Daniel Faria Gallery at Art Toronto 2017
Derek Liddington, backdrop for shadows at closing (detail), 2017. Commissioned by AGYU. (Photo by Yuula Benivolski)

Daniel Faria Gallery at Art Toronto 2017
Booth C46
October 27 – 30, 2017

Booth curated by Derek Liddington featuring works by:

Steven Beckly
Nadia Belerique
Shannon Bool
Douglas Coupland
Chris Curreri
Iris Häussler
Mark Lewis
Derek Liddington
Kristine Moran
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino
Elizabeth Zvonar

Often the most poetic things are found in the everyday. Shadows and silhouettes offer moments of pause and reflection. Bodies and lines can be seen shifting, repeating. Light penetrates the window, bathing the white of the wall in a warm yellow glow, providing a surface for lightness and darkness to play hide-and-seek. It is easy to get lost in the dancing reflections; the shadow tracking the length of the day on the floor, the familiar silhouette of a lover at dusk, a vase’s shadow strewn over the table mistaken for a figure.

Shadow. The shadow reveals volume in space. The shadow conceals volume in space. The shadow provides a shift in perception, a moment when the reality we know becomes repeated, stretched and contorted. This arrangement of works offers a glimpse into the subject in shadow, which opens up a space for new readings. We see grids that are informed by gender and hierarchies of power, enlarged glass pollen forms that are so exaggerated in size they appear unfamiliar, and shadows stilled by paint that dance for us on delicate silks. In all of these works, our perception is altered through the manipulation of material and space, challenging and confusing the everyday.

Silhouette. The silhouette is seductive; it is a body in shadow. As with many forms of seduction, the silhouette can trigger one’s desire. Our desire for what is unknown, or known but not had; this gives way to anticipation. Our mind tells us the nude in the dark is our lover. The ambiguity caused by the shadow casts the familiar anew. Or at least, it can feel new in that moment. And that moment, however brief, can propose new possibilities. Like when a silhouette questions how gender can determine a body’s form, or a curtain, when finally pulled back, reveals a figure.

We open our eyes wide to capture light as it refracts. Lines of colour emerge. A teardrop streams down a cheek, a figure is masked by vegetation, a foot is seen peeking out from the corner of a room. We squint and adjust our eyes so that we can decode what is obscured by darkness: fabric encased in wax, a plaster bust of a child, a cloaked figure on a glass staircase, and swimmers synchronized.

Like Peter Pan chasing his shadow or the sundial that reveals the time of day, the silhouette in these works simultaneously point to that which changes and that which remains the same. They reveal our contemporary condition; that of a cyclical subject in a shifting context. A walking woman stuck on a looped path.

—Derek Liddington

https://arttoronto.ca/galleries/participating-galleries-2017/main/faria-gallery-daniel
http://danielfariagallery.com/fairs/art-toronto-toronto-october-27-30-2017

#art fair#art toronto#daniel faria gallery

2/edition: Art Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

I’ll have new issues of Still Life and many other things at the 2/edition: Art Book Fair, held in conjunction with Art Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 27 to October 30, 2017.

2/edition: Art Book Fair
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St West
Toronto ON M5V 2W6
Free Admission

Thu Oct 26: 6:30 – 10 pm*
Fri Oct 27: 12 – 8 pm
Sat Oct 28: 12 – 8 pm
Sun Oct 29: 12 – 6 pm
Mon Oct 30: 12 – 6 pm

*FREE public opening reception on Thursday October 26th from 6:30 – 10 pm.

http://editiontoronto.com

#book fair#edition

Toronto Art Book Fair, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

Toronto Art Book Fair
Artscape Youngplace
Free Admission

Opening night preview party
Thu June 15: 6 – 10 pm

Fair hours
Fri June 16: 12 – 8 pm
Sat June 17: 12 – 8 pm
Sun June 18: 12 – 6 pm

I’ll have a table on the third floor with many new releases, including a double-sided risograph, produced in collaboration with Colour Code.

http://torontoartbookfair.com

Toronto Art Book Fair, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

#art fair#book fair

Edition Art Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Edition Art Book Fair
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St West
Toronto ON M5V 2W6
Free Admission

Fri Oct 28: 12 pm – 8 pm
Sat Oct 29: 11 am – 8 pm
Sun Oct 30: 11 am – 6 pm
Mon Oct 31: 12 pm – 6 pm

I’ll have many new books, editions, and other multiples at the first Edition Art Book Fair. Come say hi at Table #61!

#art fair#book fair

Material Art Fair 2016, Expo Reforma, Mexico City, MX

Ed Video at Material Art Fair 2016
Expo Reforma
Mexico City, MX
4-7 February 2016

Featuring video, sculpture, drawings, and performance by: Steven Beckly, Hyang Cho, Patrick Cruz, Jesi the Elder, Amélie Laurence Fortin.

Curated by Scott McGovern

http://edvideo.org
http://material-fair.com/en

#art fair#ed video#exhibition#material art fair

Zine Dream 8, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON

Zine Dream 8
The Great Hall
1087 Queen St West
Toronto, ON

Sunday August 16, 12 – 7 pm
PWYC

Launch party: Saturday August 15, 3 – 5 pm at Art Metropole

I’ll have a table at this year’s Zine Dream filled with photo books, zines, and other multiples. Featuring over 90 exhibitors of self published art books, comics, crafts, music, zines and much more. Hope to see you there!

#art fair#zine dream

Loading