1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
The Show-11 is a renewed fourth installment of the biannual exhibition at Cambridge Galleries dedicated to promoting the work of emerging Ontario artists. It highlights the talent and innovation of upcoming art producers, many of whom are recent graduates of visual arts programs throughout the province.
We’ve changed some things this year by moving the dates and expanding the scope of the exhibition. Ten artists have been selected from province wide call for submissions. The works include painting, sculpture and installation with the unifying factor in the projects being a sense of the absurd, the impossible, and the unique derived in many cases from observations of the everyday. Expect a multiplicity of views and opinions in a broad spectrum of practices and installations throughout the building at Queen’s Square.
Elinor Whidden – Toronto | Dustin Wenzel – Toronto | Ryan Park – Toronto | Christine Negus – London | Caroline Larsen – Unionville | Justin A. Langlois – Windsor | Heidi Jahnke – Waterloo | Josh Cleminson – Guelph | Andrea Carvalho – Uxbridge | Jaime Angelopoulos – Toronto
Curated by IGA JANIK
Elinor Whidden received a BA in Canadian/Environmental Studies from Trent University, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a MFA from SUNY at Buffalo. She has exhibited throughout North America, recently showing work in Newfoundland, Alberta, Ontario, and Detroit, MI. In 2004 she was featured as an emerging artist on CBC’s Zed TV and in 2007 she attended the Walking and Art residency at the Banff Centre. Whidden is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including creation grants from Nova Scotia Culture, Tourism & Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, and most recently from the Canada Council for the Arts. Whidden's work has been included in various biennials, including the 2010 exhibition of Beyond/In Western New York.
Dustin Wenzel obtained his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, NS) in 2006 and his MFA from York University (Toronto, ON) in 2010. Wenzel has had solo exhibitions at Gales Gallery, York University (Toronto, ON), Xpace (Toronto, ON), and at the Atrium Gallery (Ottawa, ON). He has been the recipient of multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council. Wenzel has instructed at both the Toronto School or Art, as well as at George Brown College (Toronto, ON). The artist currently lives and works out of Toronto.
Ryan Park uses shared objects, encounters, and cultural touchstones as starting points to produce work that oscillate between serious and playful, clinical and poetic. His interdisciplinary practice results in videos, photographs, and manipulations of found materials that suggest presences and absences, urges and constraints. He currently lives and works in Toronto.
Christine Negus is a multidisciplinary artist and writer employing humour and irony to investigate nostalgia and loss. Her works range from ephemeral objects, including glittery party banners, neon signs and artificially-flowered memorial wreaths, to single-channel animations and videos that are all steeped in a sweet sadness.
Christine Negus received her MFA in 2010 from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and her BFA from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 2008. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, with notable exhibitions and screenings including the Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre and Images Festival where, in 2008, she won the National Film Board of Canada's Best Emerging Video/Filmmaker. Her first solo exhibition, you can't spell slaughter without laughter, opened in January 2012 at Gallery TPW. Negus' short “the loneliest animals” is included in the anthology Blast Counterblast edited by Anthony Elms and Steve Reinke.
Caroline Larsen is an emerging artist, based in Toronto Canada. Larsen graduated with her B.F.A. from the University of Waterloo in 2004 and attended the University of Auckland, in New Zealand and in 2007 received her Graduate Diploma in Visual art and Art History Education. Larsen’s work has shown in Toronto, Vancouver and Regina, as well as the curated group exhibition Day on Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, at the Tennessee State University Slocumb Galleries. Her work can be found in the Collart collection, as well as many national and international private collections.
Caroline Larsen is represented by General Hardware Contemporary in Toronto, Ontario. Larsen splits her time between Toronto and Brooklyn.
Justin A. Langlois is an artist working across media and social practices. He is the co-founder and research director of Broken City Lab, an artist-led interdisciplinary creative research collective and non-profit organization working to explore locality, infrastructures, and creative practice leading towards civic change. His work has been presented and exhibited throughout Canada and the US, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Heidi Jahnke received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo in 2001, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2005 and a MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2011, and taught at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout North America and is included in many private collections. She has received various awards for her artistic achievements and while living in New York City worked closely with artists Dana Schutz and David Altmejd from 2012-2015.
Josh Cleminson obtained his B.A.H at the University of Guelph in 2009. Currently working out of Guelph, his work touches on the humour, simplicity, and absurdity found in his daily life. He enjoys making the audience second guess what it is they are seeing, either through the use of either spectacle, or minimal means. He has recently shown at Ed Video Media Art Centre in Guelph, ON, Hall Walls Contemporary Art Centre in Buffalo, New York, and Centro des Artes Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain. His work was included in TheSHOW.11, Cambridge Galleries in the summer 2011.
Andrea Carvalho holds an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal QC. Her practice, while rooted in sculpture and installation, includes site-specific performance, and drawing that explores variable connections to place through the built environment, architecture, and notions of belonging. She has participated in several group exhibitions at Eastern Edge (Newfoundland), Cambridge Galleries (Ontario), Dare-Dare (Montreal), Art-Mur (Montreal), Burlington Arts Centre (Ontario), as well as solo exhibitions at Forest City Gallery (London), and Latcham Gallery (Stouffville). She has been invited to participate in residencies in Windsor and speak in Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Andrea has worked as an Art Educator, Curator, and is presently the Administrative Director of the Hamilton Artists Inc., an artist run centre in Hamilton ON.
Jaime Angelopoulos received her MFA from York University in 2010, and her BFA from NSCAD University, 2005. She quickly received national attention for her work from the press and was awarded the Hazelton Sculpture Prize in 2012 as well as artist residencies at prestigious institutions such as the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta. Her exhibitions and work have been cited in Elle Canada, Le Devoir, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. Angelopoulos has presented solo exhibitions across Canada, notably at PARISIAN LAUNDRY (Montreal, QC), YYZ Artist Outlet (Toronto, ON), Cambridge Galleries (Ontario), Stride Gallery (Calgary, AB), Meadows School of the Arts (Dallas,TX), The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, AL) and Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax, NS). The artist has shown in group exhibitions in Vancouver (BC), Forth Worth (TX), Sydney and Melbourne Australia, and at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). Her works are included in the collections of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norton Rose, ALDO Group, York University, Bank of Montreal, The Claridge Collection as well as numerous private collections. She is represented by Parisian Laundry (Montreal, PQ).