Sheridan’s John Armstrong curates art exhibit

Mark Bell, Reverse Obsolescence (Deerfield Hall) (2014). Chalk and masking tape on studio wall. Variable dimensions. Photo Credit: Mark Bell. Courtesy of the artist and General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto.


John Armstrong, program coordinator of our Art and Art History program, curated an exhibit titled Inside at the Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga. It includes the work of eight artists who use various technologies and traditions that painting offers to engage the exhibitions spaces, and reflect on the established genre of interior painting. Most of the artists in the exhibition practice easel painting, and are known for their searching and at times playful interrogation of a variety of architectural spaces.

On February 12th at Sheridan’ Annie Smith Mezzanine, Armstrong along with three other artists from the exhibit will present a brief overview of their work in the exhibition followed by a discussion of how contemporary painters use elements of individuated studio practice to create site-sensitive wall works or performances. The exhibit will be open to the public until March 1st.

The exhibit was also reviewed by Terence Dick featured on Akimbo, Canada’s online source for Visual Art information. Read more here.


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