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Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint 2, 6, 17
TORONTO, CANADA • Art Gallery of Ontario • 31 May - 28 September 2014
|Drawing Restraint (1987-present) is a long-term project for American artist Matthey Barney (born 1967, San Francisco) in which he proposes art-making as parallel to athletic training: the development of form occurs through resistance. Begun while still a student at Yale University, Drawing Restraint shows the influence of Barney’s background as an athlete and his intent to foreground the physical body and its tensions in a studio practice. The ongoing series Drawing Restraint comprises drawings, sculpture, photographs and video works emerging from his self-imposed and increasingly complex obstacles and scenarios.|
The earliest work in the series, Drawing Restraint 1-6 (1987-1989), shows simple studio experiments, where Barney attempts to mark the ceiling and the walls while bouncing on a tilted trampoline or tethered at the thighs with bungee cords. From the 1990s onwards, he began to introduce the spectacular cinematic narratives for which he is best known. Drawing Restraint 17 (2010), filmed in Switzerland, is a two-channel video bearing Barney’s signature high production value and allegorical storytelling. Usually, in this series, Barney subjects his own body to physical tests; here for the first time, the protagonist is an athletic young Swiss woman, while Barney now plays the removed role of the established artist.
Art Gallery of Ontario Website
||Art Gallery of Ontario|
317 Dundas Street West
Tel: (1) 416 979 66 48
Around 1914: Design in a New Age
TORONTO, CANADA • Royal Ontario Museum • 29 March 2014 - 21 March 2015
Around 1914: Design in a New Age is a display of the design and decorative arts created around the period of the 1914.
This original exhibition includes over 100 objects from the ROM's European Decorative Art collection. Works of the era's key designers and critically and historically renowned craftsmen, including Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Gallé, Carlo Bugatti, Georg Jensen, Otto Wagner, and Josef Hoffmann are included in the exhibition.
Royal Ontario Museum Website
||Royal Ontario Museum|
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto,
ON M5S 2C6
Tel: (1) 416 586 80 00
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