Pieces of Me Pieces of You
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: Sculpture and Image | Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Mayer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts.
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.
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.
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
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 January 21, 2015 Issue
Interview by Jillian Groening
Photography by Simeon Rusnak
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.
Material Self: Performing the Other Within
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.