Friday, February 11, 2011

Looking for Beauty in Poverty: Rei Murakami New Photo Exhibition in the Junction

Rei Murakami Exhibit at Chuck Akudu Gallery, the Junction, Toronto, invitation Invitation: Rei Murakami "Looking for Beauty in Poverty"
Exhibition February 11, 2011 @ Chuck Akudu Gallery, The Junction, Toronto
2011 © Rei Murakami

Rei Murakami
Looking for Beauty in Poverty
Photo Exhibit

Opening Reception February 11 @ 7 pm.

Chuck Akudu Gallery
3035 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Chuck Akudu Gallery is featuring a Rei Murakami photography exhibition "Looking for Beauty in Poverty", photos from India. If you're looking for inspiration, it's definitely worth taking a peek at.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Capitalism and Culture in the Junction Art Exhibit: February 3 – 13

Capitalism & Culture in the West Toronto Junction, Exhibition, posterPoster: Capitalism & Culture in the Junction Exhibition
3109 Dundas Street West, #JunctionTO, February 3 – 13, 2011

If you are in Toronto, check out an art show The Capitalism and Culture in The Junction at the 3109 Dundas West Gallery. The exhibition is open every day from February 3 till February 13 from 12 noon to 8 pm.

Capitalism and Culture in the Junction Exhibition

A community-based exhibition that blends works by Junction inhabitants and workers, some of whom identify as artists and some who do not – but all of whom have blunt questions about the state of the economy.

When: February 3 – 13th, 2011
Time: 12 pm - 8 pm
Venue: Gallery
Location: 3109 Dundas Street West, Toronto
<- Quebec Ave - Clendenan Ave ->

Artists: Mary Breen, Nancy Egan, Evangeline Transformation Project, Craig Flint, Mark Dallas, Nancy Halifax, Donna Husiak, Kim Jackson, Wren Jackson, Richard Joos, Voja Jurisic, Kelli Keily, Leslie Kern, Naomi Knaff and Raul C Andres, Trisha Leigh Lavoie, Ben Ng, Norman Perrin, Michael Ricks, I’m Sold, Lynda Solowinsky … and Junction community members at large.
With the recent economic "crash" the system of capitalism has come under increasing questioning by citizens. Artists and community members respond to life within capitalism: the contradictions and ethical problems it presents, it’s impact on us as individuals and groups, as well as what we think about it. As individuals who survive capitalism we generate knowledge about and against it, which is conveyed through a space we have created to explore the language of art.

Multimedia works are presented as in dialogue, to open up a public conversation about capitalism in the Junction where we share space.

The works span the mediums from photography, painting, sculpture, video, audio, installation, knitting and performance, and embrace themes of ecology, class, history, war, homelessness, hope, nurturing, friendship, recognition, language, humor … and so much more.

Schedule of events
Thursday, February 3
Opening Night, 6-9pm
Coffeehouse with Strobusphere: activated public space in the Junction (7pm)

Saturday, February 5, 7-10 pm
Artist Talk: Capitalism and Culture

Sunday, February 6, 2-5 pm
Evangeline’s Transformation Project: The” Quilt” project knitting circle

Wednesday, February 9, 7:30-9:30pm
The art of selling – a workshop for handmakers
With Mary Breen owner of Wise Daughters Craft Market

Thursday February 10, 7 – 9pm
Hanging by a Thread: Finding the Models for Strong Women in traditional tales
(children welcome, comprehension level is for ages 10 yrs and up.)

Friday, February 11, 8-10pm
Rates of Exchange: a night of video

Saturday, February 12, 1-4pm
Lets Face It: the resonance of communication

Sunday, February 13, 2-5pm
The Poetics of Social Change: a writing workshop with Nancy Halifax

Closing Party, 6-9 pm
Bring some food or beverage to share. Music by Craig Flint

Exhibit is sponsored by:
Wise Daughters Craft Market
Dundas Marketing & Printing
Cool Hand of a Girl Cafe

Check out the details of the Capitalist Relations and Cultural Production in the Junction Project

For more information, please contact Kim Jackson:
facebook: Kim Jackson