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COLLEGE ART GALLERY 2 PAST EXHIBITIONS

TAMMI CAMPBELL AND LEAH ROSENBERG: MONO / CHROMATIC

Sep 30 - Dec 16, 2016
Curated by Leah Taylor

Tammi Campbell and Leah Rosenberg have been in conversation about art- making for over a decade. Mono / Chromatic presents the two artists together in one exhibition space as a continuation of their dialogue with one another.

Campbell and Rosenberg have seemingly disparate art practices, yet share paint as a common thread. In this exhibition, paint is present in its material, sculptural, and vernacular forms. The interplay between their work is occupied by a subtle and playful nod to one another, rather than a direct response. For example, Campbell’s tarp reflects an unexpected insertion of blue colour into her monochromes. Similarly, Rosenberg’s all white paint stack moves away from her trademark use of colour. Both artists have employed the gestural act of folding and stacking paint, thus drawing aesthetic links to their processes. Moreover, repetition is a reoccurring theme, illustrated in Rosenberg’s two series of prints and Campbell’s paper series.

In other instances, the polarities within their work become evident, as exemplified by their medium of choice: Campbell utilizes acrylic paint, while Rosenberg primarily uses latex.

Mono / Chromatic is divided between three gallery spaces, featuring a solo exhibition of Tammi Campbell in the main level College Art Gallery, and a solo exhibition of Leah Rosenberg in the Kenderdine Art Gallery (Agriculture Building). We encourage viewers to explore Mono / Chromatic in its entirety. 


WHY CAN'T MINIMAL

May 19 - Aug 12, 2016
curated by John G Hampton

Why Can’t Minimal mines minimalism for its humorous side by pointing to a latent absurdity hiding beneath its cool demeanour. The exhibition rejects the assumption that minimal art requires solely serious, solemn contemplation, and embraces the more intuitive, jovial, and personal pleasures that occur when one has fun with the comically utopian ambitions of unitary forms. Playing with the forms, traditions and incongruities of multiple levels of minimalism, the presented works elude rational comprehension, repositioning conceptual value to make room for the types of recognition made possible through levity, play, humour and sentiment.    

Artists:

John Boyle-Singfield (Montreal), Tammi Campbell (Saskatoon),  Liza Eurich (London, ON), Louise Lawler (New York), John Marriott (Toronto), Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins (Toronto), Ken Nicol (Toronto), Jon Sasaki (Toronto), and John Wood & Paul Harrison (London, UK)

Exhibition produced and circulated by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. The circulation of this exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program.


(RE)VISIT: INTERPRETING THE COLLECTION

Jan 29 - Apr 29, 2016
co-curators: Kent Archer, Leah Taylor

Kenderdine Art Gallery and College Art Galleries

Opening Reception: Friday, March 18th at 8:00pm. 

Reception will be held in the College Art Gallery, lower level


(re)visit: interpreting the collection creates new dialogues between works by examining their underpinnings within historical movements and contemporary concepts, addressing specific ideologies such as utopias, automatism, figuration, the everyday and suprematism. (re)visit privileges contextual inquiry and invites the viewer to reconsider the works within these ideological frameworks. The inclusion of documentary film, archival documents and a reading room, aims to evoke critical dialogue by highlighting cross-connections and counterpoints found in the collection.

This exhibition also serves as a marker to celebrate the 10 and 25 year anniversaries of the College Art Galleries and Kenderdine Art Gallery respectively. (re)visit: interpreting the collection is divided between both College Art Gallery spaces and the Kenderdine Art Gallery.