Winnipeg artist Robert Taite presents Acrow Pillow Prop, a collection of architectural paintings that explore the poetics of space. Using the gallery wall as a blank canvas for experimentation and play, Taite uses found fabrics as substitutes for mark-making. Paint mis-tints and structural forms create repetition in pattern and formation, striving towards a serendipitous abstraction through assemblage. Taite, a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competitions, has exhibited throughout Canada, most recently at the gallery AKA Artist Run in Saskatoon, SK.
Guy Maddin at Carpenter Centre for Visual Arts in Boston, MA
Guy Maddin at Message to Man International Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. September 23 - 30
Over a period of 5 days, Maddin will screen 7 films, as well as present an exhbiiton of collages at the Freud Museum of Dreams.
Kristin Nelson in Fibreworks 16 at Idea Works, Cambridge, ON
Fibreworks, now in its 16th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. All works selected for the exhibition are eligible for the Juror’s award and may be purchased by Idea Exchange as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art.
Fibreworks 2016 is juried by Sarah Quinton, Artist/Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto, ON) and Jaime Angelopoulos, Artist (Toronto, ON). This year, the jury received submissions from 194 artists from across Canada, after a thorough selection process 15 artists were selected for exhibition.
Kristin Nelson in Superimposition: Sculpture and Image | Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Mayer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts: at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, MB, October 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017
Curated by Jenifer Papararo
Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Maåyer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts are connected in Superimposition: Sculpture and Image as artists who contend with the spatial terms of sculpture while also contemplating the flat surface of images. “Superimposition” is often used as a technical term in graphics to refer to the layering of photographic images or patterns. It can be as simple as placing a pattern over a shape to give it texture or more complexly creating an illusory effect by joining two photographic images seamlessly as if they were taken simultaneously. The commonality of this effect is exponential. The more acute outcome is that in superimposing one thing over another there is always a concealing of portions of one image or graphic for another that determines its transformative action. It is this characteristic that is overlaid on to the work in this exhibition not as a technique but as a method of approach.
Scott Benesiinaabaandan |Screens and Thresholds at Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Group show curated by Raymond Boisjoly : October 7, 2016.
Screens and Thresholds considers the possibilities and anxieties of visualising cultural knowledge, and highlights the potential for transformation.
Derek Dunlop residency at Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC September 27 - November 3, 2016
During this residency, Dunlop will be exploring two distinct projects that build off the lithography work that he recently produced in Montreal: mono-printing using fingers as tools for mark-making; and, exploring dry-point using mylar or plexiglass as the matrix for drawing into and inking.
Additionally, he will undertake research around abstraction as a way of thinking about subjectivity, taking inspiration from Karen Barad’s ideas about touch, Sarah Ahmed’s ideas about queer phenomenology, and new theories around embodied knowledge.