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I ♡ paint 3

Opening Reception: Thursday April 4th, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: April 4-28, 2019
Location: 1151 Queen St East

Curated by Kim Dorland with works by:

Tunde Adebimpe (Los Angeles, USA)
Todd Bienvenu (New York City, USA)
Seth Birchall (New South Wales)
Sara-Jeanne Bourget (Vancouver, Canada)
Keiran Brennan Hinton (New York City, USA)
Greg Burak (Ridgewood, USA)
Rudy Cremonini (Bologna, Italy)
Laura Dawe (Toronto, Canada)
Anna Fidler (Corvallis, USA)
Shaun Morin (Arnes, Canada)
Hilary Pecis (Los Angeles, USA)
Jonathan Podwil (New York City, USA)
Francisco Rodríguez (London, UK)
Joseph Tisiga (Yukon, Canada)
Paige Turner Uribe (Los Angeles, USA)
Nadia Waheed (Austin, USA)
Guim Tio Zarraluki (Barcelona, Spain)
Aaron Zulpo (New York City, USA)

Kim Dorland on I ❤️ Paint:

"I’m not a curator. I’m not a taste maker or a gallery professional. I’m a painter. And I ❤️ paint. I love looking at paintings. I love thinking about paintings. I love the act of squeezing a brand new tube of paint. Painting is romantic. Painting is sexy. Painting is infuriating, but I can’t give it up.

When I did the first I ❤️ Paint shows it was a reaction to this boring, cyclical idea that “painting is dead”. I’m happy to report that that idea is now dead (at least for now). A quick scan through Instagram is proof that painting is alive and well (especially reassuring to this middle-ager is the amount of young artists picking up the mantle).

There’s good painting being made all over the place these days, and thanks to Instagram and such we have access - which is how I “curated” this show. This isn’t proof of what’s “on trend” right now. You’re not going to get a dense or complicated thesis. This is a show about using paint. About the talented ways that some artists are exploiting paint’s possibilities - materially, thematically, stylistically... At the end of the day, I just wanted to put together a really good painting exhibition."

Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Born in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta, Dorland holds an MFA from York University in Toronto, and a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, in Vancouver. He has exhibited globally, including shows in Milan, London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is featured in the Contemporary Art Foundation (Japan), The Sander Collection (Berlin); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal; Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Art Gallery of Alberta, the Audain Art Museum and numerous important private collections. Dorland currently lives and works in Vancouver.

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Tarpaulin: Greg McCarthy

Exhibition Dates: March 30- April 28, 2019
Location: Patel Projects (184 Munro St back entrance)
Exhibition Reception: April 20th, 1-5pm, artist talk at 3pm

Tarpaulin uses the physical similarities between a the material of tarpaulin and a painting, as a way of critiquing the role of landscape painting in Canadian art. The work uses the commonplace object of a camouflage piece of tarp, with its woven structure and abstracted depiction of nature, and insists on its value as being similar to that of a landscape painting by a member of The Group of 7. Throughout the exhibition the sculptures and collages involved will change and evolve, exploring different facets of the project. Although the works are never fully resolved, this unrest illustrates how our changing approaches to creating depictions of the Canadian landscape and proposes a reassessment of our visual vocabulary when moving forward.

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Greg McCarthy is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. His work often deals with the ethics of archiving and the role of photography in forming a visual narrative for history. McCarthy received a BFA from OCAD University and is a founding member of OKAY Collective an art collective based in Toronto, focused on publishing and promoting the works of emerging artists.

His works have been featured in Magenta Magazine, Art With Heart, Edition Toronto and have been collected by various private collections and The Library of The National Gallery of Canada.

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