FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
loop Gallery presents:
Shipping and Receiving
March 3 – March 25, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 2-5 PM
Q&A Session, moderated by Rebecca Diederichs: Sunday, March 25th, 2012, 3 PM
loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Yael Brotman entitled Shipping and Receiving, and Tara Cooper entitled Weather Wise.
Shipping and Receiving showcases the continuation of a body of work in which Brotman explores the reconstruction, from memory, of houses that she inhabited in two countries. In these new works, the permanence of a house has given way to the transitory nature of the impermanent home. The model-sized caravans and trailers constructed by Brotman are based on those her family rented to travel long distances across Canada, completing the summer migration from cities to provincial and national parks that is a quintessential Canadian experience.
Most recently Brotman has exhibited at Monash University, Melbourne, AUS, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, and University of Colorado at Boulder. Forthcoming exhibitions include Zweigstelle Berlin, the German Consulate in Toronto, The Rooms in St. John's and the Printmaking Biennial of Douro in Alijo, Portugal. She has been invited to undertake an artist residency at the Áras Éanna Art Centre, Aran Islands, Ireland this summer.
With forecasts we're told to heed warnings—hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Tara Cooper's Weather Wise assembles a compendium of weather lore and superstitions from cloud nines to fair weather friends to silver linings. It is the next chapter in her ongoing series/alter ego Weather Girl, a project that mixes an amateur's enthusiasm for meteorology with found objects, video and print.
Beneath the rubric of Canadian Nature, Cooper's observations combine fieldwork and footwork moving from the amateur ornithologist, to the idea of north, to her most recent study involving the language of weather—the statistical forecast versus the personal encounter. Cooper received her Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2008, specializing in the disciplines of print, film and installation. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo.
Please join the artists in celebrating the opening reception on Saturday, March 3rh from 2-5 pm.Learn more about Yael Brotman's and Tara Cooper's work during a Question & Answer Session at loop on Sunday February 25th, 3PM.
Images: (left) Yael Brotman, Airstream, etched Japanese paper, graphite, foamcore, matte medium, glue and wire, 17" x 10" x 7", 2012; (right) Tara Cooper, Clear as a Bell, screen print, 2012.
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John Abrams . Mark Adair . Elizabeth Babyn . Lorène Bourgeois . Yael Brotman . Kelly Cade . Heather Carey . Gary Clement . Tara Cooper . Tanya Cunnington . Elizabeth D'Agostino . Audrea DiJulio . Chris Dow . Sheryl Dudley . Larry Eisenstein . Martha Eleen . Eric Farache . Maria Gabankova . Candida Girling . Charles Hackbarth . Libby Hague . Linda Heffernan . Isabelle Hémard . David Holt . Sung Ja Kim . JJ Lee . Jane LowBeer . Ingrid Mida . Suzanne Nacha . Mary Catherine Newcomb . Maureen Paxton . Ester Pugliese . Barbara Rehus . Thelma Rosner . Rochelle Rubinstein . Lanny Shereck . Yvonne Singer . Sandra Smirle . Adrienne Trent
1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.loopgallery.ca