Babel On Rosetta Stone
Gallery 1313 Exhibitions Nov. 14-25
Reception Nov. 15 7-10pm
1313 Queen St. West www.g1313.org 416-536-6778
Main Gallery:Babel on Rosetta Stone
Curated by Farah Yusuf
Babel on Rosetta Stone is an exhibition about translation and technological mediation that features the artworks of Rob Bairos, Michelle Gay, Simon Glass, Nahed Mansour, Sam Pelletier, Norman White, and Alize Zorlutuna. The multidisciplinary show explores the borderlands between media where translation is used as a vehicle to expose the constructedness and incommensurability of meaning across systems of codes, whether literal, symbolic, performative, cultural, or executable.
November 21 7-9pm Talk : The Poetics of Mistranslation Jessica Wyman in conversation with Simon Glass , Norman White and Farah Yusuf
This exhibition is supported by the Toronto arts Council
Process Gallery : New Works by Jerome McNicholl www.Jerome mcnicholl.com
My art practice is autobiographic in nature carrying with it the paradox of a Chanel - out of the spark and clutter of my own psychic (soul) and a tunnel - into a deeper seemingly endless unconscious sea within (me).
Drawing is the nerve center of this practice - a search light – an undersea lantern illuminating amorphous, partial and distinct objects - the detritus of memory its joys, terrors and continual layering through time. All of it I find, moving on a risky surface of paper, charcoal, acrylic and most fragile, pastel. Each work finds clarity, full or partial resolutions – making sense in the moments of its making.
Cell Gallery :Contemporary Portraits inspired by Kathe Kollwitz acrylic works by Gwen Tooth
Gwen has always practiced drawing portraits.She paints to express energy, soul and mood. She draws in black and white with acrylic media to express various life situations and emotions.
Recently, she completed a series of drawings (blurring into paintings) which emerged from her subconscious first in pen and ink sketches and later appeared on nineteen canvases as abstracted black and white portraits. Having recently read the diary and letters of the German artist, Kathe Kollwitz, she was so moved by the grief and sadness in her life that she was inspired to create a series of sketches and drawings/paintings.
Gallery Hours are Wed- Sun. 1-6pm