Erlking runs from January 14 to March 4, 2012.
Opening reception on Saturday, January 14 at 8 PM
Organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and curated by Ryan Doherty.
A publication is in production with Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg featuring essays and images from Erlking and Pilgrims.
More information at SAAG
Group Exhibition at the Tabacka Art Center, Kosice, Slovakia
Artists: Piotr Blajerski, András Cséfalvay, Cristina David, Petra Feriancová, Michael Höpfner, Katarína Hrušková, Lucie Mičíková, Katarína Poliačiková, Dominique Rey, Colin Snapp, Tomáš Šoltys
Curators: Dorota Kenderová & Jaro Varga
Abzurbs performance at the National Arts Centre Opening Night Party SWARM
April 26, 21:30 – 22:30 NAC MAIN LOBBY
Quelle dérive: Le possible et le réel de Winnipeg
Opening April 27, 2011
Performance: April 27 at 19:00,
Exhibition April 27 - May 6, 2011
AXENÉO7 80 Hanson Street, Gatineau
Curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden
The Abzurbs, a visual art and performance group, will be showing and performing in Ottawa in late April 2011.
Founded in 2003 by Dominique Rey, Cliff Eyland and Tannis Kohut, the group quickly grew to include artists and musicians William Eakin, Ryan Ahoff, Lancelot Coar, Amanda Ing, Kevin Barkman, Vanessa Rigaux, Craig Love, Florian Lassnig, Ronnie Araya and others, all of whom adopt Abzurb names for Abzurb activities.
The Abzurbs think fondly of Fluxus, Dada, Situationist and other performance artists as they play, but they also make objects, including photographs, paintings, drawings, installation, sculptures, videos, and works in multimedia and design.
The Abzurbs encourage free play and unrepressed, impulsive behavior in themselves and their audiences. The group has played officially and unofficially at Gavin Brown’s bar in New York City, at Winnipeg’s Platform, Edge and Cream Galleries, in Quebec City, Montreal and spontaneously in Toronto, New York, and Winnipeg. Its work has been published in the United Kingdom’s Frieze magazine and on the cover of Canada’s Broken Pencil magazine.
Present in body or mind: Lancelot Coar, William Eakin, Cliff Eyland, Craig Love, Dominique Rey, Vanessa Rigaux, Flavours: Kevin Kelly, Rachel Schappert
Photo credit: William Eakin.
As part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 ARTS FOR ALL project, I had the honour of being named Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassador of Visual Arts. In addition to advocating for my art form, I created the legacy project “DO LESS, SLOWLY”for the people of Winnipeg.
Solo exhibition at Gallery 1C03 at the University of WInnipeg
Performance by The Abzurbs: September 9, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m
Opening Reception: September 9, 5 to 7 p.m
Public Artist Talk: September 13, at 12:30 p.m
In recognition of Winnipeg’s designation as Cultural Capital of Canada for 2010, five artists representing the fields of dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts were appointed as Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts on June 18th, 2010. From left to right: Michael Neelak Van Rooy for Literary Arts, Dominique Rey for Visual Arts, Debbie Patterson for Theatre, Natasha Torres-Garner for Dance, and John K. Samson for Music.
Photo credit: Robert Barrow
Abzurbs perform at VIVA! Art Action Performance Festival, Bain St.Michel, Montreal, http://www.vimeo.com/7671478
Summer Residency in Berlin, http://www.transartinstitute.org/
Video Pool Inc., Curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden, Escape Route: Toronto, Victoria, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal, Vancouver, Portland, St. John’s (NL), Halifax, New York, Winnipeg, http://videopool.typepad.com/video_pool_news/2009/07/escape.html