Archive:Moving right along | Nicolas FlemingOctober 15 — December 15, 2015

Moving right along | Nicolas Fleming

October 15 — December 15, 2015

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.


Please join us for a public opening reception and edition launch with the artist on
Thursday, October 15, from 6–8 pm

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

TYPOLOGY
No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location


About the Artist
Nicolas Fleming holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University (2001) and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from University of Quebec in Montreal (2007), and currently splits his time between studios in Montreal and Toronto. He has exhibited work in Canada, Mexico, Germany, and the United States at venues and festivals including UQAM Gallery and Aires Libres in Montreal; Axeneo7 in Gatineau, Quebec; ISE Cultural Foundation in New York, and most recently the Maison des Arts in Laval (Quebec). Concurrent with this exhibition, Fleming is exhibiting work with Galerie Trois Points (Montreal) at the 2015 Feature Art Fair in Toronto from October 22–25, 2015.

About the Resident Curator
TYPOLOGY is thrilled to launch our Curatorial Residency program with Oana Tanase. A Toronto-based independent curator and researcher, Tanase holds a MA in Art History and Theory from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania and is currently completing her PhD thesis that aims at discussing documentary practices in contemporary art. Her latest curatorial projects in Toronto include Dan Perjovschi: As If All Yesterday’s News Should Be Rehearsed Today For A Better Tomorrow (YYZ Artists’ Outlet); Community (Love) Creates Change (with Denise Moraze at Peter MacKentrick Community Gallery); and Before and After: Celebrating 100 Years of The Barns (with Vid Ingelevics at Artscape Whychwood Barns). Previously, she worked as a curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (2006-2012) and as an assistant curator at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig (2005-2006).


image: Nicolas Fleming, We’re still standing (detail), 2015

Events

Please join us for the following exhibiton-related events. Click below for more info.

Opening Reception and Edition Launch : Thursday, October 15, 2015 / 6–8 pm

Please join us for a public opening reception and edition launch for Moving right along | Nicolas Fleming on Thursday, October 15, from 6–8 pm. 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 artist and curators will be in attendance and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Reception date and time
Thursday, October 16, 2015 from 6–8 pm

Event location
TYPOLOGY
180 Shaw Street, No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

We look forward to seeing you!

Afternoon with the Artist : Sunday, October 18, 2015 / 12—5 pm

Drop in anytime from 12–5 pm for refreshments and casual conversation with Nicolas Fleming, who will be at the project space to discuss his exhibition and answer questions about his art and process.

Date and time
Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 12—5 pm

Event location
TYPOLOGY
180 Shaw Street, No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

Moving right along into the Future of the Past : Friday, October 30, 2015 / 5–11 pm

Come experience Nicolas Fleming’s installation with a sci-fi twist — an audio intervention in the form of a 1953 BBC radio dramatization of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy. Part of a building-wide event taking place the night before Halloween — advance tickets at a discount via the link above, more information below!


THE ART OF DARKNESS
An Evening of Frightful Fun at Artscape Youngplace

Friday, October 30, 2015 from 5–11 pm

Get into the Halloween spirit with the artists at Artscape Youngplace. On Friday, October 30th, we’ll fill the building with activities and events that reflect the mysterious, the shocking, the haunted, and the bizarre. Join us for peculiar performances, mind-bending music, otherworldly art installations, fantastical films, and so much more. It will be an artfully dark and frightfully fun evening for a good cause, with proceeds supporting participating artists and organizations that call Artscape Youngplace home.

Come early for family-friendly activities, stay later for more grownup fun; we promise something for everyone, including:

Live Music • Haunted Rooms • Amazing Hypnotist • Treasure Hunt • Pumpkin Carving • Spooky Movies • Mystic Oracle • Dancing All Evening • Sensory Installations • Interactive Performances • and much more! Plus a Fall Arts Market • PWYC Bake Sale • Instant Photos & T-shirt Transfers • Seasonal Food • Delicious Drinks • Decadent Desserts • Treats for Costumes (while they last)

Tickets available now — big discount with advance purchase
$10 in advance via Eventbrite, $15 at the door; $5 kids 2–12, under 2 free; $30 family (up to 2 adults and 3 kids), $25 family advance

Ticket price includes all activities, performances, films, and interactive installations, plus a chance to win goods, services, and gift certificates from AYP artists, organizations, and supporters including: Paperhouse, Eve Egoyan, TYPOLOGY, Inspirit Foundation, 3Delta, Graven Feather, Angel Ness Ho, Midi Onodera, Stephanie Avery, Coffee Pub, Lucky Penny, Koffler Gallery, Miriam Grenville, Catherine Marrion Expressive Arts Therapy, Wendy Coles/Fun with Music Together, Magic Languages, The Smart Cookie Club, Theatre Passe Muraille, and more.

Activities and Events included with ticket price:

GHOSTLIGHT
in concert with visuals at Small World Music Centre

BRIDLE OF THE SENSES
sensory environment and show by lo bil, Man Made Hill, Ashley Thornton, Linus lp, and Clayton Lee

THE EMPTY CHAIR
immersive installation by Paperhouse Outreach Collective in collaboration with Andrew Domingues Frade and Angela Blumberg

FREAK OUT!
dance the evening away with DJ sets by Mary Mac and others both early (family-friendly), and late (freak-friendly!)

TURN AND FACE THE STRANGE
short performances including Thin(k) Blank Human Metamorphosis by Lisa Anita Wegner and Ray Cammaert, Dave McKay as Trefor, The Sketchy Clown, and more

DARK ARTS ROOM
durational sound and video installation by Holly Timperer, Jack Bride, James Wallace Gagné

MOVING RIGHT ALONG into the FUTURE OF THE PAST
site-specific installation by Nicolas Fleming with The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov audio environment at TYPOLOGY

OLD TIMEY SPOOKY MOVIES and cartoons
groundbreaking films from the golden age of cinema with hot buttered popcorn!

INSTANT HALLWAY HYPNOSIS
Amanda-Mazing takes consenting participants on a fascinating inner journey — prepare to be amazed and delighted!

TRICK OR TREAT TREASURE HUNT
kid-friendly building-wide treasure hunt by Stephanie Avery

THE MYSTIC ORACLE and Rakkii the Fortune Telling Puppet
interactive video for adults and live fortune telling for kids by Midi Onodera

Kid-friendly HAUNTED ROOM
immersive environment for kids up to age 12 by Eve Egoyan and friends

PUMPKIN CARVING the Paperhouse Way
artist-led pumpkin carving and decorating with Emily Cook and Paperhouse friends

DISINTEGRATION
multimedia art installation by Shawn Martel

plus

POLAROID POLTERGEIST
instant photos of you and your friends anywhere in the building for just $2 a snap. Come in costume for extra effect!

HALL OF FALL SEASONAL ARTS MARKET
and PWYC Bake Sale featuring locally handmade goods and treats

DINNER, DESSERT, DRINKS, & LATE-NIGHT SNACKS
by the Coffee Pub — open late and in costume!

Proceeds benefit participating AYP artists and organizations including: Earwitness Studio • Intergalactic Arts Collective • Midi Onodera • Paperhouse Studio • Small World Music Centre • 3Delta Studio • TYPOLOGY Projects

With huge thanks to: Artscape Youngplace • Coffee Pub • Inspirit Foundation • Koffler Gallery and all of the participating artists and volunteers for their generous support of this event!

Catalogue Launch : Saturday, November 7, 2015 / 2–4 pm

Please join us on Saturday, November 7th from 2–4 pm for the celebratory launch of our exhibition catalogue for Moving right along | Nicolas Fleming.

Featuring a wonderful essay by co-curator Oana Tanase, an in-depth interview with artist Nicolas Fleming, and full photo documentation of the site-specific installation and artworks in the exhibition, this 48-page publication designed by TYPOLOGY director Shani K Parsons will be available for review and purchase in the project space.

The artist will be in attendance to sign copies of the catalogue and answer questions about his work, and co-curator Oana Tanase will introduce her essay at the beginning of the afternoon. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome!

Reception date and time
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 2–4 pm

Event location
TYPOLOGY
No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
See Google map of location

We hope to see you there!

Links / Updates

News, press, publications and more information.

December 1, 2015: Moving right along has been extended through December 15! The exhibition will be open for special occasions and viewing by appointment. Contact us to schedule a visit.

Review: TYPOLOGY – Nicolas Fleming by Susan Britton
annetteandquebec: Looking at Art in Toronto | November 30, 2015

On the blog: Last chance for Moving right along, plus Nicolas Fleming catalogue preview
Typologica | November 25, 2015

Moving right along exhibition catalogue preview (PDF)

Moving right along media release (PDF)