Monthly Archives: March 2012

Next on at the CAG: Josephine Meckseper

Beginning May 25 through September 2 2012, Josephine Meckseper will create eight new works for the window vitrines on the CAG’s exterior. Currently based in New York, this will be Meckseper’s first exhibition in Canada. Utilizing these spaces as a site that mimics a commercial display, her work invites a critique of the aesthetic  and political connotations of the objects presented within. The juxtapositions of materials and objects in her installations compose a kind of narrative that challenge the world of advertising and consumer culture.

Below is an interview with Josephine Meckseper and Flavin Judd from Bomb Magazine speaking about her work and practice.

http://bombsite.com/issues/999/articles/3233

Karina Irvine – Curatorial Intern

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Upcoming exhibition: Matthew Monahan

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Matthew Monahan. On view from April 27 until June 30 2012, this will be the first solo exhibition of Monahan’s work in Canada. With the human figure as his subject, Monahan manipulates and distorts this classic motif into fragmented forms that recall ancient artifacts. Using a combination of materials reflective of contemporary culture, his work challenges the relationship between drawing and sculpture, while also bringing into question conventions of museum display.

Check out this interview with Matthew Monahan and FlashArt magazine.

http://www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=articolo_det&id_art=71&det=ok&title=MATTHEW-MONAHAN

Karina Irvine – Curatorial Intern

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Every Saturday at 3pm!

Join us at the Contemporary Art Gallery on Saturdays at 3pm for a series of guided visits and public discussions on our current exhibitions. Recent discussions, led by Neil Campbell and Carla Nappi, have focused on Guo Fengyi’s work now on view until April 15th, 2012. Their talks ranged from issues relating to artistic process to traditional methods of Chinese healing and medicine. Guo Fengyi began drawing as a form of healing within the practice of Qi-qong, referring to her work as “painted perscriptions.” Over the course of twenty years her drawings evolved to engage relationships between history and myth, and knowledge and mystery.

Neil Campbell on February 11

Carla Nappi on March 10

This upcoming Saturday Keith Wallace, editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, will expand further on Guo Fengyi’s work in the context of art in China. The following Saturday, March 24th, The CAG’s Executive Director Nigel Prince, will  give a Guided Visit.

In the following weeks we are offering guided visits of all our exhibitions, including Frances Stark’s My Best Thing and Scott Massey’s Aurorae. On March 31 CAG volunteer and educator Patricia Huijnen will give a tour in French and on Sunday, April 15 (the last day of the exhibitions) Jill Henderson, CAG Gallery Coordinator, will present.

Admission is free so please join us for this series of discussions on Saturday afternoons plus one Sunday. Conversation is encouraged and all are welcome! Please visit our website or contact j.henderson@contemporarygallery.ca for more information.

Curatorial Intern – Karina Irvine

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