THE RISE OF INSIDE
May 24 – June 24, 2022
"The Rise of Inside," curated by Artsin Square, presents the works of young contemporary artists exploring themes connected to intimacy and privacy. These works often explore loose conceptions of self-portrait, a gaze into the most intimate moments of these artists' lives with direct and indirect references to their inner lives. Everyday life has been a recurrent motif through Art History that has provided valuable insights on the historical and social context and personal characteristics of the artists of different times and cultures. This exhibition seeks to peek into today's lifestyle and the relevant concerns that this young generation of artists faces, inviting us to consider a world of borderless technology and information where artists’ shared commonalities and apprehensions make them close to each other beyond difference and distance.
Participating Artists: Braden Bandel, Chris Minard, Damien Cifelli, Darien Bird, David Woodward, Hidetaka Suzuki, Holly Keogh, J Carino, Jonathan Green, Julia Pomeroy and Rosina Rosinski.
The Way It Was, The Way it Will Be, 2021, paper collage, 22 x 30"
RIPENED OFF THE VINE
March 24 - April 11, 2022
Artscape Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto
Mon - Fri: 9am–6:30pm, Sat: 9am–3:30pm
Artist Present: March 26 & April 2, 12pm - 3pm
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Ripened Off the Vine brings together a recent series of paper collages by Toronto-based artist David Woodward. Made using imagery cut from old books and magazines about the environment, wildlife and design, works in the exhibition reflect a composite visual world of anachronistic figures, spaces and iconography that allude to themes of metamorphosis, duality and interconnectedness. Reflecting on the coded ways that queer existences and perspectives surface throughout history, Ripened Off the Vine contemplates alternate narratives and mythologies that together suggest not a fabricated or imagined history, but a hidden real one. Divorced from their original context, cut-outs of rock, landscape and foliage move beyond their initial representations and coalesce into new structures and forms – some colour fields, some composite-images, and some fragments standing alone like emblems or monuments, speaking to the erosion of time and the lost relevance of their former incarnations.