ARTbus: Exhibition tour
Sunday 25 September 2016

Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries

Program Description

Exhibition tour to the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries

Sunday 25 September 2016, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle, Toronto)

$10 donation includes admission to all galleries and afternoon refreshments by Trafalgar Brewing Company

Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the fall's best exhibitions in the GTA!



Art Museum at the University of Toronto

The fall ARTbus begins at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, with a tour of Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto. Curated by internationally renowned Toronto-based artist Luis Jacob, Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto concentrates on a period of more than fifty years to consider the ways in which artists visualize Toronto. Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, the exhibition is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures—mapping, modelling, performing, and congregating—serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities.

Art Gallery of Mississauga

At the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the ARTbus will visit two solo exhibitions by Ed Pien and Mary Ma. Ed Pien: Shadowed Land features new installation and video work in which Pien explores notions of sense memory and the irrepresentability of traumatic histories and loss. Incorporating sound, light and kinetic installations, this body of work has grown out of Pien's interest in concepts of disappearance and haunting, and stems from recent research in Cuba and Chile. Eclipse, Mary Ma's video-based installation, invokes the seductive appeal of both celestial and terrestrial bodies, and the otherworldly, transformative aspects of our interactions with the stars and bodies of water.

Oakville Galleries

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, visit the opening of Judith Scott. Known widely for her engrossing, enigmatic fibre sculptures, Scott enveloped found objects in yarn, thread and knotted cloth, creating strikingly original forms from the sparest of materials. Deaf and born with Down syndrome, Scott was introduced to fibre art at age 44; in the eighteen years that would follow until her death, she would produce a masterful body of work, achieving international recognition for her arresting sculptural forms. Surveyed here in Canada for the first time, this exhibition will cover a broad spectrum of Scott's output and chart its significant influence on contemporary sculptural practices.

Finally, at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens visit the opening of Zin Taylor: Five Units of Haze. The work of Paris-based Canadian artist Zin Taylor probes the spaces between object and idea, form and thought. Taylor's work imagines the mind as a studio or a factory, where hazy and nebulous thoughts grow organically into abstract vocabularies of dots, stripes, zigzags, and curves. Responding to the unique architecture of Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, Taylor presents a series of a new works that draw on references ranging from Calder and Rodin to medieval friezes and comic strips. From a series of mobiles and sculptural torsos to an immersive wall-drawing, Taylor presents a fascinating take on how the intangible—sound, ideology, thought—finds articulation in aesthetic material and form.

Program Details

Time

12:00 pm: Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Tour of Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto with the curator Luis Jacob.

1:30 pm: Art Gallery of Mississauga. Visit Ed Pien: Shadowed Land and Mary Ma: Eclipse.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Judith Scott.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit Zin Taylor: Five Units of Haze. Opening reception with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Location

Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery: 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
416.978.8398
University of Toronto Art Centre: 15 King's College Circle, Toronto
416.978.1838
www.artmuseum.utoronto.ca

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
905.896.5088
www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy St, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
905.844.4402
www.oakvillegalleries.com

Images (clockwise from top left): Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises (video still), 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; Ed Pien, Over and Over (installation detail), 2016. Courtesy of the artist; Judith Scott, Untitled, 1993. Courtesy of Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland; Zin Taylor, An Arrangement of Units within a Field, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Supportico Lopez, Berlin.

Related Exhibitions

Zin Taylor

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

The work of Paris-based Canadian artist Zin Taylor probes the spaces between object and idea, form and thought. Taylor's work imagines the mind as a studio or a factory, where hazy and nebulous thoughts grow organically into an abstract vocabulary of dots, stripes, zigzags, and curves.

Learn more

Judith Scott

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

Late American artist Judith Scott is widely known for her engrossing, enigmatic fibre sculptures. Enveloping found objects—from wood to magazines to bicycle wheels—in yarn, thread and knotted cloth, Scott created dynamic, strikingly original forms from the sparest of materials.

Learn more