“Fragmentation & Desire: An Interview with Dominique Rey”. Remai Modern curator of collections Sandra Fraser speaks to multidisciplinary artist Dominique Rey.
2017 Issue 34.2
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
Art Center South Florida, 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
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
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 | www.platformgallery.com
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.