Seven Toronto Artists in response to the poems
of Leung Ping Kwan Laura Barron, Ximena Berecochea, Gary Michael Dault,
Larry Eisenstein, Holly Lee, Milena Roglic, Z'otz* Collective Sept 21 – Nov 6, 2011 OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 3 to 6 p.m.
Z’otz* Collective (Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, Ilyana Martínez) formed in Toronto in 2004. The group meets weekly to collaborate on multi-media works, which include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and site–specific drawing installations. Their quirky and often outrageous images explore, with humour, ideas of transition, displacement, containment and evolution. Their stories depict totemic mystical creatures and hybrid beasts that portray visual synonyms to tell complex and surrealistic tales. Through the wording of their titles, the Collective give hints to the tales contained within them, but leave space for the viewer to invent his or her own stories or concepts. In this way, the viewer is part of the collaborative process.