PAST EXHIBITIONS

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER, AFTERBURNER-NO SPIRIT LINGERING, 2016

oil and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 24 inches

 
 

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER: SHY HOLOGRAM: December 8, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

Mulherin Toronto is pleased to present Shy Hologram, a solo exhibition by Claire Scherzinger.

"At its crux, I consider the act of making as a process of attempting to reconcile contemporary issues that are enshrined in a system influenced by the relics of modernism and the 20th century. While making direct references to the western canon of art history, I also combine an otherworldly, science fiction aesthetic into my drawings, paintings and sculptures. This juxtaposing dialogue of high and low aesthetics in art is how I begin to contemplate the image of the gendered female body as becoming an object within our contemporary society as well as our post-human future.

Accordingly, the processes of painting and drawing approach this widespread subject in different ways. I approach the act of painting with a drawing hand, often sketching out the plan for a painting ahead of time and then filling in the areas with a wrist action-orientated movement. Other ways of painting include stripping away, re-applying paint and sanding a surface until it achieves an almost sculptural space with a softened reference to a form or figure. These modes of making show the myriad ways I choose to apply paint and tell the narrative of the bodily expectations of the ever-evolving human form.

More over, I believe that painting and drawing are not mediums that should be experienced alone. My practice is about how the usage of space and the placement of objects can better enhance the presence of a painting or drawing. I will often place paintings in a room in conjunction with found or handmade objects. This process is intuitive and is constructed on-site, much like I am creating a painting and putting different parts together. Regardless of subject matter, I try to create small universes, or environments, with the works I make.

Ultimately, my paintings, drawings and crafted objects are vignettes into a continuum of narratives that overlap, contradict, and weave in and out of each other that ultimately allow for a better way of coming to terms with the kind of world we create for ourselves. I speak to my own unique experiences as being a woman of privilege in this day and age, while also facing gendered oppression in the Canadian art world. The work that I make is meant to gaze into an alternative landscape where there is the essence of hope that there might be some form of equality in every intersection of life. " -Claire Scherzinger, 2016

Claire Scherzinger is a visual artist and writer with a BFA in drawing and painting and creative writing from OCAD University. In the span of her short career as an emerging artist she has shown her work across Canada at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the Varley Museum in Markham and has upcoming projects at the Forest City Artist Run Centre in London, Ontario, Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John's, Newfoundland and at Mulherin, Toronto. She has had her poetry published internationally and is also a winner of the RBC funded 17th National Painting Prize. She lives and works in Toronto.

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER, THIN SUN THIN RAIN, 2016, OIL ON CANVAS, 72 X 48 INCHES

 

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER, SOURGRASS, 2016, OIL ON CANVAS, 28 X 20 INCHES

 

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW PARADISE, 2016, OIL ON CANVAS, 42 X 42 INCHES

CLAIRE SCHERZINGER, SKIN TREE II, 2016, OIL ON CANVAS, 36 X 24 INCHES

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Past exhibitions are being added.


MIKE BAYNE: RECENT WORKS: NOVEMBER 10-20, 2016

HEATHER GOODCHILD:DRAW THE CURTAINS: OCTOBER 14- NOVEMBER 6, 2016

JOHN DICKSON: CONCENTRICITY: SEPTEMBER 9- OCTOBER 2, 2016

ROBERT HENGEVELD: SUCKING ON A TWO BY FOUR: JUNE 17-JULY 16, 2016

JEFF BIERK: TOP LEFT: MAY 13-JUNE 12, 2016

ELIZA GRIFFITHS: UNCOOL MIND: MARCH 25-APRIL 24, 2016

KYLE BEAL: FUNTOWN: FEBRUARY 19- MARCH 20, 2016

LE JOUR DE LA MARMOTTE: A WINTER SALON: JANUARY 21-FEBRUARY 14, 2016

JASON DEARY: ROLL CALL: DECEMBER 11, 2015 -JANUARY 17, 2016

SARA MACCULLOCH: WIND, WATER, SKY: NOVEMBER 13- DECEMBER 6, 2015

ROMAS ASTRAUSKAS: AN ANTIDOTE FOR FEAR: OCTOBER 16- NOVEMBER 8, 2015

KRIS KNIGHT: NEVER NEVER: SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 11, 2015

DEAN BALDWIN: NEW WORK: JUNE 18-JULY 19, 2015

CLAIRE GREENSHAW: IT'S THE TRUTH, EVEN IF IT NEVER HAPPENED: APRIL 18-MAY 31, 2015

MICHAEL HARRINGTON: NEW PAINTINGS: NOVEMBER 20-DECEMBER 21, 2014

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

PATRICK LUNDEEN: LETTING IT ALL HANG OUT: SEPTEMBER 5- OCTOBER 5, 2014

BALINT ZSAKO: MODERN DANCE: JUNE 13- AUGUST 15, 2013

MICHAEL CAINES: THE GOLDEN AGE:  MAY 17-JUNE 8, 2014

SHAUNA BORN: CHRISTOPHER SUNSET: MARCH 27-MAY 4, 2014

KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE: MANGLE & PLEXUS: JANUARY 23- MARCH 23, 2014

HEATHER GOODCHILD: 40/40: NOVEMBER 28- DECEMBER 22, 2013

ANNIE MACDONELL: FLATNESS, LIGHT, BLACK AND WHITE: OCTOBER 17- NOVEMBER 24, 2013

ALIKA COOPER: SEPTEMBER 12- OCTOBER 13, 2013

NAOMI YASUI: CHAPTER XI: VASES: JULY 12-JULY 18, 2013 

JULY SALON SHOW: JUNE 29 - JULY 9, 2013

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

JANIETA EYRE: THE MUTE BOOK: MAY 16 - JUNE, 2013

MIKE BAYNE: POST STRUCTURE SIGN: APRIL 18 - MAY 12, 2013

ELIZA GRIFFITHS: AFFECTED: MARCH 21 - APRIL 14, 2013

SOJOURER TRUTH PARSONS: SEVEN SONGS: FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 3, 2013

CLAIRE FALKENBERG: THRESHOLD: JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 3, 2013

DANA HOLST: LO AND BEHOLD: NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 23, 2012

MICHAEL HARRINGTON: NEW PAINTINGS: NOVEMBER 1 - 25, 2012

DEAN BALDWIN: NOT STILL SHORT LIFE: OCTOBER 13 - 28, 2012

ALLYSON MITCHELL: CREEP LEZ: SEPTEMBER 6 - 30, 2012

SHAUNA BORN: GALORE: JULY 5 - 29, 2012

MICHAEL CAINES: BAD MANNERS: JUNE 7 - 24, 2012

BALINT ZSAKO: APPETITE: JUNE 7 - 30, 2012

CLINT GRIFFIN: MAKE MAKE: MAY 11 - JUNE 3, 2012

ROBERTA MCNAUGHTON: TWELVE MONTHS OF WINTER: FEBRUARY 2 - 26, 2012

TROPIC OF CAPRICORN: JANUARY 12 - 29, 2012

JOHN DICKSON: FROM LIGHT TO DARK: NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 31, 2011

LISA NEIGHBOUR: BITE THE DUST: NOVEMBER 3 - 27, 2011

HEATHER GOODCHILD: WALKING THE PATTERN: OCTOBER 7 - 29, 2011

ROBERT HENGEVELD: COOKED UP WITH A TWIRLY BIRD: SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 2, 2011

JESS RIVA COOPER: SPROUTING AT BONE: AUGUST 5 - 28, 2011

TEMPLE BATES: JETTISON: JULY 8 - 31, 2011

MEGAN GREENE: NEW WORK: JUNE 2 - 26, 2011

KIRSTEN KINDLER: INTRODUCING KIRSTEN KINDLER: JUNE 2 - 26, 2011

KRIS KNIGHT: TRAGIC KINGDOM: MAY 5 -29, 2011

SOJOURNER TRUTH PARSONS: TO DROWN A ROSE: APRIL 7 - MAY 1, 2011

JULIA KENNEDY: WATERFALL LAND: APRIL 7-MAY 1, 2011

DAVIDA NEMEROFF: I GOT YOU BABE: FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 6, 2011

RAY FENWICK: MASCOTS: FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 6, 2011

93' TIL INFINITY: JANUARY 15 - 30, 2011

BODIES & POLITICS: JANUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 6, 2011

ELAINE STOCKI : BALCONY: NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 19, 2010

DENNIS EKSTEDT: WHATEVER SHINES SHOULD BE OBSERVED: NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 19, 2010

SARA MACCULLOCH: DUSK: NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 19, 2010

MIKE BAYNE: OIL PAINTINGS BY ROBERT AYRE: OCTOBER 7 - 23, 2010

ELIZA GRIFFITHS: NEW WORKS ON OBSESSIVE THEMES: OCTOBER 2 - 24, 2010

CLINT GRIFFIN: SATURN SAVES: OCTOBER 2 - 24, 2010

MICHAEL HARRINGTON: NEW WORK: SEPTEMBER 9 - 26, 2010

ANNIE MACDONELL: BESIDE THE MIDNIGHT LIGHT: JULY 15 - AUGUST 8, 2010

MAD WORLD: JULY 15 - AUGUST 1, 2010

HOLLY FARRELL: EVEN CLOSER: JUNE 9 - JULY 11, 2010

ROB MACINNIS: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: MAY 13 - JUNE 6, 2010

ROBERT HENGEVELD: GREENER SHADE OF GREEN: APRIL 15 - 25, 2010

MICHAEL CAINES: REVELATIONS OF DOG /GOODY-B WISEMAN: WILD CHILD: FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 7, 2010

KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE: WATKINS CORPOREAL: NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 20, 2009

HEATHER GOODCHILD: THE FIRE AND THE KNIFE: OCTOBER 23, NOVEMBER 22, 2009

BALINT ZSAKO: OLD MASTER PAINTINGS: SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 18, 2009

SHAUNA BORN: POSES: AUGUST 13 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

BETWEEN REALITY & FANTASY: JULY 23 - AUGUST 7, 2009

KRIS KNIGHT: FAREWELL LOG CABIN: JUNE 18 - JULY 18, 2009

OSCAR DE LAS FLORES: LAUTREAMONT'S BASTARD: MAY 15 - JUNE 14, 2009

RAY FENWICK: LIBRARY I: MAY 13 - 30, 2009

STO: JOY OF LIFE: MAY 13 - 30, 2009

TOM PNINI: PREDICTING THE WEATHER: APRIL 24 - MAY 10, 2009

MIKE BAYNE: DAYS ROAD, FEBRUARY 2008: MARCH 12 - APRIL 18, 2009

MICHAEL CAINES: BLUNDERHOOD: JANUARY 29 - MARCH 1, 2009

SETH SCRIVER: THE HOSE HEADS GET UNHOSED: NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 13, 2008

ROB MACINNIS: OUR NAME IN LIGHTS: NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 13, 2008

MIKE SWANEY: BUTLER'S CREDIT: NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 13, 2008

KELLY PALMER: HERE AND THERE: OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 15, 2008

JASON DUNDA, CARL D'ALVIA, ALEXANDRA FLOOD: SENSIBLE: OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 15, 2008

DECADE - 10 YEARS OF KM PROJECTS: SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 18, 2008

TANYA READ: 10 YEARS OF BEING NOBODY: SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 18, 2008

ELIZA GRIFFITHS: WELL SOCIALIZED: SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 18, 2008

JOHN DISKSON: BLACK AND WHITE: SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 18, 2008

MARGEAUX WILLIAMSON: TEENAGER HAMLET: SEPTEMBER 5 - 13, 2008

ANNIE MACDONELL: DEATH BY LANDSCAPE: JUNE 19 - JULY 13, 2008

ROBERT HENGEVELD: STAGING THE GAP: JUNE 19 - JULY 13, 2008

THE SLOMOTION: SPECIAL BLEND: JUNE 19 - JULY 13, 2008

JARED LINDSEY CLARK: THANK GOODNESS FOR UNICORNS: JUNE 19 - JULY 13, 2008

CLINT GRIFFIN: RING: JUNE 19 - JULY 13, 2008

RYAN JACOB SMITH: SORRY: MAY 15 - JUNE 15, 2008

SOJOURER TRUTH PARSONS: WIND FLOWER MOUNTAIN ASH: MAY 15 - JUNE 15, 2008

DALE RONSON: THE JOY OF DOUBT: MAY 15 - JUNE 15, 2008

DAVIDA NEMEROFF: THREE CROSSES: MAY 15 - JUNE 15, 2008

TYLER CLARK BURKE: A MURDER OF V'S: APRIL 18 - MAY 10, 2008

LISA NEIGHBOUR: I'M JUST GOIN HOME LIKE A SHOOTING STAR: APRIL 17 - MAY 11, 2008

DENNIS EKSTEDT: SPRAWL: APRIL 17 - MAY 11, 2008

JAY WILSON: SAFE WHEN SMALL: APRIL 3 - 12, 2008

HOLLY FARRELL: NEW PAINTINGS: FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 15, 2008

DRUE LANGOIS: OILY PAINTINGS: JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 9, 2008

HOMESICK: NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 22, 2007

HEATHER GOODCHILD: THE REVELATIONS OF ANNA WARD BROUSE: NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 22, 2007

KRIS KNIGHT: HOW WE QUIT THE FOREST: DECEMBER 1 - 22, 2007

MARIANNE LOVINK: NEW WORK: MOLECULAR MECHANICS: NOVEMBER 3 - 24, 2007

CHRISTY LANGER: SUSPENDED ANIMATION: NOVEMBER 1 - 24, 2007

ROB MACINNIS: THE FARM FAMILIES PROJECT: OCTOBER 4 - 27, 2007

SHAUNA BORN: WE'RE ALL SAINTS: OCTOBER 4 - 27, 2007

OTINO CORSANO: ONES: OCTOBER 4 - 27, 2007

KRISJANIS KAKTINS-GORSLINE: A WARMER LOT: SEPTEMBER 6 - 29, 2007

CECILIA BERKOVIC: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHER AND STONER CHICKS: SEPTEMBER 7 - 29, 2007

THERESA SAPERGIA: YOUR WEAKNESS APPEALS TO MY WEAKNESS: SEPTEMBER 6 - 29, 2007

DAVIDA NEMEROFF: 1961-1997: AUGUST 2 - 12, 2007

JASON VAN HORNE: GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: JUNE 29 - JULY 21, 2007

FLIRTIN' WITH DISASTER: JUNE 29 - JULY 21, 2007

OSCAR DE LAS FLORES: A PROVISIONAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD: JUNE 22 - JULY 21, 2007

MEGAN GREENE: NEW WORK: MAY 18 - JUNE 9, 2007

TIFF IZSA: DRAWING A BLANK: MAY 18 - JUNE 9, 2007

HEATHER GOODCHILD: FROM SOME WILDERNESS PLACE: MAY 18 - JUNE 9, 2007

CLINT GRIFFIN: SHAKY GROUND: MAY 18 - JUNE 9, 2007

DEAN BALDWIN: ATTEMPT AT INVENTORY: APRIL 20 - MAY 12, 2007

ASPHALT WATCHES II: APRIL 20 - MAY 12, 2007

MICHAEL CAINES: EL DORADO: APRIL 20 - MAY 12, 2007

IVAN HURZELER: FOREST: MARCH 31 - APRIL 14, 2007

MARGAUX WILLIAMSON: PAINTING TO MOBY DICK: DECEMBER 1 - 23, 2006

FRANKLIN EVANS: PLAY/WORK/SPACE: NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 23, 2006

PAUL VILINSKI: PORTENT (II): NOVEMBER 11 - 25, 2006

DANA HOLST: WOEBEGONE: NOVEMBER 3 - 25, 2006

MIKE BAYNE: HOUSES, STRIPMALLS, FIELDS & FACTORIES: OCTOBER 5 - 28, 2006

ERIC DOERINGER: BOOTLEGS: SEPTEMBER 7 - 20, 2006

TEMPLE BATES: DEMON PROOF: SEPTEMBER 8 - 30, 2006

 



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Frostbitten Light, Shy Hologram, 2016, oil on canvas stretched over panel, 23 x 20 inches