1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
The 6th edition of this popular biennial group exhibition brings together the latest and brightest emerging artists working in our province. Selected from an open call for submissions, this show delivers something for everyone. From painting to sculpture and installation to video, SHOW.15 aims to give a sense of emerging themes among young art makers at this particular moment in time.
Selected artists: Franco Arcieri (Toronto, ON), Jessica Bell (Ottawa, ON), Danièle Dennis (Toronto, ON), Samuel de Lange (Toronto, ON), Juliane Foronda (Toronto, ON), David Hanes (Toronto, ON), Monika Hauck (Guelph, ON), Stefan Herda (Toronto, ON), Daniel Griffin Hunt (Toronto, ON), Nicole Levaque (Hamilton, ON), Kristine Mifsud (Toronto, ON), Tegan Moore (London, ON), Jasmine Reimer (Guelph, ON), Miles Rufelds (Ottawa, ON), Polina Teif (Toronto, ON).
Franco Arcieri is a Toronto-based sound installation and sound performance artist. Much of his work explores communicative and social/political tensions and the role of technology within these tensions. Arcieri is interested in enacting or representing these communicative tensions upon those who encounter his work. He manifest the physical aspects of his work through sound, performance and the use of textiles and fibres techniques either in sound performances or interactive sound installations. Aesthetically, his work employs a DIY aesthetic. Accordingly, this is not to suggest the work is messy or poorly-assembled; rather, it suggests that there is an honesty and emphasis on the materiality of the work.
Arcieri is currently finishing his BFA at OCAD.U and as showing work provincially and internationally in galleries and projects such as Boxes Zones Quarters, les abattoir Casablanca, Morocco, Boxes Zones Quarters, Priscilla Queen of the Madina, Marrakech, Morocco, Out of Pocket, Carrier Arts Organization, Toronto, Ontario, spectrum, OCAD.U Open Spaces Gallery, Toronto Ontario, Ghost Hole, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Ontario, F’D UP!, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga Ontario, Das Unheimliche, Creatures Collective Gallery, Toronto, Ontario and Photo Negative, The Blue Tomato Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario.
Born in Montreal, Jessica Bell holds a BA Art History (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary (Calgary, AB), and is presently completing the final requirements toward her MFA Visual Art at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON). Nominated for her collage-based considerations of painting, Jessica Bell was a finalist for the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition held at the National Gallery of Canada and has exhibited recently in venues which include the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (Milwaukee, WI), Art Mûr, (Montreal, PQ), and Ottawa's Karsh-Masson Gallery. Jessica Bell's democratic approach to media has facilitated the publication of her mixed media works in two recent survey texts by Index Book (Barcelona, ES) and Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), and granted her a 2014 research internship under the supervision of Andrea Kunard (Associate Curator Photographs, National Gallery of Canada), conducting inquiries into the practice of material theatre in contemporary Canadian photography. Jessica Bell is currently based in Ottawa.
Danièle Dennis is a newly emerging artist born and raised in Montreal, and currently located in Toronto, Canada. She is in her final year at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, pursuing a Specialist in Studio.
Samuel de Lange (b. 1989, Woodstock, Ontario) graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA (Honours) in Studio Art and a minor in Art History (2014). His work was recently featured at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, Ontario as the national winner of the 2014 BMO 1st Art! prize. In 2014, he participated in residencies at the Hochschule fur Kunst in Bremen, Germany, and YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include One Night Stand (with Sam de Lange), at Immigration Office in Bremen, Germany and The Lamp and the Laboratory at Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario. Upcoming group exhibitions include Making Do (or how to turn lead into gold) presented as part of Kazoo! fest, Guelph, Black is the ultimate. Black eclipses everything. at Afterhours Projects, Toronto, and Default Programming at Lakeshore Arts, Etobicoke. His projects have been featured in several online and print publications, most recently appearing in the Fall/Winter issue of Border Crossings magazine. de Lange currently lives and works in Toronto, but continues to maintain a darkroom practice in Guelph.
Juliane Foronda (b. 1991, Manila PHL) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. Her object-based practice ranges from sculpture, collage, video, photography and installation. Her constructions attempt to find a familiarity and dialogue between inanimate objects. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2013.
Hanes, b. 1987 in Toronto, is an artist and curator whose expanded sculptural practice explores the space bridging lived experience and art. Exhibiting in both offline and online communities, he has shown work in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Syracuse, Vancouver, London and Berlin. He currently lives and works in Berlin, DE.
Monika Hauck graduated from the Studio Art Program with distinction at the University of Guelph in 2012. During her time there she developed her interests broadly by exploring painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture and extended practices. In 2014 she was an inaugural participant in the Boarding House Arts Incubator program where she was able to identify and develop her focus on process based methods and experimented with socially engaged projects. She was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario and is currently straddling the Guelph/Toronto border.
Stefan Herda was born in Scarborough, ON. He completed his BAH at the University of Guelph specializing in Studio Art in 2010. Stefan currently lives and works in Toronto, ON.
Daniel Griffin Hunt is an emerging artist living and working our of Toronto.
Based out of Hamilton Ontario, Nicole Levaque uses 2-D and 3-D media to highlight mimicry of industrial materials via the human hand.Taking both imagery and material from surrounding environments is fundamental to her practice, as well as letting travel and immersive residencies shape new material choices and aesthetics. Levaque holds a BFA with distinction from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, where she was commissioned for a public sculpture by the university in 2013. She has exhibited extensively in Montreal, most notably at the FOFA Gallery (2014, 2012) and Art Mur (2014). Since leaving Montreal in September Levaque has spent much of this time traveling internationally for both residencies and collective projects with artist peers in Berlin and Stockholm. Levaque has completed international residencies and public talks in Iceland (SIM, 2014) and Mexico (VON 2014) and Portland Oregon (RADPDX 2015). She will be showing in Norway (June 2015) and is organizing an upcoming residency and exhibition in Bogota Columbia late 2015 with participating artists from Canada, France and Columbia. Currently Levaque is part of a studio collective in Hamilton Ontario and helps run Gallery Casino, an artist initiated exhibition space.
After completing a BFA Painting/Drawing, University of Guelph, I traveled and worked overseas in Japan, Australia and Europe, before returning to Toronto in 2009. Recently I continued my studies at OCADU while embarking on a dedicated practice involving painting, photography and sculpture. I have participated in various group shows for emerging artists, have participated as member of AKIN Collective, contributing to their publication Colouring Book (2013).
Tegan Moore was born in Toronto and currently lives in London Ontario. She received a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver and an MFA from the University of Western Ontario in London. Recent exhibitions include a solo show “Specs” at MKG127 in Toronto, “Corruption of Time’s Dust” at 221A in Vancouver and “A Negentropic Promise” at DNA Artspace in London. Moore recently designed a bike post that was installed across the city of London, and she also works in home renovations and carpentry.
Jasmine Reimer (born 1981, Winnipeg, Manitoba) attended the Langara College Fine Arts Program in 2005 and graduated from Emily Carr University in 2009. She will graduate from The University of Guelph in April 2015 obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. Her work has been shown in galleries and art fairs throughout Canada and the USA and is included in private collections.
Miles Rufelds, born 1992, is a media artist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He stands to receive his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Ottawa in 2015. Carrying a background in drawing and painting, Rufelds now works primarily in video and installation art, but branches at times into photography, sculpture, and audio. He has exhibited in various channels of the Ottawa arts community.
Polina Teif is a multi-diciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. Born in Belarus spent the majority of her early life in Israel and South Africa before moving to Canada to pursue her art education. Her practice spans across various media to include photography, video, installation and works on paper. Her practice centres around the need to make visible the hidden assumptions embedded in contemporary culture and point to the limits of perception. Often using simple and transparent methods to both celebrate and critique the everyday, pointing to the absurdity of what is commonly considered as common sense.
She received her BFA from the University of Toronto with emphasis on Visual Studies and Semiotics. She is a founding member of XXXX Collective and continues to engage in collaborative projects. Her work has been published in the Hart House Review, Magenta magazine and Aesthetica Magazine. In addition to her own practice, she works as a member XXXX Collective and her work has exhibited at the AGO First Thursday’s, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Gallery Stratford, Birch Contemporary, Art Metropole, Hart House, UTAC, Nuit Blanche.