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Press: Eye Weekly

Tonight’s show LET ME BE YOUR UNDERSTUDY,
curated by Jessica Cimó and Jessica Simas,
just got a nod from the Eye Weekly Staff.

Posted in the “T.O. Do List” for February 25th, 2010.

Here’s a quote I especially like:
“The White House Studio Project is the kind of inspirational haven for forward-thinking, DIY art that we’ll likely rely on heavily in the next few years of Rob Ford pushing his gravy-less agenda towards arts funding.”

This statement is very true,
and art projects such as ours are needed now more than ever!
Come tonight and support your local hard-working artists!

LET ME BE YOUR UNDERSTUDY


New photographic works by Dan Epstein and Eric Kaluzny
Curated by Jessica J. Cimó and Jessica Simas

The White House Studio 277.5 Augusta Ave.
Holding Gallery Hours Sat./Sun. 1p.m. – 6p.m.
Mon. to Thurs. 4p.m. – 7p.m.
Opening Friday February 25th, 2011. 8pm – Midnight


Let Me Be Your Understudy

sees Dan Epstein’s series, “Bay Street Blues: An Elegy for the Commute,” and Eric Kaluzny’s snapshots of the unsolicited and cosmopolitan revive the potential images have to reveal the dynamics of pedestrian experience and exchange. Often, they expose patterns of non-engagement or self-effacement.

As viewers, we are apt to study aesthetic desirability even within barren urban landscapes, in order to situate ourselves in unique pedestrian universes. This joint body of work, showcasing passersby in landscapes of remembered spaces, plays with our affinities. However, the role of photographer as documentarian also adds the tinge of authorship to traversed psychogeographies. In an outcry for revolution, Situationists of the 1950s and 60s blamed the crowds’ passivity on the stifling qualities of mass media, as well as its weight upon daily life and its shadow of distortion. Yet as either pedestrians or documentarians, are we being passive or simply taking stock?

The anonymous urban malaise of Epstein‘s financial district with a commercial billboard that ominously tempts the economic fates of crossing pedestrians with “Are You Bullish Or Bearish” is juxtaposed with Kaluzny’s coloured world of chance visual encounters. Even if Kaluzny’s stills of daily existence flirt with the possibility of alleviating the stress of the financial district, his distance from his subject intensifies the divide.

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Upcoming Event: Stop Talking 6

STOPTALKING6
will be taking place on January 29th, 2011
@ The White House (277.5 Augusta, upstairs),
and will start around 9pm.
P.W.Y.C.

What is Stop Talking?
STOPTALKING is an ongoing series of intimate evenings held in Toronto, Ontario. STOPTALKING features storytelling, poetry, confessionals, jokes, performance art, personal letters, skits, and so much more. Each performer brings their own unique attitude — some emitting jarring amounts of confidence and conviction, while others provide an intimate view of human vulnerability. For videos of the last STOPTALKING event at the White House, Click Here.

LIST OF PERFORMERS
(in order of appearance*)

Matt Andrade
Zoë Alexis-Abrams
Eric Jackson
Nathan Cyprys
Natalie Logan
Dan Epstein
Brendan Ouellette
Robert Dayton
Valerie Massie
Dimitri Karakostas
Morgan Eadie
Felix Kalmenson
Beth Kotierk
Dan Rocca
Brianna MacLellan (durational)
Airick Woodhead
David M F Hanes
Lanie Chalmers
Jon McCurley
Reid Jenkins
(*performer list subject to change)

**FREE SWAG**
(including STPTLKNG pins for early arrivals)

Click here for facebook event.

STOP TALKING V


Dan Epstein


Matthew Andrade


Valerie Massie


Eric Jackson


Keli Lui


Brendan Oulette


D. Bryan Da Silva


Beth Kotierk


Patty Farias


Jon Mccurley


Felix Kalmenson


David F.M. Hanes


Reid Jenkins