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Laugh/Think: Playful Contemplations
On view: Tuesday March 7 to Friday March 31, 2017
Lunch + Learn Curator’s Tour: Tues. Mar. 28, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Exhibit Coordinators/Co-Curators: Taryn Foss and Kelly MacKenzie
Exhibiting Artists: Valerie Carew, Miriam Grenville, Lauren McKinley Renzetti, Izaak Sacrebleu and Tait Wilman
Advisory Panel/Jurors: Dr Matthew Brower, Director of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, Robin Anthony, Royal Bank of Canada Curator
Curatorial Statement: Can humour be a conduit to contemplation and the creation of awareness? In Laugh/Think, we ponder this possibility by highlighting the work of five local artists, Izaak Sacrebleu, Lauren McKinley Renzetti, Miriam Grenville, Tait Wilman, and Valerie Carew. Through works that deal in whimsy, curiosity, wit, and recontextualization, the artists evoke reflection and reevaluation of objects and values that we hold dear or take for granted. Selected under the advisement of Dr. Matthew Brower (Director, Master of Museum Studies) and Robin Anthony (RBC art curator), the artists’ diverse media include photography, sculpture, painting, and performance.
Sponsors: University of Toronto Faculty of Information, Hogan Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. and Roy Foss Motor
Ontario Society of Artists, 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
On view: Tuesday April 4 to Friday April 28, 2017
Jurors: Lee Petrie, Frances Patella and JangMe Park; Exhibit Co-Chairs: Sue Ennis and Janet Hendershot; Exhibiting Artists: John Abrams, Peter Adams, John Ashbourne, Janet Baker, Liane Bedard, Kristy Blackwell, Vera Bobson, Linda Briskin, Norman Busse, Hendren Calak, Sandie Collins, Lynda Cunningham, Brian Deignan, Erna DeVries, Mary Donlan, Greg Douglas, Pat Dumas-Hudecki, Carole Edwards, Maya Foltyn, L E Glazer, Judith Graham , Stuart Graham, Kristina Guison, Diana Harding Tucker, Janet Hendershot, Diana Hillman, Marilena Isacescu, Marvyne Jenoff, Caroline Ji, Jessica Maan, Maggie MacInnis, Ian Mackenzie, Kaitlin Mason, Apryl Rayne MacFarlane, Joseph Muscat, Moira Ness, Shelley Newman, Sherry Park, Maureen Paxton, Leena Raudvee, Clare Ross, Irene Sirko, Quan Steele, Nicholas Stirling, Kate Taylor, Rayne Tunley, Katja VanDenEnden and Dragica Vidakovic and Micheal Zarowsky
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