I’ll be presenting a new installation in the “Oh Canada” exhibition” at MASS MOCA this weekend. Come to the opening if you can. The train ride from Montreal is 8 hours, but beautiful (and cheap!) I’ll be performing my new piece, “The Thief of Mirrors” but that has yet to be scheduled. The show is up for almost a year.Details here.
I will be participating in the Symposium International D’art Contemporain de Baie St Paul this month. Details here.
There’s a nice review of my solo exhibition at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects in the latest issue of Frieze by Rose Bouthillier.
I have posted documentation of the installation of 2 registered projections, titled Learning to Breathe Underwater and House on Fire, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain’s Sobey 2010 exhibition. “Learning to Breathe Underwater” is a composited, and projected image of a prince having sex with a mermaid on a canopy bed. It is made using 3 video projections and 5 overhead projections. The drapery of the canopy bed is projected through dishes of water animated by fans. The viewer uses an aluminum “slipping slide” fastened to an overhead projector to activate the act of intercourse between the prince and mermaid.
“House on Fire” uses 3 overhead projectors to create the image of a large box of Kleenex tissue. A large mechanized pinwheel suspended over one of the projectors provides a never-ending billow of tissue rising from the box. There are 10 cardboard-mounted slides piled next to another projector. Each features a 2-frame, “lenticular” animation of a pattern, which is animated only when the viewer drags it across the surface of the projector. See it here.
I will be presenting EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR PICTURE I CRY again this Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM at the MACM, one last time. This event is co-sponsored by the MACM and SBC gallery. Details here. It’s also the last week to see my solo exhibition GOOD GETS BETTER at SBC.
My book NO ONE HELPED ME will have its official Montreal launch at Drawn & Quarterly this Thursday, 7PM. Details here.
My Montreal exhibition of drawings GOOD GETS BETTER runs du 12 février au 19 mars 2011. The Musée d’Art Contemporain and SBC will co-present an encore presentation of EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR PICTURE I CRY on March 16. Details here
My Toronto exhibition of drawings GOOD GETS BETTER runs November 20, 2010 — December 23, 2010 at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects.
I won the Sobey Art Award last Thursday!
Since then I have received so may warm congratulations and sweet, supportive messages, and I really do feel incredibly lucky and thankful. I especially wanted to acknowledge and thank:
the Sobey family
the 2010 Sobey Curatorial Panel: Grant Arnold, Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery; Jen Budney, Associate Curator, Mendel Art Gallery; Philip Monk, Director, Art Gallery of York University; Lesley Johnstone, Curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; David Diviney, Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
my art dealer:
my technical collaborator:
the cities of Winnipeg and Montreal, and all of Canada’s artist-run centres.
Deep Thanks! xo
Read the details in the Globe and Mail.