September 15, 2011 – October 30, 2011

Juan Ortiz-Apuy,”Untitled Mass 2″, 2011, inkjet print on paper, 121.9 x 81.3 cm

Carnegie Days 2011

Juan Ortiz-Apuy
September 15 to October 30, 2011
Gallery 3
Curator: Ben Portis
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 7 to 9 pm

Juan Ortiz-Apuy is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist based in Montreal whose art practice explores systems of knowledge. Disruptions, his first solo exhibition in a public art gallery, features sixteen recent language and library works by the artist in a range of media, including bronze sculpture, wood cabinetry, drawing, photography and video.The exhibition is accompanied by an artist-designed publication with an essay by the curator. Disruptions is one of the cornerstone exhibitions for Carnegie Days 2011, our annual festival of art and language during which the MacLarenArtCentre celebrates its building’s origin as a 1917 Carnegie public library.

Juan Ortiz-Apuy was born in Tilaran, Costa Rica in 1980. In the Costa Rican capital San José, he studied at School of Architecture of Universidad Veritas. He moved to Canada in 2003. Ortiz-Apuy has a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal (2008), a post-graduate diploma from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2009) and a MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax (2011). Recent solo exhibitions include those at Gallery PUSH, Montreal and Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. Last year, his video work Disruptions, from which this exhibition takes its name, was included in the 23rd Images Festival of Media Arts, Toronto.

Please join us on September 15 at 10:30 am at the Georgian College Campus Gallery for a talk by the artist. Admission free.