Corwyn Lund's exhibition Incisions & Illusions is featured on Art Blouin Info, UK edition.Click here to view the slideshow.
The gallery is pleased to announce it now represents Jim Verburg.
Jim Verburg (b.1977) is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto.
With a practice stemming from photography, Verburg’s work is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Employing materials such paint, ink, charcoal, and powdered graphite to interact with paper, newsprint, mylar, and vinyl, Verburg creates captivating compositions that mimic the delicate nuances of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence. Through an experimental process rooted in mindfulness and intentionality, Verburg explores the dynamic interplay between the physicality and emotionality of his materials. Tight geometric compositions are contrasted with layered planes of transparency to create subtle minimalist representations of a complex introspection. By treating light as both material and subject, Verburg pushes the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.
Notable projects and exhibitions include Shape and Light #1, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre (2016), solo projects with widmertheodoridis, Zurich (2009), VOLTA NY (2015), the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston (2015), Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014, 2016), and Galerie B-312 at Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal (2011) which received the Dazibao Prize. His work has been included in group exhibitions at The Power Plant, Toronto (2013), Oakville Galleries (2012), Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro (2014), Access Gallery, Vancouver (2014), Inman Gallery, Houston (2015), Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary (2016), and Cydonia Gallery, Dallas Texas (2017). His work also appears in several private and corporate collections.
His film For a Relationship won the 2008 Jury Prize for the Best Canadian Short Film a the Insideout Film Festival (Toronto) and was nominated for the Iris Prize (UK). His book O/ Divided/Defined, Weights, Measures, and Emotional Geometry was shortlisted for Best Printed Publication at the Gala des Arts Visual, Montreal (2014). His most recent book A New Relationship Between Reflective Sides was launched at MoMA Ps1 with the New York Art Book Fair (2015). Verburg is also the 2017 recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship.
Upcoming projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa (2017), a book project with Fw: Photography based in Amsterdam (2018), and a solo exhibition at Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University (2018).
Jim Verburg's exhibition A Certain Silence is featured in Italy's Minimalissimo magazine.Click here to read the full article.
Zalucky Contemporary listed as one of Toronto's "Best New Art Galleries" in Toronto Life's summer 2017 issue.
"This narrow Junction storefront represents some of the city's most promising contemporary artists, including Laura Moore, who makes clever limestone sculptures of desktop computers, tape cassettes and cameras, and Jacob Robert Whibley, whose sculpture practice makes use of 3-D printing technology. The gallery is well connected in the photography community, becoming a hot spot during the annual Contact Festival, and represents artists like the Gattuso Prize-winning Lee Henderson, whose 2016 exhibition Never Letting Us Take Breath overlaid a slide show of an anonymous family's vacation snaps with travel ads, poking at questions of experience and memory."
Meera Margaret Singh's solo exhibition Jardim, a Featured Exhibition for the 2017 CONTACT Photography
Festival, is featured in The Toronto Star.
"Singh spent two months of 2012 on an artist’s residency in Jardim, an industrial town in Brazil whose provisional landscape — ramshackle structures for transient workers, and the subsequent lack of care such impermanence inevitably brings — provided fertile, and abundant photographic subjects. The persistence of life amid the utter indifference of its surroundings — a ragged tree against an industrial wall; a giant, multi-armed aloe clenched tight and rooted in brick, a spiral of barbed wire above — give her pictures a seductive absurdity, laced with a quiet dread. That’s not all: Women weren’t allowed out in the evening in Jardim, whether for safety reasons or otherwise, leaving Singh to contemplate her daylight-only image-making under nightly house arrest, and infusing the images with a palpable threat."
- Murray Whyte
Jim Verburg's exhibition A Certain Silence is reviewed by Alex Bowron in Esse Magazine.Click here to read the full article.
The gallery is pleased to announce it now represents Lili Huston-Herterich.
Lili Huston-Herterich is a Toronto-based artist with a background in photography and a practice currently rooted in multidisciplinary installation. The artist routinely employs anti-hierarchical methods of art-making; integrating craft practices, staging participatory events, and using utilitarian objects to engage bodies that share the same space. Recent exhibitions include We of the Middling Sort at Zalucky Contemporary (2017), Babble On at Rockaway Topless, NY (2016), Soft Rug & A Chirping Bird at AC Repair Co., Toronto (2016), The Mouth that Holds the Tongue at The Power Plant, Toronto (2015), and Several Swallowing Egg Sounds at Peregrine Program, Chicago (2015). She is currently working on a digital archive project Chroma Lives with design historian Erin Alexa Freedman that was previously supported as a Performance-In-Residence with Amsterdam-based organization If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (2015-2016), as well as the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts (2016). This year, she will be exhibiting at MAW Gallery (New York), and will participate in Access Gallery's 23 Days At Sea residency on a freight ship, travelling from Vancouver to Shanghai across the Pacific Ocean. The artist received her BFA from York University in 2010 and will commence graduate studies at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in September 2017.
Sam Cotter's series On Location will be featured outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox (April 27 - May 31, 2017) as part of the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
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Lee Henderson Named the 2017 Glenfiddich Canadian Artists in Residence Prize Winner.Click here for more information.
Lili Huston-Herterich's exhibition We of the Middling Sort is featured on MOMUS.Click here to read the article.
Lili Huston-Herterich's exhibition We of the Middling Sort is featured in The Toronto Star.Click here to read the article.
The gallery is pleased to announce it now represents Jacob Robert Whibley.
Jacob Robert Whibley (b. 1978) is a Toronto-based artist who works predominantly in collage, sculpture and 3D printing technologies. His practice roots through modernist art, architecture and design concepts to address issues of temporality, labour and technology. Whibley is a graduate of OCAD University and a former member of the Toronto art collective Team Macho. Recent exhibitions include imperfect aspect at Open Studio, Toronto (2016), all we ever wanted was everything at Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto (2015), Point and Duration at Bourouina Gallery, Berlin (2014), More than Two (Let it Make Itself) at The Power Plant, Toronto (2013) and Freedom of Assembly at Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2012). His work has been acquired by the RBC Collection, BMO Collection, TD Collection and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The artist will have a solo exhibition at 8-11 Gallery (Toronto) in May of 2017.
Installation view at Latitude 53, Edmonton. Photo credit: Lee Henderson
Lee Henderson's exhibition Palliative Care (1985-1992) is on view at Latitude 53 (Edmonton) until September 10, 2016.To read a special commissioned essay by Alison Cooley, click here.
To read a feature article on the exhibition in Vue Weekly, click here.
Véronique Chagnon-Côté: Méandre is featured on Art Viewer.
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Installation view at the MacLaren Art Centre. Photo credit: Paul Cimoroni
Laura Moore's exhibition one man's junk is on view at the MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie) until October 16, 2016.To read a special commissioned essay by Adam Lauder, click here.
Photo courtesy of the artist
The gallery is pleased to announce it now represents Sam Cotter.
Sam Cotter is a Toronto-based artist whose practice exists at the intersection of research, text, and image. Cotter regularly employs photography, film, and installation to examine issues of visual representation and artifice. Central to the construction of all of his projects is an embedded documentary element mediated through a self-reflexive filter. Cotter received a BFA from Ryerson University in 2012. Recent exhibitions and projects include Reciprocity - a failure to communicate, a special commission for C Magazine's participation at the L.A. Art Book Fair (2015), Spit and Image at Ryerson Image Centre (2014) and An Exhibition (with Fraser McCallum) at Xpace Cultural Centre (2014). Cotter has curated the group exhibition "Working Conditions" on view at Gallery TPW from June 23 to August 6, and will have a solo exhibition at Zalucky Contemporary in the fall of 2016.
Installation view at Zalucky Contemporary. Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid
The 2016 Gattuso Prize is awarded to Lee Henderson for his CONTACT Featured Exhibition Never Letting Us Take Breath, presented at Zalucky Contemporary April 30 - June 4, 2016
The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The jury, Rui Mateus Amaral (Curator and Artistic Director of Scrap Metal) and Mona Filip (Director/Curator of the Koffler Gallery at the Koffler Centre of the Arts), based their decision on the calibre and concept of the work, the curatorial vision, and overall impact and presentation of the exhibition.
"Merging two mid-twentieth century photographic archives, Lee Henderson devises a multi-media project that poetically explores the visual intersections between personal records and marketing devices. Henderson's juxtaposition of images, projections and voice narration allow the viewer's eye to travel and encounter moments of beauty, surprise and longing, much like "the tourist" who is implicated in each found photograph. Evoking our own inner travelogues, the project articulates a thoughtful mediation on photography's persistent role in constructing and undoing personal memory." - Mona Filip and Rui Mateus Amaral.
For more information on the award, click here.