In May and June I happily participated in two excellent exhibitions in Montreal, Canada. 'Sweat Loaf Hallelujah' curated by Jay Isaac (Toronto, Canada) was presented at Soon.tw from June 3rd to July 10th. Soon.tw, a fairly new (but celebrated) project space, is organized, curated and managaed by Jérôme Nadeau and Jean-François Lauda. See link below for documentation and info.
Currently my work is featured at Projet Pangee in a two person exhibition featuring work by Andre Ethier (Toronto Canada) and myself. Projet Pangee is a beautiful gallery in the renowned Belgo arts building downtown on Rue St. Catherines. See link below for images and info.
On July 1st, I returned from an amazing three week intensive at Plug-In ICA in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lead by the infamous Chris Kraus, ('I Love Dick', 'Aliens & Anorexia', 'Torpor'...) Plug-In's Summer Institute was the perfect opportunity for me to connect with international writers, artists and 'artists that write', just like myself. While in residence, I worked on a series of experimental prose which I am writing in response to Toronto artist Deirdre Logue's recent exhibition of videos titled, 'Notes From the Worry Room'. I was able to workshop the in-progress writing with Krauss and the other participants while also enjoying the perks of a smaller, more relaxed and surprisingly bug-free city!
I am excited to announce that on July 17th, 2017 I will be embarking on a research, production and pure enjoyment trip to Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, France and Italy! After attending Musnter, Documenta and the Venice Biennale in addition to many many many museums, I will be participating in two renowned international residency programs. Beginning September 1st I will attend the CAMAC Art Centre Residency in Marnay sur Seine, near Paris, where I will begin a new body of work while continuing research of the traditional grotesque, Rosi Braidotti and the writing of Bataille. On October 1st I will travel to Berlin to attend the Institut fur Alles Mogliche. ('Anything is Possible'). If all goes as planned, I will be able to live and work in Berlin for six months! and construct the first of many immersive installations using the sand mixture and cast objects featured in my last body of work. The installation will also become a performance, workshop, reading/screening and social space. I'm looking forward to making new work, its been five months since I've had a studio!