Matthew Shlian - Relief
Jun
8
to Jul 27

Matthew Shlian - Relief

We are pleased to be exhibiting a new body a work from paper sculpture, Matthew Shlian.

As a paper engineer, Matthew Shlian work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design. Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifest in drawing and three dimensional forms. The use of his engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture which have led to collaborations with scientists at University of Michigan. He works on the nanoscale, translating paper structures to micro folds. His investigations extend to visualizing cellular division and solar cell development. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; he sees their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration. In his studio he is a collaborator, explorer and inventor. He begins with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, his work is made because he cannot visualize its final realization; in this way he comes to understanding through curiosity.

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Mark Lang - 'Document'
Jul
25
to Aug 17

Mark Lang - 'Document'

The “Document” series are paintings based on historic photographs of various groups of people. These photos were originally intended to document particular groups, rather than to function as “art” per se. I’m interested in re-presenting these images through painting, which serves another purpose, namely to reflect on various human and historic themes relating to the groups of people depicted.

In a way, the photos can be likened to fossils, preserving detailed and accurate traces of people from the past by way of a chemical process. The paintings, on the other hand, are more like handmade reconstructions based on the fossils. That is, the photo is a document based on a fact, and the painting is a fiction based on the document.

This fiction is useful in interpreting the originals from a contemporary perspective. It allows us to examine the past, and explore how our reading of the past is a reconstruction based on our current understanding. For example, making large-scale colour paintings after small black and white photos brings the images to life in a way which helps carry them into the present. However, the true colours of the time are only accessible through artifacts and paintings from the period, so the colour in the paintings is necessarily an imagined reconstruction.

Rather than taking a random sampling of photos from the past, I’ve selected a particular set of images which highlight a variety of interesting issues or themes. Exhibiting the images together in a new context allows for various kinds of comparisons, and shows that there are ideas and meanings present in these images that were not intended by the original photographers. This selection provides an interpretation of the past that examines some issues which have a through-line into the present and still affect our culture today.

We see the past in a different way than the people who experienced it, and we can only reconstruct that past based on the documentation left to us. This reconstruction is necessarily a kind of fiction, but it can help us find meaning in the documents, showing the effect of history on the current human condition, and on how the present will have an effect on the future.

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Aug
22
to Sep 14

Group Exhibition - 'Le Vrai Visage: Figuration photorealiste contemporaine'

FEATURING WORKS FROM:

JEN MANN
SHAWN HUCKINS
PAUL BÉLIVEAU
ANDREW PINK
MARK LANG

"‘Le Vrai Visage” explores portraiture within the hyperreality and photorealistic realm. Using the idea of portraiture or self-portraiture as a commentary on social or political perspectives, ‘le vrai visage’ is a literal exploration of ‘the true nature of things’. Whether a satirical or paradoxical interpretation of oneself or how we view ourselves, this well-curated group of paintings will force us to dig deep into how we can see the world through someone else’s perception on oneself.

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PHOTO LONDON 2019
May
15
to May 19

PHOTO LONDON 2019

Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its fourth edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums, to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative communities in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings together the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time.

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PAPIER
Apr
25
to Apr 28

PAPIER

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Created by the AGAC in 2007, Papier is a key driver for Canadian contemporary art, as well as a unique meeting ground for the greater public, enthusiasts and visual arts professionals alike.

For the first time this year, the fair will include mediums other than works on paper, giving visitors the chance to discover and appreciate a wide range of contemporary art practices.

Duran Mashaal will be showing works of Matthew Shlian, Michael Flomen, Ben Thomas, Tom Blachford, Matthew Pillsbury, David Wightman, and more.

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VOLTA NYC
Mar
6
to Mar 10

VOLTA NYC

SOLO BOOTH OF MICHAEL FLOMEN -

To make his cameraless photographs, Michael Flomen collaborates with natural elements outside under the cover of darkness. Flomen exposes photographic film and papers to the natural elements.

Among the works exhibited are photograms from the Central Park (NYC) series, made in The Loch. Continuing the Higher Ground series, new black and white and color photograms were made exclusively with the bioluminescent light of fireflies, ground and water from natural sources.

Flomen combines meditation and ritual actions in order to court the energies of the landscape in which the photograms are made. He creates an invitation for the unseen to expose itself. His photograms are documents of these events in the landscape.

Flomen makes photographs of things we do not see, but know are there.

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Jen Mann - Notes on Love
Sep
13
to Oct 6

Jen Mann - Notes on Love

In her newest series of paintings, Mann is exploring how we under- stand the identities of the people we are closest to, the people we live with, and how we abstract them from who they are as we internally meld them with ourselves, and our own identities. exploring how we never truly see the other person for who they are, but instead we see what we have created in our minds, the version of them that we want to see. is abstraction and obsession runs through the work where the subject (her partner) is continually being obscured from view, Mann’s hair covering and enveloping him, text over the image reads “you are not me, you are not mine, but somehow we are one.” the text almost blends into the image like the two gures merging together. Each image a digital manipulation, altering, and abstract- ing him as she draws over his face in some instances, and in another image light blows out the subject where only certain parts are visible. is series a next step in Mann’s continued foray into identity, self and now what is ‘other’.

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FRANCE JODOIN - De toutes petites histoires — Short Little Stories
Mar
17
to Mar 31

FRANCE JODOIN - De toutes petites histoires — Short Little Stories

“Thematically, I remain completely engaged in the exploration of the marine as a landscape form. I prefer to call the images I create marines because in practice the term often covers art showing as much shipping on rivers, beach scenes and all art showing boats, the sea and the coast, without any rigid distinction.”

France Jodoin is primarily an oil painter who also sketches, works with watercolours and creates prints in sugar lift and aquatint. While her subjects include seascapes and landscapes, peopled beach scenes, harbors, boats both moored and on the water, as well as flowers, birds, apes, monkeys and gorillas, her deft, gestural handling of paint renders these with a distinct and contemporary sense of presence. Her declared interest is “the very brevity of life itself,” and to that could be added an abiding concern with Otherness. Other places, other times, other people, even other species, all are watched over with care and intimacy in her works. She achieves this timely presence of the Other by treating paint, this fluid medium, as an elemental force driving her narratives in which mere depiction defers to an atmospheric quality that invites the eye to linger and into which the viewer then becomes enmeshed, implicated. When her works delve into history, it is as a perspective with which this presence of the Other can best be awoken, and to create a mise-en-scène in such a way that the contemporary viewer may construct their own particular signs and stories from the layered marks, washes, wipes and drips on the canvas. In her own words, “The fundamental impulse animating my creative process is to esteem time passing.” France Jodoin has been exhibiting in galleries and museums in Canada, the United States and Europe for the past fifteen years. She lives and works in Cowansville, Quebec.

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VOLTA NYC 2018
Mar
7
to Mar 11

VOLTA NYC 2018

VOLTA NY is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, VOLTA NY has since its 2008 debut operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during Armory Arts Week.


Led by Amanda Coulson, VOLTA’s longtime Artistic Director, VOLTA NY showcases contemporary art positions in an approachable way accessible to younger art-lovers and seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects, VOLTA NY promotes their galleries’ exhibition styles “at home” while refocusing the fair-going experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works.

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Art Wynwood
Feb
19
3:00 PM15:00

Art Wynwood

Since its inception in 2012, Art Wynwood has become the premier winter destination contemporary and modern art fair in South Florida, and offers the most diverse, affluent and culturally savvy international audience in the United States. Produced by Art Miami, the Art Wynwood fair will debut its seventh edition during Presidents Day Weekend, February 15 - 19, 2018, at the former Miami Herald site, which also is the new home of Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, and welcomed 80,000 visitors during Miami Art Week 2017. Art Wynwood will open on Thursday, February 15, with an invitation only VIP Private Preview benefiting the new Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA, Miami). This year, artist Logan Hicks will be the fourth recipient of the Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. 

Art Wynwood will continue to showcase a dynamic array of works, featuring emerging talent from the contemporary market, mid-career artists, blue chip contemporary, post-war and modern masters. 

Nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway, and just east of Biscayne Boulevard, Art Wynwood will offer an unprecedented level of convenience to and from Miami Beach while being located in the heart of the cultural epicenter of Miami. The new location will offer a renewed connectivity to the 29th annual show where the “World’s Most Expensive Yachts are on display for acquisition”, with complimentary shuttle service between the two daily

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Context Miami Art Fair
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

Context Miami Art Fair

CONTEXT Art Miami, along with the 28th edition of Art Miami, commences on December 5th, 2017, with the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. The 2016 preview attracted 14,500 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs and designers, and the fair hosted a total of 82,500 attendees over a six-day period. This immediately reinforced the CONTEXT Art Miami fair as a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art. 

Convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located right across the street from the fair. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Sep
9
to Sep 30

Ben Thomas - CHROMA

Ben Thomas’ series Chroma is full of collapsed textures and primary colours, and is eerily vacant. The Australian photographer purposefully “stripped out as much of the darker detail in the images as possible, to allow the vibrant colour to control the image,” he explains. “The idea of simplicity and flatness is where I’m at right now.”

This simplicity goes far beyond the final image and began with Ben’s approach. “I had up until then travelled with a heap of lenses and equipment, this time it was only a couple of lenses at a fixed focal length,” he explains. “I then looked for the architecture and place design that give cities their unique feel. A key factor was also the weather, which was critical for the treatment process.”

The series was shot in several locations including Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, Paris and Italy, because of this cross-pollination of places, the series feels weirdly mismatched as different styles of architecture and skylines collide. Ben manages to connect them through his use of colour, “the overarching colour treatment is something I’d been tweaking and experimenting with before shooting Chroma,” he explains. The aqua tones interspersed by faint yellows and pops of reds feel clean and detached, and according to Ben, “a hyperreal representation of the cities we live in.”

- Rebecca Fulleylove

 

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Art Market Hamptons 2017
Jul
6
to Jul 9

Art Market Hamptons 2017

Market Art + Design returns to The Bridgehampton Museum this July 2017, bringing the East End's premier art fair to the center of bustling Bridgehampton. Market Art + Design, the successful evolution of Art Market Hamptons, will showcase presentations by top galleries enhanced by a striking and tightly curated Design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world.

Market Art + Design will work alongside sponsors and partners Parrish Art Museum, Hamptons Cottages & GardensThe Wall Street Journal, and Perrier to create an exciting and extremely visible event for Eastern Long Island.

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