Maria Gabankova & Libby Hague @ loop Gallery, 1273 Dundas Street West
loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Maria Gabankova and Libby Hague
loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Maria Gabankova entitled Memento Mori, and Libby Hague entitled Gravity Drawings: More light/ less darkness.
In her 2012 exhibition at loop Gallery, Maria Gabankova presents a suite of drawings and paintings that contrast lush marks of oil sticks and oil paint on mylar with stark visualisations of Memento Mori. These images offer a reflection that can be used to put one's life in a larger perspective.
Maria Gabankova lives and works in Toronto, where she also teaches figure drawing, painting and portraiture at OCAD University. A founding member of the loop Gallery, Gabankova has been invited to sit on juries, panel discussions, conferences, and work in film and theatre. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, South Korea and Europe.
To show the development and migration of ideas, Libby Hague’s exhibition shifts between the model of a curated show and a studio visit. By cross-referencing work with its generative sources, it tracks the excitement of parameter shifts, sharing the logic behind the hybrids. Demystifying the process says “This is how I think" and “This is what I thought”.
Libby Hague is a Toronto-based artist. She will show in the IPCNY exhibit as it travels to the University of Texas, Austin, in January. Recent solo exhibitions include Sympathetic Connections at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2011, and solo exhibitions at Galerie Circulaire and La Centrale, Montreal, and the Durham Art Gallery.
Please join the artists in celebrating the opening reception on Saturday, February 4th from 2-5 pm. Learn more about Maria Gabankova’s and Libby Hague’s work during a Question & Answer Session at loop on Sunday February 12th, 2PM., moderated by John Armstrong.
Find out more on the loop blog at loopgallery.blogspot.com.
Starts: Feb 4, 2012 Ends: Feb 26, 2012
At: loop Gallery, 1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Times: Wed – Sat noon to 5pm & Sun 1 to 4pm.
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location: 1273 Dundas Street West (3 doors west of Dovercourt)
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