January 12–March 3, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12 from 5:00–8:00 pm
Steven Laurie, Zeke Moores, Brandon Vickerd
Clutch bands Steven Laurie, Zeke Moores and Brandon Vickered together as an artist-pit crew with the gallery as their ersatz garage. Using industrial fabrication, bronze casting and off-the-shelf kitbashing, each artist's sculptures reflect on aspects of North American motor-culture, addressing both its enduring appeal as a blue-collar status symbol while also eliciting the negative impacts of commuter culture.
Steven Laurie completed his MFA at the University of Western Ontario and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with honours. He has exhibited his work in Canada and the United States, and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. The artist lives and works in Toronto. www.stevenlaurie.com
Zeke Moores received his MFA from the University of Windsor and his BFA from the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, and has received numerous grants and awards, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Sobey Art Award. He teaches at the University of Windsor and lives in Windsor. www.zekemoores.typepad.com
Brandon Vickerd received his MFA from the University of Victoria and his BFA from the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. He has exhibited across Canada and internationally, and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. He is a Professor of Visual Arts at York University and lives in Toronto. Brandon Vickerd is represented by Art Mur, Montreal. www.brandonvickerd.com
With Crystal Column and Clear Shrines of Pearl
With Crystal Column and Clear Shrines of Pearl continues Lauren Hall's penchant for transforming common materials incuding polystyrene, cellophane, coloured sand and glycerine into unexpected sculptural compositions. Referencing topographic extremes ranging from remote arctic landscapes to sunny tropical beaches, the artist is developing a cave-like installation in response to the gallery space.
Lauren Hall received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Reviews of her work have appeared in Canadian Art Online, The Toronto Star, C Magazine and The Globe & Mail. The artist lives in Toronto. Lauren Hall is represented by Peak Gallery, Toronto. www.lauren-hall.com
The artist wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council.
Please join us for these thought-provoking exhibitions.
The artists will be present at the opening reception.
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Images (from left to right): Zeke Moores, SUV& (detail), 2008. Lauren Hall, Clear Shrines of Pearl (detail), 2011. Images courtesy of the artists.