YYZ Default Programming

YYZ Default Programming

April 1 – May 7

at the Arts Etobicoke Gallery

Default Programming features a selection of recent works and ongoing projects developed by emerging artists with diverse backgrounds, passions and practices, revealing surprising affinities when they are encouraged to approach, and reflect upon, the blurred borders between art and work. The exhibition presents works reflective of the studio environment and its varied conditions and connotations within the larger fabric of social reality, and thus it aims to cause a debate around the current conditions of artistic production. Thematically free, Default Programming looks at artists' workspaces as sites of knowledge and labour: mobile, temporary, and most times fortuitous, their studios became particular settings for reflection upon all these fluid and complicated relationships.

Last year, Arts Etobicoke began a partnership with YYZ Artists' Outlet who was presenting YYZLAB, a directed summer mentoring and educational residency for emerging visual artists, independent curators and new Canadians with professional art training who live beyond the downtown core. Through a series of facilitated seminars, studio visits and critiques, participants had the opportunity to further their practice, make connections and develop a body of work for a touring exhibition.

Works by Hazel Eckert, Bailey Govier, Monika Hauck, Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, Yoonjin Jung, and Daphne Vlassis. Accompanying Essay By Oana Tanase.

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