Art toronto 2020

Art toronto 2020

Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, Adam Basanta, Nathalie Bujold, Chloë Cheuk, Robbin Deyo, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Emmanuelle Léonard, JJ Levine, Jenn E Norton, Lorna Mills, Elisabeth Picard, Sabrina Ratté, George E. Russell, Skawennati
October 28 to November 8, 2020

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Skawennati

Skawennati

Calico & Camouflage: Demonstrate - Solo Exhibition
October 28 to January 5, 2021

Calico & Camouflage is a fashion collection of ResistanceWear defined by traditionally-inspired ribbon shirts and military-style cargo pants–two articles of clothing that are intertwined with the history of colonization on Turtle Island. (…) Calico & Camouflage exists in both the digital and the physical world. The basic elements of the collection were designed first for the avatars that Skawennati and her team have lovingly customized. In addition to their clothing, accessories, hair, and makeup, each avatar was given a protest sign. It soon became clear that the collection had to be brought into the physical world to be worn by Real Human Beings who wish to simultaneously proclaim their Indigeneity and their readiness to resist ongoing assimilation. (…) Calico & Camouflage: Demonstrate brings together the digital and fabric versions of the collection. The brightly coloured calicos and camouflage patterns cover the gallery windows, while inside, avatars and mannequins fill the space, demonstrating that resistance is fertile.

 

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George E. Russell

George E. Russell

Hexagonal Paintings
November 5 to January 5, 2021

As part of the Pictura Montreal festival, ELLEPHANT presents paintings by Canadian artist George E. Russell (1933-2016).

 

Pictura – Pleins feux sur la peinture à Montréal / Painting…in Montreal’s image

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Floating paper

Floating paper

Papier 2020 - Group Exhibition 
January 15 to March 13, 2021

A group exhibition that questions the place of drawing in the practice of artists working in numeric, digital and robotic arts.

With: Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, Adam Basanta, Nathalie Bujold, Robbin Deyo, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Elisabeth Picard, Sabrina Ratté, Christine Redfern, Skawennati.

Curator: Elsa Guyot

 

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Samuel Arsenault-Brassard

Samuel Arsenault-Brassard

CULTVRAL Gallery - VR Program
January 15 to March 13, 2021

As a part of its VR program, ELLEPHANT presents every month a new piece by artists all around the world. We present Samuel Arsenault-Brassard and his work CULTVRAL Gallery.

Samuel Arsenault-Brassard is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist inspired by the cross of architecture and the continuous progress of digital hyper-reality.

Curator: Christine Redfern

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Elisabeth Picard

Elisabeth Picard

Hylozoïsme - Solo Exhibition
March 20 to May 15, 2021

Elisabeth Picard is a Canadian artist based in Montreal. With the influence of new technologies used in the fields of design, architectonics and engineering, she creates sculptures and installations in an intuitive and personal way. Nature’s growth and transformation inspired the architectural constructions that are the basis of her works. This exhibition aims to shed light on her most recent works.

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Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Asservissements & Générateur stochastique - Solo Exhibition
May 29 to June 19, 2021

The Générateur stochastique and Asservissements installations share an approach that shifts between the desire tocontrol a system and the desire to relinquish control. While a sound event would normally unfold in linear time,interactivity short-circuits the way the sound is received, and despite their degree of autonomy, the works serve thewill of their viewers. The elements of randomness in Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s sound installations spark interactions,echoes, variations, and arrangements—dynamics similar to improvisation, itself an important part of the artist’smusical practice per se. Indeed, the freedom to be inspired by and respond to the immediate is a precious kind ofservitude.

This project is presented in a partnership between OBORO and the ELLEPHANT gallery in Montreal.

 

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