¶ * † ‡ : Derek Sullivan 


In Derek Sullivan’s solo exhibition opening this Thursday, his drawing series examines the question of how a book is perceived and the potential it carries.

 
DateThursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Phone

416.504.3699

Email

info@susanhobbs.com

Website

http://susanhobbs.com/current

Location

Susan Hobbs Gallery, 137 Tecumseth Street Toronto, Canada

Derek Sullivan 

¶ * † ‡

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

October 18 - November 24, 2018

 

Derek Sullivan’s drawing series examines the question of how a book is perceived and the potential it carries. While many can appreciate a good story transporting us to a different head space, Sullivan wonders about the spaces a book physically travels throughout its lifetime. How many places does a book travel to and what does it pick up along the way?

In ¶ * † ‡, a closer look at Art Metropole’s Evidence of the Avant Garde Since 1957 reveals 6 new drawings that depict what one can only guess is the beginning of the book’s journey – the printing stage. In each work, 8 pages of the catalogue sit on the surface horizontally, forming a signature. The tops of the pages face one another, inviting a tilt of the head to read the content. The de-familiarized portrait of the book serves to emphasize the physicality of the codex.

Art Metropole’s original book illustrates a period in the artist-run centre’s existence that analyzed the distributive works from their collection up to 1984 when it was first published. As the front cover of the book states, “Evidence of the Avant Garde Since 1957 consists of: selected works from the collection of Art Metropole including audio tapes, records, videotapes, film, multiples, kitsch, manuscripts, stamps, buttons, flyers, posters, correspondence, catalogues, porn, t-shirts, postcards, drawings, poems, mailers, books, photographs and ephemera”. Sullivan’s drawings play with the content, serving as a replica to the original publication, while also introducing content that is replicable and multipliable in its essence. Signifiers collide and scatter on the surface, suspending the timeline of where content begins and where it ends.

 

 

 

 



illustration with text and botanical image
DateThursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Phone

416.504.3699

Email

info@susanhobbs.com

Website

http://susanhobbs.com/current

Location

Susan Hobbs Gallery, 137 Tecumseth Street Toronto, Canada

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
The Library's annual book sale is coming! From February 25 until March 1 (9am-5pm), visit the lobby of 100 McCaul for hundreds of pre-loved art & design books, exhibition catalogues, some fiction, non-fiction, general interest, and ephemera. Proceeds support the library. Cash only.
At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice The book features chapters on two OCAD University Faculty of Art professors, Diane Pugen and Stan Krzyzanowski.
Through memory work and photography, Semchuk creates a space for the internees and their descendants to tell their stories.
Find out what’s happening, how the university is supporting the community while studios are closed, and get your questions answered. 
A talk and Discussion co-sponsored by the CCP and CADN Graduate Programs
Tour in Spanish of Onsite Gallery's exhibition led by Karina Roman Justo, an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University
Marta Chudolinska will give a talk on the special considerations in cataloguing zines for the OCAD U Zine Library Collection, a collection developed to inspire, educate and entertain. 
Drop by this pop-up discussions with Campus Planning & Projects to learn about the next phase of the Creative City Campus (CCC) project: renovations of the Fabrication and Drawing & Painting (Ada Slaight) studios
Please join us for an artist presentation & panel discussion with Nimit Malavia, Ness Lee, and Matthew Schofield, exploring diverse career paths for Illustration graduates.  
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Derek Sullivan 

¶ * † ‡

Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto

October 18 - November 24, 2018

 

Derek Sullivan’s drawing series examines the question of how a book is perceived and the potential it carries. While many can appreciate a good story transporting us to a different head space, Sullivan wonders about the spaces a book physically travels throughout its lifetime. How many places does a book travel to and what does it pick up along the way?

In ¶ * † ‡, a closer look at Art Metropole’s Evidence of the Avant Garde Since 1957 reveals 6 new drawings that depict what one can only guess is the beginning of the book’s journey – the printing stage. In each work, 8 pages of the catalogue sit on the surface horizontally, forming a signature. The tops of the pages face one another, inviting a tilt of the head to read the content. The de-familiarized portrait of the book serves to emphasize the physicality of the codex.

Art Metropole’s original book illustrates a period in the artist-run centre’s existence that analyzed the distributive works from their collection up to 1984 when it was first published. As the front cover of the book states, “Evidence of the Avant Garde Since 1957 consists of: selected works from the collection of Art Metropole including audio tapes, records, videotapes, film, multiples, kitsch, manuscripts, stamps, buttons, flyers, posters, correspondence, catalogues, porn, t-shirts, postcards, drawings, poems, mailers, books, photographs and ephemera”. Sullivan’s drawings play with the content, serving as a replica to the original publication, while also introducing content that is replicable and multipliable in its essence. Signifiers collide and scatter on the surface, suspending the timeline of where content begins and where it ends.

 

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Susan Hobbs Gallery, 137 Tecumseth Street Toronto, Canada
Website: 
http://susanhobbs.com/current
Email: 
info@susanhobbs.com
Phone: 
416.504.3699
illustration with text and botanical image
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