¶ * † ‡ : 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.

 

 

 

 



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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

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019: 
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Learn more about how to brew coffee and tea, how to enjoy it on a budget, and the effects of caffeine.
Celebrated Canadian music producer and musician Bob Ezrin discusses the organics of making music with plants, animals and humans.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research invites you to a Lunch & Learn exploring design collaborations in global health.  
Jennifer Franks will discuss the pendulum swing between complexity and simplicity throughout art history, while highlighting the historic influences in the contemporary work of T.M. Glass.
A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar
This summer, Bonavista Biennale: FLOE is bringing works by 20 leading Canadian, Indigenous and international contemporary artists to the Bonavista Peninsula. This month-long event happens every two years, with exhibitions and site-specific installations at more than 20 indoor and outdoor venues. Visitors explore art, local cultural, history and the landscape on a spectacular 100-kilometre coastal loop. The 2019 artists are from Newfoundland, Labrador, other parts of Canada and the northeastern United States. The exhibition, artist talks, workshops and other events run from August 17th through September 15th.  
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
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