Faith La Rocque: chisel to carve light thoughts

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Faith La Rocque: chisel to carve light thoughts

September 13 - October 11, 2014
Reception: Saturday September 13th, 6 - 10 pm

For her first solo show at De Luca Fine Art, Faith La Rocque presents a collection of sculptural works informed by the subject of alternative health therapies. For the past 7 years, La Rocque has explored the complex interplay of belief, ritual and consumption involved in the healing process. The works at DLFA reflect her interest in the body, emotions and psychological states. La Rocque’s relationship to materials is key to her practice, and for chisel to carve light thoughts she debuts work using obsidian, marble and electronic components. Each piece is illustrative, and lends itself to a theme of coping with both the process and the possible outcomes.

Bio:
Faith La Rocque is a multidisciplinary artist living in Toronto and exhibiting internationally. She received an M.F.A. in Tapestry from Edinburgh College of Art (2006), and a B.F.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Concordia University (2004). La Rocque’s practice includes installation, sculpture, drawing, writing, photo- and video-based work, as well as performance and collaboration.

Recent group and solo exhibitions include Star Project, Minokamo Woodland Gallery, Minokamo, Japan (2011), Ineffable Plasticity: the experience of being human, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2011), High Acceptance, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto (2013) and Scotibank Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2013).

La Rocque has received numerous grants and awards, notably from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts, and was awarded Joseph S. Stauffer Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2010.

For further information or to RSVP, please contact:
Corrado De Luca
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Sculptural Video

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Trinity Square Video’s Themed Commission Program presents:
Sculptural Video


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Image credit: Liana Schmidt, Supernatural (video still), single-channel video, 2014.

Artists: Adam David Brown, Alex M. Lee, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Liana Schmidt, and Terrarea (Emily Hogg, Janis Demkiw and Olia Mishchenko)

Dates: September 13 – October 17
Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 9 PM

Sculptural Video is the latest of Trinity Square Video’s series of themed commissions aimed at exploring the multiple dimensions of video in contemporary artistic practices. This year’s themed commission invited artists to examine the intersection of sculptural and video-based practices to imagine a hybridized vocabulary of aesthetic concerns. As the conventions of video have inserted themselves ever increasingly into our physical world, artists have been challenging the frame and the screen as a limit to video-based practices. Similarly, contemporary sculpture is heavily informed by a history of painters who challenged the finality of the frame in painting, and moved into more phenomenological relationships with space. The works produced for Sculptural Video analogously travel through multiple levels of engagement­/disengagement with the screen, providing a spectrum of surrealist conjurings that fluidly move between flatness and immersion, stillness and temporality, and narrative and dispersion.

Adam David Brown employs elements of Roto-Relief and op-art to construct a celestial orbit of psycho-spatial distortions. Alex M. Lee’s two-sided animation of Freud ruminates on artificial dolls and automatons through passages from Der Sandmann while referencing 19th century inspired dream-sequence landscapes. Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik’s deconstructed video shoot presents a series of scenes where a Wilhelm Reichian narrative unfolds around a harbor at twilight. Liana Schmidt’s video info station draws from 1970’s science fiction film sets and mall interiors to present an apparition of architectural engagements with nature. And Terrarea’s experimentation with time-based sequences via sculptural and optical collage blur processes of production and presentation. As a collection, these works investigate how imagined spaces—which are so easily produced through video—have, or can be, inserted into our lived environment. They employ diverse approaches for expanding video through a sculptural engagement with space, providing a glimpse of the shifting landscape of contemporary video-based practices.

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Kim Adams: One for the Road

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Opening Reception on September 14

View the exhibitions and join us for opening remarks and refreshments.

Catering sponsored by Whole Foods Market Unionville

September 13 - January 11, 2015
One for the Road

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is proud to present One for the Road, a survey of Kim Adams’ 30-year career as an inventor of strange new worlds. An enthusiastic assembler of sculptures made from model parts, bikes, trucks, old appliances and equipment, Adams has exhibited throughout Canada and around the world. He has produced drawings and prints, small models, and huge sculptures that re-envision ideas of home, vehicles, and other machines gone humorously awry.


The exhibition is organized and circulated by Museum London.


On view now until January 11, 2015
The Varley Story

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With selections taken from our permanent collection, this exhibition serves as an overview of F.H. Varley’s life and artistic practice. Also on display are works that explore Varley’s use and understanding of colour on loan from the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Justina M.Barnicke Gallery

The exhibition will be closed temporarily between September 2 to 12 as we install One for the Road.


Public Programs:
Register early – space is limited

Artist Talk: Sunday, September 14 | 12:30 p.m. | $10 (members free)
Join artist Kim Adams for an insightful discussion exploring his 30-year artistic practice, followed by a walk-through of his exhibition, One for the Road. The exhibition’s free opening reception follows at 2 p.m.

ARTbus Exhibition tour | Sunday, September 28 | 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Free
Come hop on the ARTbus and tour three exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre, Gibson House Museum and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. A bus will transport visitors between locations and each stop provides a guided tour. Pick-up and drop-off location at the Ryerson Image Centre. Exhibitions include DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854–2008; Memories of the Future with Sara Angelucci, Robert Hengeveld, Eleanor King and Matt Macintosh; Kim Adams: One for the Road.

Maker-Mania: Saturday, September 20 | 3:30 p.m. & Sunday, September 28 | 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. |Ages 7 and up | Free
Creativity + Technology = Innovation! This workshop delivered in partnership with the Markham Public Library, will introduce you to exciting new DIY (Do-it-yourself) possibilities.

Eco-cities | Sunday, November 16 | 11:30 p.m-1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | $10 | Ages 8 to 14
Led by environmental artist Les Luxemburger, this interactive workshop, which supports Markham’s Greenprint Community Sustainability Plan, explores basic concepts of ecological and sustainable design.


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Thu| 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat| 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Guided Tours
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Admission is free, sponsored by IBM


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Image: Kim Adams, Toaster Work Wagon, 1997, 1960s VW bus parts, bicycles, approximately 205.7 x 320.0 x 152.4 cm. Courtesy of the Artist, Photo: Steve Martin
Image: F.H. Varley, Early morning, Sphinx Mountain c.1928, oil on canvas, 119.4 x 139.8 cm, Purchase 1972, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1972.11

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p|m Gallery 10 Year Anniversary

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p|m Gallery 10 Year Anniversary
Reception: Friday September 19, 6 - 9 pm

A 10 year anniversary is the perfect time to celebrate many more amazing years to come.

We are really pleased to announce three new artists to the p|m Gallery roster:
Fiona Ackerman
Linda Martinello
Crystal Wagner

Head to 1518 Dundas Street West & join us for a party and amazing art!

Friday September 19, 6 - 9pm.

OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5:30pm
VISIT: 1518 Dundas Street West, Toronto
EMAIL: powell@pmgallery.ca
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Ariane Theze: Continuums

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Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario presents
Ariane Thézé | Continuums


La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) celebrates the start of its 2014-2015 season with Continuums, a new exhibition from French artist Ariane Thézé. Showcasing some of the artist’s recent photographic work, the exhibition was curated by guest curator Elia Eliev.

Thematically, Thézé’s works in Continuums explore the relationship between the female body and natural landscapes. The photographs show multiple representations of a figure created from images of the artist herself. These images have in turn been digitally manipulated in order to depict a figure, always indistinct and unidentifiable, springing forth and returning at once to its natural source. Among other poses, the figure assumes the stance of a tree: putting down roots and reaching out at once.

Seeing as Ariane Thézé’s work has always been preoccupied with images and notions of the body, Continuums represents a natural unfolding of her research and artistic process.

According to the exhibition’s curator, “[through] the photographic medium, Ariane Thézé records the markings and traces of female bodies in the landscapes. While their identities are unrecognizable, their presences are assertive and engaged. Similar to the growth rings of trees that reflect traces of time, the body also undergoes transformations through time and space.”

The opening reception for Continuums, the first exhibition of the GNO’s 2014-2015 season, will take place at 5pm on Friday September 12th.

Elia Eliev is a Ph.D. candidate in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. He has a Masters of Visual Arts in Critical Cross-Cultural Curatorial Cybermedia Studies (CCC) from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa. His current academic research examines emerging representations of queer masculinities in contemporary Lebanese lens-based artworks. Eliev is a part-time professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at Thorneloe University.

Ariane Thézé was born in Angers (France). She’s lived in Montreal since 1982 and has taught visual arts at both the University of Ottawa and Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been shown in many galleries and museums in Montreal, Québec, Toronto, and Ottawa, as well as abroad: Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, Cuenca (Spain), Kassel, Stuttgart (Germany), Linz and Vienna.


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12 SE to 18 OC 2014

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La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario présente
Ariane Thézé | Continuums


La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario célèbre le début de sa saison 2014-2015 avec Continuums, une nouvelle exposition de l’artiste française Ariane Thézé. Réunissant les oeuvres photographiques récentes de l’artiste, l’exposition fut montée avec l’appui du commissaire invité Elia Eliev.

Sur le plan thématique, les oeuvres de Thézé qui font l’ensemble de Continuums explorent la relation entre le corps féminin et le paysage naturel. On y retrouve les représentations multiples d’une figure produite à partir d’images de l’artiste elle-même. Celles-ci ont ensuite été manipulées numériquement afin de peindre le corps, toujours indistinct et méconnaissable, qui surgit et retourne simultanément à sa source naturelle. Entre autres, la figure emprunte la disposition de l’arbre qui à la fois s’enracine et s’élance.

Étant donné que l’oeuvre d’Ariane Thézé explore depuis ses débuts les images et les notions relatives au corps, Continuums représente la poursuite naturelle de son processus et sa recherche artistique.

De dire le commissaire, « [à] travers le médium photographique, Ariane Thézé enregistre les marques et les traces des corps féminins dans les paysages naturels. Tandis que leurs identités sont méconnaissables, leurs présences sont fermes et engagées. Comme les cernes des arbres reflétant les traces du temps, le corps subit aussi des transformations à travers le temps et l’espace. »

Le vernissage de Continuums, la première exposition de la saison 2014-2015 de la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, aura lieu ce vendredi 12 septembre à 17 h.

Elia Eliev est doctorant à l’Institut d’études féministes et de genre à l’Université d’Ottawa. Il détient un Master de Recherche CCC – Critical Cross-Cultural Curatorial Cybermedia de la Haute école d’arts et de design – Genève (Suisse) et un Baccalauréat en arts visuels de l’Université d’Ottawa. Sa recherche académique explore les représentations émergentes des masculinités « queers » dans les pratiques artistiques libanaises. Eliev est professeur au Department of Women’s Studies à la Thorneloe University.

Ariane Thézé est née à Angers (France). Elle vit à Montréal depuis 1982 et a enseigné les arts plastiques à l’Université d’Ottawa et à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ses oeuvres ont été exposées dans de nombreuses galeries et musées, entre autres à Montréal, Québec, Toronto et Ottawa, ainsi qu’à l’étranger : Paris, Bruxelles, Barcelone, Cuenca (Espagne), Kassel, Stuttgart (Allemagne), Linz et Vienne.


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vendredi 12 SE à 17 h

exposition
12 SE au 18 OC 2014

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Dominique Petrin | Jon Vaughn

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Dominique Pétrin, 2014 | Jon Vaughn, 2014

Dominique Pétrin: The living room & other displays

September 12 to October 17, 2014
Opening Reception September 12 at 8pm
Artist talk hosted and presented by the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Thursday, September 11 at 12pm

For the past five years, Pétrin’s artistic endeavours have involved installations where silk-screened works are displayed in a submerged space. The installation is employed to impose a musicality and a rhythm that is invoked by the repetition of motifs and the physicality of colours, creating a strong dialogue between the images, their support and configuration. Enabling the artist to make use of bold lines and colours in order to create worlds that are vibrant and hypnotic.

These visual demands put the spectator’s body in an unstable position: between pleasure and displeasure, immersed in a feeling of vertigo similar to a light state of intoxification. This is reinforced by the monumental character of the installation. The patterns are dizzying. The overall effect is noisy and thought provoking.


Member Exhibition
Jon Vaughn: Chasm Drifter
September 12 to October 17, 2014

Opening Reception September 12 at 8pm

Vaughn creates drawings and collages that evoke both genre and comic-based art, graphic design, and art brut. His work often explores personal mythologies and narratives that create charged spaces of memory, possibility and transformation.



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Zachari Logan at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon
September 27, 2014, 8 – 12pm

AKA is proud to partner with Nuit Blanche Saskatoon to present a project by Saskatoon-based artist Zachari Logan. The inaugural event takes place in the Riversdale neighbourhood of Saskatoon, with a variety of projects located inside local storefronts and on the street itself. Logan’s organic floral wall hanging (previously installed at Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK and Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, Vienna, Austria) will be installed inside local thrift shop The Village Green alongside a selection of his ceramic works.


Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary artist born in Montreal. In visual arts as well as performance, her interests converge towards producing altered states of conscience and perception, be it through cognitive or visual illusions, or, for her performances, the use of hypnosis. A former member of the band Les Georges Leningrad, she also collaborated with such renowned artists as Sophie Calle and Pil & Galia Kolletiv. She staged performances at the Frieze Art Fair in London, at the Désordres Festival in Lille, MUTEK, Viva! and Rouyn-Noranda’s Performance Biennale. She was rewarded with an artist residency in Nunavik by the Quebec Council for the Arts, participated in the 29th Contemporary Art Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, and was selected for the last installment of the Quebec Triennial at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.

Jon Vaughn is a visual and audio artist born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1981. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art History. His visual artwork has been featured in many publications and group exhibits around the world including France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Japan and Argentina.

Zachari Logan is a Saskatoon-based artist working mainly in large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices. In his current work Logan employs a strategy of visual quotation, mined from place and experience, re-wilding his body as a queer embodiment of nature. This narrative shift engages both empirical explorations of landscape and overlapping art-historic motifs. Logan’s work has been exhibited widely, in group and solo exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including: Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Cincinnati, Calgary, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Toronto and Vienna and can be found in public and private collections worldwide.


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Sean Caulfield: Floods and Shelters

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Sean Caulfield: Floods and Shelters
September 12 – October 18, 2014
Artist Talk: Friday, September 12, 6:00-6:30 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm


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Sean Caulfield, Burning Cloud, 2013, woodcut on gampi, 213 x 182 cm.

Open Studio is pleased to present Floods and Shelters, an exhibition by Edmonton, AB-based artist, Sean Caulfield from September 12 – October 18, 2014. The exhibition is accompanied by a text by Edmonton, AB-based writer, Heather Caverhill.

Floods and Shelters is the outcome of Caulfield’s creative research involving the production of artist’s books, prints, drawings and installations that explore the impact of technology on the environment and our bodies. He is interested in creating visual images that blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical, and challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging. This interest has led him to create prints and print installations that refer to both mechanistic and naturalistic forms in order to explore themes of mutation, metamorphosis and biology/technology dichotomies. The work often references historic scientific illustrations/objects, fictional science and biological forms, while simultaneously suggesting an imagined world of myth or religious cosmology. Caulfield’s interest in woodblock relates to its history as one of the earliest forms of printing, and its use in scientific/medical illustrations. In relation to this, he often exhibits the actual woodblocks as sculptural objects together with the prints, in order to create a monumental “book”, reminding viewers of the weight of the scientific knowledge found in this history of the printed image. He is also drawn to the formal limitations of woodblock, which generate a unique graphic language that seems ideally suited to exploring contemporary feelings of anxiety and fear associated with current technology. Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Caulfield has received numerous grants and awards and his work is in various public and private collections. Click for more.

Showing Concurrently

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Jeannette Nguyen, Limited Resources, 2014, Screenprint on paper.

Jeannette Nguyen: Yesterday’s News
George Gilmour Members’ Gallery
Jeannette Nguyen is a Toronto-based artist and screenprinter. Social anxieties, the environment and the future are all recurring themes in Nguyen’s work. She represents these themes with a whimsical and playful aesthetic, a style that she finds natural and well represents herself. This aesthetic emerges from childhood cartoons, animations and comic books; it lightens the subject matter and often makes daunting realities somewhat more bearable, even comical at times. By acting as the tool to express her subconscious, Nguyen hopes to flesh out a fuller world within her illustrations for her current and future characters to reside in. Click for more.

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Daryl Vocat, I Don’t Know How This is Going to Turn Out, 2014, screenprint on canvas, 47” x 36”.

Daryl Vocat: Conversations In Silence
Print Sales Gallery
Daryl Vocat’s work is an on-going search for representational accuracy, a search for flaws and misunderstandings in social constructs and an examination of relationships. By recontextualizing and manipulating existing images, he discusses their shortcomings and turns the images on themselves, exposing an alternate point of view Vocat was born in Regina, SK, and lives and works in Toronto. He completed a BFA at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, and his MFA at York University in Toronto. His main focus is printmaking, specifically screenprinting. He works out of Toronto’s Open Studio. He has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad, and his work is in numerous publica and private collections. His artwork has been published in YYZine (YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto), and Printmaking at the Edge by Richard Noyce. Click for more.

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Varied Editions: Open Studio Members’ Online Gallery
An initiative of Open Studio’s Membership Committee, this online art gallery showcases the work of Open Studio members on a rotating basis.


Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country; the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.

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Susana Reisman | Colin Miner, Lili Huston-Herterich, Maggie Groat

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Susana Reisman
Standardizing Nature: Trees, Wood, Lumber

September 12 to October 18, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 6 to 8 pm

BRUNCH TALK
Saturday, September 27, 12 to 2 pm
Pay-what-you-can brunch, 12 to 1 pm
Susana Reisman in conversation with Mark A. Cheetham, 1 to 2 pm

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Susana Reisman, Oriented strand board, 16 × 24 inch archival pigment print, 2013

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Combining photography with sculptural elements, Susana Reisman’s solo exhibition explores the form and function of natural resources and the transitional relationship between wood and lumber. Through staging and photographing ubiquitous building materials she invites a closer reading of how standards impact our reality.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Susana Reisman was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1977. She received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College (Boston, 1999) and an MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, 2005). After teaching photography for a number of years, Susana now dedicates her time to making art and running Circuit Gallery. She lives and works in Toronto.


Colin Miner, Lili Huston-Herterich, Maggie Groat
Data Mine
Curated by Noa Bronstein

September 12 to October 18, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 6 to 8 pm

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Lili Huston-Herterich, Study for Shards, hand formed and glazed ceramic with litho transfer, 2013

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Resting squarely in the interstices of science, tradition, mythology and nostalgia, the almanac is a particularly unique cultural artifact. As an annual reference for recording and predicting astronomical events (the rising and setting of the Sun, for instance), tides, weather, and other phenomena, or as a collection about a specific subject, this appendage offers a meditation on the cataloguing of time and object, and specific paradigms of accuracy. Taking the almanac as a point of departure artists Colin Miner, Maggie Groat and Lili Huston- Herterich’s site-specific, vitrines installations consider almanac-related themes, visually tracing the dialectic possibilities of informational patterns, and alternative research collections.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Colin Miner is an artist from Halifax now based in Toronto. Since completing a BFA and MFA at The University of British Columbia he is now finishing a PhD in Visual Arts and Culture at Western University. Miner has presented solo exhibitions nationally and participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally in Germany and China. Alongside an art practice Miner works with writing, design, and a curatorial practice through the publication Moire.

Lili Huston-Herterich was born and raised in Chicago and lives and works in Toronto. Most recently, she has exhibited a solo exhibition The Pleasure of A Lazy Laity at XPACE Cultural Centre in Toronto, and co-curated Don't Call it a Breakdown, Call it a Breakthrough!, a site-specific one day exhibition with collaborator Nadia Belerique. Forthcoming projects in 2014 include exhibitions at Birch Contemporary (Toronto) and OCAD University (Toronto). With a background in photography and image making, her studio practice is rooted in everyday forms and their inherent connotations, and often takes a multidisciplinary form.

Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artists’ books, site-specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, Groat's work explores studies for possible futures, salvage practices, relationships and reconnections to place and ancient knowledge systems from an indigenous perspective. Through reconfiguring and recontextualizing found materials, she assembles collages, sculptures and tools that enable moments of envisioning and the potential for action. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She is represented by Erin Stump Projects in Toronto.


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Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

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Fibreworks 2014

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Biennial Juried Exhibition of Canadian Fibre Art
September 12 – November 2, 2014
Friday Night ART Live & Opening: Friday, September 12, 7:00pm, Queen’s Square
1 North Square, Cambridge Ontario

FREE Art Bus for the opening of Fibreworks 2014, departing from and returning to Toronto. Reserve your seat early as spots are limited, RSVP with Cherie Fawcett at cfawcett@ideaexchange.org
Bus departs from OCAD, 100 McCall Street at 5:30pm and leaves Cambridge at 9:30pm (ETA Toronto 11:00pm).

Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition featuring the work of Canadian artists working in the fibre art medium. The choices are made by authorities in the field - curators, artists, and others knowledgeable about current developments in the medium. This year, Stuart Reid, director/curator at the Rodman Hall Art Centre in St Catharines, and Toronto artist, Hazel Meyer made the selections. The jurors responded to the images submitted along with the statements provided by the artists in order to make their decisions. While various themes may emerge during the selection process, the works are assessed on their individual merit. The Fibreworks 2014 competition attracted over 380 submissions; 24 artists made the final cut and of these, Mylène Boisvert, Marianne Burlew, and Humboldt Magnussen received honourable mentions from the jurors.

Since its beginning in 1986, Fibreworks has provided a context for what is happening now by some of the country’s foremost fibre artists and we are proud to provide the opportunity to share these innovative works with our community. The exhibition is also a frequent source for acquisitions to our growing permanent collection.

Selected artists: Steven Beckly (Toronto, ON), Mylène Boisvert (Montréal, QC), Marianne Burlew (Thornhill, ON), Li Chai (Etobicoke, ON), Anouk Desloges (Toronto, ON), Alyssa Ellis (Calgary, AB), Lindy Fyfe (Toronto, ON), Brette Gabel (Toronto, ON), Marie-José Gustave (Montréal, QC), Lee Henderson (Toronto, ON), Jan Henry (Victoria, BC), Humboldt Magnussen (Toronto, ON), Kate Jackson (Toronto, ON), Karin Jones (Vancouver, BC), Lucie Leroux (Montréal, QC), Daniel Manchego-Badiola (Niagara Falls, ON), April Martin (Montréal, QC), Amanda McCavour (Lambton Shore, ON), Shawna Munro (Winnipeg, MB), Marla Panko (Dundas, ON), Jacqueline Treloar (Toronto, ON), Kathryn Walter (Toronto, ON), Julie René de Cotret + Elinor Whidden (Hillsburgh /Toronto, ON).

Art, music, entertainment and atmosphere with no cover. Friday Night ART Live features live music, great food by the Kiwi, and a cash bar. Mark your calendars for Friday Night ART Live, Friday, September 12 at 7:00pm at Idea Exchange | Queen’s Square.

Images (L to R): Li Chai, Soreness II (detail), 2013; Mylène Boisvert, Linen Field #2 (detail), 2012; Humboldt Magnussen,
Viking Brothers (detail), 2014; Alyssa Ellis, Castor Bean (detail), 2013. Images courtesy of the artists.


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Manuel Chantre: Triple3

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Published on : 2014-09-12 01:00:00


Centre3 for Print and Media Arts presents:
Manuel Chantre
Triple3
Curated by Jim Riley


September 12 - October 11, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, September 12 (7:00 to 10:00 p.m.)

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Montreal-based artist Manuel Chantre will premier his New Media installation, Triple3, at Centre3 for Print and Media Arts during the annual SuperCrawl festival in Hamilton.

Triple3 is an interactive, audiovisual holographic form that is controlled by the audience via social media and smart phones. Using a Twitter page, viewers participate and produce a dynamic, audiovisual form in the gallery. People – whether around the installation or elsewhere – comment upon, “like”, or share the content of the Twitter page. The audience controls the sound and the abstract video images projected onto a rectangular film prism. Light appears to be floating in the air throughout the exhibition space, while the sounds coexist with the visual imagery.

During the Triple3 exhibition (September 12 - October 11, 2014), anyone may alter the holographic image and sound in the gallery by posting words, images, etc., on the following Twitter page. Even if you are not in the gallery, the image and audio will change.

Go to:
https://twitter.com/digitaltriple3

Enjoy Manuel Chantre’s video interview on Triple3.
http://youtu.be/eCKbukmf1f0

Manuel Chantre is a new media artist, composer and instructor. He is interested in the diversity of cultural symbols and in the experience of perceptions. His approach has been characterized by the combination of music, sound, video, programming, 3D electronic and moving lights, in creating performances and custom audiovisual installations.

Chantre’s works are co-produced by renowned international institutions in media art, including the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] (CA), le Mois-Multi (CA), Vidéographe (CA), Eastern Bloc (CA), le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (CA) and presented by the International Digital Arts Biennial of Montréal (CA), Mutek (CA), Elektra Festival (CA), Mapping Festival (CH), The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Video Pool (CA), Le Labo (CA), WORM (NL) and STEIM (NL).

Jim Riley is a Burlington, ON, based video artist and independent curator. His art practice is a blend of documentary evidence, personal ideology, social commentary and artistic investigation. His recent art practice involves public art and gallery video installations.  He has a BA from Brock University. He has exhibited his art for more than twenty-seven years in Canada and the USA. Some of Riley’s video art is represented by V tape Distributions, Toronto.


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