Trading Surfaces

March 5, 2011 – June 5, 2011

Juliana Pivato, Lonely Inventory, 2003–2010

Juliana Pivato
Trading Surfaces
March 5 to June 5, 2011
Janice Laking Gallery and Gallery 3
Curator: Ben Portis
Reception: Thursday, March 10, 7 to 9 pm

Working in various notational modes, from a scribbled drawing ledger to video circuits with displaced sound, this polymath sculptor, trained in art, theatre and voice, explores performance anxiety. Through obsessive creative acts, Juliana Pivato worries at how innate behavior contains and constrains one’s capacity for expression.

 Juliana Pivato lives and works in Toronto. She studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada, has a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (1998), a BFA from Concordia University (2007) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Her performance work, I Fall to Pieces, was presented at the 2009 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Pivato’s first solo exhibition, I Want to Be Here with You, was held at Division Gallery, Montreal in January 2010.