An Impeccable State is an installation drawing on found and constructed archives, a meditation on the concept of social deviance within the context of an imperial, homogenizing globalism. Working in photography, video and sculpture, Richards embarks on a wide trajectory of research and production concerning the nebulous histories of social deviance and control. From Theseus’ defeat of the Minotaur and civilization’s ‘triumph’ over ‘barbarism’; from the leprosarium to the asylum; from McCarthyism to modern-day deradicalization programs with their claims of a ‘cure’ for violent fundamentalism, An Impeccable State reflects on the attitudes, architectures and apparati – past, present and future – manifested in response to the sometimes ‘undesirable’ plurality of the human condition.
BIO Grayson Richards is an artist living and working in Toronto. Varied in approach and medium, his projects aim to complicate totalizing narratives by identifying (often constructing) points of overlap and friction, making visible the currents of power that shape and move our histories. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and is an MFA candidate at Ryerson University where his research was supported by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2014 and 2015.
Self-taught Canadian artist Bani Bali takes a fresh approach to the classic technique of paper cutting. Inspired by her travels, and grounded in her day-to-day activities, the artist channels her creative messages into delicate, captivating, intricately-cut pieces of varied sizes. She finds paper, the blend of natural world and human creation, to be a heightened medium in which to express her unique visual thoughts. Experience her work and ideas in person at “Cuts” – her new exhibit at The Beaver Hall Gallery, May 7 and 8, 2016.
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street, Toronto
Friday May 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday May 7
11:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday May 811:00 am to 8:00 pm
We invite you to Post – Print, an exhibition of work featuring thesis students from the Printmaking Department and Cross Disciplinary Studies: Publications. This exhibition brings together the work of 13 Print and Publications students graduating from OCAD University in 2016. Their work stems from a variety of media including screenprinting, stone lithography, intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, photography and artists’ books. Moving beyond traditional 2-dimensional works on paper, this exhibition showcases the innovative integration of installation and performance within print and publishing.
Exhibition Dates:22 April - 25 April 2016–10 AM to 8 PM
Friday, 22 April 2016 - 7PM to 10 PM
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