Flick artist Hagop Ohassennian’s exhibit is in a CONTAINER. His immersive installation explores silence and whale stories. Parking lot at 333 Lakeshore Boulevard east. Talks and workshops http://www.savac.net/flight-mode/
Welcoming L.A. Artist Joanie Ellen to Flick studios. Arriving with exhibition about hysteria
Symptoms of hysteria included uncontrolled emotion and sexual assertiveness. Victorian furniture manufacturers produced fainting couches to relieve the condition. Other cures included hypnosis and magic.
Hysterics themselves could be convincing. One performed her diagnosis so well that the most eminent French psychologist paid her to appear before professional audiences. When she began refusing, she was institutionalized and sent to solitary confinement, later escaping the ward disguised in men’s clothing.
Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7
9.19.2019 5:30-7:30 PM
across the street
@ Sweaty Betty’s
Date: Sept. 21 – Oct. 8 from 12-6pm (closed on Mondays)
Location: Parking Lot at 333 Lakeshore Boulevard East (Toronto Waterfront)
The exhibition is about solitude, particularly how pervasive connectivity has crowded it out of our busy schedules.
Hagop and another artist have created immersive installations to respond to this theme.
You are invited to pause, reflect, and unplug by attending :
- an opening night reception (with artist talks) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Sept. 20, and
- two writing and meditation workshops on Sept 22 and 28, 2019.
Details are available at http://www.savac.net/flight-mode/ The exhibition and artist talks are free to the public.
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The exhibition was funded by the Ontario Arts Council and supported by Waterfront Toronto.
THE WALLS: A COUPLE DOZEN WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HOME with work of Flick Artist Thomas Kim.
OPENING: FRIDAY AUGUST 23RD FROM 6 – 10
Two Flick artists are having an opening at Red Head Gallery on Thursday August 29th 5 – 8. So let’s gather there for interesting chats, snacks and drinks so we can get to know one another (instead of the day before at Grange as previously planned).
“A Stone Transforming Smile” explores themes of close-looking and deep aesthetic appreciation for the world around us. The title comes from “Roman Fountain” by Rainer Maria Rilke, a poem that expresses the affective qualities of a simple stone fountain. Through their practices, these artists address the non-human things of the world with care and attention, illustrating how they enrich our lives in quiet ways. Like the fluid sound of water beneath the buzz of conversation, “A Stone Transforming Smile” speaks softly but urgently about the need to protect our visible and invisible natural worlds and the human cultural histories that are intimately entwined with these things.