- TL;DR Laura Hudspith – Solo Exhibition
Laura Hudspith – solo exhibition at Project Gallery
Exhibition dates: Thu, May 18 – Sun, May 28
For the final exhibition at our Queen Street East location, Project Gallery is pleased to present Laura Hudspith’s second solo exhibition, TL;DR.
Hudspith transforms the gallery into a dramatic installation combining sculpture, video projection, and neon, where light emanating from each work illuminates the next. Her projected tableaux vivant depicts a near motionless woman amidst both real and faux, fresh and rotting delicacies, conjuring a sense of stagnation and tension. A large unmarked grave across the gallery’s floor pulses light and sets a synthetic overgrown garden aglow, its dense flora saturated with viscous biofluids. Neon light casts the flippant message ‘tl;dr’ across the scene, and creates a sense of an impassable force.
Upon discovering her own incongruous memory of a passage written by Alice Munro in Lives of Girls and Women, where the young protagonist misunderstands the gravity of a gruesome truth and instead envisions an implausible alt-reality, Hudspith staged and filmed her own elaborated version of this illogical error. In her tableaux, a woman lays on a cold marble tabletop amidst a feast. The figure is at once hyper-sexualized and neutered, her body revealed underneath a clear plastic dress so tight as to flatten her curves. Fruit begins to rot, pink milk sours, a glass of black liquid is overturned. What’s left reveals its synthetic nature – a silicone aspic, plastic fruit, pink rubber tarts – and the woman in the dress remains breathing lightly.
The artist is interested in the effects of cultural trends on the way people understand the world’s workings and their agency within it. In particular, Hudspith contemplates the effects of individualist culture on radicalization and the growing divide between socio-political ideologies. Using a feminist lens through which to examine this divide, TL;DR creates a picture of contemporary communication caught in between cause and effect, dialogue and the echo chamber, life and death, gender and equity, and naivete versus the explicit.The artist would like to extend a special thanks to Tamara Legér for her contributions to photography and videography, and writer, Ashley McLellan, for her exhibition response.TL;DR Laura Hudspith – solo exhibition at Project Gallery Exhibition dates: Thu, May 18 – Sun, May 28 For the final exhibition at our Queen Street East location, Project Gallery is pleased to ...
- Levels: Andre Kan – April 7-23
Opening Reception: Friday April 7th 6-9pm (RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: April 7 – 23, 2017
Enlivened by his interest in spacial structures and interconnectivity, Andre Kan’s paintings serve as excitable blueprints for a possible reality. Each work depicts the artists’ signature imaginative building blocks that converge and begin to build upon each other and strengthening each other towards an ever transforming space. Kan’s structures are substantial and complex but not yet anchored – they float suspended in his psychological space. In this way Kan’s buildings remain a playful proposition for the viewer not yet tied to a specific place or function. With his dynamic formations, Kan propels us towards an ever optimistic future where new connections and constructions have yet to materialize.
Kan’s most recent body of work, ‘Levels’ sets the stage as an optical course between the viewer and the artist. The works depict architectural interpretations that no longer rely on a single or double vantage point, but rather the multiple view points of a landscape as a whole. Through geometric deciphering- these playful, interconnected structures suggests what possibility means through self discovery, and the stages of questioning the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it.
Andre Kan is a Toronto based painter. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2014, he continues his creative pursuits as an Artist, Photographer, Curator, Producer, and Musician. His paintings have been showcased throughout Canada with permanent collections in the U.S and China.Opening Reception: Friday April 7th 6-9pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: April 7 – 23, 2017 ARTWORK CATALOG Enlivened by his interest in spacial structures and interconnectivity, Andre Kan’s paintings serve as excitable blueprints for ...
- Curio: March 16 – April 2
Curio – New Work by Megan Ellen MacDonald
Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday March 16th 6-9pm (RSVP)Megan Ellen MacDonald’s oil paintings have one foot in the 18th century and the other in the 21st. MacDonald appropriates romantic and baroque themes to firmly ground her work in the context of lavish genre painting, setting the stage for her colourful depictions of mass market disposable decoration and kitsch subject matter. Her work playfully questions the very nature of representational painting in the past and present – the impossible task of portraying reality when so much of what we consider as realism is often confused with the unreal.MacDonald’s most recent body of work, Curio, removes her subject matter from the grandiose landscapes they usually inhabit, and presents them in the more intimate context of still life. Fascinated by the innately useless nature of decorative objects – specifically those relating to domesticity and femininity, MacDonald takes subjects like knock-off fabergé eggs and mass produced decorative teacups and situates them as the objets de vertu of her still life paintings. Surrounded by fleshy fruits and lavish fabrics, a tarnished sugar bowl becomes a cauldron spilling pink smoke, and a cheap unicorn figurine becomes an elegant statue, all doused in a colourful haze of fantasy. By mirroring the visual opulence of her predecessors, MacDonald’s paintings give these decorative objects the illusion of grandeur and importance, and create a visual narrative all their own.Megan Ellen MacDonald is an artist living and working in Toronto, ON. MacDonald received her BFA from OCADU in 2013 and has exhibited work in Toronto and Montreal. Her work has been featured in art fairs including The Artist Project and Art Toronto, and auctions including Art With Heart and the upcoming Art Gems.
Project Gallery is located at 1109 Queen St E and open regularly Wed-Sun 12-5pm
Please direct inquiries to Devan Patel email@example.comCurio – New Work by Megan Ellen MacDonald Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 2, 2017 Reception: Thursday March 16th 6-9pm (RSVP) Megan Ellen MacDonald’s oil paintings have one foot in the 18th ...
- ’flō\ – a performative site specific installation by Nadine Bariteau
\’flō\ is a performative site specific installation by Nadine Bariteau that will take form between the 17th and the 21st of April 2017
The installation will occur over the course of a week and will culminate with a Spring Reception on Friday 21th at 8:00pm
To see the installation in progress: from 18th to 20th at 8:30pm
Last chance to meet with the artist when she teardown on Sunday 23rd at 8:30pm
Direct inquiries to devan@projectgallerytoront
- Where No One Will Find Us – Alli Boddy Solo Exhibition
Exhibition: Fri, February 3 – Sun, February 26
Reception: Fri, February 3 6-10pm
Alli Boddy’s solo exhibition ‘Where No One Will Find Us’ explores the intersection of figure and landscape. Inspired by her personal connection to nature, her figure/landscape narratives represent the lived experience. Her subjects, which include herself and those close to her, all appear to exude a freedom of spirit. Alli is a strong believer in nature’s ability to transcend and portrays her subjects not gazing at the viewer, but focused in their own moment, venturing off into forests or teetering on cliff’s edge.
- Librarians, Books, and Clouds – Cliff Eyland: Nov 17 – Jan 29
Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 17th 6-9pm (RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: Nov 17 – Jan 29, 2017
at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro St – back entrance)
Librarians, Books and Clouds is Cliff Eyland’s first solo exhibition in Toronto since 2009. The show includes 300 works, all 3″x5″ acrylic and/or mixed media paintings.
Since 1981 Cliff Eyland has been making art the size of the traditional 3″ by 5″ library catalogue card. His paintings, drawings, and photographs are shown in both libraries and art galleries. He has also inserted thousands of original drawings in library books in Canada and the United States.
Several major Canadian art galleries have mounted solo exhibitions and installations of Eyland’s work, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada’s Library & Archives, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The New School University, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He has also participated in group exhibitions in many venues, and his work is in many public and private collections.
Eyland’s public commissions include a 600 piece installation at Edmonton’s Meadows Library, a 5000 work piece at Halifax’s Central Library, a 1000 work piece for the Winnipeg Millennium Library, and an 8 painting per room set of works at Winnipeg’s Alt Hotel.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and apptsOpening Reception: Thursday Nov 17th 6-9pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: Nov 17 – Jan 29, 2017 at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro St – back entrance) Librarians, Books and Clouds is Cliff Eyland’s first ...