November 6 - December 19, 2015
Opening reception Friday, Nov 6, 6 - 8 pm: Performances by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Laura Ortman, and Rebecca Wilcox.
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 12pm-6pm
Artists: Shannon Ebner, Dylan Gauthier, Kara Hamilton and Angie Keefer, Will Holder, Dominika Ksel, Duane Linklater, Rudy Loewe and Rosalie Schweiker, Tanya Lukin Linklater with Laura Ortman, Babette Mangolte, David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença with Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and Mario Garcia Torres on Conlon Nancarrow, David Reinfurt, Sarah Rose, Alex Waterman, and Rebecca Wilcox
Curated by: Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan
In Emily Dickinson’s lexicon, A is: “a mere opening of the mouth without constraint.” A is also the first letter of most alphabets. The first sound most infants make. It marks our entry into the human chorus. A is an invitation.
But it’s hard to stop singing after an isolated grapheme, so let’s move on to her entry for: AC-COM’PA-NI-MENT [See Accompany]: Something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added by way of ornament to the principal thing, or for the sake of symmetry. And finally, AC-COM’PA-NY: To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, walk, &c.
...Informed specifically by thinking about the scores of Robert Ashley alongside Will Holder and Alex Waterman at The Banff Centre two summers ago, and more generally by conversations with artists, writers, musicians, and friends whose work aerates these issues, we are developing an exhibition and publication that will look at accompaniment as an evolving theory of practice and a social infrastructure central to our contemporary cultural and political milieu.
This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Special thanks to The Ontario Arts Council for their support of Duane Linklater's project. Display structures were produced with the material and conceptual support of Tri-Lox.