Outliers on Tour

OUTLIERS ON TOUR

Exhibition Dates: March 8 – April 19, 2019

Opening Reception: March 8, 6:00-8:00 pm
As part of the opening reception, there will be a performance by artist Michel Dumont.
There will be loud smashing noises as a part of this performance.
Opening Remarks will be livestreamed from 6:45 to 7:15 pm

Artist Talk: March 16, 2:00-4:00 pm

Second Saturday Social: April 13, 2:00-4:00 pm

Film Screening and Artist Talk with Michael Keshane in partnership with Images Festival: April 17, 12:00-1:30 pm

Location: Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space 401 Richmond St. W Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8

ABOUT OUTLIERS ON TOUR:

Outliers on Tour is bringing the outsiders in. Stemming from Tangled Art + Disability’s Tangled on Tour program that ran from 2014 to 2017, this exhibition invites Disability-identified artists from across Ontario to consider how the city has been built and constructed as a concept by those on the periphery. Part of Myseum Intersections, Revisionist Toronto, Outliers on Tour is one of 17 exhibits revisiting and re-imagining the dominant narratives that shape our understanding of the city. Myseum Intersections is a festival of collaborative exhibits, events, workshops, and tours exploring  intersectional perspectives of Toronto.

Featuring Christine Negus with VibraFusion Lab of London, Michel Dumont and Eugene LeFrancois of Thunder Bay, Chris ‘Bucko’ Binkowski of Ottawa, and Michael Keshane of Tangled Peterborough’s programming, Outliers on Tour will present visual and tactile works in the gallery, an offsite film screening, and public engagements.

This multimedia and multisensorial group show centres the artists’ perspectives as outliers in every sense of the word. Outliers on Tour draws a parallel between the movement of Disability Arts as an outlier to the contemporary art world, and cities outside the downtown core as outliers to the urban identities that shape our understanding of inclusive city futures.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Chris ‘Bucko’ Binkowski

Chris ‘Bucko’ Binkowski currently lives and works in Ottawa, ON. Bucko is an emerging multidisciplinary artist working primarily in electronic music performance and abstract paintings. He performs improvised synth based music via iPhone. Bucko paints squares in acrylic medium and digitally creates atmospheric watercolour forms.

Christine Negus

Christine Negus is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who received the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award through Images Festival in 2008. Negus obtained her MFA in 2010 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and her BFA in 2008 from Western University in London, ON. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications including; The Globe and Mail and Modern Painters. Additionally, an interview on Negus’ video practice appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of BlackFlash Magazine.

Eugene Lefrancois

Eugene Lefrancois is a Métis woodland artist who identifies as an injured worker and not disabled. Noting that his injury while working caused the disability, Lefrancois believes society wants to lump the injured worker into a category of being disabled, which they are not. Lefrancois is a worker first and foremost, and will fight any label that is placed upon injured workers.

Michael Keshane

Michael Roderick Keshane is a First Nations independent filmmaker and artist from Keeseekoose First Nation, and the Coté First Nation Reserve. His work explores the sense of peace that First Nations people find through maintaining the cultural traditions of their ancestors in the face of uncertain futures and harsh realities.

Michel Dumont

Michel Dumont is a queer Métis two spirited artist who enjoys breathing new life into discarded vintage tile by making mosaic pieces. Working with shattered tile mirrors his daily life of dealing with a shattered back, which drives him to make something beautiful out of it. Making outfits for local and national drag communities allows him to work around his multiple chemical sensitivity using non toxic materials. He is a self-taught artist, and occasional teacher, whose mediums include fiber arts, ceramics and unconventional materials for wearable art. He creates art daily to deal with the effects of decades of PTSD. As a son of an Indian day school survivor, he tries to honour his culture in his work.

ACCESS INFORMATION:

Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibit. We will have ASL interpreters and attendant care present during public engagements. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment.


DIRECTIONS:

Tangled Art Gallery is located in studio 122 on the main floor on the 401 Richmond Building. The closest accessible subway station is at Osgoode Station. The closest accessible streetcar stop is the 510 Spadina Queen Street West Stop (going south from Spadina Station), and the 510 Spadina Richmond Street Stop (going north from Union Station).


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