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SLIGHT GESTURES

Whitehouse Curators Xenia benivolski adn Gregory Denton are curating an external exhibition at Double Double Land this fall.

CURATED BY GREGORY DENTON AND XENIA BENIVOLSKI
 
October 14-17 2010
 
Opening Reception: Thursday October 14, 7 PM- 11 PM
 
Double Double Land
209 Augusta (In the Alley)
Toronto
In Slight Gestures, Xenia Benivolski and Gregory Denton bring together eleven artists whose processes begin with slight gestures, regulated actions and careful choices to create new objects that are strangely compelling. The pieces exude a sentimentality that inspires reverence and curiosity in the viewer. Why do we keep some things while we throw others away? How do you decide which piece should be seen, what is worthy of an au…dience? what is the minimal requirement for a gesture?

By using found and ready made objects, prints and collage, artists are building things that they feel warrant our attention and sentiment. Nikki Woolsey has created a family of objects that create new relationships by communicating in space, through gravity and placement. James Gardner rescued pieces of compositions from his studio floor otherwise headed for the garbage bin, Victoria Cheong presents a projection screen specific for video that has detached itself from its original function and Mark MacKinnon aesthetically alters his TTC Uniform in a minimal, performative gesture.

This exhibition features work by:

Nadia Belerique
Victoria Cheong
Lyndsey Cope
Janis Demkiw
James Gardner
Christy Kunitzky
Cameron Lee
Mark G. MacKinnon
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino
Nikki Woolsey

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, October 14 at 7:00pm.

The exhibition continues on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 from 11:00am – 6:00pm.

A commemorative publication will accompany the exhibition.

The Homey Show

Studio members Vanessa Rieger and Xenia Benivolski have work in The Homey Show just down the street at Double Double Land!
On until July 29, 2010.
Double Double Land,
209 Augusta, Toronto.

The work assembled for exhibition recreates the domestic environment in its various forms, from functional home furnishings such as lamps made by Michael Comeau and Hugh Alexander Scott-Douglas, to reupholstered chairs by Jacob Horwood and ceramic dinnerware by Amy Bowles. The decorative, such as a handmade rug by Anthony Record and crocheted wall hangings by Eden Veaudry, are also included, as well as work that examines what makes a space a home, including family portraits by Adrienne Kammerer, and a blessing ritual performed in proxy, at the opening, by Mary Kidd.

The exhibition also features work by:
Cameron George Lee, Nikki Woolsey, Mark Delong, Sebastian Butt, Tara Downs, Anna May Henry, Georgia Dickie, Sandy Plotnikoff, Matt King, Xan Hawes, Julia Kennedy, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam + Jon McCurley), Xenia Benivolski, Romy Lightman, Liam Crockard, Vanessa Rieger, Terrarea (Janis Demkiw, Olia Mishchenko, Emily Hogg), Augustina Saygnavong, Abby McGuane, Sojourner-Truth Parsons and Zeesy Powers.

All work is for sale.

The Homey show is curated by Sarah Butterill, Arielle Gavin, Jesjit Gill and Laura Mccoy.