Join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, November 18 for our Window Space, Main Space and XBase exhibitions.
When: November 18 - December 10, 2011
Where: 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Drinks and snacks will be served, with the artists mingling and available for conversation.
artist: Laura Paolini
title: 'I'm tired of being fucked.'
artists: Suzanne Caines, Steven Beckly and Lanie Chalmers
title: 'Love in Translation'
artist: Kuh Del Rosario
title: 'Synthetic Phenomena'Â
Taking a cue from Jeff Koonâ€™s recent legal troubles (he recently withdrew a lawsuit where he tried to claim intellectual property rights over all balloon animals) Laura Paolini explores some of the undesired aspects of a creative lifestyle and the absurdity of struggling for ownership or an ideal. Using inflatable rabbits, she references both Koonâ€™s recent work and rabbits as a storybook symbol of innocence lost and the pursuit of the real. Paoliniâ€™s rabbits cycle through different states of inflation and deflation over the duration of the installation, investigating an unachievable pursuit.
Love in Translation is a series of multi-disciplinary works; all mediations on love, in all its varied forms. Representations of love as clichÃ© in popular cinema is taken out of context, intimacy has its candour overthrown through monumental and material repetition, and the compiled memories of a family in conversation about divorce; each artist explores the malleability of human vulnerability, both candidly and publicly.
Synthetic Phenomena is an ongoing experimental process, where refuse, construction and building material off-cuts become sumptuous, delicious slabs of eye-candy. Through a cave-like environment, with cross sections of materials revealing the process of building as both ongoing and integral to the landscape created.