House for Sale brings together ten years of research by Innisfil-based artist duo Dmitry Gretsky and Eugenia Kats that explores the housing crisis in Ontario and related questions about migration, belonging, and concepts of home.
Focusing on stories from their changing community in Innisfil in conjunction with their experience as immigrants to Canada, the exhibition is comprised of five installations that are spread throughout the building, found in the galleries and other in-between spaces. The artists use familiar materials like bubble wrap, chain link fencing, and zip ties to create immersive environments, each raising important questions about the uncertainty embedded in securing housing and what it means to make a place a home in our current social and political climate. Together, the installations that make up House for Sale aptly point out that despite our differing experiences, we all share a desire for a place that we can call home.
Dmitry Gretsky and Eugenia Kats are an artist duo who have been working in collaboration for more than a decade. They received their MFA in 1995 and have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the Kress Project Award (Georgia Museum of Art, US) and the Pollock-Krasner Grant (New York, NY). They have also been shortlisted for the Kingston Prize (Canada), the S. Kuryokhin Award, and they have been longlisted twice for the Kandinsky Art Prize.
Their works can be found in many significant institutions, as well as in private collections. Additionally, Gretsky and Kats have actively participated in various Art Fairs, notably Vienna Contemporary, Cosmoscow, and ART MIAMI.