No Theory No Cry

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© Courtesy of the artist and Art Metropole
No Theory No Cry

1490 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario ON M6K
January 30th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013

Dundas West
(416) 703-4400
Wed-Sat 12-7


Working with the form of the suffrage and union banner—a graphic combination of image, text, scale and urgency—the exhibition No Theory No Cry presents an account of how the emotional mind engages the critical. Large felt banners adorned with hand-cut text and transposed doodles are displayed suspended in front of looping and folding intestine- and brain-patterned wall drawings.

A publication called AWAY WITH YOUR MAN-VISIONS! (title taken from a quote by American suffragette Susan B. Anthony) will be launched at the closing of No Theory No Cry on 23 February 2013. Originally conceived as a way to bypass the polished, fully formed nature of the traditional exhibition essay, AWAY WITH YOUR MAN-VISIONS! is a tangential, wandering and emphatic collection of pages from various makers, thinkers and doers. The publication will take shape over the course of the exhibition, morphing and growing alongside No Theory No Cry, until its final revelation as part of the closing festivities. It will exist as a sculpture/station at Art Metropole—an experiment in participatory idea dissemination. Those interested in obtaining a copy will collate, fold and staple the pages themselves—a token physical effort altering the typical processes of publication, distribution and information gathering.

On 21 February 2013, within the context of No Theory No Cry, No Reading After the Internet will present excerpts from Kate Zambreno's semi-autobiographical text Heroines. For more information, please visit No Reading After the Internet.

Hazel Meyer is an artist and sports-enthusiast based in Toronto. Committed to a socially engaged and material-based practice, she negotiates them primarily by creating installations that become environments for performance, collaboration, workshops and amateur athletics. She holds an MFA from OCAD University and is the junior correspondent for the Ponytail Express sports broadcast. Recent exhibitions include Schlaegermusik with Annesley Black for Zukunftsmusik (Stuttgart), Walls to the Ball at La Centrale (Montréal), All Hands on the Archive: An Audience of Enablers Cannot Fail, with Logan MacDonald at F.A.G. (Toronto), and flex your textile, John Conelley presents (New York).