Summer Sessions

FRUITMACHINE

August 27 - September 1, 2019

FRUITMACHINE
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION BY AIDAN COWLING
AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

Critical Distance is pleased to present Fruitmachine, the master’s thesis exhibition of University of Guelph MFA Candidate, Aidan Cowling, for our 2019 Summer Session. Since 2016, Critical Distance has demonstrated support for emerging curators and artists by providing space and institutional support for graduating students and recent alumni of local educational programs through this special opportunity.
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EXPOSING LIMINALITIES

August 11-26, 2018

Featuring Azaeb Adane, Clayton Batson, Eli Carmona, Tahoy James, and Ebti Nabag. Curated by Emma German.

In partnership with Gallery 44, EXPOSING LIMINALITIES brings together the work of five artists that expand, challenge, and question notions of the in-between. Employing elements of both analogue and digital photography practices, this exhibition considers the myriad intersections that can define oneself. Presented as a part of Critical Distance’s Summer Sessions, a program through which we support emerging curators and artists by providing free space, mentorship, and installation support for their thesis exhibitions. Continue reading

MOVING HOME: The Art and Embodiment of Transience Emerging from Canada’s Child Welfare System

August 18–26, 2017

Featuring work by Zula, Xavier Binette, Wolfie, Starchild Dreaming Loud, Sophia Nahz, Singing Thunder, Rachel Macintosh, Oddane Taylor, Nicholas Ridiculous, M.T. Ness, Michelle Charlie, Jessie Stone, Gen Gagnon, Elijah M, Bethany Papadopolous, Anonymous, and Amelia Merhar. Curated by Amelia Merhar.

Critical Distance is pleased to announce our 2017 Summer Sessions exhibition, Moving Home: The Art and Embodiment of Transience Emerging from Canada’s Child Welfare System. Presented by York University Human Geography master’s candidate Amelia Merhar, this project is the second to be hosted as part of our Summer Sessions, a program through which we support emerging curators and artists by providing free space, mentorship, and installation support for their thesis exhibitions. Continue reading

Simon Benedict media still with figure in action painting

painter project – version 4 | Simon M Benedict

August 20–27, 2016

painter project – version 4 by Simon M Benedict is the first exhibition in our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: Summer Sessions, a program through which we will support emerging curators and artists by providing free space, mentorship, and installation support for their thesis exhibitions. Continue reading