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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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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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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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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Brie Ruais Interviewed by Artnet News

How Brie Ruais Uses Her Own Body to Shape Her Clay Sculptures, and the Desert Sounds That Keep Her Motivated Brie Ruais making her ceramic sculpture. Photo courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda Gallery, New York. For every work of art that Brie Ruais makes, she starts with her body weight in clay, bringing new meaning to the term “life-size” sculpture. The Brooklyn-based artist pushes, pulls, and scrapes the clay …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Galleries West

Artist uses tobacco to explore concepts of land, property and history at the Museum of Modern Art By Aruna D’Souza The first thing you encounter when you enter the street-level gallery at the Museum of Modern Art that contains Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill’s first solo show in the United States – even through your mandatory mask – is the musky, sickly sweet aroma of tobacco leaves. The smell emanates from objects …
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Jagdeep Raina Solo Exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum

Jagdeep Raina: Bonds at Blaffer Art Museum June 26—October 24, 2021 Jagdeep Raina illustrates and reimagines stories and scenes from across the Kashmiri and Punjabi diasporas. Through drawings, writings, paintings, weavings, and videos, Raina examines diverse histories of transnational migration and mobility and their effects on contemporary life. The artist often draws upon anecdotal histories as well as personal and public archives as source material for his figurative works—blending familial …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Blind Magazine

Sara Cwynar’s Multilayered Exploration of Beauty and Consumerism By Miss Rosen The Pictures Generation of the 1970s ushered in a new era of photography, one that helped catapult its prominence within the contemporary art world, as artists took up the camera to explore the intersection between identity, iconography, and ideology in American culture. Half a century later, digital technology has democratized the production and proliferation of images, creating a veritable deluge …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Working With Tobacco, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Offers Decolonial Possibilities by Daniella Brito Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill’s first US solo museum exhibition inundates the viewer with the tantalizing, musky scent of tobacco. The plant is the principal material in the Métis artist’s show at MoMA, which juxtaposes, across sculpture and drawing, tobacco’s Indigenous history alongside its colonial legacy. Hill recently became the first exhibiting MoMA artist to withdraw from museum programming in solidarity with the …
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Georgia Dickie featured in Soanyway

Georgia Dickie – Jerky Out, Gnar In By Derek Horton Jerky Out, Gnar In was a solo exhibition by the Canadian artist Georgia Dickie at Cooper Cole in Toronto, 6 March – 15 May 2021 ​Although written over thirty years ago, the following observation by the writer and critic John Roberts describes very well an important aspect of Georgia Dickie’s current practice: “By creating the new from the old, by reworking that …
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Georgia Dickie in ARToronto.ca

Georgia Dickie at Cooper Cole Gallery by Olivia Musselwhite The exact moment that an object becomes art is highly subjective and is without a definitive or singular answer. Is it when an object is chosen with artistic purpose in mind? Or is it when the object’s original function is abandoned? Could the final transition be the labeling of the object as ‘sculpture’? And if so, who has the authority to …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Frieze Magazine

The Top Shows To See in New York Right Now From Nina Katchadourian’s first survey at Pace Gallery to Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill’s probings of the Indigenous economics of tobacco at the Museum of Modern Art, these are the must-see shows in New York […] 4. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill: Museum of Modern Art A multitude of flags hangs above a colony of plush bunny-human shapeshifters who recline, tease or kneel like …
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Brie Ruais Featured in Rice University News

Mutual recognition: Brie Ruais moves heaven and earth at the Moody by Katharine Shilcutt Earth in all its forms spreads across the Moody Center for the Arts like nature reclaiming a structure after its inhabitants have left. A long streak of smeared clay beginning on one wall at the entrance leads your eye into the Moody’s main galleries, where artist Brie Ruais’ work has transformed them — both inside and out …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Frieze Magazine

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Counterblasts Tobacco’s Colonial Past By Caitlin Chaisson A multitude of flags hangs above a colony of plush bunny-human shapeshifters who recline, tease or kneel like sentinels on plinths resembling rabbit hutches. Aromas of tobacco waft throughout the space and suffuse the artworks by Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, which are currently on view in the artist’s first US institutional solo at the Museum of Modern Art in Lenapehoking (New …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Hyperallergic

Exhibiting MoMA Artist Withdraws From Museum Events in Solidarity With Protesters by Hakim Bishara Artist Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, who currently has a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has withdrawn from two activities at the museum in solidarity with the Strike MoMA protesters. Hill, a Métis artist and writer who lives and works in Canada, is the first MoMA artist to withdraw from programs at the museum since the weekly …
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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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Brie Ruias at Moody Center for the Arts

Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land June 5 – August 28, 2021 In the summer of 2021, the Moody Center for the Arts will present Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land, the first institutional solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based sculptor Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California). The artist creates large-scale abstract ceramic pieces, which operate on the scale of an individual body yet dynamically engage the architectural …
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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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