1. Title: No Words (Dolphins Are Smart Series) Description: Animation of paper cut-outs, hand colored with pencil Soundtrack: A re-mix of 'No Poets' by Brion Gysin, 1962 Duration: 1:10 minutes Year: 2012
2. Title: No Good Junk Baby Is (Dolphins Are Smart Series) Description: Animation of paper cut-outs, hand colored with pencil Soundtrack: A re-mix of 'Junk Is No Good Baby' by Brion Gysin, 1962 Duration: 2:35 minutes Year: 2012
Artist: Krisdy Shindler Title: Fanfare for The Common Man Materials: Low-res version of original HD Video; stop-frame animation of oil paint on drafting film, with soundtrack based on American composer Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for The Common Man 1942. Year: 2011
CUT AND PASTE June 2nd to July 14th, 2012 Opening reception: Saturday June 2nd, 2 to 4pm
EQUINOX PROJECT SPACE 525 Great Northern Way Vancouver BC
Hours: Thursday to Saturday 12 - 6pm
Equinox Gallery is very pleased to present a new group exhibition: Cut and Paste. Opening on June 2nd at the Equinox Project Space, Cut and Paste presents works by over 30 Canadian artists whose processes are connected by an impetus to cut, tear, separate, juxtapose, contradict, assemble, and reassemble.
The term collage is derived from the French verb "coller," which means "to glue," however the medium and process of collage has broadened and come to include three-dimensional assemblage, digital stitching, video layering and more. As a creative strategy, collage often attempts to deviate from deliberate and reasoned constructions of meaning, relying instead on the use of residual imagery and objects to create narrative detours and fantastic new forms. The artists in the exhibition are: Vikky Alexander, Roy Arden, Michael Batty, Raymond Boisjoly, Paul Butler, Sarah Cale, Gathie Falk, Geoffrey Farmer, Charles Gagnon, Lynda Gammon, Peter Gazendam, Rodney Graham, Randy Grskovic, Holger Kalberg, Christopher Kukura, Tiziana La Melia, Lyse Lemieux, Elizabeth McIntosh, Jason McLean, Al McWilliams, Ron Moppett, Office Supplies Incorporated, Toni Onley, Jean Paul Riopelle, Jack Shadbolt, Krisdy Shindler, Gordon Smith, Derek Sullivan, Jonathan Syme, Takao Tanabe, Harold Town, Allison Tweedie, Renée Van Halm, Etienne Zack, and Elizabeth Zvonar.
When a Painting Moves.... Something Must be Rotten
Curated by Paco Barragan
January 13 - March 13, 2011
When does a painting stop being a painting? How can we contruct a painting that informs itself through analogue and digital realms? These are among the questions that are raised in this exhibition.
Participating artists: Monika Bravo, Alexey Buldakov, Ivan Candeo, Myritza Castillo, Raúl Cordero, Raphael DiLuzio, Chus García-Fraile, Ori Gersht, José Maçãs de Carvalho, Fabián Marcaccio, Enrique Marty, Krisdy Shindler, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mariana Vassileva, Bill Viola, Tim White Sobieski, AK Dolven og Crispin Gurholt. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SPIRIT OF THE EPOCH
A Decade of Painting
from the Ofelia Martin & Javier Nunez
Curated by Paco Barragan
Held at MIAC (Museo de Arte) & the Convent of Santo Domingo
Opening February 11, 2011 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Patria o Libertad!
On Patriotism, Immigration and Contemporary Populism
19.02 - 08.08 2011 Opening February 18th, 2011
The video exhibition, Patria o Libertad!, is a critical exploration of nationalism and patriotism at a time when national identity is strongly questioned by some and passionately defended by others. The combined forces of immigration, globalization and economic recession are generating problems around the world. Neoconservativism brings new meaning to the concepts of ‘belonging’, ‘motherland’ and ‘nation’ as immigration causes tensions between resident and immigrant populations. Patriotism is a key word for those trying to follow a difficult debate in all its vicissitudes. In contemporary art, it is a current theme.. In Patria o Libertad!, 20 international artists present their visions. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SURFACE / GROUND
Curated by Paul Young, Los Angeles
Pacific Design Center Space B210
8687 Melrose Ave @ San Vicente
Los Angeles, California 90069
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm By Appt on Saturdays
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Curated by Janie Nicoll, Glasgow UK
Poster made for the exhibition HALLelujah 2, Glasgow, 2010. Title: ‘Can Art Manipulate Money? 2010’ (Does Money Manipulate Art? *AWC 1969). Glasgow Poster 2010, Edition of an indeterminate Number; legacy endowed upon Hard Working Artists in Glasgow, April 2010. *Art Workers Coalition
A3 Black & White poster Sign: Cardboard, found paint; ‘ART WORKERS WILL KICK ASS’ Girl: Jen Sykes Daffodil: daffodil 2010 Suitcase: c/o Lowsalt Hat: c/o Will Foster Boxing Gloves: c/o Anna McCarthy Bench: c/o Vestiges Park, made by George Thompson Papers: Art Workers Coalition Statement ‘DOES MONEY MANIPULATE ART?’ 1969 Location: Vestiges Park (a Lowsalt exhibition, during install), hosted on an urban wasteland/ fly-tipping site/ land deemed un-useable due to knotweed infestation, 145 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow
ESSAY BY ROBIN SELK FOR WOO GALLERY EXHIBITION 2010
THROUGH PLAYING WITH TRADITIONAL ARCHETYPES IN PAINTING--SUCH AS ICONOGRAPHY, AND THE RECORDING OF LIGHT AND MOVEMENT--KRISDY SHINDLER’S WORK CRITIQUES THE ABILITY OF THE MEDIUM TO STAY CURRENT, WHILE SUGGESTING ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO VIEW THE PRACTICE.
INSTEAD OF CONVENTIONALLY WORKING ON CANVAS, SHINDLER HAS SHIFTED TO PAINTING ON VELLUM--A TRANSLUCENT MATERIAL OFTEN USED IN COMBINATION WITH A LIGHT BOX. THE POTENTIAL AND RELATIVE EASE IN WHICH THE VELLUM CAN FILTER LIGHT AND BECOME ILLUMINATED WHEN BACK LIT, CONTRASTS SHARPLY WITH THE SKILLED AND DIFFICULT TALENT OF THE PAINTER NEEDED TO RENDER LUMINOSITY ONTO CANVAS. THE EASE OF THE VELLUM PAINTINGS TO BE BACK LIT IS THUS TELLING OF THE COMPETITION PAINTING HAS BETWEEN OTHER MEDIUMS WHICH—TECHNICALLY SPEAKING—MAY SHINE MUCH BRIGHTER.
IN OTHER WORKS SUCH AS A RECIPROCAL PROCESS OF BECOMING, SHINDLER HAS CREATED A SIMPLE STOP MOTION ANIMATION THAT CHARTS THE PROCESS AND DECISION MAKING THAT GOES INTO THE PRODUCTION OF A PAINTING. THE FILMS ARE PRESENTED AS PAINTINGS AND ESTABLISH A HISTORICAL NARRATIVE BETWEEN THE TWO MEDIUMS. STARTING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY PAINTERS—INFLUENCED BY CINEMA—ATTEMPTED TO REPRESENT MOVEMENT WITHIN THE STATIC MEDIUM. SHINDLER PARODIES THIS STRUGGLE TO RENDER MOTION THROUGH EDITING TOGETHER THE PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH DOCUMENT THE PROCESS OF MAKING AN IMAGE—INHERENTLY EVERY PAINTING IS THE END RESULT OF THE ACTIONS TOOK TO MOVE PAINT ACROSS A SURFACE.
SHINDLER’S WORK SEEMS SKEPTICAL OF PAINTING'S ABILITY TO CREATE NEW SYMBOLS AS THE DISCIPLINE HAS HISTORICALLY DONE. ALTHOUGH THE IMAGERY IN HER PAINTINGS MAY HAVE AT ONE POINT HELD GREATER MEANING, THEY NOW BORDER ON KITSCH STATUS. ONCE POLITICALLY CHARGED SYMBOLS SUCH AS RIOTS AND RAINBOWS HAVE BEEN MADE NEUTRAL BY THEIR OVER USE AND SATURATION INTO MAIN STREAM MEDIA. THIS IS DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT FROM HOW PAINTINGS USED TO BE VIEWED, BUT PARTICULARLY TELLING OF OUR TIME WHICH HAS SEEN A GREAT INFLUX IN EXPOSURE TO IMAGES BUT A GENERAL DEVALUATION IN THEIR MEANING. FOR EXAMPLE SLOGANS SUCH AS RIOT2010 WERE COMMON PLACE ON VANCOUVER STREETS PRE-OLYMPICS BUT THE EFFECT WAS MARGINAL—THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT RIOTS. SHINDLER HAS THUS REDUCED THESE WOULD BE RHETORICAL IMAGES TO MERE FORMAL COMPOSITIONAL ELEMENTS. WITHIN THIS CRITIQUE HOWEVER IS THE NOTION THAT LIKE THE VELLUM THE PAINTINGS ARE PAINTED ON, THE USE OF A PROPER SUPPORTING DEVICE MAY TO HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO ILLUMINATE THESE DORMANT SYMBOLS ONCE AGAIN. JUST AS CERTAIN MOMENTS ALLOW FOR THE SYMBOL OF THE "RAINBOW" TO BECOME SIGNIFICANT POTENTIALLY IN THE FUTURE AND IN THE RIGHT CONTEXT, IT COULD BECOME SIGNIFICANT AGAIN.
KRISDY SHINDLER HOLDS A BFA FROM EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY AND A MFA FROM GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, HER WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED IN CANADA, ISRAEL, DENMARK, SWEDEN, SPAIN, NEW YORK, AND ACROSS THE UK, WALES, AND SCOTLAND.
SOLO EXHIBITION AT WOO GALLERY, CURATED BY ROBIN SELK
EMILY CARR UNIVERISTY, VANCOUVER BC
Listening to Silent Propaganda
06.06.08- 15.06.08 (Residency and Solo Exhibition)
Listening to Silent Propaganda, (series of 3 lightbox lecterns): oil paint, plexiglass, wood, and daylight fluorescents, 128 x 40 x 30cm each, 2008
Listening to Silent Propaganda is a series of new works created by Krisdy Shindler while on a two month residency in Stockholm (May-June 2008) at the Nordic guset studio at Malongen (NKF- Nordic Art Association), by invitation from Candyland gallery.
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International video art: TWOSIDEDNESS
Curated by Sandra Weil
Kulturhuset, Stochkolm 17.01.08- 25.05.08
The mountain and the abyss, animation of oil paint on drafting film, 2006 International video art: TWOSIDEDNESS is an exhibition of 18 international video artists, curated by Sandra Weil. The works were shown at three different locations in Kulturhuset, Stockholm, three weeks each. The works have in common that the artists in different ways create their own worlds where nothing is what it first seems to be.
Participating artists: Alina Abramov, Yifat Bezalel, Ethan Breckenridge, Melanie Daniel, Jean Alexander Frater, Özlem Günyol, Kate Hawkins, Keren Gueller, Leat Klingman, Ora Lev, Koby Levy, Manal Mahamid, Karin Mendelovici , Gilad Ratman, Ami Raviv, Krisdy Shindler, Jan Tichy och Keren Yeala-Golan. For more information: www.kulturhuset.stockholm.se +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Your Words and My Mouth
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath Scotland
September 22- 23rd, 2007
Lady Elizabeth's Precious Loot (series of 3), oil paintings on lightboxes, exhibited outdoors in a derelict conservatory, 64 x 80cm each, 2007
Your Words and My Mouth is a two-day exhibition and live arts event which was held at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath. The event featured the work of 21 contemporary practitioners, comprised in an exhibition of visual art, performance, music, film and sound work.
Participating artists: Jonathan Adam, Blood Music, Neil Clements, Craig Coulthard, Ilana Halperin, Sam Kennedy, Killerstreet, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Derek Lodge, Nob, Anna McCarthy, Alasdair Roberts, Jonathan Scott, David Sherry, Krisdy Shindler, Christian Sievers, Catherine Street, Sir Leonard Hatred Devotional Ensemble, Claire Todd, Usurper, Duncan Williamson
For more information: www.yourwordsandmymouth.com
Studio Project 7 at Market Gallery, Glasgow (Residency and Solo Exhibition)
Dimensions: lightbox above 64 x 300cm, lightboxes below 64 x 80cm
Take-Away Light (series of 3 lightboxes), oil paint on drafting film, mounted on lightboxes, 2006
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Marks & Comments The Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show 2006
Further removed from the solution, but closer to the problem, a series of four oil paintings on lightboxes, 2006
These works were also exhibited in ‘Marks and Comments’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde Denmark 2006 and at ‘MFA International’ at the Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv Israel 2006 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++