Thursday, 28 February 2013

White ... like Wool

Christopher Wool at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg 2011:

White trees, white sky, fresh white snow outside my window this morning:

Christopher Wool at Museum Ludwig, Köln 2012:

Lyall Buecking temporality

As Susan Hobbs Gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary, its group exhibition Simple Present, Future Anterior captures moments in time by presenting works by artists that explore temporality and the nature of memory.

Scott Lyall's Claude mirror-inspired painting on glass at Susan Hobbs, Toronto 2013:

Krista Buecking's spray paint on paper All That Is Solid Melts Into Air at Susan Hobbs, Toronto 2013:

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Model For A Timeless Garden

I was ecstatic when I found this video ...

I saw and was awed by Olafur Eliasson's Object Defined By Activity series of light/water sculptures when I visited New York's Tanya Bonakdar Gallery last November.  The strobelight installation Model For A Timeless Garden currently showing at London's Hayward Gallery seems to be a similar but scaled-up version.  I look forward to seeing Eliasson's work again when I visit London in March.

Video from SouthbankCentre's youtube channel

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Impel With Puffs: Kelly vs Kelly

Diaz Contemporary's new show Impel With Puffs presents a dialogue between sculptor Kelly Jazvac and photographer Kelly Wood.  I've been waiting for Jazvac's new show since 2010.  So when I heard about this show, I went there as soon as it's opened.  Using advertising materials, found imagery and short-lived consumer goods, Jazvac's sculptural installations, objects and collages in plastic at the exhibition have continued to draw inspirations from consumerism.  She considers Kelly Wood’s Continuous Garbage Project 1998-2003 to be an important influence on her own practice.  Wood's photographs at the exhibition consist of images of air pollution in Ontario.

Jazvac at Diaz, Toronto 2013:

Wood at Diaz, Toronto 2013:

Friday, 22 February 2013

Saville is alright

My favourite from the group exhibition ARE YOU ALRIGHT? New Art From BritainBoo Saville at MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto 2013:

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Window Of Opportunity*

Some more new works from Vessna Perunovich's solo exhibition STILLS: Moments Of Extreme Consequence at Angell Gallery, Toronto 2013:

*The Window Of Opportunity is the title of a drawing from STILLS.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Finding Love ... Ripple*

More from Vessna Perunovich's solo exhibition STILLS: Moments Of Extreme Consequence at Angell Gallery, Toronto 2013:

Still some more to come ...

*Finding Love and Ripple are the titles of two of Perunovich's works from STILLS.

Monday, 18 February 2013

The Flood Gate* is open

Vessna Perunovich's new show STILLS: Moments Of Extreme Consequence consists of several recurring related themes.  I'm going to show them in separate posts.

Perunovich at Angell Gallery, Toronto 2013:

*Flood Gate is the title of an installation from STILLS.