Longevity or a Lack Thereof: Anthea Black and Thea Yabut, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Derek Liddington, Alex Morrison, Meghan Price

Francisco-Fernando Granados, spatial profiling... (after Margaret Dragu’s Eine Kleine Nacht Radio) 2013. Performance and site specific drawing. Photo: Manolo Lugo.
March 29, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Longevity or a Lack Thereof
Anthea Black and Thea Yabut, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Derek Liddington, Alex Morrison, Meghan Price
March 29 to June 24, 2018
Janice Laking Gallery
Curator: Renée van der Avoird
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Artist talk by Francisco-Fernando Granados: Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 am, Georgian College Campus Gallery. Admission free

Longevity or a Lack Thereof highlights the dynamic and experimental nature of contemporary drawing. In addition to works on paper, the exhibition incorporates a range of unconventional materials and strategies from other artistic realms including sculpture, performance, textile and installation. These rigorous and exploratory practices help expand drawing from its traditionally preparatory or mimetic function into larger conversations about duration, documentation, collaboration and identity.

Francisco-Fernando Granados (Toronto) and collaborators Anthea Black and Thea Yabut (Toronto/San Francisco, Montreal) employ the performative potential of drawing to comment on identity politics and open up spaces for alternative narratives. Derek Liddington and Meghan Price (both Toronto) use tracing methods to document moments in time and space, using the materiality of their supports to construct ethereal, yet monumental, wall works. From memory, Alex Morrison (Victoria) drafts a series of homes he’s lived in directly on the gallery wall. Here, the drawn line becomes a temporary personal archive, and a tool for challenging notions of consumerism and domesticity.

Image: Francisco-Fernando Granados, spatial profiling... (after Margaret Dragu’s Eine Kleine Nacht Radio) 2013. Performed for Mayworks, Festival of Working People and the arts, Toronto. Three-hour performance and site specific drawing, dimensions variable. Marker on wall. Photo: Manolo Lugo.

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