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EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

Collision Gallery

RENAISSANCE SHOW

30 Wellington St West, Unit G114, Toronto, Ontario, M5L 1G4

SAT APR 15 - MON MAY 15

 

Kyle Yip's trans-disciplinary practice is simple and complex, integrating eastern and western recovery-based approaches derived from gnosis and neuroscience. It plays with the new fixities of identity politics drawn from the colour-field of pop physics, combining euclidean and sacred geometry, vexillology and typography. Some of these practices include art therapy, dreamwork, as well as meditation, reiki, and esoteric cosmological rituals that unsettle mainstream norms in contemporary art. His work addresses an urgent need in the art world to merge explorations between personal development and avant-gardist aesthetics.

Yip achieved a significant breakthrough in 2017 when he discovered the unique ability to perceive and examine artworks that emerge during his dreams in vivid detail. Successive images that once appeared immaterial are coterminously reverse-engineered into tactile, obdurate objects.

The underlying formal structures he is exploring have as much to do with the hypnotic, subliminal, and meditative arrangement of repetitive commodity formulas used in marketing displays and web-based media as they have to do with avant-garde aesthetics and cult images. For example, a mode of interfacing that has become prevalent in the age of the computer screen in our reading and viewing is this sort of scanning. This is how we are conditioned to screen visual or other information today. We scan it, and it scans us—counting webpage hits, saving demographics, and tracking keystroke inputs. Everything in our environment seems subject to mechanical and electronic processing to the point where the distinctions between man-made and machine-made are difficult to differentiate. This tension between scansion and visual arrest within different states of awareness can reveal how the unconscious has been branded by advertising formulas redolent of monotonous imagery of the commodity form, and how the subversive hybrid of these methods metaphorically maps a similarly disruptive kind of complex new identity.

 

Arte Laguna Prize Final Exhibition Edition 16

Bacini dell'Arsenale Nord
30122 Castello, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

SAT MAR 11 - SUN APR 16

Awards Reception Ceremony: Saturday, March 11th, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

Since 2006, Arte Laguna Prize is the international art competition open to multiple disciplines – visual, performing, multimedia, landscape and digital arts – for the enhancement of contemporary art and the mapping of its current state. It was created to give the opportunity to art talents, more or less young, to emerge, to be noticed by the general public and by the jury composed of important names in the contemporary art scene, as well as to allow a democratic comparison between international artists.

 

The virtuous circle of Foundations, Museums, Galleries, Residences and Spaces for Art, Made in Italy Companies and International Brands, allows the realization of special projects and concrete opportunities for growth and momentum for the professional career of artists.



Artsin Square

#2 Online Exhibition

Kunstmatrix

SAT DEC 10 - TUE JAN 10

 

#2 online Exhibition is the third virtual exhibition of Artsin Square which is dedicated to showing 23 various artists with several medium from painting, drawing, sculpture and video. They aim to display more unexposed talents, fresh ideas, and new approaches in the art world.
 

Selected Artist: Amber Larks, Anja Rausch, Anna Sobkowiak, Dariya Kanti, Emilie Raud, Karolina Zglobicka, Kyle Yip, Maeve van Klaveren, Michaela Brunner, Michael Macdonald, Monika Malewska, Niccolo Debole, Nicole Gagnum, Norton Pease, Rosina Rosinski, Susanne Wurlitzer, Taru Tiiliharju, Tianyi Shi, Tina Shan, Tomas MorellKaren , Virginia Broersma, Wenqing Zhai, Yueyang Luo



Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
41st Juried Art Exhibition

143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 2H9

SAT OCT 1 - WED DEC 14

Awards Reception Ceremony: Saturday, October 15th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is pleased to announce its 41st Juried Art Exhibition in Bowmanville, ON. For over 45 years, the VAC has produced a variety of locally-engaged exhibitions and public programmes that offer members of the Durham Region an opportunity to learn and create through contemporary art.

We are excited to welcome our community’s artists back with an opportunity to exhibit their work within our main gallery spaces for the first time in two years, as well as the chance to win cash prizes. The exhibition will support the VAC in continuing to serve the larger Clarington community while supporting local creators over the upcoming year.

For the first time, the VAC is proud to introduce a Youth category to the Juried Art Exhibition. Eight prizes will be awarded across the two categories—Youth and Adults—including two People’s Choice Awards voted on by the local public and announced towards the end of the exhibition.

CICA Museum
International Symposium for Visual Culture Exhibition 2022
196-30 Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

SAT MAR 26

We invite artists, scholars, and researchers worldwide to participate in the International Symposium for Visual Culture 2022. The community of artists, researchers and academics meets in the international symposium and participates in the exhibition at the CICA Museum. The symposium will be held both onsite and virtually due to global uncertainty.

ISVC is an international platform for diverse and critical perspectives on visual culture. Through ISVC, we aim to create a global network of researchers/artists and consumers/makers of visual culture, and foster critical thoughts and in-depth understanding of visual culture on a global scale.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists/researchers. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page (http://cicamuseum.com/contact) and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

CICA Museum
Visual Culture Exhibition 2022
196-30 Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

WED MAR 16

We invite artists, scholars, and researchers worldwide to participate in the International Symposium for Visual Culture 2022. The community of artists, researchers and academics meets in the international symposium and participates in the exhibition at the CICA Museum. The symposium will be held both onsite and virtually due to global uncertainty.

ISVC is an international platform for diverse and critical perspectives on visual culture. Through ISVC, we aim to create a global network of researchers/artists and consumers/makers of visual culture, and foster critical thoughts and in-depth understanding of visual culture on a global scale.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists/researchers. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page (http://cicamuseum.com/contact) and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

OCAD University
Lose Your Illusion

Ignite Gallery Opening Launch

100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1

WED FEB 9 - MON MAR 7

 

Ignite Gallery is so proud to announce our inaugural show in our newly built gallery space as part of the Ada Slaight Exhibition Centre. 

Malik Mckoy

Kyle Yip

Sid Sharp

Philip Ocampo

Nicole Zaridze

Open to the Campus

 

Smythe - Mckee
12 x 12

Philadelphia, PA

WED FEB 2

 

"As a collector I am often drawn to the seduction of size. Large works can have a powerful effect on the viewer in ways that more intimately scaled pieces may lack. In addition to creating accessibly priced and sized works for new and established collectors, this project was intended to push artists creatively by removing one variable from their craft: scale. 

 

It has been truly remarkable to see how various artists have responded to this challenge, both in visual formats and in their descriptions of the creative process of scaling down their work. 

 

I know you will enjoy this selection of works in media as diverse as the artists themselves."

- Sam Duplessis

STILL LIFE 2021-2022
John B. Aird
Gallery

906 Queen St W Unit B05, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1G6

 

THU JAN 6 -
 

John B. Aird Gallery is delighted to launch their first ‘still life’ themed online project, inclusive of a slideshow with playlist and a downloadable PDF publication in January 2022.

For this group exhibition, 
John B. Aird Gallery enlisted contemporary artists’ vibrant interpretations of the STILL LIFE genre. All pieces, whether they were created using paint, mixed media, collage, photography, sculpture, and/or new media that reflect on this art-historical reference and how it appears as a stand-in for nature, or an analysis of culture were considered by Montreal Yoon Contemporary, principal, Juno Yoon, and Aird Gallery curatorial assistant and publication designer, Marli Davis.

The intent of this online project is to bring together a large array of works that encourage both a rethinking of the traditionally narrow definition of ‘still life’ and celebration of the genre.

The Gallery's ensuing STILL LIFE project presents the jurors beautifully written and very meaningful written responses to the 40 artworks enclosed/created by Alexandrea Nicholas-Jennings, Joe Atikian, Sonia Beygi, Kim Brett, Mike Callaghan, Cao Chen, Jan Crawford-Winton, Dorota Dziong, John Ens, Deborah Farquharson, Anne-Marie Giroux, Itzik Giuli, Jennifer Globush, Avery Hannig, Heather Hess, Vladimir Kabelik, Clara Kim, Jina Kim, Jenn Law, Dawn Loree, Frank Mulvey, Allan O'Marra, Jangmee Park, Maureen Paxton, ORT Project, Marina Raike, Jackie Rancourt, Leena Raudvee Dale M Reid, Lori Ryerson, Lois Schklar, Anne Smythe, Asma Sultana, Bob Tunnoch, Hyun Young Yang and Kyle Yip, respectively.

Between Spaces 
Mue Gallery

Virtual Exhibition

SAT NOV 20 - THU JAN 20
 

Curated by team C, Mue Gallery is happy to share the final presentation for their 2021 'Between Spaces' international group exhibition. Ten artists have been selected to display their works in the 3D gallery space as well as one winner for the opportunity to have a permanent artist page on the official website.

Mue Gallery is an ultra-contemporary online gallery representing an emerging movement of interdisciplinary artists who blur the lines between commercial, decorative, and fine art. They seek artists who possess the courage to step beyond the confines of their traditional medium and are yet restrained as they do so, tastefully capturing the transcendent qualities that arise when disciplines collide.

Mue Gallery is well connected with local galleries, art consultants, and interior designers in California. Their goal is to build a catalogue of potential artists that they would like to carry offline, bringing their works to art fairs, local galleries, or directly to clients. Through a series of online exhibitions, they hope to find artists they want to work with.

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