Thursday, September 27, 2012

Adam David Brown Part of Blackwood Gallery's Door to Door Project This Week

Adam David Brown's project, There’s No Place Like Home is part of Blackwood Gallery's 5th edition of it's Door to Door series this week.
This series of off site interventions which has included projects by Micah Lexier, Germaine Koh & Gordon Hicks is curated by Blackwood's director/curator, Christof Migone.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Instant Coffee Commission in Richmond BC, cover of c magazine

Congratulations to Instant Coffee for completing Perpetual Sunset a new public commission, which fills the west-facing wall of the Camino Development Project in Richmond BC. Spanning over 80 feet wide and 40 feet high, the mural made of nearly 40,000 individual reflective coloured sequins is designed to catch the natural light, most directly echoing the setting sun.

IC also makes an appearance on the cover of the current issue of c magazine  and is featured in the article, Communities and Antagonism: Looking for Art in All the Wrong Places by Amy Fung

Friday, September 7, 2012

Article on Bill Burns from Saturday's Globe and Mail

This article on Bill Burns appeared in the Globe and Mail on Saturday, September 1.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dave Dyment Project At The Power Plant

Dave Dyment has created two new works in response to the Power Plant's archive as part of their Dissenting Histories: 25 Years of the Power Plant project. The first work, shown above, Is It What It Is and Other Questions is a 10 foot LED sign  that contains a series of one thousand questions taken from the Power Plant Gallery's archives, including correspondences, contracts, interviews, guestbook comments, questionnaires, and inter-office communiqués. These vary from the philosophical ("Does that mean time is a figment of our imagination") to the practical ("Will there be a dinner?"). 
The second project, shown below, HÖFER CRATE consists of an eBook of 100 pages, boxed with a nine-panel accordion fold print of polaroids from the Power Plant archive. The project documents works by Candida Höfer that arrived for exhibition at the Power Plant damaged. 
These works will be exhibited until August 26th.

Bill Burns Project in Esopus 18

The current issue of Esopus contains an project by Bill Burns, storyboards from Ivan the Terrible Told in the form of Dogs and Boats and Airplanes. Two samples are shown below.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Michael Dumontier Wins 2012 Making A Mark Award

Congratulations to Michael Dumontier for winning the prestigious Making a Mark Award which was awarded at the Winnipeg Arts Council’s annual Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts, on Friday June 15.
The Making a Mark Award applauds an established professional artist, in any discipline, who is receiving critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in Winnipeg and beyond.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Exhibition and Artists' Book Launch for Michael Dumontier Collaboration with Micah Lexier

Call Ampersand Response is a collaborative artwork made of images exchanged via email between Winnipeg based artist Michael Dumontier and Toronto based artist Micah Lexier. This exchange resulted in a bookwork co-published by Zurich, Switzerland based Nieves and Montreal based Artexte and an exhibition that opens at Artexte tomorrow and continues until September 8.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bill Burns, David Harper in "Oh Canada" at MASS MoCA

MKG127 artists Bill Burns and David Harper are included in Oh Canada at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.
The exhibition which opened just last weekend is being called the largest survey of contemporary Canadian Art ever produced outside of Canada.
It has been receiving a lot of press including articles in Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and CBC.
A comprehensive full-color 450-page catalogue by MIT Press will accompany the exhibition. 
The exhibition continues until April 1, 2013.
Burns also has a solo exhibition, Bird Radio opening June 1 at The Art Gallery of Grand Prairie. It continues until August 26.
Harper is included in the exhibition, Skin which opened May 19 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. It continues until September 9.

Roula Partheniou at Convenience Gallery

Roula Partheniou's exhibition, five o'clock shadow at Convenience Gallery is a must see.
It transforms the gallery into a reduced and distorted mirror image of itself. A group of objects are arranged, copied, reversed, and reflected in various shades of gray.
Convenience Gallery is 24/7 window gallery located at 58 Lansdowne Avenue at Seaforth Avenue, one block North of Queen in Toronto.
The exhibition runs from May 21 to July 19.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Liss Platt wins 2012 Hamilton Arts Award and Exhibits at Rodman Hall

Congratulations to Liss Platt who is the 2012 City of Hamilton Visual Arts Award recipient in the established category. Liss also currently has an exhibition, You Can't Get There From Here at Rodman Hall in St. Catharines. The exhibition continues until September 16. There is a reception on May 24 from 7 - 9 PM.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kristiina Lahde featured in novum Magazine

Kristiina Lahde is featured in the May 2012 issue of German design magazine, novum. Kristiina will be exhibiting at MKG127 from May 26th to June 23rd.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Instant Coffee at the Western front

Instant Coffee Feeling So Much Yet Doing So Little opens at the Western Front in Vancouver on February 16 and continues until April 7. A video trailer for the exhibition can be seen here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Publication by Bill Burns

Dogs and Boats and Airplanes told in the form of Ivan the Terrible a new book work by Bill Burns has just been published as a 192 hardbound edition by Space Poetry in Copenhagen, Denmark. Burns has also recently been awarded a fellowship from the Kone Foundation in Helsinki, Finland to work on his new project called a Brownnoser's Story.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michael Dumontier at Plug In ICA

This Friday January 27 from 7 - 11 PM, A Moon or a Button, a solo exhibition of work by Michael Dumontier opens at Plug In ICA in Winnipeg. The exhibition is curated by Micah Lexier who has also curated a companion exhibition at Plug In, Like Minded featuring works by more than 30 artists that share interests and sensibilities with Dumontier. Several MKG127 artists are included in this exhibition : Dave Dyment, Ken Nicol, Roula Partheniou, Joy Walker and Laurel Woodcock. Both exhibitions continue until March 25. Michael Dumontier's next exhibition at MKG127 is scheduled to open on March 17, 2012.

Ossington, MKG127 in November issue of Wallpaper

Top 20 reasons to be in Canada...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MKG127 Artists in Sediment at G Gallery

Bill Burns, Dave Dyment and Roula Partheniou all have work included in the exhibition, Sediment at G Gallery which opened on January 13 and continues until February 26. This is the second exhibition at G's new location, very near to MKG127.

Friday, January 20, 2012

MKG127 Artists at SCRAP METAL

Toronto collectors Samara Walbohm and Joe Shlesinger opened their new gallery, Scrap Metal, on December 9th with their first show Read All Over. The exhibition includes work by MKG127 artists Dave Dyment, Michael Dumontier and Laurel Woodcock as well as many others including General Idea, Douglas Coupland and Annette Messager. The exhibition continues until May 1st.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012