Launching: SUMMER SESSIONS with University of Guelph MFA candidate, Simon M Benedict

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We are pleased to launch our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: Summer Sessions, a program through which we are making free space and staffing support available to graduates of local and regional colleges and universities to present their thesis exhibitions in downtown Toronto.

For our first session, University of Guelph MFA candidate Simon M Benedict presents his performative video installation, painter project – version 4, a playful and critical exploration of the portrayal of artists in biographical films. Appropriating pre-existing footage from films such as FridaPollock, and Turner, Benedict puts various biopics in dialogue with one another, following a sequence which changes every time the work is shown.

August 20–27, 2017 from 12–5 pm
For this exhibition, we will be open for extended hours, 12–5 pm every day from Saturday to Saturday, August 20–27th.

Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6–8 pm
The artist will be in attendance and all are welcome. Our reception will coincide with the opening for Pixelation, a third floor Hallway Gallery exhibition curated by Zviko Mhakayakora from OCADU.

We hope you will join us for both celebrations this evening!

Click to download/print the media release below (PDF):


Through our Summer Sessions program, Simon M Benedict (and future selected master’s degree candidates) will receive free use of our exhibition and office space for one week and staffing support for the entire seven days for public gallery hours, 12–5 pm, plus other assistance, resources, and promotion of the exhibition as detailed on the program webpage (along with application guidelines, here.

image: Simon M Benedict, painter project – version 4 (still), video installation, 2016

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