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MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE
Sara Angelucci, Robert Hengeveld, Eleanor King and Matt Macintosh

GIBSON HOUSE MUSEUM
September 20 – November 9, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION
September 21, 2014 – 2 - 5pm

WALK THROUGH WITH THE ARTISTS
September 21, 2014 – 1pm


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Memories of the Future is an annual project that invites contemporary artists to respond to the history and development of house museums across Toronto. For the inaugural exhibition at Gibson House Museum artists Sara Angelucci, Robert Hengeveld, Eleanor King and Matt Macintosh employ a range of approaches and media that explore the layered narratives of the house, museum and landscape. Uncovering hidden stories and forgotten histories, the exhibition explores timely issues related to museums and authenticity, land claims, sustainability and urban development.

Offering a kind of cultural excavation, this ongoing curatorial project digs deeper into the archive and provides alternate readings of historic narratives. Using the visual language of the present and speculating on possibilities for the future, memories of the distant past are newly exposed, interpreted and remembered.

Curated by Noa Bronstein and Katherine Dennis.


About the Artists:

Sara Angelucci is a Toronto-based visual artist working in photography, video and audio, and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. Angelucci’s work explores vernacular photography and film analyzing the original context in which these images were made. Her work draws from the history of photography, as well as natural and social histories, transforming found images and repositioning them within the broader cultural context from which they emerge.

Robert Hengeveld is an artist whose work explores the boundaries between reality and fiction, and where we find ourselves within that relationship. He completed his MFA at the University of Victoria in 2005 and studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design. He is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the University of Guelph in the School of Environmental Science. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. Past and upcoming exhibitions include The Power Plant (Toronto), Hallwalls Contemporary (Buffalo), MacDonald Stewart (Guelph), EyeLevel Gallery (Halifax), Mercer Union (Toronto), and Mulherin Pollard (NYC).

Eleanor King exhibits widely, most notably at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, and Galleri F15 (Norway). She received a BFA from NSCAD University in 2001 and has participated in residencies in the US and Canada, most recently at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and The Banff Centre. She has received multiple creation grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia, and was short-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2012. She plays drums and writes songs in the rock band Wet Denim. Eleanor is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.

Matt Macintosh is an interdisciplinary artist based in Ramara, Ontario. His practice is indebted mainly to painting and conceptual art traditions and is centred in both religious and secular notions of emancipation. His work explores, among other things, part–whole relationships, protocols for producing disciplinary knowledge, and systematic approaches to abstraction. He is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto and has exhibited in Canada and the U.S. He is currently the Curator at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.


About the Gibson House Museum:

Built in 1851, Gibson House was the home of Scottish immigrant David Gibson and his family. Gibson was a land surveyor who helped map early Toronto. Wanted by the government for participating in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, Gibson was forced to flee to the United States where he and his family remained for 11 years. On their return to York County, the Gibsons built the Georgian house that is now the museum and once again became active members of their rural community. Gibson House Museum is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto.


Image: Matt Macintosh, Untitled from the series Real Estates, 2014. Commissioned for the exhibition as part of the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Museum Services initiative, Animating Historic Sites

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Gibson House Museum
5172 Yonge St. North York, ON
Wed - Sun: 1 - 5 pm
Thurs: 1 - 8 pm

toronto.ca/gibsonhouse
memories.ot.future@gmail.com
416-395-7432

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