Presenting: Loose Ends | Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, Deborah Wang


January 14 — March 6, 2016

Each decay is a form of transformation into other living things, part of the great rampage of becoming that is also unbecoming. It is cruel, it is death, and it is also life, degeneration and regeneration, for nearly all living things live by the death of other things.

— Rebecca Solnit

TYPOLOGY is pleased to present Loose Ends, curated by Noa Bronstein and featuring sculpture, video, and photo-based works by Mary Grisey, Faye Mullen, Jérôme Nadeau, and Deborah Wang.

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Past Present FUTURE at ESP: review by Fall 2015 intern, Katelyn Gallucci

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.

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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.

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Stephen Andrews POV: capsule review by Brynn Higgins-Stirrup

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Stephen Andrews, The Butterfly Effect (series of paintings), photo by Murray Whyte for Toronto Star

If you’re in Toronto this summer and looking for an exhibition that is both visually pleasurable and technically astute, take a trip to Stephen Andrews’ Point of View, currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario until August 30th. The exhibition combines a decade and half of Andrews’ most recent work, which is born and bred in Toronto and reflects both the influence of the city and Andrews’ early development as a photography and collage artist, and his later movement into painting.

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Last chance for THE NEW GODS, plus event pics and new editions


THE NEW GODS (installation view) featuring Destiny by Alejandro Garcia Contreras, porcelain, 7.875 x 6 x 4 inches.

It’s been a while since we last posted, and that’s actually good news because we’ve been overwhelmed by the amazing response to THE NEW GODS! Take a gander at our Press page, which has seen more action over the past few months than the entire previous year. Thanks to everyone who has supported and attended the show, especially the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, NOW Magazine,, and of course the artists, Alejandro Garcia Contreras and Josée Pedneault, for their wonderful collaborative project.

This weekend is your last chance to see it during regular gallery hours if you haven’t already — we’re open Friday thru Sunday from 12–5 pm. (Note: As we are at the end of our 2014–15 program year, the show will actually remain up for a bit longer, so those who can’t make it this weekend are welcome to get in touch and make an appointment.)

The exhibition will also live on through its documentation in the catalogue, which is forthcoming. Preorders are accepted at the project space or via email to info (at) typology (dot) ca, as well as through our online shop soon. The catalogue and the fantastic limited edition archival digital print (see below) are $25 each.

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THE NEW GODS (cardboard man), 2014. Archival inkjet on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper. 6 x 9 inches. Edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artists.


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Recap: HEAD TRIP! Fantastical Masks, Helmets, and More with Paddy Leung
In the week leading up to and including Doors Open Toronto, we co-hosted a wonderful two-part workshop with Paperhouse Studio, making masks, helmets, and crowns inspired by the handcrafted costumes featured in THE NEW GODS. If you missed the photo postings on our Facebook/Tumblr/Instagram pages, we’ve included a few here for your enjoyment.

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The love continues for FLIGHTS & LANDINGS
A visitor to Artscape Youngplace photographed Tamara Gayer site-specific stairwell installation, 24 Hours Toronto, and his image was selected as one of the Top Ten photos of Doors Open Toronto! All three stairwell installations (including works by Janine Miedzik and Christine Gedeon) will remain on view for several more months. A limited edition archival digital print by Tamara Gayer is available (below), with the exhibition catalogue coming soon.

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24 Hours Toronto limited edition print by Tamara Gayer, 2015. Archival digital print, 6 x 9 inches. Edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artist.

Thanks again for your interest and support in making this a great second year for TYPOLOGY. Stay tuned for exciting news regarding our program for 2015–16 and how you can participate in shaping our future mission and projects!

TYPOLOGY presents THE NEW GODS | Alejandro Garcia Contreras and Josée Pedneault


TYPOLOGY is thrilled to present a Featured Exhibition of the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, THE NEW GODS, a cross-continental collaboration between Canadian artist Josée Pedneault (Montreal) and Mexican artist Alejandro Garcia Contreras (Mexico City). Featuring an extraordinary series of large-scale photographs, 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. The exhibition will also include a select grouping of smaller sculptures and paintings as an extension of the photographic subject matter into other media, an experimental approach which is integral to this multidisciplinary collaboration.

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Victoria Fu, Self-Portrait in Sweden (still), 2005

Please join us Thursday, September 18th from 7–9 pm for the opening of our fall exhibition. Of Other Faces features 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), five artists whose works employ strategies of mirroring and doubling to investigate the paradoxical nature of our dualistic world. Of Other Faces will be the first exhibition in Canada to feature work by international artists Victoria Fu and Manuel Saiz.

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On the road (and at the Wellin) with TYPOLOGY

Now that we are into the thick of summer, what better thing to do on break from exhibition-making than visit other wonderful exhibitions? Luckily our travels are bringing us through some good places to see shows, and we would like to share some of the best of what we come across while we are on the road.


Today’s post features an excellent exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Titled In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, the show is curated by Robert Knight and features thirteen artists who blur the lines between conceptual and documentary photography.

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Our online galleries are live! View the ERRATIC ROOM

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We are pleased to launch our online web galleries for Exhibitions and Artist Profiles, just in time to document and archive Lyla Rye’s beautiful and poetic installation, ERRATIC ROOM.

Click any thumbnail in the exhibition gallery to view larger images and full captions for the installation and sculptural photo edition, as well as images of the exhibition catalogue and limited edition print. On Rye’s artist profile page, the portfolio gallery features selected images of previous works. Scroll down for the full portfolio; clicking any large image brings you back to the main Exhibition or Artist Profile page.

We hope you enjoy this new feature of our website and look forward to presenting the work of more artists and exhibitions as our 2014 program continues.


Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 5–10 pm for our grand opening in conjunction with the wider Community Opening at Artscape Youngplace! You’ll find us in No. 302 on the third floor, where we’ll be debuting ERRATIC ROOM, a video installation and limited-edition photo series by Lyla Rye. The artist will be in attendance for most of the evening.

Signed copies of the ERRATIC ROOM exhibition catalogue, as well as the first in a series of low-priced limited edition prints produced by TYPOLOGY, will also be available (previews to be posted next week).

RSVPs are being accepted through Artscape for this event. See the invite below for details (click to enlarge and/or print), and visit the Exhibitions page for a full list of upcoming ERRATIC ROOM events, including a film screening, curator’s and artist’s talks, and a family-friendly holiday workshop.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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A PDF of the press release is available here; contact Shani K Parsons at info (at) typology (dot) ca for more information.

Not local? Stay tuned for pics from the show and opening celebration – and thanks for your continued interest and support!

Art Toronto 2013 Highlights

Battat Contemporary booth, partial view. Photo by Shani K Parsons.

With so much to do in advance of the project space opening, this year’s visit to the fair was more like a drive-by. However, even the short tour yielded many surprises and much to follow-up on. Featured here are a few favourite booths and interesting artworks from this year’s fair. For artwork information, hover over the image or see credits listed at bottom. For a closer look, click the images to enlarge. For more information on the gallery or artist, links are provided to their respective websites.

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