Tammy Salzl & Emily Jan
Falling through the mirror
March 7–April 19 2014 in the Main Space
Artists' Talk and Opening Reception: Friday March 7 at 7 pm, members and guests are invited
Tammy Salzl and Emily Jan approach narrative and the monstrous in painting and installation. In their work, they experiment with the ways that the monstrous represents the edges of society’s status quo, but is nonetheless a point of attraction, in stories, mythologies, and art. Their work presents immersive and fantastic parallel realities, and in their large planned installation will suggest places where this might cross over, coming close to our world.
Read the exhibition essay by jake moore.
900: Drawing with the Brain
March 7–April 19 2014 in the ProjEx Room
Opening Reception for members and guests: Friday March 7 at 7:00 pm
Conversation with the artist: Saturday March 29 at 2:00 pm
Edmonton artist Amber-Jane Grove began exploring drawing with her off-hand and ended up executing a 900-day drawing program using her mouth and feet to make mixed-media images. Her abstract compositions are experiments in how the brain connects with the body, and documentation of developing skills.
Blown Up — Wafaa Bilal, Harun Farocki and Mohammad Mohsen
Curated by Vicky Moufawad-Paul
May 2–June 14 2014 in the Main Space
Curator's Talk: Friday May 2 at 7:00 pm
Followed by an opening reception for members and guests
Blown Up, curated by Vicky Moufawad-Paul, brings together Toronto-based Palestinian artist Mohammed Mohsen, New York-based Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal, and famed German artist-filmmaker Harun Farocki, examining the ways that players’ and creators’ geographies and power-structures alter their relationships to politics mediated by the screen, in video games reflecting conflict in the Middle East.
Jennifer Tellier & Brittney Bear-Hat – OURS
May 2–June 14 2014 in the ProjEx Room
In this new project, Calgary-based artists Brittney Bear-Hat and Jennifer Tellier explore what it means to call a colonized land home. Building on a previous drawing-performance collaboration, in OURS the artists test themselves and the trust that they have built their collaborative relationship on. Their new installation, made with personal artifacts and family histories, explore the ways that looking at someone else can help us to see ourselves, as they bring their experiences of the land they belong to into the gallery from where they discovered it—around campfires, in canoes, and out under the stars.