Calgary, September 2013, Acrylic on paper, 22"x22", 2013 So uh Mike Kelly and Jeff Koons walk into a bar…, 25"x11"x10", socks, acrylic, brass,
March 1 – 23, 2014 Reception: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2-5PM
Tanya Cunnington Cal.endar
For many years, Cunnington has been inspired by personal nostalgia. This particular body of work is derived from the significant events of the last year and a half of her life, and the many changes within that time frame, including pregnancy, the birth of her son, the deaths of loved ones, and moving back to her home town.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Cunnington now resides in Orillia. In 2001, she received her Associates Degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design, with a Major in Drawing and Painting, and was the recipient of the Eric Freifeld Award for Excellence in Figurative Art. She is a co-curator of “The Still Parade”, an annual Exhibition held at the Arthur Shilling Gallery in Rama, Ontario. Her work has been included in Magenta Foundation’s publication of Carte Blanche Volume II-Painting, and reviewed in Canadian Art Magazine.
Kim Stanford Dirtier
Dirtier continues Stanford’s absurd investigation into the seemingly insignificant yet pivotal act of picking up other's discarded socks. Stanford has mutated and transformed an entire year’s drudgery (2136 socks) into large imaginative works in order to examine how a monumental repetition of tiny mundane moments informs relations with self and others. Swaths of oft gendered multiples attract and repel, and open a conversation regarding the universal search for meaning within the taken for granted.
Stanford studied visual art at The Toronto School of Art (TSA) and OCADU, as well as critical social theory in her graduate degree from the University of Toronto. This installation is generously supported by a Toronto Arts Council emerging artist grant.
1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1X8 (3 doors west of Dovercourt).
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12 to 5 pm, and Sun 1 to 4pm. Artist is in attendance on Sundays and for the reception.
For more information please contact the gallery director at 416-516-2581 or visit: www.loopgallery.ca