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SPECIAL GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SATURDAY, 12 - 5PM
AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 23, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 6 - 9PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Don't Touch, an exhibition by guest artist Marianne Burlew.
Don’t Touch is a series of collaborations between Marianne Burlew and twelve other artists whose work inspires a physical response. Each artist has contributed one or more pieces to be encapsulated in air and plastic by Burlew, with the intent of taking into consideration the affect of denied or limited interaction with each artwork.
By allotting each art piece it’s own plastic environment, viewers will only be allowed a specific distance from each work. By enforcing this distance, the tension between both the private space and emotional intimacy each work demands is brought into focus. This speaks to a collective frustration with the gallery space as one that alienates the physical desires of the viewer and ultimately rejects the body as a valid method of cognition.
Since graduating from York University in 2011, Marianne Burlew has strived to create work that brings into focus the importance of touch in understanding art and the world around us. Burlew joined the textile studio at the Harbourfront Centre in 2012, allowing her an openly experimental and collegial studio environment until 2014. Burlew has exhibited in galleries such as The Harbourfront Centre, The Gladstone Hotel, The Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Gallerywest, and the Craft Ontario Gallery. She has also had the opportunity to exhibit at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia and The Art Factory in Paterson, New Jersey. Burlew is currently beginning her MFA studies at the University of Waterloo.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INSOMNIA SALON SOIRÉE
The Red Head Gallery is accepting submissions for the Insomnia Salon Soirée, our yearly salon show specially created for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. The exhibition begins October 1st at noon, and culminates with Nuit Blanche's end at 7am on the morning of October 5th.
As part of the 401 Richmond St. West complex, thousands of visitors come through the Red Head Gallery each Nuit Blanche. We encourage new artists to be part of this exciting event. This year, in keeping with the original salon style, we are offering the opportunity to submit up to 3 small works, or a couple mid-sized works, or 1 large work. Each work will have a minimum of 5 inches of space around it.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. If accepted, work must be dropped off at the gallery no later than Saturday, September 27th between 12 noon and 5 pm, but can be delivered during gallery hours -12 noon ’til 5 pm, between Wednesday, September 24th to Friday, September 26th. Artwork must be picked up no later than 12 noon on the Sunday, October 5th.
Artworks must reflect the theme of Insomnia, as interpreted by the artist and must meet the aesthetic standards of the gallery. There are limitations on size and media (see Participating Artist Agreement).
ENTRY FEE: $50. (Payable through the Red Head Gallery Paypal account)
CRITERIA: Please refer to the Participating Artist Agreement