435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON
space mods is an exhibition of recent works by the Toronto-based artist collective VSVSVS. The exhibition questions the formal roles of the artist, the curator, and the institution. It highlights the collective's fascination of how we manipulate the spaces we live/work/exist in to meet our needs and whims. space mods fetishizes the oddities within VSVSVS' communal living space: a warehouse sectioned into a gallery space, individual studios, a collective workspace, and living quarters. The collective presents these idiosyncrasies as a series of humorous objects, and romanticizes many of the structural peculiarities that exist within their environment. Objects included in this exhibition stem from the VSVSVS warehouse and respond directly to the physical space of the gallery. Through the introduction of domestic elements, the exhibition reconfigures the white gallery cube and subverts its very function.
Guest Curator: Chérie Fawcett
Opening: Wednesday, September 25, 7:00pm
VSVSVS is a seven-person collective and artist-run centre based out the Portlands of Toronto. Formed in 2010, VSVSVS' activities encompass collective art making, a residency program, a formal exhibition space, and individual studio practices. Current members include Anthony Cooper, James Gardner, Laura Simon, Miles Stemp, Ryan Clayton, Stephen McLeod and Wallis Cheung. VSVSVS has presented projects recently in Toronto at Art Metropole, Xpace, and Mercer Union. Upcoming fall projects include 1-855-IS IT ART at Toronto's Nuit Blanche 2013, and participation in More Than Two (Let It Make Itself) at the Power Plant (Toronto, ON).