Sara Cwynar Interview and Screening with MoMA

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film is included in the Hyundai Card Video Views online screening with MoMA By Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA In her work with both still and moving images, Sara Cwynar examines the ways in which our lives are mediated through whizzing image circulation and the reproduction of cut-up and reassembled images. As she puts it, “We built an idealized image world on top of the real …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at the Museum of Modern Art

Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York Organized by Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography. On view through August 15, 2021. Prior to colonization, tobacco was among the most widely exchanged materials in the Americas. Later, it became the first currency in the North American colonies, used by the British settlers to leverage wages, taxes, and fines. However, “in Indigenous economies, tobacco …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Brooklyn Rail

Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill By Ann C. Collins The wall text that introduces Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at the Museum of Modern Art reminds me that I am standing “on the island of Manhattan in Lenapehoking, not far from where a Lenape village called Sapokanikan, or ‘tobacco field,’ was once located (in today’s Greenwich Village).” Tobacco, it seems, was never far from reach in the centuries preceding colonialism’s spread across the Americas. …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Art Forum

Critic’s Picks New York: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at the Museum of Modern Art By Christopher Green In 1941, the exhibition “Indian Art of the United States” filled New York’s Museum of Modern Art with Indigenous works in order to transform their status from curios or ethnographic specimens to fine art. Eighty years later, the Métis artist Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill had a double-height wall in MoMA rubbed down with fresh tobacco …
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Paul P. in Border Crossings

Paul P.’s solo exhibition Gamboling Green is reviewed in Border Crossings By: Tatum Dooley When I think of Paul P.’s portraits, I think of a tilt of the head. Slightly off to one side, a gaze cast down or tilted up to the sky—neck outstretched and accessible. How do these postures articulate the space between shame and pride? Performed chasteness, a head down and eyes averted from the camera, works …
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Jagdeep Raina on Art Viewer

Jagdeep Raina’s solo exhibition at Soft Opening is featured on Art Viewer COOPER COLE and Soft Opening are pleased to present Memories Gave Birth to Hope, a solo exhibition of the work of Jagdeep Raina. This exhibition is a continuation of Raina’s installation at Picadilly Station which took place from December 3-January 24, 2021. This exhibition features a series of drawings and textile works by Raina that explore the birth of Bhangra music. Bhangra …
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Paul P. in National Gallery of Canada Magazine

Paul P. is feature Paul P.: Lyrical and Transient By Chris Hampton The subjects of Paul P.’s portraiture all display a kindred presence. The youthful men whom the Toronto-based artist paints and draws wear a range of expressions – ruminative or sullen, coy or ecstatic – but invariably, they appear engaged, active and unposed, as if caught in the middle of a moment. They share a disposition that expresses evanescence. …
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Sara Cwynar in Vanity Fair

14 of This Spring’s Best Art Books Sara Cwynar: Glass Life by Sara Cwynar Essays by Sheila Heti and Legacy Russell From Aperture Canadian artist Sara Cwynar’s images offer a critical exploration of the use of photography to package and sell beauty. From portraits layered behind beauty imagery, panty hoise, phone lines in Cwynar’s traditional style, to starkly contrasting photos of roses, and perfectly aligned postcards, the punchy colors and …
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Kate Newby on Art Viewer

Kate Newby featured on Art Viewer To view the full post visit Art Viewer. For more information about Kate Newby please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Chrysanne Stathacos in BlackFlash Magazine

Chrysanne Stathacos: Calling Cards At the beginning of the pandemic’s first wave, Rhiannon Vogl had the unique opportunity to experience Chrysanne Stathacos’ work “1-900 Mirror Mirror” at Cooper Cole, Toronto. The interactive installation was first exhibited in New York in the 1990s in response to the AIDS crisis and continues to comfort and inspire as we struggle to envisage the future. By Rhiannon Vogl It’s summer 2020. Hot enough for …
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Sara Cwynar in Conversation with Legacy Russell

In conjunction with her exhibition Source at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Sara Cwynar speaks to Legacy Russell about the culture and history of image-making, particularly as it relates to gender and technology. To view the video visit Remai Modern. For more information about Sara Cwynar please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sara Cwynar in Artnet News

What If an Artist Were Your History Teacher? A New Photography Exhibition at the Guggenheim Questions How We Depict the Past By Taylor Dafoe “Fake news” will be a tempting aperture through which to approach “Off the Record,” a new group show at the Guggenheim that looks at the ways in which artists consider, critique, or otherwise manipulate “official” documents of history and state power. It wouldn’t necessarily be wrong to take …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Galleries West

Artist confronts our obsession with commodities and ownership By Maxine Proctor On March 23, a 200,000-tonne cargo ship carrying 18,300 containers of consumer goods, swept off course by winds, wedged across the Suez Canal. For nearly a week, ships containing live sheep, exercise equipment, liquified natural gas and instant coffee waited patiently in the Red Sea. As the deluge of #SuezCanal memes and GIFs suggest, this strange disaster illuminated the fragility …
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Geoff McFetridge Interviewed by It’s Nice That

“It’s horrendous, it’s constant failure”: Geoff McFetridge on the pain of painting By Matt Alagiah In Geoff McFetridge’s light-filled studio in the Atwater neighbourhood of Los Angeles, the artist and designer has a stack of sketchbooks that is, he estimates, “probably over five feet tall”. These date back to the beginning of his career some two and a half decades ago. “There is a sort of weird old-man filing system,” …
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Georgia Dickie Reviewed in Toronto Star

Toronto artist Georgia Dickie has something to say about our world and how we live in it By Deborah Dundas What do we make of the world around us? What do we make from the world around us? Using cardboard and found objects, and a mix of collage and sculpture, Toronto artist Georgia Dickie says something about our world and how we live in it. In “Grease she who see …
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Kate Newby Solo Exhibition at Adam Art Gallery

Kate Newby: YES TOMORROW Kate Newby’s solo exhibition at Adam Art Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand is open from February 20-May 30, 2021. To learn more about the exhibition visit Adam Art Gallery’s website. For more information about Kate Newby please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Music Video Created by Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge creates video for Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s highly-anticipated Superwolves album is due out on Domino on April 30 (digitally) and June 18 (physically). The video was created by Geoff McFetridge, who says: “I started this video by painting. The work I created, in response to the song, was large scale figures I could use in scenes filmed on camera. All the images in the film …
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Chrysanne Stathacos Interviewed in Canadian Art Magazine

Mirrors, Mandalas and Seeing the Self Jayne Wilkinson: We’re speaking during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and both of us are currently living under lockdown conditions. What has life been like for you lately? Chrysanne Stathacos: Actually, you know, I feel very fortunate in many ways. I was in New York briefly last March, and luckily I came back early. I am so happy to have been in Canada …
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G.B. Jones Featured on Sounds Like Toronto

Fifth Column: Queercore Movement Leaders who Challenged the Cultural Landscape Considered experimental and radical, the iconic underground band Fifth Column played a critical role in Toronto’s punk and post-punk music scenes. Active between 1981 and 2002, Fifth Column challenged Toronto’s cultural landscape. As a landmark predecessor to the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement, which combined feminist consciousness, politics, and punk, Fifth Column used their music and voices as a platform for …
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Sara Cwynar in Buzz Feed News

The 10 Photographs That Shaped This MoMA Curator’s Career by Pia Peterson Sarah Meister has been a curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s photography department since 2009, overseeing such shows as Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures and Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light. For many people interested in photography, even those who are too far away to visit her exhibitions in New York, Meister is a familiar face. Her popular online course “Seeing …
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Kate Newby Reviewed in Stuff

Te Hīkoi Toi: The wind blows through the gallery by Mark Amery. University has begun and, with it, a show by Kate Newby at Adam Art Gallery, up on Victoria’s Kelburn campus. The gallery has had a darkened bunker-like nature of late and in this respect this gallery-filling installation is a radical agent – opening spaces out to the light, and to the air. Literally: organic-shaped holes in window panes …
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Brie Ruais Reviewed in Art in America

Brie Ruais: The Measure of All Things by Leah Ollman. For the decade that Brie Ruais has been pressing and prodding clay into sculptural works, each the equivalent of her body weight, her art has asserted an implicit material connection to the earth. Recently, the Brooklyn-based artist has made that connection to land explicit. In a series from 2018–19, Ruais mapped her garden, Borges-style, her clay record of the area at one-to-one …
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Kate Newby Interviewed by RNZ

Artist Kate Newby: turning galleries inside out Walter Prize winning US-based New Zealand artist Kate Newby’s work involves the transformation of gallery spaces using architectural ‘interventions’ that take shape in consultation with the people commissioning the art work. “This includes new window panes, carving into and building over floors, and extending the exhibition space to encompass outside areas and even a small city park within the gallery’s sightline”. Her new exhibition Yes …
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Kate Newby Featured in India Education Diary

Kate Newby is featured in India Education Diary for her exhibition YES TOMORROW. US-based Walters Prize winner Kate Newby is internationally sought after for her architectural ‘interventions’ that lead to new appreciations of locations and materials.   Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is the latest recipient of one of acclaimed Aotearoa New Zealand artist Kate Newby’s internationally sought-after architectural ‘interventions’. Kate Newby: YES TOMORROW, …
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ektor garcia Featured in Art in America

ektor garcia is featured in Art in America by Glenn Adamson. As you’re reading this, ektor garcia is probably making something. His hands are in constant motion, crocheting while he converses, marking his studio time by looping, linking, coiling, weaving. This is more than a work ethic; it bespeaks an idea of art as ongoing process. As he made clear in an August phone interview, garcia considers all his sculptures unfinished, by …
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Georgia Dickie Article in Canadian Art Magazine

Georgia Dickie describes her practice in a creative text for Canadian Art Magazine. A Topography of Free If the best things in life are free, then why was this $1.99? My neighbourhood block goes hard for a pile positioned at the threshold of a property line. Items of interest in your community: trampolines, hamster wheels, wreaths. In all their forms and styles, makeshift vessels containing miscellaneous offerings, unloaded; life’s shoddy, …
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In Conversation with Farah Al Qasimi

COOPER COLE/Magdalyn Asimakis in conversation with Farah Al Qasimi for her exhibition Lady Lady. To view the video on our Youtube channel click here. For more information about Farah Al Qasimi please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Farah Al Qasimi Featured on Art Viewer

Farah Al Qasimi is featured on Art Viewer for her solo exhibition at Cooper Cole. COOPER COLE is pleased to present Lady Lady, a solo presentation of the work of Farah Al Qasimi. This is the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery, and first solo exhibition in Canada. In this body of photographic work, Al Qasimi explores themes of mimicry, commodification, and escape as they relate to photography and global aesthetics. Looking at …
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Geoff McFetridge Interviewed on It’s Nice That

Geoff Mcfetridge is interviewed on It’s Nice That.    The last Nicer Tuesdays talk of the year was well worth waiting for. We’ve wanted to work with him for years and the wait was well worth it because, after all, he is Geoff McFetridge. Dialling in from LA (his daughter’s bedroom in fact as his studio was undergoing maintenance works) the esteemed artist treated the Nicer Tuesdays audience to …
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Rachel Eulena Williams in Hyperallergic

Rachel Eulena Williams’s Threads of Abstraction By Jason Stopa Over the past few years, Rachel Eulena Williams has honed a distinctive style of brightly colored, multi-dimensional abstract paintings. The artist reconfigures canvases that she removes from conventional supports, and collages a myriad of diverse materials onto them. While always interesting, recently the works have taken a decided turn for the better. The artist, who has been exhibiting since 2017, has …
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Sara Cwynar Awarded Shpilman Photography Prize

Sara Cwynar is awarded the 2020 Shpilman Photography Prize by the Israel Museum. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem has awarded Sara Cwynar as winner of the 2020 Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography. The Canadian artist will receive an award of $40,000 in recognition of her powerful activation of the photographic medium and her original critique of its political histories and to support the research, production, and post-production of a multi-platform video …
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Sara Cwynar featured by Portland Art Museum

Sara Cwynar’s work Encyclopedia Grid (Acropolis) is featured on the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center’s Daily Art Moment by Sara Krajewski, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Sara Cwynar’s Encyclopedia Grid (Acropolis) tugs at my wanderlust. During the pandemic, I’ve traveled very little and have not been very far from Portland. Here, Cwynar arranges what appear to be clips and cuttings of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, …
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Tau Lewis featured in NOW Magazine

Tau Lewis is featured in NOW Magazine by Kelsey Adams Nine stellar highlights from Toronto’s art scene in 2020 In a year where mounting any show felt like a triumph, Tau Lewis’s first solo at Cooper Cole Gallery, Triumphant Alliance Of The Ubiquitous Blossoms Of Incarnate Souls was a godsend. It was cut short by the second lockdown, but luckily before that people flocked to see it. The scale of the works, sewn by …
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Brie Ruais featured in Forbes

Brie Ruais is featured in Forbes by Brienne Walsh. Using Her Body, Brie Ruais Traces The Mark Of Climate Change On Nevada’s Deserts Four years ago, the artist Brie Ruais took a solitary road trip through America’s deserts, looking for a home that would provide her with the open space and connection to nature that she was missing in Brooklyn, where she has a studio. She bought a piece of …
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Brie Ruias featured in Garage

Brie Ruais is featured in Garage by Osman Can Yerebakan. Brie Ruais’ Desert Magic Artist Brie Ruais found herself in a former mining site while driving her truck through the Bureau of Land Management’s public lands in central Nevada. “I was in a ghost town and stumbled upon wild donkeys,” Ruais tells GARAGE over the phone. In the middle of a barren nothingness, a herd of untended donkeys was a surreal sighting, but …
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Brie Ruais Reviewed in KCRW

Brie Ruais exhibition at Night Gallery is reviewed in KCRW by Lindsay Preston Zappas. Artist Brie Ruais literally wrestles her ceramic forms into shape. In her solo show at Night Gallery downtown, her spiraling and wall-bound sculptures are marred with deep divots and imprints that evidence the human touch. For many of the works, Ruais begins with a mass of clay that is equal to her body weight, and then …
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ektor garcia featured in Mousse Magazine

ektor garcia is featured in Mousse Magazine by Jeppe Ugelvig. Psychic Time of Handicraft: ektor garcia garcia’s formal output resembles a lot of other things: ropes, chains, fasteners, loops, and knots, rendered in bronze or ceramic, or crocheted into hanging curtains or carpets using copper wire or leather. A slight wonkiness pervades his intricate designs, suggesting the intimacy and humanity of an amateur, but the way he combines materials (soft/hard, …
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Walter Scott Featured in Canadian Art Magazine

Walter Scott is featured in Canadian Art by Amelia Wong-Mersereau. Wendy, Master of Art is the third book in artist and cartoonist Walter Scott’s series of graphic novels that follows the beloved fictional artist Wendy through her messy escapades in life, love and the rise to contemporary art stardom. Born from a placemat drawing in 2011, Scott’s Wendy series takes place in a slightly alternative universe, where our protagonist encounters recognizable art-world types, …
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Brie Ruais featured in Art&Object

Brie Ruais is featured in Art&Object by Paul Laster. Two additional Los Angeles shows add new meaning to traditional craft mediums: Brooklyn-based sculptor Brie Ruais at Night Gallery and Japanese floral artist Megumi Shinozaki at Nonaka-Hill. Ruais constructs vigorous ceramic abstractions in nature from the weight of her body in clay, while Shinozaki fabricates delicate floral displays with paper, wire, and rocks. Ruais’s exhibition, Spiraling Open and Closed Like an Aperture, presents …
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Gabrielle l’Hirondelle Hill featured on Public Parking

Gabrielle l’Hirondelle Hill is featured in Public Parking in conversation with Michaela Dixon. Tobacco, Energetic fields, and Indigenous economies: in conversation with Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill I was in conversation with Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill between this past August and October. I reached Hill from London, UK, and over the period of our interaction, we navigated the intricacies of distant time zones, the entire Atlantic Ocean, and an ever-evolving pandemic. As a …
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Tau Lewis Reviewed in Brooklyn Rail

Tau Lewis’ solo exhibition at Cooper Cole is reviewed in Brooklyn Rail by Lillian O’Brien Davis. Tau Lewis’s work transcends the medium of craft. Lewis’s most recent body of work, Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls (T.A.U.B.I.S) demonstrates a new chapter in the development of a still-young artist. Emotionally intelligent and technically sophisticated, this body of work represents a period of intense production for Lewis. Over the period of …
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Tau Lewis Reviewed in Colossal

Tau Lewis’ solo exhibition at Cooper Cole is reviewed in Colossal by Grace Ebert. Suspended Blossoms and Patchwork Characters Imagine a Pastel Universe of Overabundance Considering the possibilities of non-gendered motherhood, Toronto-born artist Tau Lewis stitches together oversized characters and floral tendrils that occupy a lavish fictional world. Textured swatches of fabric transform stark gallery space into pastel gardens and the idyllic universe of the “T. A. U. B. I. S.,” or …
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ektor garcia Reviewed in Artforum

ektor garcia is reviewed in Artforum by Jared Quinton. ektor garcia’s site-responsive exhibition is a humble, poetic offering for Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of the city’s Mexican community. His installation features handmade ceramics that cluster on the floor and wedge their way into the corners, ledges, and windowsills of this artist-run storefront space, conjuring the intertwined histories of Mesoamerican lore and craft through his earnest, restless experimentation. Dozens of …
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Tau Lewis Reviewed in Akimbo

Tau Lewis’ Exhibition Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls is reviewed in Akimbo by Kaya Joan. Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls, Tau Lewis’s solo exhibition at Cooper Cole,​ is a portal into another universe. As stated in the exhibition text, the artist “​created the realm of the T.A.U.B.I.S. (pronounced /taʊ /beez) to explore desires for abundance, safety, deep roots, and justice.​” She does this through three room-sized …
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Kara Hamilton featured on Dezeen

Kara Hamilton’s “We the People” series for Salon 94 is featured in Dezeen. Six Designs to Encourage Voting in 2020 US Presidential Election Election Pins by Kara Hamilton & Salon Design: Canadian Artist Kara Hamilton and Salon 94 Design teamed up with luxury retailer The Webster to create five voting-themed brass clothing pins.They include two fingers that form the letter V, Lady Liberty crown with vote written beneath and the …
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Kara Hamilton Featured in CBC Arts

Kara Hamilton’s “We the People” series for Salon 94 is featured on CBC Arts. South of the border, “vote” is the word in fall fashion, and you can find those four letters slapped on $50 T-shirts, over-the-knee boots and designer face masks. “Vote Merch is Officially Fall 2020’s Most Popular Fashion Trend,” InStyle declared in September, a month after Michelle Obama’s V-O-T-E charm necklace went viral at the Democratic National Convention. And the internet’s awash in articles about where to …
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Tau Lewis Featured on Art Viewer

Tau Lewis is featured on Art Viewer for her solo exhibition at Cooper Cole. For this presentation, Lewis has created the realm of the T.A.U.B.I.S. (pronounced /taʊ /beez) to explore desires for abundance, safety, deep roots, and justice. Since last year, the artist has been hand dyeing reclaimed household materials such as curtains, bed sheets, blankets, tow-els, and clothing into these warm, pastel palettes that are meant to resemble a light-filled womb. …
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Kara Hamilton Featured on Art in America

Kara Hamilton’s “We the People” series for Salon 94 is featured on Art in America.     I used to look forward eagerly to election night, when I was a kid. My parents, not normally ones for throwing parties, opened up our house every four years. It didn’t matter to me who won, I just loved the decorations, especially the board of old election pins whose obscure slogans—Give ‘Em Hell …
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In Conversation with Rachel Eulena Williams: on Challenging Colour, Form, and Art History

To look down the sea, 2020. Acrylic, dye, canvas, and rope on wood panels 170.2 x 279.4 cm. COOPER COLE artist Rachel Eulena Williams works at the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Her reconfigured canvases unbind painting from the stretcher, avoiding conventional support systems and imagining a myriad of spatial contortions. Her evident interest in colour represents a liberation from, and criticality of, Western art history’s othering of colour, and …
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G.B. Jones and Paul P. Featured on Art Viewer

G.B. Jones and Paul P. are featured on Art Viewer.   Artist: G.B. Jones and Paul P. Exhibition title: Temple of Friendship Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: August 26 – October 3, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto Cooper Cole is pleased to present Temple of Friendship, an exhibition of collaborative work by G.B. Jones and Paul P. In their independent practices, both Jones and P. are well recognized …
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Sara Cwynar Featured in Art Review

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film is reviewed in Art Review by Chris Fite-Wassilak.   How to hold on to a sense of yourself in this supersaturated sensory world Odds are, you’re reading this on a screen. Maybe it’s late, and your phone or computer’s colour-temperature app has kicked in, giving the screen an orangey-yellow tint. Or you’re staring this down on a page through glasses or contact lenses of some fashion. Maybe you’ve …
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Vikky Alexander Reviewed in Vie Des Arts

Vikky Alexander’s exhibition “Nordic Rock” is reviewed in Vie des Arts by Manon Blanchette. Metaphor of materials: “Nordic Rock” by Vikky Alexander Originally from Victoria, Vikky Alexander came into contact with minimalist and modern art very early in his career. Even today, she recalls that, when she was younger, when she visited an exhibition of Donald Judd’s works at the National Gallery of Canada, she was fascinated by the play of …
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Tau Lewis Featured in Canadian Art

Tau Lewis is featured in Canadian art. Installation view  They say we all come from somewhere. Tau Lewis’s artwork comes from our shared histories, from those Black, southern, Caribbean, continental African and diasporic micro-histories, from those risks people took to come together on the corner, in the park, in the kitchen, on the porch and on back roads. Lewis, who collects recycled materials, textiles and found objects that she then …
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Sara Cwynar Featured on Financial Times

Sara Cwynar’s involvement in Art Basel’s OVR: 2020 is featured on Financial Times.   The lockdown time is also the focus of recent work by New York-based Canadian Sara Cwynar, with Cooper Cole, who works with photography, collage and installation. Cwynar’s vividly coloured, layered and piled constructions, using a welter of references including social media screenshots, fine art prints, news reports, advertising, images of the natural world, herself in a …
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G.B. Jones and Paul P. Featured on Contemporary Art Daily

G.B. Jones and Paul P.’s two person exhibition Temple of Friendship is featured on Contemporary Art Daily. Artists: G.B. Jones, Paul P. Venue: Cooper Cole, Toronto Exhibition Title: Temple of Friendship Date: August 26 – October 3, 2020 Press Release: Cooper Cole is pleased to present Temple of Friendship, an exhibition of collaborative work by G.B. Jones and Paul P. In their independent practices, both Jones and P. are well recognized as drafts-people who appropriate and reposition figurative …
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Paul P. Featured on Art Viewer

Paul P.’s solo exhibition Gamboling Green is featured on Art Viewer.   Artist: Paul P. Exhibition title: Gamboling Green Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: August 26 – October 3, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto COOPER COLE is pleased to present Gamboling Green, our first solo exhibition with gallery artist Paul P. A text by the artist follows: The methodology of homosexual art can be divided into art which presents desire …
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Paul P. and G.B. Jones | Tough Stuff

Artists G.B. Jones and Paul P. have been making collaborative works on and off for nearly two decades, many of which were published in the book A Queer Anthology of Rage. The artists and friends primarily work in collage, pulling from their combined image banks and visualizing their ongoing dialogues.   Through these collages, the artists use the process of cut-and-paste to inquire into queer aesthetics of coding and innuendo. …
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Jagdeep Raina Featured on Toronto Life

Jagdeep Raina is interviewed on Toronto Life. Jagdeep Raina is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans drawing, painting, writing, photography, and textile embroidery. His art speaks poignantly to social justice and the possibility of intersectional solidarities based on collective histories of community and migration. Continuously examining the intersections of textiles with other media of art, Raina’s exhibition, titled Chase, will be showing at the Textile Museum of Canada in 2021. Catching up with Raina, we …
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Ryan Wallace Studio Visit with Hunted Projects

Ryan Wallace is featured on Hunted Projects as part of their Visits series. Hunted Projects Visits the studio of New York based artist Ryan Wallace. . This fourteenth VISIT is with New York based artist Ryan Wallace. Wallace’s interdisciplinary work spans radically diverse concerns. Related primarily through existentialist core principles, the miscellany of ideas present in Wallace’s work manifest the complexities of the metaphysical as well as the clarity of …
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G.B. Jones and Paul P. Featured on Contemporary Art Daily

G.B. Jones and Paul P.’s two person exhibition Temple of Friendship is featured on Contemporary Art Daily.   Press Release: Cooper Cole is pleased to present Temple of Friendship, an exhibition of collaborative work by G.B. Jones and Paul P. In their independent practices, both Jones and P. are well recognized as drafts-people who appropriate and reposition figurative images from queer history. Devoted to the act of archiving, as both a tool and …
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Paul P. Featured on Flash Art

Paul P.’s solo exhibition “Centaurs on the Beach” at Morena Di Luna is reviewed by Alex Bennett on Flash Art.     In the face of it: rain shower, blustering waves and foreseeable spume, the sea soon cast the wetness of time in its quivering, vacant, and vitric way. But when facing the paintings of Paul P., I’m reminded that time’s more harmonious bedfellow is often light: the flattening film …
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Scott Treleaven Interviewed on NTS Rough Version

Scott Treleaven talks to Francesca Gavin on NTS Rough Version about his multi disciplinary practice and influential tracks.   In Rough Version Francesca Gavin talks to contemporary artists about their work, music, and the relationships between.  To hear the full episode please visit NTS.   For more information about Scott Treleaven please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Chrysanne Stathacos Artist Spotlight on AGO

Chrysanne Stathacos is featured in an artist spotlight on AGO. Chrysanne Stathacos is a multidisciplinary artist of Greek, American, and Canadian heritage. Her work is heavily influenced by feminism, Greek mythology, the natural environment, eastern spirituality, and Tibetan Buddhism. Stathacos has exhibited for over 40 years in museums, galleries and public spaces internationally. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including Gold Rush at Cooper Cole, Toronto (2018-19) and Pythia, The Breeder, Athens, Greece (2017). Her …
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Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven review in The Toronto Star

Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven’s exhibition Hey Mars was reviewed in The Toronto Star.   Rachel Eulena Williams’ art suggest that Earth — like us — is in a tender state As summer days unfold into warm humid nights, we’ve made our way outside and turned our eyes upward. We’ve looked to the northwest and picked out the Big Dipper, using it to point our way to a rare …
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Artist Talk | Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven

Artist Talk Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven Thursday August 6, 2020 12-1pm COOPER COLE is hosting a Zoom conversation with artists Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven in conjunction with their current exhibition HEY MARS. Williams and Treleaven share an interest in questioning the formal boundaries of painting. Through their own distinctive approaches to the medium and its history, both artists search for that which is not easily defined, …
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Sara Cwynar Featured on NYCgo

Sara Cwynar’s participation in Art on the Grid is featured on NYCgo.     (b. 1985, Vancouver, Canada; lives and works in New York, New York) Scaffold Statue of Liberty, 2020. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production, New York Artist Statement My photographs often take the form of sculptural constructions that are photographed, printed, tiled and rephotographed as new images. This image is a reworked 1980s photograph of the Statue …
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Hey Mars on Art Viewer

Our current show Hey Mars featuring the work of Scott Treleaven and Rachel Eulena Williams is featured on Art Viewer.   Artists: Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven Exhibition title: Hey Mars Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: July 9 – August 15, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and COOPER COLE, Toronto COOPER COLE is pleased to present Hey Mars, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of New York-based artist Rachel …
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There are more than four featured on Art Viewer

Group show There are more than four is featured on Art Viewer.   Artists: Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, Tim Jocelyn, Chrysanne Stathacos Exhibition title: There are more than four Curated by: Jacob Korczynski Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: April 11 – May 30, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and COOPER COLE, Toronto COOPER COLE is pleased to present There are more than four, a group exhibition curated by Jacob Korczynski featuring …
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Ryan Wallace is featured on RISD

Ryan Wallace is interviewed on the RISD website.   At Halsey McKay Gallery, Ryan Wallace 99 IL showcases work by many of his RISD peers, including Colby Bird MFA 04 PH, whose recent exhibition Unavoidable Blemishes is pictured above. While his own work is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in NYC, Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco and Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, for nearly 10 years painter Ryan Wallace 99 IL has been running Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, NY. There …
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Sara Cwynar featured on GARAGE

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film is featured on GARAGE. Sara Cwynar’s Red Film (2018) whirrs into action, booting up like a machine coming to life: a single bottle of red perfume spins alluringly, drawing us in before a swift cut that cruelly withdraws this object of desire. Sneakers! Suits! Sports cars! All cast in luscious, deep, sensual crimson. Red Film’s procession of products catalyzes a tingle in my fingertips, flirting with the familiar visual …
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Geoff McFetridge featured on Surfer

Geoff McFetridge’s collaboration with Thalia Surf is featured on Surfer. Thalia Surf has teamed up with the master of the mind bending line Geoff McFetridge on a new piece of surf inspired artwork. McFetridge’s simple line drawings are akin to a visual daydream; inviting us to loosen our grip on our perceived reality, and embrace something a little more fantastic. The Geoff McFetridge for Thalia Surf artwork is featured on …
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Cooper Cole Featured on Blog TO

Cooper Cole is featured on Blog TO.     After a challenging few months, art galleries in Toronto are beginning to reopen but things may look different. Cooper Cole, a favourite for contemporary art on Dupont, just opened and have a number of new visiting guidelines. They now require everyone entering the gallery to  wear masks and they’re limiting the number of visitors at a time to four people. They’re also encouraging people to book an appointment …
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Sara Cwynar featured on The New York Times

Sara Cwynar is featured on The New York Times‘ “Five Artists to Follow on Instagram Now”. Like most photographers of her generation, the 35-year-old Canadian Sara Cwynar is fluent in digital imagery. Her faux “behind the scenes” shots of portrait subjects on set, or elaborate collages of consumer products mixed with art-historical references, glitter with a seductive alternation of insight and self-consciousness. More to the point for Instagram, though, her feed — which includes …
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Cancellation: Weekly Zoom Event With Chrysanne Stathacos

COOPER COLE condemns systemic racism and police violence. We stand in solidarity with all the protesters worldwide. Black Lives Matter. In light of recent events we will be postponing our weekly Zoom events with Chrysanne Stathacos in conjunction with our current exhibition There are more than four, curated by Jacob Korczynski, featuring artists Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, Tim Jocelyn, and Chrysanne Stathacos. We will announce a revised event schedule in the future. …
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Sara Cwynar Announced as Recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2019 Biennial Grant

Sara Cwynar is one of 20 contemporary artists receiving the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2019 Biennial Grant.  Featured on Artsy.   The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation revealed the 20 contemporary artists receiving its 2019 Biennial Grants, which come with an unrestricted $20,000 for each recipient. Past recipients of the prize are a veritable who’s-who of influential contemporary artists, and this year’s class is equally impressive. The 2019 grantees are: Carmen Argote, Diedrick …
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There are more than four featured on Contemporary Art Daily

Group show There are more than four featured on Contemporary Art Daily. Artists: Chrysanne Stathacos, Tim Jocelyn, Robert Flack, Andy Fabo Venue: Cooper Cole, Toronto Exhibition Title: There are more than four Date: April 11 – May 30, 2020 Curated by: Jacob Korczynski Press Release: COOPER COLE is pleased to present There are more than four, a group exhibition curated by Jacob Korczynski featuring the works of Andy Fabo, Robert Flack,Tim Jocelyn, and Chrysanne Stathacos. For me, life …
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Geoff McFetridge featured in The Star

Geoff McFetridge is featured for his positive work in The Star with an article by Deborah Dundas. Geoff McFetridge’s painting shows how we can build a positive future together Together we can create change. And, with incremental change, together we can build a positive future. It’s an idea as true when we’re looking for new ways to approach climate change, inequality, or living with each other during — and after — …
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Shawn Kuruneru and Walter Scott Reviewed in Cornelia Magazine

Shawn Kuruneru and Walter Scott’s solo exhibitions at COOPER COLE are reviewed in Cornelia Magazine by Margaryta Golovchenko.     As I step into Cooper Cole, I feel an overwhelming sensation of lightness and openness that is partially conditioned by the physical space itself, with its white walls and bright lights. I’m reminded of the similarly white and bright simulation in The Matrix where Morpheus brings Neo to show him …
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In Conversation | Jagdeep Raina on archives, Frieze New York, and Bhangra club culture

The terraced streets of Glasgow: driving past, 2016 Mixed media on paper 26″ X 40″   COOPER COLE artist Jagdeep Raina has an interdisciplinary practice that spans drawing, textiles, writing, and, more recently, video animation, photography and ceramics. This year, he was one of the recipients of the 2020 Sobey Art Award for Ontario and was going to have a solo presentation at Frieze New York this May. We recently …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Frieze

Sara Cwynar’s exhibition at The Approach, London reviewed in Frieze by Sophie Ruigrock. The Cognitive Dissonance of Sara Cwynar’s Media Haven ‘What do I need from you in order to complete myself?’ asks a man’s voice. He’s calm and cogent with the authority of a presenter on National Public Radio’s This American Life (1995–ongoing). A droning sound pulses beneath his words, sedating me. And, as the silver-tongued narrator delivers his script, dense …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in the Financial Times

Sara Cwynar’s exhibition at The Approach, London is reviewed in the Financial Times by Chris Allnutt. “These reds are not real,” insists the monotone narrator of “Red Film”, a video installation in Sara Cwynar’s latest show Marilyn. And yet the colour pervades the Brooklyn-based artist’s exploration of glamour and identity in the Instagram era: the reds of a lipstick, of a convertible, of a rose that seems neither entirely real …
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Chrysanne Stathacos | 1-900-Mirror Mirror, 1993 – 2020

  COOPER COLE will be presenting a new series of posts on our news feed in which we look at one artwork in-depth. For our first post, we chose Chrysanne Stathacos’ incredible 1-900-Mirror Mirror (1993-2020), which is part of our current exhibition There are more than four, curated by Jacob Korczynski. 1-900-Mirror Mirror is an interactive installation that was first presented by Stathacos at Andrea Rosen Gallery in 1993. After …
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Sara Cwynar is Included in the Pictures for Elmhurst Fundraiser

SARA CWYNAR is contributing her print Cami to the Pictures for Elmhurst fundraiser in Queens, New York.     Elmhurst Hospital Center has been overwhelmed during the pandemic and has devoted 95% of the building to Covid-19 patients. It is a “safety-net” hospital that serves predominantly low-income patients. The hospital notes:  “The hospital has been flooded with Covid-19 patients and is struggling to keep up with demand for both medical …
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Sara Cwynar, Georgia Dickie, and Jagdeep Raina Announced as Sobey Art Award Winners 2020

Represented artists Sara Cwynar, Georgia Dickie, and Jagdeep Raina are among 25 recipients of the Sobey Art Award 2020.  Featured on National Gallery of Canada.   2020 Sobey Art Award Increases Cash Prize for Longlist Artists 25 exceptional Canadian artists will be awarded $25,000 (CAD) each In the spirit of providing financial support to visual artists in Canada at a time when they need it the most, and when opportunities …
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Vanessa Maltese and Michelle Grabner featured in Art Viewer

Vanessa Maltese and Michelle Grabner two-person show at MICKEY is featured in Art Viewer.   Artists: Michelle Grabner, Vanessa Maltese Exhibition title: A View Without A Room Venue: MICKEY, Chicago, US Date: March 13 – April 26, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and MICKEY, Chicago COOPER COLE is pleased to collaborate with Chicago based gallery MICKEY to present a two person exhibition, A View Without A Room, featuring the work of Michelle Grabner and Vanessa …
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Georgia Dickie reviewed in Peripheral Review

Georgia Dickie reviewed in Peripheral Review for her solo show at Oakville Galleries. As I walked through Agouti Sky, Georgia Dickie’s solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries, I kept hearing my dad’s voice in my head. “Let’s see what’s in inventory,” the phrase he habitually announces before hastening off to his basement workshop to find something. Though my father would argue otherwise, the room is shambolic, muddled with tools, his exercise bike and …
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Vikky Alexander interviewed in Bomb Magazine

Vikky Alexander is interviewed by Alison Sinkewicz for Bomb Magazine. Reflections of Desire: Vikky Alexander Interviewed by Alison Sinkewicz Installations and photographs that investigate the self and consumerism. Vikky Alexander’s photographs don’t let you forget about your problems, particularly if one of your vices is buying shit you don’t need. The artist, whose work is part of the Pictures Generation as well as the Vancouver School, dissects and reinterprets marketing imagery …
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Brie Ruais Featured in The Los Angeles Times

Brie Ruais is featured in The Los Angeles Times for her work at Craft Contemporary.   Brie Ruais uses her body as unmediated tool too. Playing beside two wall-mounted, tiled installations is a video that chronicles how she works, kneeling on a mound of raw clay equivalent to her own weight and using heels, hands and elbows to spread and skid the clay into a large X, a crude but most …
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