Exhibit Dates: Thursday September 12 to Friday October 4, 2019
Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12 noon to 6 pm; Saturday –Sunday 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday September 12, 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition Juror/Curator: RM Vaughan
This autumn, the Aird will celebrate finding our new location in the Artscape Building at 906 Queen Street West by offering an exhibition showcasing work by contemporary Canadian artists that explore the theme of “cats” in their roles as domesticated animals and/or in their roles as mythic symbols of sexuality, divinity and magic.
Juried/curated by RM Vaughan, the exhibition features work by: Diana Bennett, D.Boyd, Gwen Broda, Gloria Caballero, Nancy R.Chalut, Linda Chen, Keith Cole, Pete Dako, Sean-William Dawson Saffron Francis, Cheryl Garrett-Jenkins, Clint Griffin, Jasmine Hum, Sarah Hunter, Jeff Jackson, Katya Kan, Tai Kim, Peter Large, Vanessa Le Page, Rogue Leader, Jihyun (Jessie) Lee, Eva Lewarne, Sue Lloyd, Sebastein Miller, Carole Morin, Jennifer Matotek, Rosemary Nagel, Lisa Ng, Natalie Olanick, Jackie Rancourt, Bettina Rouble, Samy Sabani, Lee Schnaiberg, Fereydoon Soleimani, Michael Stoeber, Susan Fothergill and Zorice Vasic.
RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist originally from New Brunswick. He holds an MA in Creative Writing/Critical Theory from the University of New Brunswick (1991). Vaughan is the author of twelve books: most recently Ve1Xe, a “graphic poem” co-created with the artist D. Boyd. Vaughan’s poems, plays, essays and fiction are collected in over 60 anthologies and he writes about contemporary art and culture for national and international publications. Vaughan’s collaborative video works are shown in galleries and festivals around the world and are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His most recent video work, “House Dress”, co-created with Jared Mitchell and Keith Cole, toured Mexico in 2019.