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WORKING TITLE June 16 – 19, 2016
For the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair, TYPOLOGY presents a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place. Our exhibition, Working Title, features a wide variety of unique and editioned artists’ books, publications, and multiples by local and international artists who have participated in our program over the past three years, including: Lyla Rye, Leif Low-Beer, Manuel Saiz, Cathryn Miller, Tamara Gayer, Janine Miedzik, Josée Pedneault, Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, Maria Flawia Litwin, Nicolas Fleming, Faye Mullen, Susana Reisman, Emily Cook and Christopher Manson. The works will be accompanied by images representing the artists’ current or main practices including sculpture, installation, video, photography, and more, as well as extended labels that discuss how and why these artists engage the book format as a sideline to, or more integral aspect of, their artistic practice.
ON THE SURFACE May 7 – June 11, 2016
Featuring Toronto-based artist Susana Reisman’s latest findings from her multi-year investigation into the nature of wood, this solo exhibition encompasses aspects of both drawing and painting even as it foregrounds relationships between sculpture and photography. In her surprisingly painterly photographs of industrial wood finishing rooms, Reisman makes visible, through the material’s apparent absence, the many layers, and intensive labour, that must be applied to re-surface wood products for commercial purposes. Conversely, her exquisitely tactile sculptures, left in various states of fabrication and finish, evince the vivid and varied marks of her experimental method of “drawing” into their surfaces with a table saw.
SCRIPT, STAGE, SCREEN April 1 – May 1, 2016
In this selection of three experimental films curated by Oana Tanase, internationally known artist Ciprian Mureșan uses puppetry to engage performative modes of writing, enacting, and visualizing both the absurd and the whimsical, bringing viewers into surprising and intimate discourse with crucial themes of our times. Adjacent to the screening room, a reading area featuring selected publications, artist’s books, and plays offers multiple perspectives on Mureșan’s work and process. Script, Stage, Screen is the first solo exhibition of Mureșan’s work in Toronto. Presented in partnership with the 2016 Images Festival (April 14–23, 2016).
LOOSE ENDS January 14 – March 6, 2016
Exploring the spaces between states of being, this exhibition, featuring Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, and Deborah Wang traces the cyclical and vernacular places between appearance and disappearance, presence and absence, construction and deconstruction. Each work questions the currency of permanence. Moving between and within, a new kind of relic is realized, one that is both past and present, confined only to the metamorphic. As ruin and entropy take hold of tectonic planes, matter ebbs within ephemerality. Curated by Noa Bronstein.
MOVING RIGHT ALONG October 15 – December 15, 2015
Appropriating the visual language and syntax of design-build practices, Nicolas Fleming transforms the exhibition space, exploiting the inherent imperfections and irregular marks characteristic of construction sites to challenge the white cube environment in which they are situated. Co-curated by project space Director Shani K Parsons and TYPOLOGY’s first Resident Curator, Oana Tanase, Moving right along is the first solo exhibition of work by Nicolas Fleming in Toronto.
THE LOWEST RELIEF August 21 – September 27, 2015
TYPOLOGY launches its third year with an intimate solo exhibition of art by Maria Flawia Litwin, curated by Katherine Dennis. In this new body of work, Litwin uses wycinanki (pronounced vih-chee-nahn-kee), a Polish paper cutting tradition, to weave stories layered with personal memories, social history, symbolism and mythology. A Canadian Art and NOW Magazine Must-See Show.
THE NEW GODS May 7 – June 14, 2015
This Featured Exhibition of the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival highlights the collaborative work of Canadian artist Josée Pedneault (Montreal) and Mexican artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras (Mexico City). Featuring an extraordinary series of large-scale photographs accompanied by a select grouping of smaller sculptures and paintings, The New Gods examines fantastical rites of spring that have emerged spontaneously within Carrillo Puerto, an isolated village in the mountains of Chiapas in southern Mexico. Selected as a NOW Magazine Must-See Show and Artoronto.ca pick for CONTACT 2015; artist Josée Pedneault received the 2015 Portfolio Review Award as well and was featured in a solo show at the CONTACT Gallery in Fall 2015.
FLIGHTS & LANDINGS March 12 – April 19, 2015
Two-part exhibition featuring three artists from three different cities. Known for their visually engaging, site-responsive installations, artists Tamara Gayer (Brooklyn), Christine Gedeon (Berlin), and Janine Miedzik (Toronto) each debut a large-scale project in one of the stairwell galleries at Artscape Youngplace (the Flights), complemented by a selection of smaller artworks representing object-oriented aspects of their practices in the project space (the Landings). Gayer’s installation was featured in Top 10 Photos of Doors Open Toronto, and the exhibition was selected as a Canadian Art Magazine Must-See Show.
A RIVEDER LE STELLE January 22 – February 22, 2015
TYPOLOGY launches its guest curating program with this exhibition of works on paper by the late New York painter Mary Hambleton (1962-2009), and a video installation by Toronto-based artist Sara MacLean (b. 1974). A Riveder le Stelle is curated by Toronto-based artist and independent curator, Heather Nicol. A Canadian Art Magazine Must-See Show.
ELEMENTAL November 7 – December 14, 2014
Exhibition featuring unique and editioned book works by Saskatchewan artist Cathryn Miller. A homecoming of sorts, Elemental is the first solo show of work by Miller in Toronto.
OF OTHER FACES September 18 – October 25, 2014
Thematic group exhibition featuring sound art, video, and photography by Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz (Paris, New York), Victoria Fu (Los Angeles), Marta Ryczko (Toronto), and Manuel Saiz (Berlin). Of Other Faces is the first exhibition of work by international artists Victoria Fu and Manuel Saiz in Canada.
THE ORDER OF THINGS April 24 – May 31, 2014
Exhibition featuring collages, drawings, and sculptural tableaux by Leif Low-Beer (Toronto/Brooklyn). The Order of Things is Low-Beer’s first solo exhibition in Canada.
ERRATIC ROOM November 19 – December 19, 2013
Inaugural exhibition featuring a video installation and sculptural photographs by Lyla Rye. A Canadian Art and NOW Magazine Must-See Show.
Titles link to a PDF preview of each exhibition catalogue. Complete PDFs are available for media professionals or researchers interested in reviewing or citing the exhibition or publication. Please contact Shani Parsons at info (at) typology (dot) ca to make a request.
Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, Deborah Wang | Curated by Noa Bronstein
MOVING RIGHT ALONG
Nicolas Fleming | Co-curated by Shani K Parsons and Oana Tanase
THE LOWEST RELIEF
Maria Flawia Litwin | Curated by Katherine Dennis
THE NEW GODS (forthcoming)
Alejandro Garcia Contreras and Josée Pedneault
FLIGHTS & LANDINGS (forthcoming)
Tamara Gayer, Christine Gedeon, and Janine Miedzik
A RIVEDER LE STELLE
Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean | Curated by Heather Nicol
Book Works by Cathryn Miller
OF OTHER FACES
Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz, Victoris Fu, Marta Ryczko, and Manuel Saiz
THE ORDER OF THINGS
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