Tarpaulin - Greg McCarthy
Exhibition Reception: April 20th, 1-5pm, artist talk at 3pm
Exhibition Dates: March 30- April 28, 2019
Location: Patel Projects 184 Munro St back entrance
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About the Work:
Tarpaulin uses the physical similarities between 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.
About the Artist:
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.
About the Gallery:
Patel Projects is a project space and incubator that presents accessible, cutting-edge work by emerging artists and curators. The alternative arts space provides a platform for experimental practices, innovative exhibition formats and new experiences of art. With an emphasis on artistic integrity and ethical practice, Patel Projects also works on public art, programming, licensing, publishing, sponsorship, activations, and more.
Ryerson New Media students META 2019!
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11th 6 - 9 pm Opening remarks take place at 6:15pm
Exhibition Hours: Friday, April 12th - Sunday April 14th: 2pm - 8pm
Location: Black Cat Showroom 1785 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
META is an annual exhibition that showcases artwork by students of Ryerson's New Media program. The event celebrates creative innovation by providing a platform for displaying work created at the intersection of art and technology. META includes installation art, interactive storytelling, augmented reality, video art, interactive sound projects, performance, and games. The exhibition takes place at an off-campus gallery and invites friends, family, colleagues, as well as institutional and industry professionals, to experience the work of next-generation new media makers.
About the Gallery:
Black Cat Showroom is the second iteration of Black Cat Artspace, the contemporary art gallery in Roncesvalles Village.Taking over one part of a former Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership, gallery owner Andrew Williamson (who clearly has a penchant for transforming old spaces) has once again turned a run-down room into a place for art.