"Pieces of Me Pieces of You" opens at Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects March 4

Pieces of Me Pieces of You 

March 4-25

Opening reception: Saturday, March 4, 3-5 PM

In her exhibition “Pieces of Me Pieces of You” Dominique Rey fashions two-dimensional collage compositions from photographic sources that blend different spaces and times into new, near-coherent formats that are rich with spatial and bodily suggestion. Things are almost recognizable, almost happening, almost resolving—as if they were the graphic equivalent of phrases on the tip of the tongue. That eventually they do resolve—as sculptures, no less—is a materialization of ambiguity as a perpetual solid state. This is the irreality reality that we know and recognize as our current interface with the world. In Rey’s work it is unreliable and unsteady but it is also honest, and most especially, alluring. There is a future in fragmentation.

Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects, 1444 Dupont Street, Unit 31, Toronto

"Superimposition" at Plug In ICA

Superimposition: Sculpture and Image | Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Mayer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts.

October 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017
Curated by Jenifer Papararo
Opening Saturday October 1, 2016 8pm to 1am
Artist Panel Sunday October 2, 2016 3pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Unit 1 - 460 Portage Avenue

Plug In ICA launches our fall program with a major group exhibition presenting multiple works by eight artists in each of our galleries. Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Maåyer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts are connected in Superimposition: Sculpture and Image as artists who contend with the spatial terms of sculpture while also contemplating the flat surface of images. “Superimposition” is often used as a technical term in graphics to refer to the layering of photographic images or patterns. It can be as simple as placing a pattern over a shape to give it texture or more complexly creating an illusory effect by joining two photographic images seamlessly as if they were taken simultaneously. The commonality of this effect is exponential. The more acute outcome is that in superimposing one thing over another there is always a concealing of portions of one image or graphic for another that determines its transformative action. It is this characteristic that is overlaid on to the work in this exhibition not as a technique but as a method of approach.

From the figurative to fashion or architecture to sci-fi fantasy, the works presented in this exhibition vary in form and subject. They diversely reference film, performance, architecture, design and social history, yet they are situated together for their reformation of the way objects and images are experienced. There is more than a colliding of sculpture and image in the works in this exhibition, there is a deliberate inversion. Here the act of superimposing moves into three-dimensional space, activating the viewer whose position and movement through the exhibition shifts what is concealed and made visible. Without losing the properties of flatness, the artists expand the plane of an image into spatial terms to be viewed as objects from multiple perspectives. Conversely and concurrently, many of the works collapse three-dimensional space into flat representational images while retaining an object-like quality.

Erlking work at the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada’s recent acquisition of Dominique Rey’s Erlking photographs are currently on display through 2016 in the permanent collection gallery.

EXHIBITION "MATERIAL GIRLS" on tour at the Doris McCarthy Gallery

Doris McCarthy Gallery
February 3 - April 9, 2016

Works by Morehshin Allahyari, Jaime Angelopoulos, Christi Belcourt, Katherine Boyer, Karin Bubaš, Andrea Carlson, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Alex Cu Unjieng, Raphaëlle de Groot, Abigail DeVille, Soheila Esfahani, Ran Hwang, Sarah Anne Johnson, Felice Koenig, Deirdre Logue, Rachel Ludlow, Jodie Mack, Amy Malbeuf, Sanaz Mazinani, Meryl McMaster, Tricia Middleton, Allyson Mitchell, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong, Marie Watt

Guest curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek and Wendy Peart

Exhibition organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery

Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON, M1C 1A4

exhibition "Dominique Rey - Under the Rose Arch" at the MacLaren Art Centre

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
March 19 to June 28, 2015

Reception: Thursday, March 19, 7 to 9 pm 
Artist Talk: Friday, March 20, 10:30 am, Campus Gallery, Georgian College

For the past decade, Dominique Rey has been documenting Les Filles de la Croix, a disappearing order of Catholic nuns. Her investigations into the order began in her hometown of Winnipeg, and have since taken her to Brazil, Argentina and France, where she captures the quiet lives and intimate spaces of the sisters. Under the Rose Archpresents a selection of lens-based work from this ongoing documentary project. Each work derives from images taken by Rey at the various convents she visited, culminating in a composite portrait of the sisterhood. The artist represents the nuns through the spaces and objects that surround them, bringing the meditative and devotional qualities of their world into visibility.

MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON

exhibition "Attitudes in Latitudes: The Northern Wild Explores the Tropics" Miami Beach

March 14- April 26, 2015

Artists: Evin Collis, Aganetha Dyck, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Heather Komus, Lucinda Linderman, Anja Marais, Ana Méndez, Andrew Nigon, Christina Pettersson, Dominique Rey, Diana Thorneycroft, Antonia Wright

Curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff

PREVIEW & ARTIST TALK Saturday, March 14 | 7pm
OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, March 18 | 7-10pm
CURATOR WALKTHROUGH Wednesday, April 8 | 7pm

Attitudes in Latitudes which spans over both the Richard Shack Gallery and Project 924 is the result of the curator’s research trip to Winnipeg. The exhibition features six artists from the Canadian microcosm and six from Miami exploring their strong, and yet sometimes peculiar connection to the landscape that surrounds them as well as the creatures, either real or invented, that inhabit it. 

Art Center/South Florida | 800 & 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

exhibition "Material Girls" at the Dunlop Art Gallery

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

January 30 – April 5, 2015

Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Jaime Angelopoulos, Christi Belcourt, Katherine Boyer, Karin Bubaš, Andrea Carlson, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Alex Cu Unjieng, Raphaëlle de Groot, Abigail DeVille, Soheila Esfahani, Ran Hwang, Sarah Anne Johnson, Felice Koenig, Deirdre Logue, Rachel Ludlow, Jodie Mack, Amy Malbeuf, Sanaz Mazinani, Meryl McMaster, Allyson Mitchell, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong, and Marie Watt

Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

Opening Reception: Friday, January 30, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery

Material Girls is about women taking up space. This large-scale group exhibition brings together Canadian and international emerging, mid-career, and senior female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Uniting these works is an exploration of material process and notions of excess as they relate to the feminized body, gendered space, and capitalist desire. Sumptuous, decorative, and visually overwhelming, the exhibition space becomes a horror vacui, a jubilant and visceral counterpoint to the modernist-derived and ideologically-constructed convention of the austere white cube.

Dunlop Art Gallery, 2311 – 12th Avenue, Regina, SK

Uniter Article "Whose House? Dominique's House"

Uniter January 21, 2015 Issue

Interview by Jillian Groening

Photography by Simeon Rusnak

Exhibition "When I told you to shoot the sky, I had something else in mind" at Platform

Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts

Exhibition | 21 November 2014 – 17 January 2015

Opening Reception | Friday 21 November | 7PM

In Conversation | Natasha Peterson with artists Sarah Ciurysek & Dominique Rey | Saturday 22 November | 2PM

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts is pleased to announce the exhibition When I told you to shoot the sky, I had something else in mind…curated by Natasha Peterson (ON). Upending our expectations of landscape photography, the presented work utilizes the materiality of the medium and its attendant technologies in new and porous ways. The exhibition will provoke discussion on the current state of photography by looking at the various practices of photo-based artists whose work questions our ontological understanding of the medium. Exhibiting artists include; Sarah Ciurysek (MB),Owen Kydd (USA), Nicolás Lamas (BE), Tyler Los-Jones (AB), andDominique Rey (MB). While they draw on fragments of traditional photographic works by incorporating visible traces of the past, through the creation of sculptural, three-dimensional objects and assemblages these artists participate in the destabilized position of contemporary photography.

PLATFORM | 121-100 Arthur Street [Artspace Building] | Winnipeg, Manitoba | R3B 1H3 | 204.942.8183 |

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibition at MOCCA

Material Self: Performing the Other Within

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Primary Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Artists: David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens, Namsa Leuba, Meryl McMaster, Dominique Rey, Tomoko Sawada, Mary Sibande

Curated by David Liss and Bonnie Rubenstein

May 1 to June 1, 2014
Opening: May 2, 7 pm

Shaped by ancestry, society, and history, material belongings and body embellishments have always served to communicate an individual’s sense of self; clothing and possessions are the fundamental elements through which self-image is expressed. As an outward expression of one’s inner most sensibilities and subjectivities, people perform their identities and position themselves in relation to the world around them. Influencing how the self is represented and seen, photography plays a significant role in the social and cultural construction of identity.
Material Self: Performing the Other Within brings together photo-based works by eight artists from the four corners of the world, all of whom explore the potential of clothing, costume, uniform, and props to communicate character and to draw a bridge across distances. They fuse cultures, traditions, and customs, linking the past to the present through performative gestures that reveal breakdowns in cultural boundaries and the cross-pollination of identities. While many of them reflect upon their heritage, rituals, and the country in which they live, some seek to examine distant mythologies and internal experiences. Each of the artists make use of materials, props, and associated iconographies and signifiers to articulate shifting identities, while challenging stereotypes and fixed expectations. They bring light to the other within, an entity of the self that emerges from their images.