Sakkab\, Chris Shepherd\, Jim Verburg\, Hugh Martin\, Barbara Staulus\, Andre Laredo\, Jonathan Groeneweg\, Sarah Thomson\, Victoria Piersig\, bru ce eves\, Michael Barker\, Robyn Cummings\, Laurie Kang\, Linda Briskin\, J esse Louttit\, Tori Foster\, Laurence Siegel\, Meera Margaret Singh\, Dean Bradley\, Jason Brown\, Stephanie Cloutier\, Misbah Al\, Morris Lum\, Noah Gano\, Toni Hafkenscheid\, Christina Boyer\, Sarah Tothill\, Jamie Campbell \, Adolfo Fernandez\, Jennifer Long\, Lee Henderson\, Louise Vezina\, Brend an George Ko\, Paula Grgurich Shewchuk\, Chris Curreri\, Nadine Bariteau\, Maryanne Casasanta UID:270486 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130419T220000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130419T180000 GEO:43.6476631;-79.394744 LOCATION:Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography\,401 Richmond Stree t West Suite #120\nToronto\, Ontario M5V 3A8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Photopia 2013\, Misbah Al\, Sara Angelucci\, Nadine Bariteau\, Mich ael Barker\, Steven Beckly\, Christina Boyer\, Dean Bradley\, Linda Briskin \, Jason Brown\, Jamie Campbell\, Maryanne Casasanta\, Stephanie Cloutier\, Molly Crealock\, Robyn Cummings\, Chris Curreri\, bruce eves\, Adolfo Fern andez\, Tori Foster\, Noah Gano\, Jonathan Groeneweg\, Toni Hafkenscheid\, Johan Hallberg-Campbell\, Osheen Harruthoonyan\, Lynne Heller\, Lee Henders on\, April Hickox\, Laurie Kang\, Peter Kingstone\, Brendan George Ko\, And re Laredo\, Jennifer Long\, Jesse Louttit\, Morris Lum\, Virginia Mak\, Hug h Martin\, Sanaz Mazinani\, Victoria Piersig\, Anastasia Sakkab\, Derek Sha pton\, Chris Shepherd\, Paula Grgurich Shewchuk\, Laurence Siegel\, Meera M argaret Singh\, Barbara Staulus\, Sarah Thomson\, Sarah Tothill\, Jim Verbu rg\, Louise Vezina UID:270487 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us for our annual exhibition showcasing the art and acc omplishments of students graduating from McMaster School of the Art Studio Art Program. This year's 'SUMMA' class of 19 students presents work in a wi de range of media including painting\, sculpture\, printmaking\, and digita l\, exploring a variety of themes.

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The students are pictured above. From top left: Anthony Butler\, Devan Marinaccio\, Gabriela Palomo\, Rache l Tirone\, Angela Marino\, John Stirling\, Emily Benedict\, Paige Woodhouse \, Shona Fitz-Gerald Laing\, Emily Terejko. Bottom\, from left: Chelsea Bra ley\, Cheyenne Federiconi\, Katrina Camilleri\, Natalie Jachyra\, Nicole Sh uk Yin Chiu\, Kaylyn Roloson\, Simone Sciascetti\, Brittany Reed\, Katie Le af
Photo: Chelsea Braley

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130411 GEO:43.2583633;-79.919917 LOCATION:McMaster Museum of Art\,1280 Main Street West \n Hamilton\, ON L8S 4L6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BOOKMARKERS \, Anthony Butler\, Devan Marinaccio\, Gabriela Palomo\ , Rachel Tirone\, Angela Marino\, John Stirling\, Emily Benedict\, Paige Wo odhouse\, Shona Fitz-Gerald Laing\, Emily Terejko\, Chelsea Braley\, Cheyen ne Federiconi\, Katrina Camilleri\, Natalie Jachyra\, Nicole Shuk Yin Chiu\ , Kaylyn Roloson\, Simone Sciascetti\, Brittany Reed\, Katie Leaf UID:268726 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130413T160000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130413T140000 GEO:43.2583633;-79.919917 LOCATION:McMaster Museum of Art\,1280 Main Street West \n Hamilton\, ON L8S 4L6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BOOKMARKERS \, Emily Benedict\, Chelsea Braley\, Anthony Butler\, K atrina Camilleri\, Nicole Shuk Yin Chiu\, Cheyenne Federiconi\, Natalie Jac hyra\, Shona Fitz-Gerald Laing\, Katie Leaf\, Devan Marinaccio\, Angela Mar ino\, Gabriela Palomo\, Brittany Reed\, Kaylyn Roloson\, Simone Sciascetti\ , John Stirling\, Emily Terejko\, Rachel Tirone\, Paige Woodhouse UID:268727 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

 

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Somet imes we pause during the exigencies that make up our day and\, upon reflect ion\, change our mind or take another course of action. Maybe it was an emo tion or a feeling that\, upon reflection\, causes us to reconsider our situ ation and adjust our perception. These paintings place the land\, the trees and the elements of nature directly between the sky and the water so that we can perceive them directly and also see their mirrored "otherness" that hovers\, like a memory\, just a little bit below the surface.

-Stephen Hutchings 2013

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Stephen H utchings was born in Halifax\, Nova Scotia in 1948. He received a B.A. in A rt History from the University of Toronto and attended the Ontario College of Art in the early 1970s.

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Hutchings' work can be found in numerous museum\, corporate and private co llections in Canada\,
the United States and Europe including Art Gall ery of Nova Scotia\, Museum London\, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery\, Th e Banff Centre\, University of Toronto\, Air Canada\, Department of Foreign Affairs\, Four Seasons Hotel\, Milestones Restaurants\, RBC\, Scotiabank\, Stikeman Elliott\, Sun Life\, Swiss Bank (Canada).

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Stephen Hutchings' work has been featured in a nu mber of museum exhibitions over the last few decades\, most recently La ndscapes For the End of Time organized by the Glenbow Museum\, Cal gary (travelling) in 2012-13 and Fury at the Canadian Museum of Na ture\, Ottawa in 2012-13.

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Stephen Hutchings lives and wo rks in Ottawa.

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130406 GEO:43.6715333;-79.3934666 LOCATION:Mira Godard Gallery\,22 Hazelton Avenue \nToronto\, ON M5R 2E2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Upon Reflection\, Stephen Hutchings UID:267685 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130406T200000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130406T180000 GEO:43.6715333;-79.3934666 LOCATION:Mira Godard Gallery\,22 Hazelton Avenue \nToronto\, ON M5R 2E2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Upon Reflection\, Stephen Hutchings UID:267686 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Neubacher Shor Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the latest works from artis t Andrew Dexel. Inspired by recent travels to Brazil and Arizona\, the work s in Nooaitch broaden the scope of Dexel's practice from the production of art in the Northwest Coast tradition to the creation of works foregrounding the interconnection of art and spirituality of Indigenous communities acro ss North and South America. Dexel's engagement with each region's shamanist ic and spiritual traditions and his exposure to the colours\, forms and sym bolism central to their artistic cultures are made manifest in this new col lection of paintings. The bold\, unconventional colours and abstracted symb olism imbue these works with a strong sense of the creative force behind th em. The balance and harmony of various elements in Dexel's compositions are conceived as a form of visual medicine\, intended to evoke a sense of peac e and feed the spirit. As modern-day interpretations of traditional styles\ , these works elicit powerful transcultural expressions that speak to chang ing environments and the contemporary Indigenous experience.

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Andrew (Enpaauk) Dexel (born 1982\, Canada) is an a rtist from the Nlakapamux Nation who is known for the innovative fusion of graffiti art and Indigenous symbolism characteristic of his paintings and p rints. While exploring themes of urbanity and changing landscapes\, his wor ks maintain a profound respect for the traditions and spiritual and superna tural elements that inform their composition. Dexel received his BFA from t he Institute of American Indian Arts and his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver\, Toronto\, Kamloops\, Ottawa\, Seattle and Honolulu. In 2009\, Dexel painted a seven-and-a half-foot fiberglass s culpture for Vancouver's public art project titled "Eagles in the City." De xel has also contributed artwork to Blood Lines Magazine and was the 2008 r ecipient of the First Peoples Culture Language and Heritage Fund Prize. 

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130327 GEO:43.6420637;-79.4324 LOCATION:Neubacher Shor Contemporary\,5 Brock Avenue \nToronto\, Ontario M6 K 2K6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nooaitch\, Andrew Dexel UID:265302 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130327T210000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130327T180000 GEO:43.6420637;-79.4324 LOCATION:Neubacher Shor Contemporary\,5 Brock Avenue \nToronto\, Ontario M6 K 2K6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nooaitch\, Andrew Dexel UID:266565 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130406 GEO:43.6525824;-79.4468751 LOCATION:Olga Korper Gallery\,17 Morrow Avenue \nToronto\, ON M6R 2H9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Show\, Reinhard Reitzenstein UID:268311 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130406T170000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130406T140000 GEO:43.6525824;-79.4468751 LOCATION:Olga Korper Gallery\,17 Morrow Avenue \nToronto\, ON M6R 2H9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Show\, Reinhard Reitzenstein UID:268312 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

It Never Really Happened is a visual and whimsical reworking of many of the signs and narrative tr opes inherent in documentary\, crime and forensic genres.

Ques tioning our obsession with certainty\, it floats freely between conviction and confusion\, trace evidence and trance\, measurement and amusement.

Structured as a chaptered documentary\, it posits a less “evidenci ary” existence\, where a widow can be happy\, a fingerprint is simply somet hing to be cleaned and a life sentence does not necessarily take place in a jail.

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130329 GEO:43.6443976;-79.4179483 LOCATION:Paul Petro Contemporary Art\,980 Queen St West \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 1H1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:It Never Really Happened\, Dennis Day UID:266981 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130329T220000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130329T190000 GEO:43.6443976;-79.4179483 LOCATION:Paul Petro Contemporary Art\,980 Queen St West \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 1H1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:It Never Really Happened\, Dennis Day UID:266982 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mélanie Rocan completed her MF A in the painting program at Concordia University\, in Montreal (2008). In 2003\, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fin e Arts Honours Degree\, thesis in painting.

Artist Statemen t

"My recent paintings speak of the fragility of human bei ngs and the reality of the subconscious state. I want to capture a distress ed beauty\, which suggests an inner emotional condition of highs and lows a nd psychological unease. There is a dichotomy between the difficulty of com prehending the reality of the internal world and a reaction to the outside world’s fragility and the present state of the earth. I rely on an intuitiv e process to create my paintings\, which gives me freedom to explore and ma ke discoveries. I find the struggle of creating work by intuition and memor y produces a constant search to re-invent and build the work within the int ernal domain of my subconscious. This process also allows room for balance between my hand and the medium itself to communicate. Relying on an intuiti ve process to make paintings brings forth thoughts that are weighing upon m e\, because of a constant bombardment and awareness of the reality of the s tate of the earth and the world. In some of my work I attempt to show unity between humanity and nature\, working together\, existing as one without o verpowering the other. Two worlds intertwined working collectively\, agreei ng and abiding by a natural contract.

I am interested in illus trating opposing forces in my work\, and by unifying and combining these du alities\, they can exist together as one entity\, one cannot exist without the other. I want to evoke an inconsistency of emotions\, making the work l inger in-between a darkness and a playfulness\, with the ability to affect and give sensations. For example in Caught In Hula-Hoops\, there is a conflict in deciphering what is happening to the figures. They could be s een as either vulnerable beings who are caught by the mass of evocations th at whirl around them or are playing in this maze of disparate objects. The contrast between the loss of control in the debris and turmoil\, with a rat her quiet and serene figures and setting\, creates tension between calm and chaos and targets dimensions of the unconsciousness. The mass or fragments floating around them\, reveal the inside and outside state of the figures\ , like a mirror\, window or multiplication of mirrors. It explores external and personal sources and the dichotomy between symbols of the self and the environment\, divided by psychological turmoil.

I often focus on gothic elements of familiar places\, in finding horror or feelings of f oreboding in our existence\, in our memory and in living. I also merge auto biographical themes\, dreams and reality. In combining nostalgic elements o r familiars within the paintings\, I want to convey a sense of security\, w hich brings balance to the work. I am interested in creating a unity by com bining dualities existing within the difficulties of life and nostalgic ele ments\, which are evidence of our humanity. Nostalgia represents an uncanny timelessness\, an anchor that provides us with a sense of stability\, brin ging us to another moment in our lives and allowing us to lose ourselves in the innocence.

I have recently found inspiration in my earlie r works\, combining large abstract painting with a miniaturization and an a ttention to detail. By bringing these techniques together on one surface\, I am not only concerned with the process of painting but the balance betwee n paint and content\, and want to leave room for interpretation and suggest ion. By combining these two ways of working\, abstract planes and particula r details\, I want to create two opposing forces in the work\, an indetermi nacy and an over-determination of space. I often use prairie landscapes as backdrops or fields for composition in creating a painting. The environment is often overcrowded with information\, not only in the elements in the pa inting but in the psychoanalytic sense\, by emphasizing the dichotomy betwe en reality and inner life and the psychological borders that are evoked.

The Ferris wheel is often present in my work\, as is the repetit ion of the circle in the representations and composition of the work\, whic h represents a structure of life. This circular composition also refers to the way our eyes and our mind sees the world. Fragments and isolation are t he raw material furnished by memory\, allowing the painting to be assembled and organized into larger and more substantial dramatic structures. By exc luding certain elements of the outer world\, such as space\, time\, and cau sality\, and by adjusting the events to the forms of the inner world\, I br ing attention to memory\, imagination and emotion. I want to focus on the c omplex interaction between the real and the fantastic by blurring the disti nction between these elements."

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130329 GEO:43.6443976;-79.4179483 LOCATION:Paul Petro Contemporary Art\,980 Queen St West \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 1H1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Hold On\, Mélanie Rocan UID:272279 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

p|m Gallery is pleased to anno unce a new exhibition of paintings by Meghan McKnight. McKnight’s newest pa intings explore how imagination is sparked when trying to resolve a desire for order amidst chaotic change.

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Half the exhibition is comprised of pale monochromes where McKnight demonstrate s deft ingenuity for creating textures\; a dialogue amongst piped elements and unctuous pools interrupt ordered backgrounds. In another vein she toys with the intangible\, upping the element of chance by pouring\, pooling and sculpting paint. Each painterly application intuitively plays off of its p redecessor resulting in compositions based on a progressive series of react ions.

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McKnight was born in Toronto in 1980 where she now works and lives. She is represented by p|m gallery in T oronto. Since 2004 she has had three solo shows and has exhibited with p|m gallery at international art fairs such as Mexico Arte Contemporaneo\, Toro nto International Art Fair\, and Aqua Art Miami. In 2005 she was shortliste d for the RBC National Painting Competition. She was also featured in The M agenta Foundation’s book Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting. Collections include the Granite Club\, Telus\, and the Donovan collection.

DTEND:20130427 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130323 GEO:43.6497493;-79.433297 LOCATION:p|m Gallery\,1518 Dundas Street West \nToronto\, ON M6K 1T9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Heat Equations\, Megan McKnight UID:264327 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130323T190000 DTSTAMP:20140902T002240 DTSTART:20130323T160000 GEO:43.6497493;-79.433297 LOCATION:p|m Gallery\,1518 Dundas Street West \nToronto\, ON M6K 1T9 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Heat Equations\, Megan McKnight UID:267545 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Ian Carr-Harris

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21 March to 27 April\, 2013

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Carr-Harris scrutinizes language’s meanings and edges\, often fastening his deft analyses to the institutional structures that bear and uphold them: t he exhibition space\, the chalkboard\, the book. In the gallery’s main spac e\, Prose and Poetry of England is a three-part installation by Carr -Harris that considers the book as a frame for these considerations as much as an aesthetic object in itself. Working with John Masefield’s richly tex tured poem Cargoes\, which compares in ascending historical register the sundry cargoes of three ships\, Carr-Harris deconstructs the poem to o pen it up to the revealing and astonishing elements of language\, display\, and childhood stories.

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On the gallery’s upper floor\, an extrapola tion from The Ideal House Project\, an ongoing series jointly produc ed by the artist team of Yvonne Lammerich and Carr-Harris\, positions the b uilding’s model as both a noun and a verb\, a paradigmatic object to be dec onstructed and built again. As the artists write\, “In the act of building there lies the basis of desire\, of intention given form in an evolution of its spatial and aesthetic functions\, and the concept of ideal form lies n ot in some finality\, but in the play of possibilities that attends the pro cess of living as becoming.”

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Ian Carr-Harris was born in Victoria\, British Columbia in 1941.  He has shown extensively in Canada\, and internationally\, including such exhibitions as the 8th Bien nale of Sydney\, Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art\, Documenta 8\, and the XLI Biennale di Venezia.  He has had solo exhibitions at Chelsea School of Art\, London\; The Power Plant\, Toronto\; Centre culturel Canadien\, P aris\; Centre d’art contemporain\, Herblay\, France\; and Art Gallery of On tario\, Toronto.  His work has been included in exhibitions at Ydessa Hende les Art Foundation\; Toronto\; Musée d’art contemporain\, Lyon\; and Marbur g Kunstverein\, Marburg\, Germany.  His work is held in many public and pri vate collections across North America and Europe.

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