24 March 2019

Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal

Connections: Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues with Our Collections
Montreal QC
September 18, 2018 to June 2, 2019

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380, Sherbrooke Street W
Montreal  QC  H3G 1J5

Connections unites the work of seven Canadian contemporary artists from culturally diverse communities, who were inspired by the Museum’s world cultures collections. Commissioned thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, under the New Chapter program established to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, these works will be integrated into the new Stéphan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for World Cultures and Togetherness, set to open in June 2019. 

We would like to express our gratitude to:  
Nathalie Bondil
Erell Hubert
Laura Vigo 
and MBAM staff who helped with this project







 
Work in progress


Work in progress

Work in progress

Work packed up to be shipped

Arnica Artist-Run Centre

Mulling Over the Scenery
Kamloops BC
September 15 to November 17, 2018
Artist Talk:  Friday, Sept 14
Reception: September 15

Arnica Artist-Run Centre 
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
7 Seymour St West  Kamloops BC

We appreciate the support of gallery staff and volunteers.
We are very grateful to
Christine Beaton
Clement Yeh
Lyn Richards
Thomspon Rivers University








18 December 2017

Two Rivers Gallery

Transitory Tributes
Prince George BC
October 20, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Artist Talk:  Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30pm
Reception: 8:30pm

Two Rivers Gallery  
725 Canada Games Way  Prince George BC

We would like to express our appreciation to
George Harris
Meghan Hunter-Gauthier 
Twyla Exner
& staff at Two Rivers Gallery for their assistance.




With the amazing artist, Lou Lynn

CFIS 93.1 Prince George Community Radio interview


Community workshop in the gallery



28 October 2017

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario

Evicted from the Anthill
Sudbury ON

August 19 to September 28, 2017
Reception: Saturday, August 19, 4pm

This project is part of Up Here Urban Art and Music Festival.

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
174, rue Elgin  Sudbury ON  P3E 4N5
gn-o.org

Merci... Danielle Tremblay,  Daniel Aubin, Nico Glaude, staff and volunteers of GNO for your kind support.










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