Sara Cwynar in The Eye of Photography

8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022: Currency Engaging the theme of Currency from various perspectives, the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg opens on May 20, 2022 with twelve exhibitions presenting over 75 artists. From appraised colonial-era photo albums to poetic reveries, social documentary and conceptual approaches to photography, the exhibitions explore the myriad ways in which photographs are produced, circulated, and interpreted. At the Hall for Contemporary Art – Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Currency: Photography Beyond Capture explores conceptual approaches to …
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Jorian Charlton Featured on Artsy

5 Artists on Our Radar in August 2022 By Olivia Horn […] Employing the stylization and precise staging of editorial photography, Jorian Charlton captures moments of confident self-presentation. Her subjects, predominantly Black women, gaze directly into her lens. In one 2021 portrait, Toronto-based DJ and producer Bambii crouches on a clear surface, her environs illuminated in swaths of red, pink, and green. The dramatic angle and lighting create a riveting …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Galleries West

Venice Biennale: Can magical thinking help us imagine new ways through troubled times? By Yani Kong In The Milk of Dreams, a beautifully illustrated book made by the late British-Mexican artist Leonora Carrington for her sons, the day-to-day world constantly transforms through the prism of magical thinking. This year’s Venice Biennale, which takes Carrington’s book as its theme, taps into the artist’s surrealist approach to access unconscious experiences. The biennale’s main …
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Jennie Jieun Lee Featured by Alexander McQueen

Process: Jennie Jieun Lee Jennie Jieun Lee is an artist based in New York state, USA. She is known for richly textured ceramics ‌covered in abstract paintings and an array of objects including wheel-thrown, hand-altered vessels, ‌masks and slip cast busts with morphing and multipart features that mimic, articulate and navigate ‌emotional and psychological spaces‌ “In developing my ceramic sculpture piece for the 2022 Alexander McQueen special project based on …
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Eve Tagny in Hyperallergic

Images Festival: Slow Edition Considers Tenderness as Transgression in a soft landing Images Festival presents a soft landing, an exhibition at Gallery TPW in Toronto, Canada, that considers the reparative and restorative potential of slowness through work by artists Alyssa Alikpala, Erika DeFreitas, Rihab Essayh, Eve Tagny, and Alize Zorlutuna. While not quite sopping in grief, the show proposes a place where sorrow, heartache, and distress may be embraced and processed. With …
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G.B. Jones Interviewed in A Grrrl’s Two Sound Cents

A Conversation with G.B. Jones: The Foremother of Queercore & Riot Grrrl By Isabel Corp The Queercore movement did not originate in San Francisco, or in Oregon, but in a small apartment at Queen and Parliament in Toronto. In 1985, G.B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce created a queer punk zine called J.D.s, which stood for Juvenile Delinquents, James Dean, and J.D. Salinger. Fusing B-movie aesthetics with bootlicking fetishes and cheeky polemics, J.D.s was known …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Featured in Art&Education

Field Notes: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in “The Milk of Dreams,” 59th Venice Biennale By Leo Cocar Ducking into the Central Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, the scent of the city’s slightly fetid saltwater and the Giardini’s sunbaked paving stone gives way to a heady mix of sweat and duty-free fragrances. Passing through the high-vaulted entrance of “The Milk of Dreams” and into the side galleries, a new smell lingers …
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New Document Featured on AGO Insider

A new group show at Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery features AGO Artist-in-Residence alum, Timothy Yanick Hunter For the last month, a new group exhibition at Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery has explored and questioned the subjectivity of historical narratives. New Document features an interdisciplinary collection of works from contemporary artists Moyra Davey, Nikita Gale, Laurie Kang, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and – an AGO Artist-in-Residence alumnus – Timothy Yanick Hunter. New Document brings together conceptual photographic, …
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Geoff McFetridge Interviewed in Field Mag

Geoff McFetridge Talks Norse Projects Collab, Style, Family & Outdoors By Tanner Bowden t’s not easy to fill in the blank in the sentence “Geoff McFetridge is ______.” Geoff McFetridge is an artist, yes, but within that, he’s a painter, drawer, sculpter, and animator, among other things. He also likes to ski, flyfish, and bikepack. So maybe the correct answer is simply, “hard to peg.” Not hard, however, for Norse Projects, which recently …
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Jorian Charlton Reviewed in Maisonneuve

Out of Many: Sharine Taylor reviews photographer Jorian Charlton’s first solo exhibition By Sharine Taylor For many Black people, the archive can be a hostile site. As Black feminist thinker Saidiya Hartman writes in her essay “Venus in Two Acts,” archives are limited in their ability to document Black life. Despite there being almost no firsthand account of Black women’s journeys through the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the untenable violence inflicted on …
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Jennie Jieun Lee in Artnet News

Alexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton Asked 12 Female Artists to Interpret Her Pre-Fall Collection, With Intriguing Results By William Van Meter Alexander McQueen is known for sending art down the runway, and elevating the runway show to performance art. Many grand instances immediately come to mind: model Shalom Harlow savagely graffitied by robot arms for spring 1999, or spring 2001’s fashion mic drop, the “Voss” collection. For the finale, …
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Jennie Jieun Lee Commissioned by Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen celebrates the creative process with a unique art installation: Sarah Burton invites 12 artists to create work inspired by her latest collection By Sarah Karmali Alexander McQueen, and creative director Sarah Burton, have long been known for celebrating craftsmanship and creativity; the design and technical processes have always been as important to document as the final piece itself. And this month, the label’s flagship London store on Old …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Public Parking

Is the image a bribe? By Emily Doucet “Have you seen these images before?” asked the artist. Viewing a livestream from my couch at home, I watched Sara Cwynar move about the room in an all-red outfit, staging a series of scenes: Seen from above, the artist sits in a metal folding chair atop a red-gridded piece of paper and holds up different cut out images above her head for …
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Sara Cwynar in Capture Photography Festival

Sara Cwynar: Umi Curated by Emmy Lee Wall, Apr 1 – Mar 18, 2023 Colliding imagery from diverse sources including thrift stores, eBay, photo albums, art historical texts, and advertising, Sara Cwynar recontextualizes the visual material that surrounds us and through this process reveals our collective visual assumptions and biases. For her site-specific installation on the façade of the Dal Grauer Substation, Cwynar created a monumental image, Umi, featuring a woman participating in …
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Jorian Charlton in Artoronto.CA

Jorian Charlton, Kadine Lindsay: fi di gyal dem at CONTACT By Bronwen Cox “I remember being punished as a child for staring, for those hard intense direct looks children would give grown-ups, looks that were seen as confrontational, as gestures of resistance, challenges to authority… there is power in looking.” – bell hooks, Black Looks: Race and Representation On the site page for Jorian Charlton’s and Kadine Lindsay’s collaborative exhibition, fi …
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Jorian Charlton in Artforum

Critic’s Picks: Jorian Charlton Out of Many By Esmé Hogeveen Moving through “Jorian Charlton: Out of Many,” an exhibition of work by the Toronto-based photographer, one is struck by the dynamism of her subjects. Several of the large-scale portraits feature individuals—mostly adults and a handful of children—looking out assertively at the viewer. In some cases, we’re invited to witness domestic intimacies: In Untitled (Shai & Lex), 2020, a young man embraces …
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Timothy Yanick Hunter in Public Parking

In our very own hands By Luther Konadu […] II. My curiosity around the 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelée, my subsequent commitment to inquire further in detail, then re-narrate it and by extension, re-emphasize its significance and innocent lives lost, was prompted by an art exhibition. Toronto-based artist Timothy Yanick Hunter’s recently presented, Volcanic Spin at Cooper Cole Gallery. Showing from November 27, 2021 to January 8, 2022, the exhibition departs from …
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Sara Cwynar in Art Viewer

Sara Cwynar: Apple To view the full post visit Art Viewer  For more information about Sara Cwynar please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Oreka James Reviewed in Public Parking

Creation Story By Omi Rodney I Oreka James’ Untitled 1 sculpture features fabric stretched over plywood fastened to a brushed aluminum anchor. The sculpture bursts out of star-shaped soil to come to a star-shaped point. The structure spins continuously, flashing between two abstract paintings that evoke the beginning of life. As the pulsing sound of the motor mimics the relentless tide of the ocean and fills the room, I am moved to …
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Timothy Yanick Hunter in The New Inquiry

Pacing Ourselves: Timothy Yanick Hunter and Katherine McKittrick in Conversation By Katherine McKittrick In December 2021, Cooper Cole exhibited Timothy Yanick Hunter’s solo exhibition, Volcanic  Spine. The exhibit, set in a stark white room, has four pieces: “Untitled (Loop 1),” “Untitled  (Loop 2),” “No More Accidents,” and “Pelée’s Tower.” Each composition is an expression of different archival moments from black history: traffic accident rates, repeated photographs of a volcanic eruption, home movies, the …
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Rachel Eulena Williams in Brooklyn Rail

How to Get Free of the Rectangle By Louis Block Absent any punctuation, How to Get Free of the Rectangle reads as a directive. Decades ago, it might have been a longing question, but now painting’s rectangle has been bent, torn, re-sewn, and looped in on itself, so it might be easy to scoff at the premise and how far removed it is from the radical. But this modest survey accomplishes a …
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Timothy Yanick Hunter in Function Magazine

Technologies of the diasporic mind: an Interview with Timothy Yanick Hunter An interview by Heather Rigg Timothy Yanick Hunter’s practice is rooted in a research based process of sampling and remixing. He draws from AI algorithms, familial knowledge, DJs, mix-tapes, videos, and institutional archives to create his own multidisciplinary repertoire of Black diasporic culture. His videos and music recontextualize his sources, often pulling them out of colonial modes of seeing …
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Sara Cwynar in Ninu Nina

ARTIST SARA CWYNAR By: Leila Antakly In May 2022 artist Sara Cwynar will be the next artist in residence at HORIZON, a new foundation in Los Angeles. Her residency follows HORIZON’s inaugural artist-in-residence Laurie Kang and also comes after Cwynar’s solo exhibition at ICA LA. About Sara Cwynar  Born 1985, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Sara Cwynar has exhibited at MoMA, MoMA PS1 and Foxy …
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Hangama Amiri Included in 2023 Sharjah Biennial – Art Review

Artists for 2023 Sharjah Biennial revealed The artists who will show at the fifteenth Sharjah Biennial have been announced. The exhibition Thinking Historically in the Present was conceived by Okwui Enwezor before the curator’s death in 2019 and has been implemented by the Sharjah Foundation’s director Hoor Al Qasimi. The work of the 140 artists will be shown in venues across the emirate including a vegetable market, a power station and a …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in The Guardian

Cyborgs, sirens and a singing murderer: the thrilling, oligarch-free Venice Biennale – review By Adrian Searle Wonders and marvels, the beautiful and the terrible, the celebratory and the morbid all fill the 59th Venice Biennale. Business as usual, you might say, but there are no trillionaire oligarch yachts moored by the Giardini and there is less razzmatazz all round. As well as being the first biennale since the pandemic, this is …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Artnet News

In Pictures: Take a Tour of the Venice Biennale’s Giardini Section, Which Is Full of Inventive Abstraction and the Art of Magic By Ben Davis To view the full photo essay visit Artnet News For more information about Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000  

Kate Newby in Wallpaper

Reclaim the Earth, urge artists at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo By Amy Serafin Reclaim the Earth’ is both the title and the rallying cry of a new group exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. It looks beyond the Western model to other ways of existing in the world, where humans are an integral part of the environment rather than a dominating, and often destructive, force. ‘I am convinced …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Frieze

The Collective Feminist Agency of ‘The Milk of Dreams’ In a cavernous Central Pavilion, ‘The Milk of Dreams’ reminds us that feminist triumphs and struggles stretch beyond time and geography By Vanessa Peterson Curated by Cecilia Alemani, director of New York’s High Line Art, ‘The Milk of Dreams’ has garnered significant attention – not least for being the first edition of the Venice Biennale to take place for three years, …
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Daniel Rios Rodriguez in Glasstire

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas. 1. Texan: Part 1 VSF Texas (Dallas) April 22 – May 15, 2022 From Various Small Fires: “Various Small Fires is proud to present its inaugural exhibition at VSF Texas, the gallery’s newest location situated in Downtown Dallas. Presented in two parts, Texan celebrates the rich contributions Texas-born artists have made to the landscape of contemporary art and offers a homecoming for …
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Sara Cwynar in CBC News

Look up! At Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival, images are where you least expect them By Leah Collins The average SkyTrain commuter might not realize it, but for the month of April, a trip on the Canada Line doubles as entry to Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival. Opening Friday, and running through April 29, the festival celebrates the best in contemporary “lens-based” art, and it’s the largest event of its kind in western …
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Sara Cwynar in The Georgia Straight

Capture Photography Festival will present subtly subversive public art by Sara Cwynar By Charlie Smith Vancouver-born and Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Sara Cwynar has already hit the big time well in advance of her 40th birthday. The Yale graduate’s art is already in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and several other high-profile institutions. And soon, one …
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Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Artforum

Jagdeep Raina at the Textile Museum of Canada By Charlene K. Lau Softness is power, especially in a world that puts so much faith in unyielding hardness. The works in Jagdeep Raina’s exhibition “Chase” embrace tenderness and the pursuit of dreams through immigrant life. His art—via embroidered tapestries, quilts, drawings, and videos—captures moments from the lives of Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh communities around the globe. Each piece seeks to highlight …
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Daniel Rios Rodriguez Interviewed in Glasstire

An Interview with Daniel Rios Rodriguez By Colette Copeland I met with Daniel Rios Rodriguez in early January at his studio in south San Antonio. We discussed his connection and commitment to the land, his family, and painting. His work is well known internationally and nationally, but has not received as much attention in his home state of Texas. Over the last three years, he has had solo exhibitions in Dublin, Los …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Variable West

The Importance of Meaningless Things: Sara Cwynar at ICA LA By Sarah Fensom “Oh, this was Barney’s!” a group of Issey Miyake-clad septuagenarian women squealed in recognition. They were sitting on a red, elbow macaroni-shaped bench, watching Glass Life (2021), Sara Cwynar’s six-channel video installation in the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Glass Life features footage of the upscale New York department store in its highly publicized last days. The footage is a …
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“8 Americans” Featuring Jennie Jieun Lee Reviewed in Artforum

8 Americans – Chart By Dawn Chan If you found yourself thinking that the artists included in “8 Americans”—Hyegyeong Choi, Tishan Hsu, Byron Kim, Antonia Kuo, Timothy Lai, Jennie Jieun Lee, Kang Seung Lee, and Jean Shin—had anything in common . . . well, that was on you. And therein lies the question and provocation of this exhibition: What does it mean to mount a show featuring Asian American artists …
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Georgia Dickie in Celine Art Projects

Georgia Dickie at Celine Paris Duphot “SMILE”, 2013 RUBBER, WOOD, ALUMINIUM 10 To view more information visit the Celine Website For more information about Georgia Dickie please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sami Tsang in The Globe and Mail

Pandemic life has taken away the much-needed element of surprise By Odessa Paloma Parker […] The last time I felt a rush (without the risk, mind you) was in January on the opening day of Toronto art gallery Cooper Cole’s latest exhibition, Separate/Together. While winding my way through the collection of pieces, I was taken aback by a ceramic work by Sami Tsang. Titled Still We Rise, it’s a female figure …
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Separate/Together in Artoronto.ca

Separate/Together at Cooper Cole Gallery By Zhiyi Fang The title of the exhibition at Cooper Cole Gallery, Separate/Together, calls to mind the feeling of being separated but together, a feeling that all of us have experienced during the pandemic lockdown. What happens when separate materials are combined in a new way? Cooper Cole Gallery presents the group exhibition Separate/Together, featuring both Canadian and international aritsts: Gaëlle Choisne, Sharona Franklin, ektor garcia, Maureen Gruben, …
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Rachel Eulena Williams in Culture Type

On View: See Images from ‘Rachel Eulena Williams: Joy and Rain’ Exhibition Features New Sculptural Paintings at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels To view the full article visit Culture Type For more information about Rachel Eulena Williams please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000  

Scott Treleven in The Guardian

Escape reality: images at the edge, from Kashmir to the cosmos – in pictures A current series of untitled collages. Scott Treleaven creates bipartite constructions from more than two decades’ worth of his own 35mm snapshots, pairing ancient marble statues with abstracted architecture and a milky blue sky with a vase of flowers rendered in black and white. To view the full article visit The Guardian For more information about …
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Brie Ruais Reviewed in Art & Object

Brie Ruais: Inside her Process & Partnership with Clay By Barbara A. MacAdam At 130 pounds, Brie Ruais is equal in weight and material substance to her collaborator: clay. Each work they embark on involves pulling out the partner’s guts and pushing them into a shape. Ruais is generous in ascribing authorship: “I let the body and clay lead,” she has said. Her most recent show, at albertz benda gallery …
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Vikky Alexander in Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week 1. “Tuesday Night Talks: Vikky Alexander” at the Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada The Audain Art Museum kicks off season three of its virtual Tuesday Night Talks programming with Canada’s Vikky Alexander, whose piece Orange Ceiling (2010) was recently acquired by the institution. The photographer, sculptor, and installation artist will speak with director and chief curator Curtis Collins about her career—including her ties to the …
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Brie Ruais in The Brooklyn Rail

The Proof in the Print By Brie Ruais I used to know an artist who carried a small copper plate in her daily tote bag. It accumulated the scratches and marks made by other objects in her bag as they rubbed against each other with her body’s movement throughout the day. I think of my body as that plate, accumulating all kinds of physical and psychical scratches from floating around …
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Scott Treleaven in Art Basel Highlights

Seven artists redefining photography A pivotal figure of underground cinema and queer zines of the 1990s, Scott Treleaven (presented by Cooper Cole, Toronto) has a practice that spans collage, film, video, drawing, photography, and installation. Most recently, he has translated a text-based cut-up technique popularized by William S. Burroughs into photographic language with an ongoing series of untitled collages. He creates bipartite constructions from more than two decades’ worth of his own 35 …
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Sara Cwynar in Hyperallergic

Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for February 2022 When: February 5–May 29 Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1717 East 7th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles) The ICA LA is simultaneously opening two exciting exhibitions: the first museum survey of Jama Cyrus and a presentation of Sara Cwynar’s most recent video works. Cyrus’s exhibition spans two decades of his work, including sculptures, assemblages, and textiles that mine African American identity, with …
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Sara Cwynar Solo Exhibition at ICA Los Angeles

Sara Cwynar: Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles February 05-May 29, 2022 Sara Cwynar: Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue is the first exhibition of works by New York-based Canadian artist Sara Cwynar (b. 1985, Vancouver, BC) in Los Angeles. Cwynar is known for her photographs and films illustrating how design and popular images work on our psyches and visual strategies infiltrate our consciousness. This presentation focuses on the artist’s recent …
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Brie Ruais in Whitehot Magazine

Brie Ruais: Some Things I Know About Being in a Body at Albertz Benda By Vittoria Benzine This week marks your last opportunity to see Some Things I Know About Being in a Body, the latest solo show by Brooklyn-based sculptor Brie Ruais—her second with Chelsea-based gallery Albertz Benda. The exhibition features fifteen wall-mounted assemblages of glazed stoneware imprinted with the abstract expressions of Ruais’s form, along with three archival prints and two process …
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Brie Ruais Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Using Clay to Concretize the Psychological State of Being Wounded By Daniel Larkin In her clay relief sculptures, Brie Ruais explores the exit wound and its deep psychological implications. For example, in “Exiting Wound, 130 Pounds of Clay,” there is a jagged hole at the center of the relief, with several lines radiating out. Ruais concretizes in clay Ocean Vuong’s metaphor. His 2016 book Night Sky with Exit Wounds suggests many of us bear …
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Rachel Eulena Williams reviewed in Wallpaper Magazine

Rachel Eulena Williams weaves poetry and abstraction in Brussels By Harriet Lloyd-Smith The work of Rachel Eulena Williams is not strictly painting or sculpture. It occupies an intuitive and improvisational middle ground: fragmented compositions that are hand-glued, stitched, knotted and lashed together but also painted, with pigment functioning as both essential structure and embellishment. Despite this layered approach, the Miami-born, New York-based artist always begins with the same humble material: rolls of …
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Sara Cwynar in The International Film Festival Rotterdam

Sara Cwynar’s Glass Life Selected for Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Glass Life is a dynamic configuration of images and video accumulated over the years on the artist’s hard drives. From her studio, the artist uses her computer and various studio set-ups to make sense of her visual archive – and the world outside. Luscious pictures of food, political figures, screen idols, sportswomen, Instagram models, grand artworks, cartoon characters, emojis and self-portraits, …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Contemporary Art Issue

Introduction: 7 Emerging Artists To Watch in 2022 1. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill We start off our list with the Canadian artist Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill. Born in 1979 in Comox, British Columbia, 2021 was the year of Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill. With her solo exhibition Projects at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Hill launched herself to the higher tiers of the art world and is set to be one of …
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Jagdeep Raina Interviewed by the AGO

Chase for More Artist Jagdeep Raina explores the interplay of memory and migration of the Sikh diaspora in his travelling solo exhibition Chase at the Textile Museum of Canada through March 19, 2022. Chase, an intimate exhibition by artist Jagdeep Raina, takes visitors on a journey through an array of personal stories and records of the Sikh diaspora – all drawn from his own lived experience as a community member and those …
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Jennie Jieun Lee in Cultured Magazine

At New York’s Chart Gallery, “8 Americans” Celebrates Asian American Artists By Annabel Keenan Clara Ha, director of Tribeca’s Chart gallery in New York had long wanted to stage an exhibition of multigenerational Asian American artists. In a year marked by shocking, violent crimes against Asian people in the Unites States, the need for such a show became increasingly clear. “As a gallerist and first generation Asian American citizen with …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed on Femme Art Review

Cant Buy Me Love: A Review of Sara Cwynar’s Source By Madeline Bogoch   “Beauty is a currency system like the gold standard,” claimed writer Naomi Wolf in her 1990 bestseller The Beauty Myth. I hesitate to open with this quote, as much of the book has not aged well, and Wolf’s recent gleeful tirades against vaccination and public health measures have further discredited any cultural authority the text still held. Despite these …
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Eve Tagny and Timothy Yanick Hunter to Participate in Bamako Biennale

Rencontres de Bamako Reveals Artist List for 2022: Roughly 75 artists from Africa and the Global Diaspora have been invited to the next Bamako Encounters, taking place from October to December 2022. Timothy Yanick Hunter: Volcanic Spine, Installation View, Cooper Cole, Toronto The team of Bamako Encounters announces the artists who will be participating in the 13th edition of the singular photographic and lens-based art biennale on the African continent. …
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Fin Simonetti on Cindy Ji Hye Kim – Artforum

THE ARTISTS’ ARTISTS: Twenty-three artists reflect on 2021 […] Exquisitely executed and packed with literary references, ecclesiastical symbols, and goth humor, the works in “Soliloquy for Two” fold into Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s larger world-building project. Central to the show were seven paintings on silk, suspended from the ceiling to form a sort of floating chapel. Pulled across custom-shaped stretcher bars, these double-sided hangings revealed and partially obscured scenes of …
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Hangama Amiri Interviewed in Art She Says

Hangama Amiri: A Thread Between Yale and Afghanistan By Elisa Carrollo Afghan-Canadian artist Hangama Amiri left Afghanistan when she was only six, embarking in an adventurous journey as refugee which brought her first to Pakistan and later Tajikistan, before being resettled in Canada in 2005. Fast forward to the present, she recently graduated from the prestigious Yale MFA program in the Painting and Printmaking Department attracting the attention of the international …
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Rachel Eulena Williams in The New York Times

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021 By Holland Cotter and Roberta Smith […] The very beginning of the year brought signs that excellent debuts might be in the offing. Canada introduced Rachel Eulena Williams’s colorful, irregular wall pieces, which combined discarded pieces of paper and plastic, using string, into collages unhinged and set free (among their predecessors: the shaped paintings of Elizabeth Murray, the attenuated sand and fabric sculptures of Senga Nengudi …
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Brie Ruais in Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week By Sarah Cascone 6. “Brie Ruais: Some Things I Know About Being in a Body” at Albertz Benda, New York For the last 10 years, Brie Ruais has made each of her gestural sculptures from 130 pounds of clay, matching her body weight. This past August, she harvested clay from the wild for the first time, collecting hundreds of pounds of …
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Hangama Amiri Receives the MobileCoin Art Prize

NADA Announces Three Recipients of the MobileCoin Art Prize NADA and MobileCoin are pleased to announce three recipients of the inaugural MobileCoin Art Prize, an award that highlights, celebrates, and supports artwork addressing the critical topic of privacy. Writer and curator Andrew Berardini and MobileCoin Art Director and contemporary artist Inga Bard selected three artists and projects that underlined the importance and nuances of the topic of privacy to share the award: …
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Sara Cwynar in Artforum

TEST AND TRACE: On the evanescent poetry of Performa 2021 By Rachel Valinsky […] Starkly different in style was the next piece on view: Sara Cwynar’s Down at the Arcade, which also took attention as its subject, though this time via an ever-growing cache of images, texts, objects, and artifacts that form the expanded imaginary of this kitsch encyclopedist’s maximalist archive. Produced in the former fast-fashion Topshop flagship on Fifth …
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Sara Cwynar in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Sara Cwynar in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist On the occasion of the exhibition Giosetta Fioroni: Alter Ego at Luxembourg + Co., London, the gallery will host an online Zoom talk between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Sara Cwynar. The conversation will echo themes from both Obrist’s contribution to our latest Fioroni catalogue, and Cwynar’s recent filmic works, Red Film (2018), which will form part of the screening the day before, and Glass Life (2021), which premiered …
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Hangama Amiri Interviewed in Arte East

Artist Spotlight with Hangama Amiri ArteEast: Can you tell us about your work in general and the main themes you return to in your practice? Hangama Amiri: In my art practice I explore a range of personal and collective social experiences that revolve around Afghanistan—my now estranged homeland. On a personal level, I often engage with my childhood memories of growing up in Kabul and Tajikistan. On a larger social level, …
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Jagdeep Raina featured in ArtsEverywhere

Threads of Solidarity: Into the Archives with Jagdeep Raina By Curtis Walker Guelph-based artist Jagdeep Raina’s embroidery could be described as expressive, even though it is meticulously rendered in thousands of precise stitches. His style, a skewed and complex patchwork of colours and forms, was honed in his earlier mixed media works—large, dense charcoal and pastel renderings of friends, family, and community members. Recently, Raina has found inspiration working with …
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Hangama Amiri Interviewed in Asparagus Magazine

Fiction Tells the Truth: A Q&A with Hangama Amiri By Sun Woo Baik After leaving Afghanistan as a refugee in 1996, textile artist Hangama Amiri migrated through numerous countries before arriving in Canada in 2005. Reflecting on those experiences, her identity, and her connections to family and the broader Afghan diaspora, she addresses themes of home, identity, belonging, women’s rights, and global politics in her large-scale quilts. She’s had a …
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Jagdeep Raina in Contemporary Art Daily

Jagdeep Raina at Blaffer Art Museum, Houston To view the full post visit Contemporary Art Daily For more information about Jagdeep Raina please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sara Cwynar in Brooklyn Rail

Down at the Arcade By Sara Cwynar My work often starts with hundreds of pages of text and thousands of images that get distilled down to a few minutes of something. I do think it comes from some existential impulse to save everything, which is a product of our time—we’re always screenshotting and taking pictures and saving everything, creating our own individual archives that we will never have a chance …
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Hangama Amiri Reviewed in Artoronto.ca

Hangama Amiri at Cooper Cole By Georgia Gardner What is the feeling of “home”? How do we know when we’ve found it? Textile artist Hangama Amiri, in her first exhibition at Cooper Cole gallery, reflects on the aspects of life that make up what home is: the banalities, the human connection, and our relationship to nature. This exhibition entitled Mirrors and Faces is an exploration of the diaspora identity, which includes the deeply …
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Daniel Rios Rodriguez Reviewed in Independent.ie

Capturing the sensation of a season in transition By Niall MacMonagle Daniel Rios Rodriguez grew up in Texas, Germany, California, Virginia, Panama… and back to Germany, where, he says, “I lived in Nürnberg and Bamberg, for all four years of high school.” His Mexican father had enlisted in the US Army in the 1970s, his mother, a Mexican-American with Kiowa Native American ancestry, was from San Antonio, where Rios Rodriguez …
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Artist Talk: Jagdeep Raina at Blaffer Art Museum

Jagdeep Raina talk in conjunction with his exhibition Bonds at Blaffer Art Museum, Houston To learn more about the exhibition visit the Blaffer Art Museum website For more information about Jagdeep Raina please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Artforum

Critic’s Picks: Hardeep Pandhal and Jagdeep Raina at Jhaveri Contemporary By Skye Arundhati Thomas On view as part of the two-artist show “You migrate, we migrate, you displace, we displace,” Jagdeep Raina’s Club Kali, 2020, is a piece of bone-white muslin finished in lilac, silver, and gold phulkari, a Punjabi form of decorative embroidery. Running down the fabric is a delicately stitched poem flanked on either side by figures. Two people kiss …
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Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Faced With a Complex Sense of Home, Jagdeep Raina Turns to Art by Lauren Moya Ford HOUSTON — People and places are the central concerns of Ontario-based artist Jagdeep Raina. The artist’s lyrical drawings, delicate textiles, and meditative films are filled with farmers, families, and lovers who gather at storefronts and gates and on boats. These are the protagonists and thresholds of the modern Kashmiri and Punjabi diasporas to which Raina, who was …
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Fin Simonetti in Conceptual Fine Arts

At the tender edge of violence: Fin Simonetti By Veronica Gisondi There’s a park in Manhattan near Union Square; it’s a beautiful park. There’s a huge spiked fence all the way around it, and a locked gate.” Only those who own an apartment close to it – that is, real estate – “have the key to get in.” Security, safety, comfort and protection, together with the symbols and beliefs that …
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Sara Cwynar in The New York Times

4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now By Martha Schwendener The Germans have a nice term to describe the tsunami of images that overtook us in the digital revolution of the 1980s and ’90s: Bilderflut, or the “image flood.” Sara Cwynar doesn’t mention this term in her six-channel video “Glass Life” at Foxy Production. (The show’s title comes instead from Shoshana Zuboff’s 2019 book “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” …
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Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Mid-Day

The Memory of Displacement By Ela Das While Canada-based artist Jagdeep Raina has only visited India once as a teenager in 2005, his family held their roots here for generations, being forced to flee from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 1947 after facing the trauma of violence during the country’s Independence. And, like every family that was displaced during the unstable political and communal climate at the time, they had to find …
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Sara Cwynar Performance in PERFORMA Biennial 2021

Sara Cwynar’s First Live Performance at New York’s Performa Biennial Performa, the first and only live visual art performance biennial, is pleased to announce details for the ninth edition of its city-wide biennial. Taking place almost entirely outdoors from October 12–31, the program will focus on New York City as it re-emerges from a prolonged traumatic experience that has radically altered our way of life, affecting the larger social infrastructure as …
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Sara Cwynar Featured in Art Forum

Sara Cwynar on finding desire in the world of images I STARTED GLASS LIFE at the very beginning of lockdown. I had just finished a show of Red Film (2018) in London which began to deal with some of these themes: trying to define a self against an endless wash of images and input, and trying to find what is true or real, but not being able to grasp onto anything. During the pandemic, …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Art Agenda

Sara Cwynar’s “Glass Life” By R.H. Lossin Early in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets (1941), we are told to get out: “Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind / Cannot bear very much reality.” Part of Eliot’s poem makes up a small fraction of the voiceover narration to Sara Cwynar’s six-channel video installation Glass Life (2021), a maximalist meditation on living amongst ever-accumulating and constantly moving images. Glass Life is as dense audially as it …
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Sara Cwynar at the Centre Pompidou

Sara Cwynar in The Image and its Double “L’Image et son double” features some sixty works from the Centre Pompidou collection, by some twenty international artists, including: Pierre Boucher, Man Ray, Raoul Ubac, Constantin Brancusi, Berenice Abbott, Hirofumi Isoya, Miklos Erdely, Timm Ulrichs, Paolo Gioli, Sara Cwynar, Kanji Wakae, Wallace Berman, Bruno Munari, Pati Hill, Eric Rondepierre, Susan Meiselas, and Philipp Goldbach. Several of the works presented are recent acquisitions, …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in The New Yorker

Sara Cwynar’s exhibition Glass Life at Foxy Production is reviewed in The New Yorker By Andrea K. Scott The startlingly seductive, earnest, and beautiful six-part video “Glass Life,” by Sara Cwynar (on view at Foxy Production through Oct. 23), is about the frictionless world of scrolling and swiping, in which the past and the future collapse into a tantalizing now that somehow remains just out of reach. (The work’s title phrase is …
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Geoff McFetridge in Hype Art

Geoff McFetridge Presents “Sleeping Shapes” at Half Gallery By Shawn Ghassemitari Half Gallery New York is playing host to a new exhibition by acclaimed Canadian artist, Geoff McFetridge. In “Sleeping Shapes,” McFetridge brings his minimal and colorful aesthetic across a series of paintings that illustrate invisible forces, such as dreams, feelings, and ideas. The Los Angeles-based artist is known globally for his ability to distill complex ideas into simplified shapes and messaging. …
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Jennie Jieun Lee on Contemporary Art Daily

Jennie Jieun Lee: Sowing as the World Ends at Cooper Cole To view the full post visit Contemporary Art Daily For more information about Jennie Jieun Lee please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sara Cwynar Solo Exhibition at Foxy Production

Sara Cwynar: Glass Life at Foxy Production Sara Cwynar’s latest solo exhibition at Foxy Production is a new six channel film, “Glass Life.” The work is an immersive, multi-voiced meditation on the relationship between images and the self. On differently sized projection screens, the film travels through advertising, art, fashion, design, philosophy, and politics, while three digitized swimmers on monitors act as witnesses and audience members. Contemplating the limits of …
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Scott Treleaven at Tang Teaching Museum

Scott Treleaven included in the exhibition Look After Each Other: Intimacy and Community at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College Scott Treleaven, Look After Each Other, 2013, digital print from oil stick and gouache on paper HIV/AIDS is a medical condition that has lasting social consequences on the afflicted and their communities. Since the epidemic began in the 1980s, some folks with HIV/AIDS have reported feeling socially segregated. In response, …
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Georgia Dickie Reviewed in Artforum

By Dan Adler With characteristic insight, Roland Barthes once expounded on Gustave Flaubert’s treatment of a room belonging to a certain Madame Aubain, going all in when descriptively dwelling upon the sort of inconsequential qualities normally deemed extraneous to the exposition of plot. Such minutiae may possess an incomparable importance if one takes the time to savor them. Resolutely avoiding precious materials, Georgia Dickie has produced a process-oriented project that …
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In Conversation with Jennie Jieun Lee: on her solo exhibition, Sowing as the World Ends

  Jennie Jieun Lee is an artist who challenges the conventions of ceramic sculpture. Embracing the inherent vulnerability of the medium—that is often tamed by its practitioners—Lee fires her works in various states of uprightness and collapse, and pours copious amounts of glaze on them. Disrupting ceramic’s historical association with controlled domesticity, Lee creates busts, vessels, and paintings that oscillate between the deliberate and accidental, and the decorative and distorted. …
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Sara Cwynar’s Glass Life in Hyperallergic

Gleefully Voyeuristic, Sara Cwynar Invites Us to Spy on the Workings of Consumerism By Isabel Ling With the championing of minimalism in the face of environmental disaster, it seems as if consumption has never been more villainized. These attitudes are as much a consequence of the current pace of consumerism as they are a form of retaliation to optimized online shopping platforms and fast fashion conglomerates; the arc of desire …
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Vikky Alexander in Capture Photo Festival

Vikky Alexander: Between Dreaming & Living March 18, 2021 – March 15, 2022 Fraser St & East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Curated by Emmy Lee Wall Since the 1980s, Vikky Alexander’s practice, which includes photography, sculpture, installation, and collage, has examined cultures of desire and utopian ideals. Early in her career, Alexander initiated what turned out to be a long-term interest in the use of appropriated imagery from magazines and other popular media …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Hosting Panel at MoMA

An Artist Panel on Gifting, In Conjunction with Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at MoMA Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:00–9:30 p.m. Online This event is a collaboration between the American Indian Community House and MoMA. Join a conversation exploring concepts of gifts and gifting with artists and musicians Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Muriel Miguel, Laura Ortman, Skeena Reece, George Stonefish, Tania Willard, and Tracy Williams. The conversation will be moderated by Tailinh …
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Jagdeep Raina in GQ India

4 new art shows in Mumbai to check out By Shikha Sethi Jhaveri Contemporary is on a roll. And its next show promises to hit all the right notes. Pairing two fresh new voices, Canadian-based artist Jagdeep Raina and UK-based artist Hardeep Pandhal, expect boldness, energy, acerbity and playful complexity. Raina’s research-based mixed media works that bring together various strands of pop culture, including album covers, portraiture and phulkari embroidery, …
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Kara Hamilton in Urban Milwaukee

“Curtain Wall” Is Latest Installation For Sculpture Milwaukee By Angeline Terry Eyes are quite literally on the lakefront with artist Kara Hamilton’s installation titled “Curtain Wall,” the latest addition to Sculpture Milwaukee’s 2021/22 show. The piece is being installed on the campus of the Milwaukee Art Museum at 700 N. Art Museum Dr. It will feature two eyes made from recycled Tyndall limestone surrounded by a wall of cream city brick. “Curtain Wall” is named …
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Geoff McFetridge in ArtToronto.ca

By Bronwen Cox In times of isolation, even the most mundane of interactions feels significant and exceptional. Geoff McFetridge’s solo exhibition, Us As A Landscape, Recent Figures for the Film My Blue Suit, displays the artist’s paintings of people in public spaces. In elevating everyday moments as visual art, McFetridge’s figures explore the connectedness and unfamiliarity of strangers. Bringing them to the gallery’s space gives visitors a chance to meet them and …
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