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Untitled: Thoughts about sound, music, silence and confusion
January 12 to February 11, 2006
Diaz Contemporary, Toronto

Artists: Beagles & Ramsay, Stephanie Cormier, Brian Josepth Davis, Dave Dyment, Pete Gazendam, Adad Hannah, Doug Lewis, Daniel Olson, Laurel Woodcock

The exhibition ‘Untitled: Thoughts about sound, music, silence, and confusion’ brings together works by artists that explore the world of the auditory in different ways. Silent, quoting the unheard, obscuring the familiar, and remixing the known, these pieces make allusions to the dissolution of sound while simultaneously revelling in it. Assembled under the name of Untitled this group show adopts the trope of a non-name that speaks volumes, underscored by its subtitle that fills in all the blanks and expands the notion of a meaningful absence.

The video works Trilogy (2000) by Scottish duo Beagles & Ramsay open-up the quotidian and melancholic possibilities of some of Madonna’s more heartfelt lyrics. Toronto artist Pete Gazendam’s There Shall be Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth (2001) is a soundwork that recreates the stirring spiritual lyrics of a familiar hymn in a more eerily earthy medium than the human voice, while Laurel Woodcock shows graphically compelling iterations of the empty quote. Dave Dyment’s White Noise is a visually lyrical silkscreen in which he has condensed the sheet music for every track on the Beatles’s eponymously titled double album (commonly called The White Album), accompanied by an audio piece in which Dyment has stretched or condensed every track on the album to the same duration and played them simultaneously to create a wall of sound.

 

Doug Lewis: I Dunno Game - 2004
Daniel Olsen: Tune in a Bucket - 2004
Brian Joseph Davis: 10 Banned Records Burned...Then Displayed - 2005

 

Brian Joseph Davis: 10 Banned Records Burned...Then Displayed (Beatles) - 2005
Altered vinyl records
Variable dimensions

 

Brian Joseph Davis: 10 Banned Records Burned...Then Displayed (Beatles) - 2005
Altered vinyl records
Variable dimensions

 

Dave Dyment: Sgt Pepper's Extended Lonely Hearts Club Band - 2005
B&W ink jet prints
Approximately 8' long

 

Dave Dyment: Sgt Pepper's Extended Lonely Hearts Club Band - 2005
B&W ink jet prints
Approximately 8' long

 

Daniel Olsen: The Quiet Man - 2005
Vinyl banner & rare earth magnets
60" x 40"

Doug Lewis: I Dunno Game - 2004
Speakers, plexiglass & wood

 

Daniel Olsen: The Quiet Man - 2005
Vinyl banner & rare earth magnets
60" x 40"

 

Stephanie Cormier: Telephone Piece - 2005
Table, telephone receiver and cd player

 

Doug Lewis: I Dunno Game - 2005
Speakers, plexiglass & wood

 

Dave Dyment: Top Ten - 2005
Cut and assembled LP's

 

Dave Dyment: White Noise - 2005
Silk screen

 

Adad Hannah: Band Practice - 2001
Still from digital video
9 minutes, 55 seconds looped

 

Beagles & Ramsay: Trilogy - 2000
Still from digital video
DVD 3 min

 

Laurel Woodcock: Untitled (neon quotation) - 2006
Blue neon quotation sculpture
6.5" × 6.5" spaced 48" apart

 

Laurel Woodcock: Interval - 1990
Color photograph
14" × 72"

 

 

 

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the horse they rode in on
June 25 to August 27, 2005
Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto

Artists: Collin Zipp, James Prior, Doug Lewis, Kristan Horton, Adad Hannah,
Peter Gazendam, David Armstrong-Six

 

 

Adad Hannah: Room 112, #'s 4, 2, 3, 6, 1

 

Adad Hannah: Room 112, #'s 4, 2, 3, 6, 1

 

Adad Hannah: Room 112, two channel video

 

Dave Armstrong-Six: Drawings

 

Dave Armstrong-Six: Drawings & No Plot

 

Dave Armstrong-Six: No Plot

 

Dave Armstrong-Six: No Plot

 

Dave Armstrong-Six: The Eternal Below

 

Doug Lewis: Untitled & Confirmation Copy Only

 

Doug Lewis: Untitled
Peter Gazendam: Antimohy Series #2

 

Peter Gazendam: Antimohy Series #2
Doug Lewis: Confirmation Copy Only

 

Peter Gazendam: Antimohy Series #2

 

Peter Gazendam: Right side of dirt

 

Kristan Horton: Habit Forming (Bits & Bites)

 

James Prior: The Human Cannonball

 

Collin Zipp: Untitled (Sailboat)
Collin Zipp: Untitled (Bird)

 

 

 

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Free Sample
March 12 to April 24, 2005
Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax

Artists: Michael Alstad, Anitra Hamilton, Adad Hannah, Allison Hrabluik, Kristan Horton, Dave Dyment & Roula Partheniou, Micah Lexier, Jan Peacock , Andrew Pommier, James Prior, Kelly Richardson, Mitch Robertso, Collin Zipp

 

Michael Alstad: 15-Second Blow Job - 2002
Digital projection
15 seconds, looped

 

Dave Dyment & Roula Partheniou: Super Infinity 2002
Super-8 projection
Letraset on clear leader, one-minute loop

 

Anitra Hamilton: Who’s Gonna Tell Jesus There’s No Santa Claus 1994-1999
US test bomb, chicken eggshells and glue, 92 cm x 20.5 cm
US test bomb, chicken eggshells and glue, 92 cm x 20.5 cm
Defused WW2 US Air Force bomb, turkey eggshells and glue, 184 cm x 20.5 cm

 

Adad Hannah: Removing Mascara (from STILLS series) 2003
DVD on LCD monitor; 7:46 minutes, looped

 


Adad Hannah: Makeup (from STILLS series) 2003
DVD on LCD monitor; 7:59 minutes, looped

 

Kristan Horton: Dr. Strangelove / Dr. Strangelove 2004
25 framed black and white digital prints, each 33.5 x 48.2 cm
and DVD on standard monitor

 

Allison Hrabluik: The Pit Bar, Dawson City 2004
Projected stop-motion video 3:50 minutes, sound and miniature set (cardboard, mat board, photocopies, vinyl, metal, fabric, balsa wood, electric lights)

 

Micah Lexier: Two Ways To Make 2 2000
Neon tubing, 56 x 83.8 cm

 

Jan Peacock: Midnight Reader 2004
DVD on LCD screen embedded in wall, 17 minutes

 

Andrew Pommier: Board Graphic Nos. 1 to 4
Acrylic and graphite on board, each 25.5 x 81.3 cm

 

James Prior: Untitled (from James Pierre and Pom Pom: Two Hearts Beat as One) 2002
12 C-Prints
76.5 x 101.5 each

 

Kelly Richardson: Groupie 2001-2003
Broken cymbals rebuilt with gold cigarette foil

 

Mitch Robertson: Pepsi Jesus (Six Pack) 2002-2003
24 painted porcelain figurines,
21.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm each

 

Collin Zipp: Portrait of a Father and Son 2003-2004
DVD on monitor, one minute