PAST EXHIBITIONS

 
 

CAITLYN MURPHY: MARKET STUDIES: October 14, 2016 - October 30, 2016

NO FOUNDATION is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Toronto-based artist Caitlyn Murphy.

Market Studies continues Caitlyn Murphy’s enduring occupation with the visual landscape of the everyday: front yards, window views, recreational sports, corner store displays and consumer goods. Working in gouache on paper, she remains committed to a unique style of realism; slightly odd and off-centred compositions are favoured in order to quietly allude to the underlying strangeness in our observable world.

Referential to the historic tradition of still-life fruit paintings, Murphy’s inspiration comes from her immediate daily surroundings, in this case the variety stores she passes on her daily walk to the studio. This series participates in the act of representing the hyper-local that is at the same time universal. As subject matter, storefront fruit displays are always incidental and dynamic in their composition, perpetually re-composing themselves as customers and store owners add and subtract from the tableau.

Born in 1988, Caitlyn Murphy lives and works in Toronto where she graduated from the Illustration program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2015. She previously earned a BA in Philosophy from McMaster University. Murphy was the recipient of the Project 31 award, and was featured in CMYK Magazine’s Top New Creatives issue in 2013 and 2014 concurrently. Caitlyn has shown in numerous galleries throughout the city including a recent solo exhibition, Window Studies at Northern Contemporary gallery. Her work has been published by Chronicle Books, and she has an upcoming book project that will be published by Toronto’s Swimmers Group press.

Green Farms, 2016, gouache on paper, 16 x 18.5 inches

Green Farms, 2016, gouache on paper, 16 x 18.5 inches

Progress Bakery, 2016, gouache on paper, 13 X 12.5 inches

Progress Bakery, 2016, gouache on paper, 13 X 12.5 inches

Sunshine Variety, 2016, gouache on paper, 12.75 X 12.75 inches

Sunshine Variety, 2016, gouache on paper, 12.75 X 12.75 inches

College Fruit Market, 2016,  gouache on paper, 14 X 14 inches

College Fruit Market, 2016,  gouache on paper, 14 X 14 inches

No Frills, 2016, gouache on paper, 18.5 X 18 inches

No Frills, 2016, gouache on paper, 18.5 X 18 inches

Dundas Supermarket, 2016, gouache on paper, 11 X 11.5 inches

Dundas Supermarket, 2016, gouache on paper, 11 X 11.5 inches

 

DEBORAH WANG: PHANTOM LIMB: October 14, 2016 - October 30, 2016

NO FOUNDATION is pleased to present Phantom Limb, a presentation of sculptural works by Deborah Wang in our window space.

“If there is an axiality to these sculptures, it is one (with few exceptions) that only exists in the ground. These are conceptual plugs for, and of, the earth. When removed from the earth—the site of their making—they have an uneasy relationship with new sites. This new ground is a foreign ground. It cannot support the sculptures as the earth did. Being effectively unearthed and siteless, they become nomadic. They are itinerant gravestones. They enter the space that art critic and theorist Rosalind Krauss calls the monument’s “negative condition.”1 They are base and (abstracted) figure as one. They are from the earth, and about the earth, but not rooted in the earth. They are about the encounter between the living and the dead. They mark the past in the present.”

-Deborah Wang, 2016

Based in Toronto, Deborah is an independent curator and designer. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University.

Through her diverse practice, Deborah has curated and co-curated exhibitions for the Textile Museum of Canada, Gladstone Hotel, XPACE Cultural Centre, and the Art Gallery of Ontario; worked with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects; and taught design studio at Ryerson University. She has exhibited in Toronto and abroad, and presented her art and design work as a guest speaker in academic and cultural forums.

Currently, Deborah splits her time as Creative Director of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, a senior designer for superkül, and as a scholar/maker.

  Earth Plugs, installation view

 

Earth Plugs, installation view

  Earth Plugs, 1-9

 

Earth Plugs, 1-9

  Earth Plugs, 10-18

 

Earth Plugs, 10-18

  Earth Plugs, 19-27

 

Earth Plugs, 19-27

CAITLYN MURPHY: MARKET STUDIES: OCTOBER 14 - 30, 2016

DEBORAH WANG: PHANTOM LIMB: OCTOBER 14 - 30, 2016

NESS LEE: FEEL A PART: OCTOBER 14 - 30, 2016

STO: TSUNAMINAGASHI: MAY 13 - JUNE 18, 2016

LIZ KNOX: SOMETHING IN THE WAY: SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 11, 2015

MICHAEL MARANDA: TRANSCRIBING CAPITAL, VOL. 1: SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 11, 2015

SARAH CREAGEN: TORNADOES. IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE, LIE FLAT. IN A DEPRESSION: AUGUST 20 - 30, 2015

ZACHARY CUMMINGS: MIND THE GAP: JUNE 4 - 28, 2015

JASON VAN HORNE: THE BEGINNING OF THE END: APRIL 18 - MAY 31, 2015

HANNAH PERTSOVSKY: DRAINED POOL: APRIL 2 - 12, 2015

SAMIRRA SADA: IM JUST SAYING YOU COULD DO BETTER: APRIL 2 - 12, 2015

MARY MA: A FULLY DEVELOPED SEA: MARCH 19 - 29, 2015

DAVID BALLANTINE: THE REMEMBERING OF AIR: MARCH 19 - 29, 2015

ZANNIE DOYON & BENJAMIN VERDICCHIO: SEEMINGLY SO: MARCH 5 - 15, 2015

ADAM FILEK: POCKETS LINED WITH BASALT: MARCH 5 - 15, 2015

SARAH BURWASH: WEATHER WEED: NOVEMBER 7 - 30, 2014

JONATHAN SCOTT: THE POLICY MAKERS: OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 16, 2014

KEIRAN BRENNAN HINTON: OPEN HOUSE: JULY 30 - AUG 15, 2014

JASON DEARY: NEW ARTIFACTS: APRIL 17 - MAY 11, 2014

ZOE MPELETZIKAS: UNTITLED: APRIL 3 - 13, 2014

ALEX BERIAULT: VARIABLE, VARIABLE, CONSTANT: MARCH 20 - 30, 2014

SAMANTHA LYNN FICKEL: OCULAR INSTRUMENT: MARCH 6 - 14, 2014

ROMAS ASTRAUSKAS: WOODEN ASSEMBLAGE SERIES: MARCH 6 -31, 2014

OLIVIA BOUDREAU: THE STEAM BATH: OCTOBER 24 - DECEMBER 22, 2013

LISA & JANELLE IGLESIAS: WE ARE ALL SO FAR AWAY FROM THE SUN, WAITING: SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 13, 2013

ERIC DOERINGER: SURVEY: JUNE 6 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2013

ROMAS ASTRAUSKAS: CHANCES ARE THE COMETS IN OUR FUTURE: APRIL 25 - JUNE 2, 2013

DUNCAN ALEXANDER CAMERON STEWART: UNTITLED (SELD-TITLED) 2013: MARCH 21 -31, 2013

DAVID HANES: TOTALLY BARELY: MARCH 7 - 17, 2013

KYLE BEAL: TAKING NOTES: FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 3, 2013

SHAYOK MUKHOPADHYAY: QUEBEC: DECEMBER 20, 2012 - FEBRUARY 3, 2013

DIDIER MORELLI: WALKING THROUGH WALLS: OCTOBER 25 - DECEMBER 16, 2012

JONATHAN SCOTT: BURN YOUR NEIGHBOURS: SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 21, 2012