PARKS & WRECK
March 7-30, 2013
Opening Reception: March 7 (7-10 PM)
For this solo exhibition, artist Nathalie Quagliotto continues her investigation of discarded, abandoned, and discontinued children’s objects in the show PARKS & WRECK, presenting photography, video, and a sign work surrounding disturbing images of play and playgrounds.
More info: http://www.gallerywest.info/upcoming.html
Congratulations to gallerywest’s Evan Tyler!
Evan Tyler, 27, is a visual artist, writer, curator, and gallery director. He works in video, drawing, text, performance, and photography and often employs monologues to tell stories of “the human condition in all of its mundane brilliance.” Tyler currently resides in Toronto, where he is the owner and the director of programming at Gallerywest, a contemporary art gallery located on Queen Street West. Since the fall of 2010, the gallery has exhibited 28 shows in multiple media by local, national, and international artists, with an emphasis on emerging prairie artists.
Read the full list here.
I exited the gallery safe in the knowledge that the absurdities that make us laugh are also those that make us think.
Since we’re on the subject of funny, I almost laughed out reading the list of artists in gallerywest’s current group exhibition Trophy when I came upon the best collective name in recent memory: Phomohobes. The Regina-based duo of Colby Richardson and Jason Cawood make collages, one of which is included in this spotty assembly of videos, sculptures, photographs, and more. Like any compilation album, a couple tracks hit it out of the park amid the dross.
SPECIAL EVENT INVITEEXHIBIT 28
Opening: January 30, 7-11 pm
The birthday exhibitions explode onto the Toronto art scene for a third year now. Nathalie Quagliotto turns 28 and invites 28 artists to show work. This year’s focus is on emerging and established visual artists based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who have received a significant amount of attention for their work.
MOVE is looking for up to 5 artists to create unique, funky and fresh pieces for our upcoming 5th Year Anniversary celebration!
Established in 2008, MOVE International Inc. strives to provide a dance competition forum and experience to dance studios located across Ontario, Canada. Our philosophy is that we dare to be different. We pride ourselves on offering new, unique and fresh concepts. We continuously receive extremely positive and enthusiastic feedback from our attendees, which reinforces our philosophy to continue to provide a dance competition that is different, exciting and fresh.
The expectation will be for the artist to depict, through art, the MOVE spirit, concept, company name and our presence in the dance community.
- We are looking for artists that can produce paintings, including graffiti artists.
- The artist will be asked to produce their work on location at one of our Ontario locations (locations include: London, ON, Markham, ON, Niagara Falls, ON, Toronto, ON and Collingwood, ON). We are looking for an artist who is willing to work as a live demonstration to produce up to 12 copies of their design (chosen and approved by MOVE Directors and their clients) during our events.
- Artists will be asked to provide their own transportation to each location (with travel expenses to be paid for by MOVE International Inc.) and stay overnight for a maximum of two nights (with hotel accommodations to be paid for by MOVE International Inc.) Art pieces must be produced within 3 days.
- Each selected artist will be asked to produce up to 12 copies of each selected design. These pieces will be given to our clients at each location.
This is a great opportunity for any visual arts student who wishes to work with a young entrepreneurial company while also adding a stunning piece to their professional portfolios and refining their creative expression and technique!
We encourage you to submit a few of your pieces of work via email to: email@example.com for consideration. Final decisions will be made in February 2013.
How to Apply:
- The ability to work live in front of an audience.
- The ability to travel to your preferred location.
- The ability to be creative, professional, flexible and reliable.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and samples of your artwork.
Name: Beatriz Leonardo
January 10-28, 2013
Opening Reception: January 10, 7pm-late
Ulysses Castellanos (Toronto, ON)
Jennifer Chan (Syracuse, NY)
Phomohobes (Regina, SK)
Ben Schubert (Vancouver, BC)
Geoffrey Jones (Montreal, QC)
Nathalie Quagliotto (Montreal, QC)
Marvin Antonio (Toronto, ON)
Alice Evensen (Toronto, ON)
Joshua and Zakary Sandler (Brooklyn, NY)
Taimaz Moslemian (Toronto, ON)
Chad Arie (Regina, SK)
Randal Fedje (Toronto, ON)
Joan Wilson (Toronto, ON)
featuring a late night dance party with WILD TUES!
curated by Evan Tyler
The ’80s Connection: An Interview with Jason Cawood via Mirror80
There’s no denying that a recent influx of ’80s-themed Tumblrs has showcased the decade’s fashion, interiors, pop culture and art in vivid detail. And no Tumblr offers a more comprehensive and well-sourced collection of 1980s artwork than “80s art,” created by Jason Cawood. Vibrant geometry, abstract forms and bold designs reign on Cawood’s Tumblr, which is a clear fan favorite. This past week, I had the honor of corresponding with Jason Cawood, who shared his thoughts on a range of topics, from ’80s art trends to Tumblr’s role in the decade’s unfolding revival…
curated by Joan Lillian Wilson
Dec. 7- 22, 2012
Opening: Friday Dec. 7 from 7-10 pm
Body Talk features the work of Marvin Antonio, Renée Drexler, Shannondoah Malloy, Taimaz Moslemian and Setareh Zakeri. The exhibition, comprised of photographic as well as sculptural works, explores the discourse of the body as a vehicle for social and political dialogues.
While the notion of artist-as-model carries a rich history within modern art, little attention is currently being paid to contemporary artists who continue to utilize modes of self-representation. This lack of emphasis is particularly true of artists who use their own bodies to highlight the ever-present individual and subjective constraints that result from the narratives of race, gender, and religion.
In an essay on the work of Frida Kahlo, Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen noted not only Kahlo’s use of the body as a bearer of signs, but her language of masquerading the self as an inscription of metaphor. Body Talk brings together emerging artists working within this dialogue to create altered and performative representations of the body that transcend and problematize conventional discourses of the ‘othered’ self.