Past

About Face

Bridget Moser

Gallery 1
Nov 6 - Nov 6, 2015

Curated by Victoria Mohr-Blakeney
Presented in partnership with Public Energy

 

Please join Artspace on Friday November 6, 2015 at 8pm for a new performance by Bridget Moser. Admission is free but seating is limited so please arrive early.

A performance and video artist versed in prop comedy, dance and experimental theatre, Bridget Moser engages with the physicality and humanity of everyday objects with uncanny comedic results. About Face draws on the intrinsic intelligence of the inanimate world – revealing what the objects in our lives reflect about who we are and the world we’ve created.

Night work

Mark Clintberg

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Sep 12 - Oct 29, 2015

Night work is a solo exhibition by Mark Clintberg that brings together a series of new and existing projects, each of which focuses on the transition between day and night, and on shifting economies and uses of space after dark. Through a series of immersive installations and print multiples Clintberg asks the viewer to reconsider their emotional attachments felt toward individuals and institutions, and to consider the physical and psychological marks they leave on us.

 

Please Do The Needful

Matthew Hayes

Gallery 2
Jul 9 - Aug 22, 2015

Compriosed of a selection of appropriated and anonymized text from support tickets, each of the poster-sized reproductions is headed with the word “Problem”, and then attempts to provide a “Solution”.

Terra dos Chinês Curio Shop

Karen Tam

Gallery 1
Jul 9 - Aug 22, 2015

Karen Tam’s Terra dos Chinês Curio Shop is a body of work that challenges the corporeal relationship of place, its history, and associated community. Specifically, Tam challenges Westerners to unpack their relationship with Chinese kitch, the roots of which are stepped in Orientalist imagery.

Sisters

Dayna Danger

Gallery 1
May 8 - Jul 4, 2015

Sisters is a new body of photographic work by Metis/Ojibway/Polish artist Dayna Danger.

With Outthrust Arm

Anna Hawkins

Gallery 2
May 8 - Jul 4, 2015

Anna Hawkins’ With Outthrust Arm is a vehicle for the deconstruction of an accepted version of Western art history, and the ways in which the familiar images from within the canon are circulated and disseminated to the broader public.

Artspace 50/50 2015

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Apr 17 - May 1, 2015

Calling Artists for the 2015 Artspace 50/50!

Spring is almost here, bringing with it Artspace’s annual 50/50 fundraising event. We plan on continuing to make this the most fun gala event of the year – and we need your help again! Here are the details.

 

ON Edge

Various artists

Various Locations
Feb 7 - Mar 14, 2015

ON Edge brings together artists and the public in a series of participatory events and workshops focusing on experimental and/or queer media and performance art practices. These workshops will cover a range of topics including the use of humour/satire in critiquing social media and neoliberalism, queer sound production, trans* representation and DIY culture, reading of analog film strips, and performance art for video on the Internet. Taking place during the debut Canadian presentation of Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery’s Arenalodge, the program will bring feature artists from Peterborough, Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, and Cologne.

 

Arenalodge

Kris and Will

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Feb 6 - Mar 28, 2015

Consisting of sculptural artifacts, performative photography, and choreographed, action-based video works, Kris and Will’s Arenalodge twists and bends post-queer and normative constructs of masculinity searching for a re-imagined future form of a relationship. The result of this exploration falls somewhere between the genuine, though limited, realm of the heterosexual bromance and a more inclusive form of queer embodiment. Humor and light-heartedness are a necessary part of the equation as these two world-views butt heads and scuffle with one another, eventually yielding a mashed up, mixed up reality.

 

Pest

Amy Swartz

Gallery 1
Dec 12 - Jan 31, 2015

Swartz creates highly detailed and meticulously crafted collections that combine both natural and artificial materials in miniature sculptures. Her work explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s general perception regarding our control over nature, life, and death.