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Current Exhibition: July 10 2008 at the Peak Gallery extended to October 4th 2008
Gareth Lichty: Thrum
Toronto, On – June, 24, 2008. Peak Gallery is pleased to announce Gareth Lichty’s debut commercial gallery exhibition Thrum. The word “thrum” signifies an unwoven end of a warp thread, or a fringe of such ends left in a loom when the finished cloth is cut away. It also signifies a sustained humming sound that one might make while weaving. Lichty’s emergent practice has quickly risen to prominence through his astounding and mature use of banal and ubiquitous materials to render large-scale and elegant sculptural objects.
This exhibition is the world-premiere showing of two works that together contain over 20 kilometers of plastic tubing that is re-configured, woven, hooked, cut, and tied. They manifest thousands of hours of sustained and careful labour. Lichty’s reconfigurations, derive in part from his suburban middle-class upbringing, and make reference to the traditions of monumental and modernist sculpture while providing a wry critique of excess and the consumer world.
Thrum opens July 10th from 2 to 8 pm at the Morrow Avenue Complex and coincides with the annual Summer Party hosted by Peak Gallery, Olga Korper Gallery and Christopher Cutts Gallery. Peak Gallery is located at 23 Morrow Avenue, Toronto. The exhibition continues until July 31st.
Gareth Lichty studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto and Sculpture at Leeds University in England. He has exhibited internationally and nationally with exhibitions in Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Lichty has been a Director and the Chair of Programming for CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) since 2005. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Lichty lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario and is represented by Peak Gallery, Toronto.
For more information contact Peak Gallery at (416) 537-8108 or email@example.com
T H & B
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12 @ 8:00 pm
Visiting Hours: Saturday April 19 + Saturday April 26; 12:00-5:00 pm
Resuscitating the common name of the defunct Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway, which operated out of Hamilton from 1895-1987, 21 visual artists have been invited to respond to the post-industrial context of the 3rd floor at 270 Sherman, a former textile mill located in the industrial heart of Hamilton. Focusing on installation, sculpture, video and performance, the exhibition uses the former rail line as a geographical marker, and sets out to define a vital link between visual artists operating in the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo corridor.
Participating artists include:
Featured Performers for the Closing Reception on May 3 include:
Lesley Loksi Chan
Visit www.thbcollective.com for more project info.
Our thanks to the owners of 270 Sherman, for building info visit www.270sherman.ca
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