TYPOLOGY is pleased to present On The Surface | Susana Reisman, featuring the Toronto-based artist’s latest findings from her multi-year investigation into the nature of wood. Encompassing aspects of both drawing and painting even as it foregrounds relationships between sculpture and photography, the exhibition includes a selection of large-scale colour photographs and several freestanding wood sculptures.
We’ve got so much good stuff coming up at the space and in the building that we have to share over multiple posts. Here’s our March update — stay tuned for more news and our April exhibition announcement coming soon. Make a note, mark your calendars, and COME!
This weekend is your last chance to see Nicolas Fleming’s transformative site-specific installation, Moving right along. We are open Friday thru Sunday from 12–5 pm, and the artist will be in attendance on the Friday to answer questions and discuss his work and process.
TYPOLOGY is pleased to launch its third year of programs with The Lowest Relief, 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. Each work stems from a significant autobiographical detail in the artist’s life. Yet the illustrations are stripped of overt personal narrative. The focus instead is on quintessential life experiences — those as simple and complex as birth and death, and as fleeting or all encompassing as love, alienation, pain, fear or passion — that transcend gender, geography and culture.
Whimsical but touched with dark humour, the complex cuts, colours and patterns draw the eye in. Through these intricate details we are eased into the absurdity of memory, a space where the recollections of the artist become a jumping off point for the experiences of the viewer. The fantastical vignettes, filled with elaborate costumes from Polish folk to Canadian plaid, and animal and human actors ranging from a murder of crows to an armed attacker or gentle lover, unsettle and disturb as much as they delight.
MAKE YOUR MARK was a big hit with visitors of all ages at last week’s RECESS open house. Inspired by the three fantastic site-specific stairwell installations we commissioned from Tamara Gayer, Christine Gedeon, and Janine Miedzik, participants covered the walls of our third floor hallway with cut vinyl and colourful tapes, assembled in all manner of representation, expression, and abstraction.
FLIGHTS & LANDINGS is a Canadian Art magazine Must-See Show!
With three amazing site-specific installations in the large stairwells at Artscape Youngplace, plus a selection of smaller works by artists Tamara Gayer, Christine Gedeon, and Janine Miedzik in the third-floor project space (#302), FLIGHTS & LANDINGS has something for everyone. Visitors have been sharing their pictures all over the interwebs and we’ll be posting more pics soon — but truly, these works are meant to be experienced in person. The project space portion is open for just a few more weekends (stairwells to remain on view beyond exhibition close on April 19th). Don’t miss it!
TYPOLOGY is pleased to present FLIGHTS & LANDINGS, a two-part exhibition of work by three multidisciplinary artists from three different cities: Brooklyn-based Tamara Gayer, Berlin-based Christine Gedeon, and Toronto-based Janine Miedzik. Known for their visually engaging, site-responsive approaches to installation, each artist will 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).
A Riveder le Stelle is a Canadian Art Must-See Show!
Guest curator Heather Nicol’s exhibition-as-conversation, featuring Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean, is on view for another two weeks. We’re open extended hours through February 22nd: Thursday–Sunday from 12–5 pm, so don’t miss it. More information on the exhibition page, here.
Installation views from THE ORDER OF THINGS or, The Second Conference of the International Network of Personal Relationships can now be seen on the Exhibition page gallery here. Scroll down and click any thumbnail to enlarge and view captions.
Thanks to everyone who came to see the show and special thanks to the artist, Leif Low-Beer, for a great exhibition. To see more of his work, check out his website, leiflow-beer.com
TYPOLOGY is now closed while the director continues her maternity leave over the summer. Our next exhibition, featuring five local and international artists working in video, sound, and photography, will open Thursday, September 18th. Stay tuned and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and now Instagram for updates and invites coming soon!