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  • Ted Zourntos Solo II: Nov 13 – 19

    TED(4x6)

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    Opening Reception: Thursday November 13th, 6-10pm

    Exhibition Dates: Nov 13-19, 2014

    Within my recent series of works, I endeavor to create essential narratives of everyday life composed of ordinary, throwaway petroleum based products that permeate every facet of contemporary life. These oil economy still life arrangements intend to address environmental, social and economic concerns by probing into the inner workings of the addictive, impulsive and compulsive characteristics of consumer culture. Acidic colours, shiny surfaces, dollar store prizes and endless hypnotic plastic wrap litter my compositions aspiring to trigger the most base and innate of human responses. Conclusively my paintings search out a type of simultaneity of both lyrical and abrasive passages that throughout the paintings confuse notions of truth and monumentality. This is precisely the contradictory ideology I excavate with every painting so as to better assert my critical position regarding the contemporary world.”

    Ted Zourntos is a practicing artist working in Toronto and has exhibited his works internationally. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and received a Masters of Fine Art degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Currently Ted Zourntos is a Professor within the Faculty of Animation Arts and Design at Sheridan College and has authored various articles on Drawing and Art Education. Although his inspiration is drawn from 17th century Dutch masterworks, he not interested in celebrating the fruits of a burgeoning merchant class. His paintings seek to tap into the psychological and cultural characteristics of objects so as to gain a deeper insight into the state of the subconscious during a time of economic and environmental crisis.

    See the development of Ted’s contemporary still-life paintings, from his previous solo exhibition at Project Gallery last year entitled ‘Leftovers’

     ARTWORK PREVIEW    Opening Reception: Thursday November 13th, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: Nov 13-19, 2014 “Within my recent series of works, I endeavor to create essential narratives of everyday life composed of ordinary, throwaway petroleum based products ...
  • Matt Waples Solo: Nov 13 – 19

    MATT(4x6)

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    Opening Reception: Thursday November 13th, 6-10pm

    Exhibition Dates: Nov 13-19, 2014

    This exhibition features two bodies of work that were produced during a period of experimentation with a dye diffusion transfer process, more commonly known as instant peel-apart film. The work is built off of the relationship between intuitive and open-ended experiments, which are controlled by premeditated gestures and material processes.

    Untitled (shapes) presents a series of unique photograms created through a re-contextualization of certain ordinary and increasingly obsolescent objects. Many of the images were created by using a common negative carrier, an imperative object for photographic enlargement and solely utilitarian by nature. Through multiple exposures and changes in orientation, the photogragh transforms a disregarded object to a noteworthy subject by collapsing its formal shape in on itself. Upon inspection of a single print, the seemingly simple result subtly displays the traces of its creation: each placement of the carrier, and subsequent exposure of light. Together the sequence of images creates a melodic progression through colour and form that draw inspiration from the concepts and aesthetics of visual music.

    Photographic Paintings Using Light and Miscellaneous Liquids is a series combining timed exposures (5-20 min) in ambient light, with an extraneous liquid applied to the film plane before development. While the liquid applied is by all means superfluous, it became the catalyst in the production of the images, and caused something that counteracted the dramatic overexposure. The visual, and conceptual, result is a formal collision between the scientist’s calculations and the artist’s brush.

    Matt Waples (b.1992, USA) is an artist working in photography and installation. Currently, he is living in Toronto, Canada, and pursuing a BFA in photography at Ryerson University. Waples works predominantly with photochemical materials to produce experimental works that explore the relationships between light and darkness, order and chance, and logic and expression. Using strategies such as the removal of fundamental elements, or the addition of extraneous ones, his work strives to question the possibilities and limitations of the photographic process. He has been exhibiting works in local galleries over the last two years, and has won multiple awards for his work, including the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Photograph in 2008, and the SF Award in Photography in 2013.

    ARTWORK PREVIEW Opening Reception: Thursday November 13th, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: Nov 13-19, 2014 This exhibition features two bodies of work that were produced during a period of experimentation with a dye diffusion transfer ...
  • Sarah Teitel Solo: Sept 25 – Oct 1

    SARAH

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    Reception: Friday Sept 26th (6-10pm)

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    Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2014

    Sarah Teitel is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto. She composes music, writes poetry, collages and paints. Currently working towards a psychology degree, Teitel has ambitions to become an expressive arts therapist.

    On display is a multi-media body of work ‘Who Are You Holding’, both a visual art and music project that explores themes of multiplicity and the variegated nature of the self. This exhibition doubles as the release of Sarah’s album and her inaugural art exhibition.

    Reception: Friday Sept 26th (6-10pm) Exhibition: Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2014 Sarah Teitel is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto. She composes music, writes poetry, collages and paints. Currently ...

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