- BRIGHTVIEW – May 8-14, 2014 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
An exhibition presented by FLOP HAUS and the Z-RO COLLECTIVE
May 8– 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Thurs. May 8, 7-11 pm
Winnipeg has become a city of the past. Unfortunate geography, the demise of train travel, poor planning and a lagging economy has produced a city in decline. Many inhabitants choose to ignore this state of entropy while artists have reveled in branding the disenfranchised city.
The apartment blocks still proliferated most areas of the city and serve as an obvious testament to this this. Most are throwbacks in style and scale. Often smaller than the modern day high rise. These buildings were erected by land hungry immigrants as investments often named for spouses or children. Signage was a matter of pride; earnestly elaborate with gaily painted fonts, a tribute to the lost art of the coping saw
Now there is no more money to invest, and repairing or rebuilding is not economical but the blocks are cash cows, to remain in use until the roofs give out they are monuments to the status quo. Their presence is both economic necessity and a fossilized running joke. But as in Europe, as time goes on, what once was simply dated becomes rare. To the artist, looking for a shortcut to that sought after state of reference—the lost, pre technological world, Winnipeg has become a symbol and its sad flavor a commodity. Uneasy nostalgia has been repurposed as a desire to be disenfranchised, which surfaces in the dead style of paintings by Sean Morin, Two-Six and in the downtrodden lyrics of the Weakerthans.
“Brightview” is a visual reference to this fossilization of time, preserving in the amber of four forms of technology by the eroding bricks and mortar, which stand testament to time standing still.
William Eakin, Cliff Eyland, Craig Love and Leala Hewak formed Z-RO Collective in 2012. Their work interprets and pre-digests visions of Winnipeg in a disenfranchised state. Persistent with their images of apartment blocks and nostalgic scenes, Z-RO Collective commodifies what is found as-is for re- consumption in public domain.
William Eakin (Represented by Stephen Bulger)- http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=114An exhibition presented by FLOP HAUS and the Z-RO COLLECTIVE May 8– 15, 2013 Opening Reception: Thurs. May 8, 7-11 pm Winnipeg has become a city of the past. Unfortunate geography, the demise ...
Craig Love – www.craigstuartlove.com
Cliff Eyland – www.cliffeyland.com
Leala Hewak – Leala@flopha.us
- Rose-Tinted: May 15 – 28 ARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: May 15th (7-11pm)
Exhibition Dates: May 15 – 28, 2014
Rose-Tinted features photography that incorporates an element of capturing something sacred. The emphasis of this exhibition is on worldly captures and phenomena, and serves as a commentary on the human tendency to seek out rare or unfamiliar occurrences and settings. It also addresses the role photographic media plays in retelling and reliving moments, scenes, climaxes and peak experiences.
Featuring Artworks by:
Jonathan Garcia Mainou
This exhibition is registered with the CONTACT Photography Festival
It will run concurrent Solo Exhibitions:
Spencer Robertson: May 15 – 21, 2014
Taimaz Moslemiam/LEAD: May 22 – 28, 2014Opening Reception: May 15th (7-11pm) Exhibition Dates: May 15 – 28, 2014 Rose-Tinted features photography that incorporates an element of capturing something sacred. The emphasis of this exhibition is on worldly captures ...
*opens May 22nd 7-11pm (Project Gallery 1 year anniversary)
- Concurrent Streams: May 1 – 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday May 1 (7-11pm)
Exhibition Dates: May 1 – 7, 2014
CONCURRENT STREAMS features artworks by several Toronto-based artists whose work reflect current perspectives on photography, memory and vision. Functioning as a survey of contemporary aesthetics, modern life and edgy imagery; the exhibit showcases artists employing innovative use of media, subject matter and multi-disciplinary approaches in their practices. The diversity of artworks displayed converge in their potency and relevance to a current aesthetic.
Jen Jen Bolt
This exhibition is registered with the Contact Photography Exhibition 2014
Curated by Devan PatelOpening Reception: Thursday May 1 (7-11pm) Exhibition Dates: May 1 – 7, 2014 CONCURRENT STREAMS features artworks by several Toronto-based artists whose work reflect current perspectives on photography, memory and vision. Functioning as ...