Collagism: A Survey of Contemporary Collage

 

July 1 - August 1, 2016

The Art Space, Museum Strathroy-Caradoc, Strathroy

Curated by Christian Julien Siroyt

Presented in partnership with Montreal-based Kolaj Magazine.

 

Group Exhibition with :

Iuri Kothe (Brazil),  Gabriella Garcia (Brazil), Maya Ben David (Canada), Catalina Schliebener (Argentina),George Bogiatzidis (Greece), Anitra Hamilton (Canada), David Griffin (Canada), Franz Samsa (Italy), Cecilia Cristina Gamarra Tantaleán (Peru), Phil Carney (UK), Will Ursprung (USA), Jacob Whibley (Canada), Anitaa (France), Joyce Hurd (Canada), Tyler Muzzin (Canada), Ro-Nalt Schrauwen (Netherlands), Cory Peeke (USA), Adam Widener (USA, Tres Roemer (USA), Carlyle Baker (Canada), Madeline Deriaz (Canada), Danielle Cole (Canada), Bob Scott (USA), Peter Dowker (Canada), John Kieltyka (USA), Jasmyne Smith (Canada), Aaron Moran (Canada), Olivia Browne (UK), Linda Briskin (Canada),  Emily Jung (Canada), Maryam Ghoreishi (USA), Lynn Skordal (USA), Karen Lynch (Australia), Troy Ouellette (Canada), Rob Kovitz (Canada), Zoraida Anaya (Canada), Ermanno Cavaliere (Italy), Zana Kozomora (Canada), Andrew O'Connor (Canada), Isabel Reitemeyer (Germany), Sally Herman (USA)

"Collagism" aims to explore the state of international contemporary collage practice. The call to artists generated submissions from countries around the world. The scope of submissions ranged from classical analogue collage to the most cutting-edge, digital, video, sculptural, and other experimental forms of the medium... With the constant evolution of technology, definitions of what "collage" is become increasingly difficult to define. This exhibition hopes to contribute to the conversation of what collage is, and how its practitioners execute it." - Kolaj Magazine, Issue 16

The Salon of Inclusiveness

 

December 11 - 31, 2014

The Black Cat, Toronto

 

Group Exhibition with :

TBC


Smaller is better

 

October 30 - November 5, 2014

The Black Cat, Toronto

 

Group Exhibition with :

Laura Biggs, Adam Boyce, Jacob Brown, Kevin Carey, Kylie Chadwick, Paige Connell, Daniel Dues, Sean Fairservice, Nathan Galbraith, Kelly Kornet, Elizaveta Semechko, Melina Sevilla, Afra Shoom, Kyle Weber, Andrea Zadro

"Smaller is Better" presents artwork produced by members of the IndiPractices collective. Using limitations in size as a guide, the 17 artists set out to create pieces that focus on a specific aspect of their artistic intent in their larger body of work. These smaller works function either as a partial revelation or as a distillation of a statement. IndiPractices seek to put forward these works as small individual gestures in appreciation of a larger collective story.

Repeat, Refrain

Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto

September 15 - December 15, 2014


Indi Practices Collective

 

July 2014

Project Gallery, Toronto

 

Group Exhibition with :

Jacob Brown, Adam Boyce, Kevin Carey, Kylie Chadwick, Paige Connell, Daniel Dues, Sean Fairservice, Elizaveta Semechko, Melina Sevilla, Kyle Weber 


Chew

 

July 2013

Brantford Arts Block, Brantford

 

Group Exhibition with Sarah Lalonde and Dorothea Hines

"The process of chewing and or biting is a rudimentary and essential act. It is a vital process for sustenance inherent with us all at birth. Many of the works in this exhibition, Chew, explore themes of absence and presence of the body, often mapping or recording the mouth as site of these fundamental actions. It is important for these artists to discuss both the tools and objects in this process of this kind of making - namely teeth, tongue and the inside of the mouth and of course the object bitten upon, in this instance chewing gum. To create a drawing, print, or sculpture of their bite marks, teeth, or the object expelled, each artist used her body/mouth as a tool for mark making and recording through the processes of devouring for nutriment.
Bite Marks, a series of laser prints on paper, by Sarah Lalonde, subverts our primal, intrinsic selves and the act of biting by leaving only digitally rendered abstract patterns that are larger than life-size. Her physical bite mark, made digital, also expresses both physical and digital ways of mark making. 
Dorothea Hines’s Untitled (mouths) series was created from a digital rendering of the artist’s mouth and tongue scanned on a flatbed a photocopier. It could be said that the process of screen printing, pushing ink through the screen mesh and onto a print surface, is similar to that of licking. The tongue is the most important soft tissue muscle of the mouth, it massages food for mastication. 
Collaborative project, Self Portraits, led by Ebony Jansenis a series of over 600 pieces chewed gum saved after their use.  What is most interesting about chewing gum, is its lack of importance, lack of nutrients, and pointlessness of chewing. For this very reason chewing gum is something that does not provide the body any nutritional benefits except the possibility of cleaning the teeth and getting rid bad breath. In many ways. Self Portraits points to ways that many animals eat due to human intervention, like that of a trough, bird feeder, a buffet. It also exposes the underside of many chairs, seats and benches that we leave our chewed remnants. In this way, a pieces of gum could be considered a self portrait; it is record of the inside of the mouth, a physical mark of the body. 
We invite you to create your own self portrait by chewing a piece of gum and leaving it in the exhibition space."

Caché: things we keep

February 2013 - May 2013

University of Toronto Mississauga, Missisauga

 

Group Exhibition with:

Dina AlReefy, Margaret Bennett, Tara Broadshaw, KC Chavez, Daniel Dues, Joshua Duchesne, Stephanie Hagendorn, Samantha Hanrath, Dorothea Hines, Jessica Jackson, Jeannie Kim, Olga Klosowski, Matthew Morales, Misa Ochiai, Chay Young Lee, Elora Riganelli, Lesley Savoie ,Breanna Shanahan, Melina Sevilla, Tye Tremblay, Mackenzie Veldboom, Ksenia Vendrova, Laurel Whalen

Much like a cabinet of curiosities, these lockers contain not only objects, but fascinations and obsessions. Enclosed are the materialized preoccupations of student artists. These interiors function as both hiding and safekeeping spaces. Featuring 32 lockers, this exhibition plays with tensions between the public and the private. Each locker-gallery contains site-specific art works inviting us to explore the relationships between the things we keep – or create – and the unconscious motivations behind these through the voyeuristic and complicit act of looking in.

Period

March 2013

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

 

Group Exhibition with :

Anita Bir, Lydia Boudreau, Emily Cadger, Frances Cordero de Bolaños,Tanya Masson, Kristen Parry, Deana Quintela, Sudarsini Seeralan, Rebecca Sully

pe-ri-od (noun)  [peer-ee-uhd] (ˈpɪərɪəd)
1. a rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics
2. a round of time marked by the recurrence of some phenomenon or occupied by some recurring process or action.
3. the point of completion of a round of time or of the time during which something lasts or happens.
4.  the point or character (.) used to mark the end of a declarative sentence, indicate an abbreviation, etc.; full stop.
5. the time during which something runs its course.
6. a completion or end a nontechnical name for an occurrence of menstruation
Works in this exhibition, created by a cast of all female artists, showcase the end of one cycle of time and the beginning of another in their artistic endeavours; both as a group and as individuals. To underline the completion of a period in their lives, the artists have organized this show in order to commemorate their time together. The culmination of their work during a one night closing reception at the Gladstone Hotel will serve as the period, the final mark, in their current passage of time.
 

Double Crossing

April 3 - 14 2013

Blackwood Gallery/ e|gallery; University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississuaga

 

Group Exhibition with:

Diana Angelescu, Lauren Baker, Samantha Banyard, Bethany Bosma, Sabrina Brown, Emily Cadger, Natalie Chung, Erin Doane, Kara Firth, Dayna Gamelin, Liz Gibbs, Stephanie Hagendorn, Amanda Inglis, Alexandra Khosravi, Ming Lau, AnnaLiisa Ollila, Lesley Savoie, Melina Sevilla, Ashley St Pierre and Mackenzie Veldboom

Divided into two parts, these exhibitions proudly mark the end of one chapter and the beginning of another for the graduates. Each student has learned to engage with the world visually and apply these experiences in their work. Students have studied photography, print media, drawing, painting, design, performance, sound, video, sculpture and installation at Sheridan; while at the University of Toronto students have pursued theory, art history and visual culture. This juxtaposed education has fostered an environment where each student has been encouraged to thrive for excellence. Now at this stage, theirDouble Crossing, each artist will exhibit one of their pieces before stepping into the world to become informed promoters of visual expression as well as teachers, graduate students or professional artists.
- Alexandra Khosravi, A & AH Graduate Student

© Ebony Jansen