12 February 2017

Sur Gallery

Unpredictable Patterns
Toronto ON
February 2 to March 25, 2017
Reception: Thurs.February 27–10pm
Curator Talk and Artist-led Tour: Feb. 2, 8–8:30pm

Curated by Tamara Toledo

Artists Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano and Ilyana Martínez formed an artist collective in 2004 meeting weekly to collaborate on works that incorporate drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and site–specific installations. As individual artists and as members of Z’otz* Collective their work embody themes of migration, displacement, transition and transformation. Their aesthetic language captures a collective imaginary that helps us grasp the multi-layered unpredictable complexities of contemporary life.
Both subtly and overtly, the artists in this exhibition reclaim an unstable perception of belonging and are able to communicate how the body and soul are fractured, can never return to be the same, once displaced. Framed layers of meaning indicate a revelation of experiential truth, a memory of place and of a people translated spontaneously by a subconscious that does not cease to impact. Physical transformation unites these artists as they wander individually and collectively, lingering on themes indicative of their journeys of cultural, emotional and spatial migration. 



















We would like to express our gratitude to curator Tamara Toledo and gallery administrator Marta Keller.

We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Sur Gallery
100–39 Queens Quay East  Toronto ON  M5A 0A5
T–W 10am to 2:30pm
Th–F 12noon to 2:30pm
Sat 11am to 5pm    or by appt.


24 January 2017

University of Waterloo Art Gallery

Yonder
Waterloo ON
January 12 to March 4, 2017
Reception: Thurs., January 12, 58pm
Gallery One+Two
 
Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds whose works examine the immigrant condition. Comprising recent and new works in a variety of media, including site-specific installations, Yonder approaches the notion of immigration through a process of “personal sociology,” moving from an investigation of subjective inquiries to larger questions and shared experiences. Following its recent installation at the Koffler Gallery and Artscape Youngplace, the project crosses beyond the borders of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery into the broader space of the Fine Arts Department, engaging shared public areas in East Campus Hall as well as the building’s exterior.

263 Phillip St  Waterloo ON  N2L 3W8
519.888.4567 ext. 36741  ijurakic@uwaterloo.ca

We wish to thank curators Mona Filip and Matthew Brower of Koffler Gallery, and director/curator Ivan Jurakic of UWAG for assistance in the project.
Yonder has been organized by the Koffler Gallery, Toronto, and supported by lead exhibition sponsor Partners in Art, with additional support from Circuit Gallery and the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.






 


17 January 2017

Koffler Gallery

Yonder
Toronto ON
September 21 to November 27, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, September 21, 6–9pm
Artist led exhibition tour: Saturday, September 24, 2pm
 
Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds whose works examine the immigrant condition. Comprising recent and new works in a variety of media, including site-specific installations, Yonder approaches the notion of immigration through a process of “personal sociology,” moving from an investigation of subjective inquiries to larger questions and shared experiences. The project expands from the Koffler Gallery into the broader space of Artscape Youngplace, crossing the borders of the gallery setting and engaging shared public areas as well as the building’s exterior.

180 Shaw St  Toronto ON  M6J 2W5
 647.925.0643  info@kofflerarts.org

Special thanks to curators Mona Filip and Matthew Brower,
and to Koffler staff for their support.

 



 


Gallery visit by Michael Snow, Murray and Marvelle Koffler


25 September 2016

Museum London

TransAMERICAS: a sign, a situation, a concept
London ON
September 10 to December 11, 2016
Reception: Sunday, September 18, 1pm

In TransAMERICAS: a sign, a situation, a concept, artists examine relationships formed between people and places, including resonant and often overlapping themes of community, travel, bridges and language. The contemporary practices featured in the exhibition go beyond Eurocentric conceptions of Latin American culture, transcending stereotypical and reductive views of the fantastic or exotic. The artists live and work in Canada, the United States, and Southwestern Ontario, which have diverse communities of people of Latin American heritage. This presence is increasing, contributing narratives to the national and continental experience.
421 Ridout Street North
London ON  N6A 5H4
613.661.0333 

We express our gratitude to MUSEUM LONDON staff for their assistance. Special thanks to curators Dianne Pearce and Cassandra Getty for their support.











26 June 2015

Orleans Gallery

Invasion of Eloquence
Orleans ON
June 12 to August 2, 2015

Artist talk: Sunday, June 28,12-1pm
Reception: Sunday, June 28, 1-3pm

Ottawa School of Art Orleans Gallery
Shenkman Arts Centre Orleans ON  K1E0A1
613.580.2765  osao.info@artottawa.ca

Special thanks to Nadine Argo for her assistance.






Z'otz* community workshops in the Gallery