Charles Hackbarth and Barbara Rehus are ending our 2012 programming with Everything AND Nothing and Can't. Breathe.
Charles Hackbarth, 'Everything AND Nothing' (2012)
Barbara Rehus, 'Can't. Breathe.' (2012)
Inspired by metaphysical and alchemistic art, magic realism, historical illustration, and contemporary realism, Charles Hackbarth’s “psycho-spiritual tableaux” present a vivid and surreal mind-space where Everything AND Nothing can occur. Hackbarth is a Toronto-based artist, writer and musician. When he’s not making art he is developing his private practice as a Transformational Counsellor and Life Coach. He has been creating art and showing in galleries since 1985; his work is included in a number of private collections.
A serendipitous find of old puppet head molds led Barbara Rehus down a path paved with crazy-making frustration but also the occasional pleasant surprise as molds and materials yielded unpredictable and frequently transient results. Though it took her a while to realize it, it became apparent that the puppets in Can't. Breathe. would be revisiting familiar themes of her previous work: nurturance, familial relationships, misogyny and fear of loss. Rehus is a Toronto-based visual artist, working primarily as a sculptor and painter. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in public institutions, artist-run centres and commercial galleries throughout Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, and the United States. Her work is included in numerous private collections.
Thurs, Dec 13, 12-5pm. Fri, Dec 14, 12-5pm. Sat, Dec 15, 12-5pm and Sun, Dec 16, 1-4pm.