Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West, Toronto
For Art Toronto 2017, Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present a curated booth titled “Atmospheres,” which explores environmental, psychological, economic, social and political climates.
Judy Chicago’s Northwest Coast Atmospheres (1970) depicts a series of her historic colored smoke “earth works,” which transformed the British Columbian and Washington State landscape without the brutality of bulldozers.
Isaac Julien’s True North (2004) explores the beauty and sublimity of a spectacular voyage, inspired by Matthew Henson (1866-1955), one of the first African Americans to reach the North Pole.
Slipstream (2016) by Berlin-based Canadian painter Shannon Finley transforms optical abstraction into a landscape of mood-altered brain waves and/or a parallel universe of sounds waves and spiraling prop wash.
Margo Wolowiec’s #movingtocanada series (2017) commemorates many Americans’ desire to move north of the border when Trump was elected. Using the hashtag #movingtocanada, Wolowiec cherry-picks images from the internet, arranges them into compositions, transfers onto yarn, which she then weaves on a manual loom into thought-provoking tapestries on canvas.
Image: Judy Chicago, Northwest Coast Atmospheres, 1970-1975