1. ERIC GLAVIN at Birch Libralato, Toronto
March 24 â€“ April 21, 2007
Known for photographically documenting the faÃ§ades of post-war buildings and using these photographs as a basis for constructing computer-rendered abstracted images, Glavinâ€™s interest lies in the facadesâ€™ reference to grids and geometric patterns in modernist, hard-edge painting.
He says: â€œI wanted to create ready-made paintings which blurred the distinctions between abstract and representational imagery.â€
For this exhibition, Glavin will be showing works from a recent series of images based on the faÃ§ades of public schools in the Greater Toronto Area, the majority of which were built in the 60’s and 70’s.
2. ELIZABETH MCINTOSH & THERESA SAPERGIA at
Parisian Laundry, Montreal
March 30 â€“ April 28, 2007
Here she is paired with Montreal based artist Theresa Sapergia, whose exploration of bisexual sensuality is represented by she-wolves and other animals as well as representations of the artist in enormous drawings.
3. Monica Napier at Oakville Galleries, Oakville
mad, mad, mad, mad world
April 5 â€“ June 3, 2007
Now showing (until April 7th) at Mercer Union, Monica Napier takes her power cords out to Oakville Galleries for a continuation of her touring show. Working with extension cords and cable ties, she creates abstract, organic-looking forms that are hand-formed by coiling and fastening them together. The resulting sculptural installations are â€œmeditations on power and consumption and entropic or dysfunctional systems.â€
4. David Hoffos at Trepanier Baer, Calgary
Scenes from the House Dream: Phase 5
March 23 – April 21, 2007
David Hoffos has spent the past four years working on a complex five-phase multimedia, video-based installation that uses technologically conjured effects harking back to early forms of cinema and magic lantern shows. The house is a Jungian archetype for the self, claims Hoffos, who says that his House Dream series is a kind of “personalized architecture of the self.”
Here he presents the fifth and final phase. “In previous scenes, there have been things that stand in for the house, like a yacht or a trailer,” says Hoffos, but Phase Five will be focused on “a more domestic environment.”
5. Scott McFarland at the Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
Scott McFarland: Works on paper
March 17th – April 19th
This selection of work by Vancouverâ€™s rising star of conceptual photography are taken from three series shot outside of Canada in Pasadena California, Berlin and London.
McFarlandâ€™s hybrid-like images are produced by digitally combining multiple negatives to represent variations in the landscape as a series of moments in time compressed into one image. Several works further this idea by altering the image for each edition of the photograph.