Monday, May 27, 2013
Two shows I'm involved with in some capacity are opening this week. On Wednesday, Ancestry and Artistry: Maya Textiles from Guatemala opens at the Textile Museum. I've worked as Curatorial Assistant on this (amazing) project on and off since 2011, so this is huge deal. Still more work to do before Wednesday, but the show is shaping up beautifully.
James Gardner's FRANK is a window installation at Gallery 1313 and will mark the first installation I programmed for the gallery's window box. This one opens the next day, Thursday the 30th, from 7-10pm. From the release:
FRANK is an ever-evolving entity of insulation foam. He has been built up, cut apart and stuffed into rooms and awkward spaces again and again, and will continue to be again and again. The sculpture in its many incarnations is an experiment in the language of abstract sculpture and undermines conceptions of a finished and static work of art. FRANK aims to achieve a complexity of form and colour through a constant reworking of material and by visually exploiting and developing the affects of duration and exposure on an unstable medium.
James Gardner is an artist and member of VSVSVS, a collective and artist-run centre based out of a warehouse in the portlands of Toronto.