In the Project Space, Pari Nadimi Gallery is pleased to present Reputations an exhibition featuring Toronto-based artists, Elle Kurancid and Ash Moniz.
If it takes x amount of years to build a reputation and y amount of minutes to ruin it, might it also take y amount of years to ruin a reputation and x amount of minutes to rebuild it? In Reputations, Elle Kurancid and Ash Moniz respond to the aforesaid Warren-Buffet-derived and word-problem-inspired query with works that suggest "it sure might—but that’s only the beginning of the maze of reputations." In other words, Kurancid and Moniz manipulate a selection of texts, devices and environments to underline the malleability of identity and opinion. For example, Kurancid muses on convenience and inconvenience in her redesign of the 7-Eleven logo, and Moniz uses plaster bandages to support and immobilize the ruins of condemned buildings throughout the city of Nanjing, China.
Special thanks to Elliot Vredenburg and Markos Teshome.
Elle Kurancid, born 1988, in Peace River, Alberta, Canada, graduated from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism (Toronto, Canada) and briefly studied Sculpture/Installation at Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, Canada). Recent exhibitions include The Kitchen Party, a three-part series respectively mounted in a living room, bedroom and hallway (Toronto, Canada), Groaners, Videofag (Toronto, Canada) and Gifts By Artists, Art Metropole (Toronto, Canada); she also co-curated the group exhibition Semicolon Hyphen Bracket, MKG127 (Toronto, Canada). Early October she is performing in FREE LAND, an intervention by artist Maggie Groat, Nuit Blanche (Toronto, Canada). Kurancid's work of literary nonfiction, “Where The Creamazon River Meets Venice Of The Prairies” will be published in The Lake, an interdisciplinary book to be launched at Art Metropole early 2014.
Ash Moniz, born 1992 in Wawa, Ontario, Canada, majors in Sculpture/Installation at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, Canada). For the past year he has been enrolled in Nanjing University of the Arts (Nanjing, China) as part of a scholarship exchange program. While in China Moniz exhibited his work in two solo exhibitions: Boxes, Bazaar Compatible (Shanghai, China) and Volume, First Floor (Nanjing, China). Moniz’s work also exhibited as part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in 2012.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6-9pm