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Art Agenda: March 13-27

Posted by Carolyn / March 13, 2010

Luanne-Martineau-The-Body.jpg Luanne Martineau, The Body, 2006.(Photo by Richard-Max Tremblay, artknowledgenews.com)

This week in the arts, Luanne Martineau blurs the boundary between arts and crafts, Charles Stankievich leads an Arctic art exploration at Concordia's Ellen Gallery, Martin Felando paints with melted wax, and Gordon Hulls presents a ping-pong art performance (and sculpture) at Red Bird Gallery.


Luanne Matineau @ Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. Best known for her felt and wool sculptures, Saskatoon native Luanne Matineau uses craft techniques to produce unusual and nearly indescribable works with an aesthetic somewhat reminiscent of Americana. Matineau's hybrid works blur the distinction between art and craft, and have been widely exhibited throughout Canada at such spaces as the National Gallery of Canada and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibition presents 12 of her most recent drawings, sculptures, and "drulptures"-- combination of drawing and sculpture. At MACM until April 25.

Luanne Martineau. Form Fantasy, detail. (Image: canadianart.ca)

magnetic norths.jpg R. Buckminster Fuller and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Prototype for First Rigid Radome, Photograph, 1952. With permission of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts. (Image: arefaks.com)

"Magnetic Norths" @ Concordia's Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery. "Magnetic Norths" is a project by Montreal artist Charles Stankievich which examines the shifting phenomenon of magnetic north pole, west of Canada's Ellesmere Island. According to the Gallery's press release, "As one draws close to the shadowy realm of the Arctic, navigation and communication begin to go awry, forcing the nomad to experiment within a no-man's land. Military and religious colonization, hazardous testing, and a disregard for a fragile ecosystem mark the past of the Arctic, but so do inventive and sensitive histories." The gallery space acts as an analog for the bare arctic landscape, as the exhibition presents a historical progression beginning with Mercator's 1595 imaginative speculation of dual magnetic north poles and culminating in contemporary geomatic renderings. Also on display are a variety of documents, photographs, sculptures, radio broadcasts, film screenings and installations. The survey of work starts with techno/military enterprises such as those of Thomas Edison, R. Buckminster Fuller, Canada's NFB, and the US Air Force; revisits conceptual art from the 1960s and '70s by Glenn Gould, N.E. Thing Co., Lawrence Weiner, Michael Snow, Joyce Wieland and others; and includes a selection of contemporary artists whose work combines both elements. Admission is free, and the exhibition runs until April 27.

Sunrise 2.jpg Martin Felando, Sunrise.

Martin Felando, Wax Paintings @ Gallery Gora. New York City wax artist Martin Felando makes his Canadian artistic debut at Gallery Gora in the Belmont building. One of the only artists today working with melted wax, Felando's works are highly original and probably unlike anything you've seen before. When the wax melts onto the canvas, it mixes with other wax to create new colors in a way that paint simply can't. The exhibition displays a water theme, with titles of works that include The Atlantic, The Pacific, The Red Sea, The Black Sea, The Keys, and Red Rain. March 23- April 10.

20100313ThePacific.jpg Martin Felando, The Pacific.

Gordon Hull, "Bonfire Explanations" @ Red Bird Gallery. A show by Gordon Hull which explores a variety of media. At the beginning of the performance, the audience is invited to play a game of "obstacle pong"--a game of ping-pong in which objects are put onto the table while the game is taking place. This is both "an exercise in the creation of a sculpture as well as a collaborative venture between Hull and his opponent" Each match is photographed, and at the end of the night a sculpture is erected from the photographs. In addition to the match/performance and the sculpture, there will be a "process drawing" of the performance. "Bonfire Explanations," above all, is about seeking an explanation for the nature of a fire. If you're scrating your head in confusion right now, check out the performance/ping-pong match/sculpture/fire explanation at Red Bird Gallery on March 27, 7 p.m. to midnight.

Discussion

8 Comments

SubV / March 18, 2010 at 07:26 pm
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Oh dag!
The magnetic North expo looks crisp!
Cant knock the wax art either...
Josh / February 5, 2015 at 11:18 am
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U are right...sometimes back when i joined this otoanizarign..to my surprise..i found that no subject is being used and tested which we used to study in our degrees..now i have understood that y people enrolled in B.tech dont study..the reason being that nothing sort of that is used here as industry doesnot allow us to do that kind of work...and now here i m again surprised here...to my astonishments i found that i m first of all working with people and under people who relatively have lowe score of IQs..still behaves in a college manner...and that the kind of work is just like a technician...repairing cars...here we fix BUGS...adding one line of code...for that day in day out we have to struggle..since im new to this job it is even more frustrating...and at the end of the day..BUG gets FIXED...wat we have achieved...nothingrecently i have watched a movie BLADE..there the villain DEACON FROST was actually a rebellion guy who had this notion that only one race has to exist..VAMPIRE..no humans have to be here...GOOD TO SEE THAT NOW WE INDIANS HAVE STARTED HAVING THE SAME REBELLION..until and unless indsutrial revolution and renessiance does not happen in this nation..we will be exploited by the people outside..and we will lose our career and ambitions in their hands..
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