The Contemporary Art Gallery presents two upcoming exciting exhibitions by artists, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Dove Allouche.
Artist: Dove Allouche
Exhibition: Negative Capability
Dates: September 28 – December 30, 2018
Location: CAG B.C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries
The Contemporary Art Gallery presents French artist, Dove Allouche’s first ever solo exhibition in a public gallery in North America. Developed in collaboration with Centre d’art Contemporain d’Ivry – le Credac, France, this exhibition comprises a variety of new and recent bodies of work with the aim of tracing correlations and connections across the artist’s expansive practice. Encompassing CAG’s two large gallery spaces, over twenty works will be displayed from nine series produced between 2009-2018.
The exhibition presents an investigation into Allouche’s desire not to produce new things in the world, but rather to make visible that which otherwise remains unseen, hidden or buried. The artists’ practice is fundamentally concerned with the materials of the earth and the slow passage of time. Exploring subjects such as the surface of the sun, Parisian sewer networks, stalagmites and the growth of spores, his works demonstrate the effects of such natural events which are often obscured from human view.
Artist: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Exhibition: An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations
Dates: September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Location: CAG window spaces
The Contemporary Art Gallery presents Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s first solo exhibition in Canada. Extending across CAG’s window spaces, An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations is a collection of alliterate word pairings which Rasheed has developed over a number of years. The work highlights Rasheed’s consideration that despite the visibility of the many social and racial issues going on in contemporary culture, our society pertains an apathetic and care-free attitude towards making change. These pairings of words such as lethargic / legislations, delicate / drone and uppity / uterus, are intentionally contradictive, mimicking how such issues are frequently acknowledged yet seemingly ignored.