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!
We are thrilled to welcome Katelyn Gallucci to TYPOLOGY as our curatorial intern for Fall 2015. For her first exhibition review, she visited Erin Stump’s new location on Dupont Street to see their inaugural exhibition.
Past present FUTURE is a three-part exhibition co-curated by Kristen Weckworth and Erin Stump at ESP’s new 1558 Dupont Street location. The first exhibition, FUTURE, (closing October 10th) is a group show featuring work by Katie Bethune-Leamen, Fastwürms, Maggie Groat, Cameron Lee, Annie MacDonell, and Susy Oliveira.
TYPOLOGY is pleased to present Moving right along, the first solo exhibition of work by Nicolas Fleming in Toronto. Appropriating the visual language and syntax of design-build practices, Fleming’s new artworks and site-specific installation transform 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. Constructing a room within a room, the artist’s sculptural gestures within the installation include curved walls and the representation of a fountain which bursts through the ceiling, its shiny finish reflecting the bright neon lighting illuminating the space.
Revealing or even glorifying the labour invested in the construction process, Fleming questions the accepted notion of pragmatism in construction work and creates an enigmatic theatre of fluid perspectives, both seductive and disturbing. Yet the overall effect, incorporating subtle touches of colour and texture, paradoxically recalls peaceful, temple-like places where the viewer may envision or experience acts and states of ritual, solitude, and duration.
Co-curated by project space Director Shani K Parsons and TYPOLOGY’s first Resident Curator, Oana Tanase, Moving right along will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue featuring an original curatorial essay and interview with the artist, plus full documentation of the site-specific installation.
The summer edition of Xpace Cultural Centre’s annual program is on view for just a few more days, until August 22nd. The main space exhibition, curated by Emily Gove, features four artists whose work bridges worlds of idealized femininity with re-imagined universes of great complexity, charm and disorder. The show’s name references early the 1990s feminist zine Girl Germs, a publication whose poems, stories, and mix tape listings fostered the expansion of the Riot Grrrl movement across Canada and the United States.
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!
What a great first week with our spring exhibition, The Order of Things | Leif Low-Beer. At the opening, we launched the second in our series of limited edition prints (below), as well as a large-format poster featuring Low-Beer’s sketch for his beautiful wall-based installation at TYPOLOGY (above). Both the print and poster highlight the artist’s interest in combining an astonishing diversity of hand-drawn abstractions into larger compositions that become faces, figures, couples, and crowds.
Join us Thursday, April 24th from 7–9 pm for the opening of our spring exhibition, THE ORDER OF THINGS or, The Second Conference of the International Network of Personal Relationships (INPR), featuring mixed media drawings, collages, assemblages, and sculptural tableaux by Leif Low-Beer (Toronto/Brooklyn). Evincing a keen interest in the mark of the hand, relationships between figures in space, and the active engagement of the viewer, The Order of Things will be Low-Beer’s first solo exhibition in Canada.