Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MKG127 Artists and the Canadian Art Hop Gala Dinner and Auction

Roula Partheniou and Joy Walker, in collaboration are creating the environment for the 2014 Canadian Art Gala Dinner and Auction.

David R. Harper's Simulacra (Swan) is included in the works available at the auction. The event is being held at Kool Haus on Thursday, September 18th beginning at 6pm. Tickets to the auction are still available and can be purchased HERE.

On Saturday, September 20, MKG127 is included in the Dundas West tour of Canadian Art's Gallery Hop Day. Led by curator Stefan Hancherow, the Dundas West tour begins at p|m Gallery (1518 Dundas St. West) at 4:30pm. Join Stefan in viewing Gwen MacGregor's new work in the main space, Roula Partheniou in the front space, as well as our new lightbox project by Ken Lum.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Adam David Brown at Trinity Square Video

Trinity Square Video's upcoming exhibition TWO-D: Sculptural Video is a series of themed video commissions exploring the bridge between sculpture and video. Among the works is Adam David Brown's Solar Systemwhich utilizes elements of Marcel Duchamp's Roto-Relief combined with graphic elements of op-art to construct a celestial orbit of psycho-spatial distortions. TWO-D: Sculptural Video opens on September 13, with a reception from 6-9pm and runs until October 17.

Friday, September 5, 2014

David R. Harper nominated for Ceramic Art Prize

David R. Harper is one of five artists who have been nominated for the RBC Emerging Artist Ceramic Art Prize.  Harper was nominated by Virginia Eichhorn, Director of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.  In relation to the RBC prize the nominated artists have their work exhibiting at the Gardiner Museum until October 14, 2014.  Public voting is open until October 12, the winner will be announced on the final day of the exhibition.  Cast your vote for Harper HERE.

Bill Burns in TBD opening at MOCCA tonight

Bill Burns  is included in the exhibition "TBD" at MOCCA opening tonight from 5 - 8 PM.  Burns will be amongst a variety of artists interested in challenging the power structures within contemporary art galleries, visualizing new avenues and possibilities for artists and galleries within the community.  TBD is curated by Su-Ying Lee and will on view from September 6 - October 26.
Keep an eye open for Bill Burns' project on electric billboards which can be seen on freeways in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal from September 15-October 15, 2014.  The 22 billboards are a project with MOCCA (Toronto) and ALLVISION's Paint the City programme (New York) and are produced in English, Portuguese, French, Standard Chinese and Punjabi.

A review of the TBA exhibition can be found here at: The Globe and Mail 

Liza Eurich and John Marriot in a group show at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Liza Eurich and John Marriot, along with eight other artists will be exploring the playful and humorous side of minimal art in Why Can't Minimal at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Curated by John G. Hampton, the exhibition runs from September 2 through October 19, with the opening reception on Thursday, September 11 from 6-8pm. John G. Hampton will be giving a curator's tour on September 20th at 2pm. A review of the exhibition by Murray Whyte of the Toronto Star can be read HERE.

Roula Partheniou and Gwen MacGregor in September group shows

Roula Partheniou and Gwen MacGregor are included in This Area is Under 23 Hour Video and Audio Surveillance, a group exhibition curated by Yan Wu. Roula's 100 Variations will be included, and Gwen will be exhibiting The Things I Forgot, a collaborative installation with Lewis Nicholson. The exhibition opened yesterday at the Jackman Humanities Institute at The University of Toronto and continues until June 2015.

Roula Partheniou is also included in a group show at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery opening September 14th. Archive Fever! is a collaborative archival and collection project curated by Krista Blake. The show closes January 4, 2015.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gwen MacGregor at the Fernie Museum

To honor the 50th anniversary of Fernie's historical curse raising ceremony, Gwen MacGregor's video Fold it Up and Put it Away: Fernie's Curse (first exhibited in 1998 at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery) is currently on view at the Fernie Museum until the end of August.  In conjunction with the video, Gwen will be giving a talk at the Museum on Thursday August 14th at 7pm. See more HERE.

Since completing her MA in cultural geography, MacGregor's first published article, "Toronto's Nuit Blanche" can be found in the current issue of the journal, Art and the Public Sphere.