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September 9 to October 8
Archival Photographs from Exhibition:
Acrylic on Linen Paintings:
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click here for EXHIBITION ESSAY BY DANIELLA SANADER:
There are many straightforward ways to structure things. Shelving units, shipping containers, bargain bins, moving boxes. However, there are also less visible modes of organization: how crystals form, how mold grows spores, how data shapes networks, how sentences fracture. VSVSVS are moving their things into Katzman Contemporary, and these are their storage tactics. – Daniella Sanader
For the opening, VSVSVS will be collaborated with [elephants] collective and associated artists on a performance intervention entitled Surplus Party Guest. The creative team includes: Phoebe Hu, Thomas McKechnie, Naomi Melvin, Michael Reinhart, Sofia Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Staples.
We are VSVSVS (pronounced versus versus versus), a six-person collective and artist-run centre based out of a warehouse in the portlands of Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2010, our activities encompass collective art making, a residency program, a formal exhibition space, and individual studio practices. Our collective work focuses on the collaborative production of multiples, drawings, video works, sculpture, installations, and performance. An open framework allows each of us to play to our own interests and ends, while contributing to a common goal. Working with six heads is an experiment in being together too much and making things constantly.
Members include: Wallis Cheung, Ryan Clayton, Anthony Cooper, James Gardner, Stephen McLeod, and Miles Stemp.
VSVSVS acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
VSVSVS would also like to thank Laura Simon, Dustin Wehr, The DMS Lab, Jorge Martins at Arfil Auto Collision, and Gallery Express for their generous support towards this exhibition.