Launching: SUMMER SESSIONS with University of Guelph MFA candidate, Simon M Benedict

Simon Benedict media still with figure in action painting

We are pleased to launch our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: Summer Sessions, a program through which we are making free space and staffing support available to graduates of local and regional colleges and universities to present their thesis exhibitions in downtown Toronto.

For our first session, University of Guelph MFA candidate Simon M Benedict presents his performative video installation, painter project – version 4, a playful and critical exploration of the portrayal of artists in biographical films. Appropriating pre-existing footage from films such as FridaPollock, and Turner, Benedict puts various biopics in dialogue with one another, following a sequence which changes every time the work is shown.

EXHIBITION DATES
August 20–27, 2017 from 12–5 pm
For this exhibition, we will be open for extended hours, 12–5 pm every day from Saturday to Saturday, August 20–27th.

OPENING RECEPTION
Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6–8 pm
The artist will be in attendance and all are welcome. Our reception will coincide with the opening for Pixelation, a third floor Hallway Gallery exhibition curated by Zviko Mhakayakora from OCADU.

We hope you will join us for both celebrations this evening!


Media Release: Painter Project – Simon Benedict


ABOUT THE SUMMER SESSIONS
Through our Summer Sessions program, Simon M Benedict will receive free use of our exhibition and office space for one week and staffing support for the entire seven days for public gallery hours, 12–5 pm, plus other assistance, resources, and promotion of the exhibition.


image: Simon M Benedict, painter project – version 4 (still), video installation, 2016

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