Sunday, March 23, 2008

Insecurity Blanket Exhibition

Insecurity Blanket

Tara Bursey

April 1-15th, 2008.
Fly Gallery
1172 Queen Street West

Insecurity Blanket is a sculpture-based installation in which the focal point is a blanket woven from shredded office documents. Juxtaposing the chaos of a randomized pattern with the order of a precise weave, the work explores ideas surrounding personal security, labour, repetition and technology.

Tara Bursey is a recent graduate of the Toronto School of Art’s diploma program and a former student at Ontario College of Art and Design. An artist whose practice encompasses sculpture and installation as well as drawing and craft, Tara’s work is characterized by its use of delicate sculptural materials such as garlic skin, hair and paper. In the past two years, she has exhibited extensively throughout the city in a diverse range of venues, from storefront window installations and telephone poles to the Textile Museum of Canada, the Ontario Crafts Council, as well as in group exhibitions in Halifax and Copenhagen. Tara’s most recent projects include acting as Curator of She Said Boom! Window Space, and working as one-third of the Toronto Zine Library Collective. In addition to her work as a fine artist, Tara also operates actively within Toronto’s independent music and small-press communities as a DJ, illustrator, designer and writer. She was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Cormier or Nancy Oakes
Administrative Assistants,
Toronto School of Art
(416) 504-7910

Friday, March 14, 2008

TZL at the London Indie Media Fair

The Toronto Zine Library will be tabling for a second year in a row at the 3rd Annual London Indie Media Fair. This year's festivities will include tables with indie makers and publishers from London and beyond, as well as workshops and guest talks. Last years fair was tons of fun, with really incredible tables of zines, crafts and art, as well as London organizations such as the Forest City Gallery, artists from the Community Outreach Gallery and Dave of seminal London 80s-90s garage-punk fanzine What Wave. We are beyond thrilled to be going back as guests this year. If you're in the London area, don't miss out!

The 3rd Annual London Indie Media Fair
Saturday, March 29th, 2008
At the London Public Library, Central Branch
281 Dundas Street
London, Ontario

Thursday, March 06, 2008

ERI:3 Exhibition at Eyelevel Gallery

I'll be in this exhibition at Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, which opens next week. I wish I was going! Over 100 artists are exhibiting in what will be a massive show of zines, multiples and bookworks. It should be amazing...