ARTbus: Exhibition tour to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Oakville Galleries
Sunday 15 September 2013, 11:30 am–5:00 pmPick-up and drop-off at MOCCA (952 Queen Street West, Toronto)$10 donation includes admission to all galleries and afternoon refreshments by Trafalgar Brewing Company and Whole Foods Market, Oakville
The fall ARTbus begins at MOCCA with a tour of David Cronenberg: Transformation. The exhibition features six new TIFF-commissioned artworks by leading Canadian and international contemporary artists who share pioneering Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg's inspirations from literature and philosophy—writers such as Marshall McLuhan, William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard—and his fascination with biological horror, the human psyche and the merging of humans and media. Artists on view include Candice Breitz, James Coupe, Marcel Dzama, Jeremy Shaw, Jamie Shovlin, and Laurel Woodcock. Organized by MOCCA and TIFF, and curated by David Liss, Artistic Director & Curator, MOCCA; and Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, TIFF. Supported by the Government of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Hal Jackman Foundation. Also on view is Camille Henrot | Grosse Fatigue, curated by Andréa Picard and presented in collaboration with TIFF Future Projections. Supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)
The ARTbus continues to the AGH for a tour of Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins: The Collaborationists. The Collaborationists is an extensive exhibition of the multi-faceted works of Canadian artists Marman and Borins. Comprised of major installations and kinetic sculptures, as well as a selection of paintings and an audio station, this landmark exhibition highlights the recent production of this highly insightful artist duo. Drawing from the theories of mid-century modernist art, with a focus on information as a subject, the works explore intellectual subjects in a refreshingly playful manner. Co-curated by Melissa Bennett, Art Gallery of Hamilton; and Linda Jansma, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square participants will visit the group exhibition Surface Tension, guest-curated by Jacob Korczynski. Over the past decade digital media has transformed how we take pictures and how existing images circulate in the world. While many artists have questioned where to locate images in our contemporary context, their ongoing presence in museums and galleries underscores that—alongside more dematerialized forms—images remain with us physically. Surface Tension presents recent works by Canadian and international artists that readily engage with this persistent materiality. Artists on view include Matthew Buckingham, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Youngmi Chun, Kelly Jazvac, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Jimmy Robert, and Mark Soo.
Finally, the ARTbus finishes at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens with the solo exhibition Kelly Jazvac: PARK, curated by Jon Davies. Over the past several years, London-based artist Kelly Jazvac has worked primarily with the medium of discarded adhesive vinyl, which she gleans from the printing industry. In PARK, her first solo museum exhibition, Jazvac will respond to the distinctive context of Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens with a suite of recent sculptural works, videos, found objects, and a new site-specific wallpaper installation based on a photo shoot in the Gardens.
11:15 am: Meet outside the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art for sign-in.
11:30 am: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Tour of David Cronenberg: Transformation and Camille Henrot | Grosse Fatigue.
1:15 pm: Art Gallery of Hamilton. Tour of Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins: The Collaborationists.
2:30 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit Surface Tension.
3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit Kelly Jazvac: PARK. Reception with refreshments.
5:00 pm: Drop-off at MOCCA.
In-kind support provided by Trafalgar Brewing Company and Whole Foods Market, Oakville
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art952 Queen Street West, Toronto416.395.0067www.mocca.ca
Art Gallery of Hamilton123 King Street West, Hamilton905.527.6610www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Oakville GalleriesOakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy St, OakvilleOakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville905.844.4402www.oakvillegalleries.comImages (left to right): Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Pavilion of the Blind, 2013, courtesy of Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto and Tierney Gardarin Gallery, New York; Marcel Dzama, Une Danse Des Bouffons (or A Jester's Dance) (film still), 2013, commissioned by TIFF, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York/London; Kelly Jazvac, Salp, 2012, courtesy of the artist and Louis B. James, New York. Photo: Dave Kemp.