curated by Rory Devine
April 14 - May 19, 2019
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present "Tomorrowland," a group exhibition curated by Rory Devine. This group exhibition posits the question: How will work made in the present be read in the future without a contemporary context? The exhibition opens on April 14 and remains on view through May 19. An opening reception will be held on Saturday April 14 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Each of the artists, who all live and work in Los Angeles, (The Real Tomorrowland) was asked to view this exhibition as a bit of a time capsule, one where meaning, form and content are constantly in a fluid state, or to consider EVERY Twilight Zone Episode. Thematically linked to the well known Disney Attraction, Tomorrowland, this exhibition addresses how the future, or our culturally collective construct of the future, is in constant state of remodeling or updating.
The artists included in Tomorrowland are:
Devine envisions a kind of visual mash up suggestive of all The Twilight Zones. The work highlights the present with a kind of sci-fi, futuristic or otherworldly quality about it. Just like our reading of the past, through artwork created centuries ago, has a very different relationship to the time in which it was made, we can only imagine how contemporary art might be interpreted in the future.
March 3 – April 28, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 3-5 p.m.
grâce du dessin: David Arseneau, Ari Bayuaji, Marielle Pauline Blanc, Laurent Bouchard, Annie Briard, Robbie Cornelissen, Michael Dee, Roy Dowell, Sean Duffy, Nika Fontaine, Andréanne Godin, Brandon Graving, Sarah Bertrand Hamel, Jacci den Hartog, Robb Jamieson, Vincent Johnson, Pierre Julien, Annetta Kapon, Trevor Kiernander, André Laroche, Eric Leiser, Tom Malcolm, Christian Messier, François Morelli, Jay Mosher, Matthew Bede Murphy, Nadia Myre, Patrick Nickell, Karine Payette, Fabrizio Perozzi, Renée Petropoulos, Laurence Pilon, Jonathan Plante, Jean-Benoit Pouliot, Jonathan Schouela, Suzy Spence, Arnoud Verhaeghe, Marnie Weber, Matthew Weinstein, Roger White, Ben Williamson, Millie Wilson, David Wojtowycz, Sebastien Worsnip, Florence Yee
Curator: Jason McKechnie
Art Mûr, Montreal, QC
grâce au dessin is a group exhibition focusing on work incorporating drawing and drawing technique in non-traditional ways with respect to notational shorthand, invented personal and visual languages, as well as observational and/or conceptual information. These works lead to – or are part and parcel of – other forms of an artist’s studio practice like video, installation, sculpture, photography, painting, performance, public art and ‘drawing’ per se as the completed result or extension from a set of ideas. The exhibition casts a far reaching net to assemble fascinating relationships, expand shared conversations, and galvanize cultural exchange between contemporary art communities.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 | 2:00PM
Included in general admission
Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection artists Amanda Ross-Ho and Sean Duffy will discuss their work in the exhibition, how it is reflective of their practice at the time in which it was created, and how that moment impacted their future work.
This is a bit therapeutic.
Okay maybe my political obsessions are getting a bit weird