Had a blast at SUPERCRAWL.
The event was awesome, the staff was great and it was good to see so many old friends!
James Street North’s monthly Art Crawl is in a continual state of transformation that is responding to the evolving neighbourhood it calls home. Over the past eight years, the art seen at these monthly events has spilled out into the public space – occupying empty nooks and open spaces along James Street North. From its inception, Supercrawl sought to celebrate that freedom found outside of a traditional gallery space by exhibiting artwork that challenges expectations, generates curiosity about contemporary art and offers audiences entry to a spectrum of ideas.
Supercrawl is thrilled to continue this momentum this year, through the Hamilton premiere of the work of visual artist Dean Drever. Drever studied sculpture at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. His work has been shown at White Columns in New York, the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Saskatchewan, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa.
In addition, Zeke Moores and Sean Martindale respond to the streetscape created by Supercrawl. Moores, a Sobey Award nominee in 2011, endeavours to redefine the audience’s conceptions of value with large metal castings of everyday objects. Martindale, an emerging talent from Toronto, creates site-responsive work that questions and engages with festival infrastructure making the audience reevaluate our shared environments.
Supercrawl proudly exhibits and supports many local artists representative of the variety of talent growing within Hamilton’s cultural community. Laura Marotta is a McMaster University Studio Arts alumna with a Master of Fine Arts from University of Guelph who practices out of the Paper Box Studios on Cumberland Avenue in Hamilton. Andrew McPhail’s performance and sculptural works are well recognized in Hamilton; this year he brings his work to a new level through a multi-day community interaction. kírkē represent the next wave of artists living and working in Hamilton that are charting a fresh and exciting course. Marco D’Andrea transforms an alley through a sound installation, while David Collier’s imagery will surprise and delight as festival-goers can read his oversized comics reproduced on the pavement of the street.
Summary of Supercrawl 2014 art projects
Dean Drever (Kingston/Toronto)
In Bear Hunt, Dean Drever draws on the Kodiak, a Haida symbol of supreme physical and supernatural power, as a meditation on power, vulnerability and the nature-culture divide.
Zeke Moores (Windsor)
Moores chooses to monumentalize the (oft-derided) utilitarian port-o-potty to dramatic effect by creating a casting that far removes this object from its plastic origins.
Laura Marotta (Hamilton)
Octagon Shelter is a wood and steel structure with quirky openings. It explores built shapes, positioned somewhere between sculpture and architecture.
Sean Martindale (Toronto)
Martindale’s textile-based intervention playfully responds to the characteristics of the site, questioning the urban environment and prompting the audience to rethink public space at this crucial moment of transformation in downtown Hamilton.
Andrew McPhail (Hamilton)
McPhail’s sequined T-shirts blatantly convey personal and commonly shared insecurities about identities and perceptions.
Marco D’Andrea (Hamilton)
The Mulberry pedestrian corridor will be reimagined as a sound portal full of speakers with an amplified canopy of ambient rhythms.
Natalie Hunter (Waterloo)
Hunter’s ethereal photographic collage explores personal memory and the places of her childhood on the outskirts of Hamilton.
David Collier (Hamilton)
Collier’s graphic work displays the wealth of artistic and literary inspiration he finds in Hamilton; his comics are printed as large images covering the street.
The Cocoon is a sculptural sanctuary within the rush of Supercrawl – an introspective refuge that celebrates the beauty of change.
Papier14 settles once again in the Quartier des spectacles to offer visitors unprecedented access to contemporary art. This seventh edition will bring together an even greater number of artists and galleries from across Canada, revealing the various forms of this unique and versatile medium. This year, Papier will shine beyond its marquee tent with several satellite activities and exhibitions.
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Sonnu Assu | Rebecca Belmore | Melvin Charney | Erika Dueck | Zeke Moores | Diana Thorneycroft | Barbara Todd | Jinny Yu
Erika Dueck The Ephemeral Mind II, 2014 papier, carton, miroirs et techniques mixtes dimensions variables
Rebecca Belmore Fringe, 2013 impression numérique 60 x 183 cm édition de 7
Sonny Assu Longing series, 2011 impressions numériques 39 x 49 cm
Diana Thorneycroft Nighthawkes, 2012 impression numérique 58.5 x 72 cm édition de 20
Zeke Moores Boxes, 2014 bronze dimensions variables
Jinny Yu Monoprints, 2014 sérigraphies
December 20, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Organized in partnership with The Art Gallery of Windsor
Support by the Ontario Arts Council
The show still up, and if you haven't gotten the opportunity to check it out, get on down there...The exhibition looks amazing. Thanks to The Rooms and they're impressive building, the spaces and views are spectacular.
Please join us at Diaz Contemporary on Saturday 17 August from 3 to 5 pm for the launch of Zeke Moores' new catalogue,Dispose.
The catalogue, published by the Art Gallery of Windsor and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, features essays by Bruce Johnson, Srimoyee Mitra, and Ray Cronin, and is published in conjunction with exhibitions in both galleries.
Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR), Broken City Lab (BCL) and The City of Windsor are pleased to announce the launch of Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program, a new initiative that will locate ten chosen Canadian artists in community sites throughout Windsor and Essex County in Ontario, for 4-6-week artist residences. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this new program will allow artists to work in non-traditional spaces in non-traditional ways, by embedding artists in community sites such as parks, factories, libraries, community gardens, health, youth, heritage or community centres. These sites will provide a “home base” for each artist to work with and in the community to discover, explore and respond to the stories, triumphs and challenges of the community.
The NS Program kicks off JULY 15, 2013 with Lisa Lipton and will be staggered over the next year, concluding in August 2014. A final exhibition and symposium will be held in the fall of 2014 and an online publication will be created documenting the program.