Clark & Faria/Monte Clark Gallery: Restricted
‘Restricted’ at Clark & Faria, Toronto and Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (both to Feb. 13)
Trust Clark & Faria and Monte Clark Gallery to warm up the Canadian winter with a sexy and edgy, yet smart, group show. Showing at both sites simultaneously, ‘Restricted’ is titled after the film rating that forewarns the constitutionally delicate of explicit content. Both shows feature works that examine the human form and consider issues such as sexual identity, and how artists bring together bodily and psychological realms in their work. The Vancouver version of the show features a suite of new paintings by gallery artist Evan Lee, and the Canadian premiere of video work by Korean artist Hye Rim Lee (who has called herself “the next Jeff Koons”). In Toronto, works by gallery artists Roy Arden, Evan Lee, Douglas Coupland, Brad Phillips, Alison Yip and Robert Olson will be featured, alongside photographs by Torontonian Chris Curreri and video work by Marina Abramović, the groundbreaking and controversial performance artist whose upcoming retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is one of this spring’s most anticipated exhibitions.
Clark & Faria: Graham Gillmore; February 18 - March 21
Monte Clark Gallery: Greg Girard; February 18 - March 20