Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book reading by Bill Burns in Paris

Following the launch of his new book at the Toronto Art Fair and at Canada House in London, Bill Burns will present a reading of Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us - featuring Bill Burns at La Cite Internationale de Arts in Paris.  The reading will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 17.  La Cite Internationale de Arts is located at 18 rue de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris 75004.

The 224 hardcover book includes a wide range of charming illustrations and an assemblage of texts written by Bill Burns, Dan Adler, Jennifer Allen, Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda.  Also included is a foreword by Jennifer Matotek and Stuart Reid.  Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us - featuring Bill Burns is a collection of writings on the themes of Burns' practice.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Projects by Dave Dyment

Born on a Train

Dyment's newspaper project is a text about cinema, the railway, and filming in Toronto. Launched on November 19th as part of Jess Dobkin's Artists' Newsstand at Chester Station, Born on a Train is illustrated with photographs of the 'ghost station' of Bay Lower platform taken in collaboration with Lee HendersonThe project is the third offshoot from Dyment's  ongoing film project Substitute City.

Turntable Performance

As part of a program curated by Eleanor King for New Adventures in Sound Art, Dyment performed a turntable duet with Roula Partheniou at The Box Toronto: Studio and Theatre on November 21st. Accompanying the performance was a short lecture tracking the origins of one of the first 'mash-up' or 'bastard pop' songs.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

AGO Acquires Work by Michael Dumontier

Congratulations to Michael Dumontier. Five of his Untitled (nails) were acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario for it's permanent collection during the opening night preview of Art Toronto 2015.

Monday, October 12, 2015

MKG127 is Returning to Art Toronto and UNTITLED Miami Beach

MKG127 is exhibiting at Art Toronto from October 23 - 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets to the Opening Night Preview on October 22 are available HERE.  We are in booth #C-7 so please come by if you're attending!
MKG127 is also returning to the UNTITLED. Art Fair in  Miami Beach from December 2 - 6.  We will be in booth #C-9.  Please come say hello if you're in Miami!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Liss Platt at the Hamilton Film Festival and Shake-n-Make at The Artist's Newsstand

Liss Platt's collective Shake-n-Make will be presenting What's Cookin', a new project for The Artists Newsstand at Chester TTC Station in Toronto. The exhibition opens on October 6th from 5-7pm, and runs until October 12.

Liss' Dark Horse Candidate will be screened at the Hamilton Film Festival, which runs from November 2nd until the 8th. The documentary will be shown on November 4th at the Elaine May Theatre at 9:30pm. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bill Burns at the Biennial de Asuncion

Bill Burns has created an impressive new audio work for the Biennial de Asuncion.  The project, Big In Paraguay can be heard over the PA system at Asuncion International AirportBill Burns recently produced the audio piece during his Artist-in-Residence at La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.  This is the first year that Asuncion will host an International Contemporary Arts Biennial, taking place from October 1- 31, 2015.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monica Tap at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Monica Tap is included in Beyond the Pines, a group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. The show opens on September 24 from 7-9pm and continues until January 1st, 2016. For those in Toronto, there is a free bus that leaves from the Gladstone Hotel at 6pm. Beyond the Pines is presented in partnership with the Homer Watson House and Gallery.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sara Graham at the Surrey Art Gallery

Sara Graham is one of over twenty artists included in Views from the Southbank III at the Surrey Art Gallery in BC. The exhibition responds to the digital age, and the various ways in which we use it. The show opens on September 19, and runs through December 13.

Friday, September 18, 2015

John Marriott at the Dunlop Art Gallery

John Marriott's solo exhibition at the Dunlop Art Gallery opens tonight, September 18. John will be giving an artist talk at 6pm at the RPL Theatre with the opening reception to follow. Sympathy for the Institution was curated by Blair Fornwald, who will be holding a tour of the exhibition on October 10 at 2pm. The exhibition runs until November 15.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Works by Four MKG127 Artists Included in the Canadian Art Hop Gala Auction Tonight

Remaining Light (After Caravaggio 1593) by David R. Harper (pictured above) is one of four works by MKG127 artists that is on the auction block tonight at the Canadian Art Foundation Gala. Works by Bill Burns, Kristiina Lahde and Laurel Woodcock are also included in the auction.
Gallery Hop Tours are on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday September 27. The Dundas West/Ossington tour that makes a stop at MKG127 meets at G Gallery, 134 Ossington Avenue at 4 PM on Saturday the 26th.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Roula Partheniou's Inventory at University of Waterloo Art Gallery

Roula Partheniou's solo exhibition, Inventory opens at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery on Thursday September 17 from 5-8 PM. The survey exhibition includes works from 2010 - 2015 and is on view in gallery 1 alongside Kelly Mark's exhibition 108 Leyton in Gallery 2. The exhibitions continue until October 31.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Laurel Woodcock included in two group shows

The Queer Feeling of Tomorrow brings together work from 6 artists whose work deals with doubt, resilience and political agency. Included in this exhibition is Laurel Woodcock'untitled [a film by John Baxter (1946), a song by the Beatles (1969), an album by Nina Simone (1971), a novel by Tom Holt (1993)]. Curated by Adam Barbu, the exhibition opens on September 17 at 7pm and runs through December 13 at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, ON. 

Laurel is also part of A Putting Down of Roots: 40 Years of CV2 at Gallery 1C03  at The University of Winnipeg. The exhibition opens on September 17, with a reception from 4-6pm. The show closes on November 14.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Jayce Salloum at the American University of Beirut Gallery

The American University of Beirut Byblos Bank Art Gallery is presenting  The 1990s -كان يا ما كان There Was and There Was Not [redux/fragments]a solo exhibition by Jayce Salloum.  The exhibition gathers together Jayce's photographs, newspaper clippings, texts, postcards and videos from the 1990's, when he was living in the Middle East. The exhibition opens on September 17, at 6pm and continues until December 30. On September 22nd, Jayce, along with Kaelen Wilson-Glodie will be giving a gallery talk at 2pm. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Adam David Brown at the Idea Exchange

In his first solo museum exhibition, Adam David Brown will continue working with historical, celestial and meteorological sources. One Time or Another opens on September 11 at 7pm at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge, ON, and will continue until November 8.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kristiina Lahde and Geoffrey Pugen in a group exhibition at O'Born Contemporary for the Vector Artist's Journal launch

Kristiina Lahde and Geoffrey Pugen are two of the twenty artists who are featured in the Vector Artist's Journal Toronto edition and participating in the resulting group exhibition at O'Born Contemporary. The show, entitled Stories Told, was curated by artist John Monteith, who was also the guest editor for the Toronto edition of the publication. The opening reception and publication launch will take place at the gallery on Thursday, July 16th from 6 to 9 PM.The exhibition will run through August 8th, 2015

Geoffrey Pugen will also be presenting work produced in collaboration with Tibi Tibi Neuspiel in All about the Hustle!a group exhibition at Artscape Youngplace curated by Karie Liao, The show's opening reception will also be held on Thursday, July 16th and will run through August 29th.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gwen MacGregor at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Gwen MacGregor's solo exhibition, Circumferencewill open at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Friday, June 12th from 8-10 pm. The exhibition will run until September 7th, 2015.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Liza Eurich in THERE IS NO THERE at Hamilton Artists Inc.

Liza Eurich is one of 6 artists participating in THERE IS NO THERE, a group show at Hamilton Artists Inc. which is part of the gallery's 40th anniversary celebrations. The show will run from May 2 - June 13, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 2, from 2- 4 pm

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Adam David Brown in You Speak/I Dance at the Doris McCarthy Gallery

Adam David Brown has been included in You Speak / I Dance, a group show at the Doris McCarthy Gallery as part of the MVS Curatorial Studies Graduating Exhibitions. The show will run until May 23, 2015. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

MKG127 at The Dallas Art Fair

MKG127 will be exhibiting at The Dallas Art Fair which runs from April 9 through April 12, with a Preview Gala Benefit on the 9th from 7-10 PM. The fair is at the Fashion Industry Gallery at 1807 Ross Avenue. Our booth is #D12, so please come say hello if you're in Dallas! D magazine picked us as one of the 10 galleries you can't miss, likely the best in the show !

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Roula Partheniou at Oakville Galleries and at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Oakville Galleries is presenting Roula Partheniou’s  solo exhibition, House & Home & Garden.  There will be a reception on Sunday, March 29th at Gairloch Gardens (1306 Lakeshore Road East) from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The show will run from March 29 to May 24, 2015.

Partheniou will also be presenting Odd One Out, a solo show at the Art Gallery of Peterborough (temporary location at 420 George Street N.), opening on April 10th from 6 to 9 pm and running until July 19, 2015.  The gallery will host an artist talk with Partheniou on Saturday, April 11th at 11am. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Laurel Woodcock and John Marriott at Vtape

Laurel Woodcock and John Marriott are both included in the Curatorial Incubator v.12: Bad Timing at Vtape. The exhibition was curated by Adam Barbu opened February 6 and continues until March 5th.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Instant Coffee at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Instant Coffee's Magic Hour includes a series of events including a look at the archive of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. Magic Hour began on January 17 and continues through April 1st.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gwen MacGregor and Monica Tap in Stopping By the Woods at the Harbourfront Centre

Gwen MacGregor and Monica Tap are included in the group show  Stopping By The Woods curated by Patrick Macaulay. The exhibition opens at the Harbourfront Centre on Friday, January 23 from 6-10 PM and continues until June 14, 2015. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kristiina Lahde: Ultra-Parallel at Koffler Gallery

Kristiina Lahde's solo show Ultra-Parallel opens at Koffler Gallery on January 22, 2015 from 6 - 9 PM. The exhibition is curated by Mona Filip and continues through March 29. 
Kristiina also currently has a solo exhibition at Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg. Criss Cross started on January 9 and continues until February 20. There is a reception for the artist on February 6 from 5 - 8 PM and an artist talk on February 7 at 3 PM.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Magazine Launch for new issue of CAROUSEL magazine featuring Adam David Brown

Adam David Brown is featured in the new winter/spring issue of the magazine, CAROUSEL 34, which includes an interview with the artist by Emily Fitzpatrick. Please join us for the launch of the new issue that will take place Saturday, January 17 from 1-4 pm at MKG127

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MKG127, Dean Drever and Dave Dyment at Villa Toronto

MKG127 is participating in Villa Toronto, a week-long exhibition of local and international contemporary art at Union Station's Great Hall. Dean Drever will be exhibiting Pass the Hat, a large totem pole made of stacked paper. The opening of Villa Toronto is on Friday, January 16 at 6 pm at Union Station, and the exhibition runs through January 23rd.
C MAGAZINE is  presenting a series of 6 artist posters specially commissioned and published for Villa Toronto. Released daily from January 16 to 21, the posters will be available for free in limited quantities on-site at Union Station, posted for viewing online at cmagazine.com and available for purchase as a collectable set through Art Metropole and C Magazine beginning on Thursday January 22. The first poster available on Friday January 16 is by Dave Dyment. Other artists who have made posters for the project are Vanessa Maltese, Kelly Mark, Niall McClelland, Brad Phillips and Elizabeth Zvonar. Each poster is printed in a limited edition of 150. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dave Dyment at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery

Dave Dyment's solo exhibition, Addendum to the Tommy Westphall Universe will open at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery on Thursday, January 15 from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibition runs through March 7. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Laurel Woodcock Included in Signs and Symbols at Jessica Bradley

Laurel Woodcock is among the artists included in the exhibition, Signs and Symbols opening Wednesday, January 14 from 7-9 PM at Jessica Bradley. Some of the other artists included in the exhibition are Robert Fones, Kristan Horton, Geoffrey James, Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark and Derek Sullivan. The exhibition continues until February 7.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Four MKG127 Artists in Reading Room Exhibition at Owens Art Gallery

Work By Adam David Brown, Michael Dumontier, Dave Dyment and Roula Partheniou is included in the exhibition, Reading Room at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick. Curated by Kirsty Bell and Lucy MacDonald, the exhibition opened on January 9 and continues until February 8.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bill Burns on the Cover of C Magazine

Pick up your copy of the current issue of C magazine which includes an interview with Bill Burns. Yaniya Lee's conversation with the artist can be found both in the magazine and online.