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David Urban, The Eye as Dove, 2012
9/13/2012 - 10/28/2012
Exhibition Opening at Corkin Gallery
Thursday, September 13, 5 - 8 pm
David Urban has come to represent the most ardent champion of painting, especially in the expression of "abstract" art. His paintings are defined by bold collisions of line and shape, clashing tones and kinetic brushstrokes. Urban builds his dynamic paintings layer upon layer into a strange borderland between abstraction and representation. Rhythmic geometries conjure up networks of boards, beams and girders. These improvisations incorporate the traditions of still life and landscape reminiscent of work by Philip Guston. Urban produces forms that confound in their perception, and pursues an endless investigation into how and why we see.
The Eye as Dove will be on view at Corkin Gallery from September 13 - October 28, 2012. The artist will be present for the opening reception Thursday, September 13 from 5 - 8pm.
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Françoise Sullivan, Aedh
4/28/2012 - 8/31/2012
In the series of paintings titled Aedh, an Irish/Gaelic term which connotes fire that does not consume itself, the colour red is the springboard for what has been created. The strokes of paint are spontaneous and controlled. Françoise Sullivan is a painter and a thinker who has a strong belief in beauty and self expression.
Early in her career Françoise Sullivan strove to explore the relationships of spirit and the unconscious with painting, choreography and dance. Each decade has witnessed a new chapter in her creative growth. In the 1940s she was a founding member of the Automatiste movement, which brought about cultural change in the province of Quebec She signed the Refus Global. Sullivan pursued studies in modern dance in New York with Franziska Boas and by the 1950s she was an innovative dancer and choreographer. In the 1960s she created large-scale steel sculptural works. In the 1970s she relied upon photography as a narrative and documentary tool and by the late 1970s she returned to painting, which remains the focus of her artwork today. Her practice is truly trans-disciplinary, yet Sullivan considers painting her unifying medium.
Françoise Sullivan is a seminal female figure from Montréal. In 1950 she married Patterson Ewen with whom she has 4 sons. Since the early 1960s, Sullivan has regularly exhibited in Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Japan, and Canada. She has received numerous awards and been in numerous exhibitions including the Order of Canada in 2001, Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009, the Gershon Iskowitz Prize in 2010 and in the fall of 2011, she was included in the MoMA’s 20th Century exhibition.
Sharon Switzer, Nearly Present
3/24/2012 - 4/24/2012
Nearly Present imagines the otherworldly beauty of the ethereal. In this new body of work, Sharon Switzer experiments with particle systems; using this commercial software to create unusual and evocative animations. The work also touches on the artist's earlier interests in the relationship between photography and the invisible: ghosts, time, things that photography shouldn't be allowed to capture but does.
In this work, Nearly Present is the disembodied space of the digital and the virtual that exists unseen around us. Forgoing the ironic humour intrinsic to previous bodies of work, Switzer has created mesmerizing ethereal videos that have no need for language. This work hovers just outside of the known world, like ghosts caught in the machine.
Exhibition Opening Party - Nigel Scott, Conversations with Blue
6/21/2012 - 7/21/2012
EXHIBITION OPENING PARTY
Thursday, June 21st, 5 - 8 pm
Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Scott returns to Toronto for an opening party. His stellar commercial work has featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Max and Cosmopolitan. Join us as we celebrate a private preview and signing of his book Conversations with Blue, a collection of cyanotypes that capture his early inspiration with an intention to bring us closer to the ocean. These latest images embody the artist’s signature style – elegant, articulate and sublime. Come to the party and welcome back Nigel Scott and the arrival of summer.