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Butter on the Jam Knife & Cherry’s First Solo: Works by Ryan Clayton and Wallis Cheung
August 16 @ 7:00 pm - August 19 @ 7:00 pm
August 16th – 19th
Reception, August 18th, 7pm – 10pm
Gallery hours Saturday & Sunday, 1pm – 6pm
The kitchen is where food is prepared, our desire for continued existence realized fully in a location where not us becomes us. Non-lively matter (food) is prepared using thousands of years of technology to become an enjoyable (or merely passable) sensory experience for the lively (if perhaps a little tired) people. The kitchen also functions socially, holding the potential for social gatherings and meals in its accumulated (or conspicuously absent) cutlery and plates. The kitchen is the household place where the virtual (in its capacity to hold endless potential) gets baked into the real. No longer in its virtual potential state the bread gets burnt, the cake undercooked, but the dinner conversation is wonderful and the souffle rises. In these moments of translation from possible to occurred, virtual to real, what potential is there to stick our fingers into the seams and let the steam out.
Ryan Clayton is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. There he is currently working on his MFA at Concordia University. Working primarily in digital mediums, Clayton fashions technology which continuously reshapes and morphs both his self and the worlds in which he finds himself in.
Clayton has exhibited in Canada and internationally, both as a founding member of the collective VSVSVS and individually. Recent and notable shows include, Maureen Show III, Darling Foundry, Montreal, at the same time, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, to space in, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto. Participation in art fairs include Free School, Supermarket, Stockholm and Sailing Stones, Platforms Project, Athens.
Ryan will be preforming a collaborative skype dance at 8 o’clock on August 18th with collaborator Emilie Morin.
Emilie Morin was born and raised in Montreal. Since 2006, she works as a freelance dance performer for live performance and dance on screen and has collaborated with many independent choreographers and filmmakers. Emilie is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Concordia University in the Intermedia Program (Studio Arts) in 2017. She has traveled to Europe, the United Sates and Mexico to present her work, given conferences, and teaches.
Wallis Cheung (b. Hong Kong) is an artist based in Toronto, Canada and currently working in Richmond, Virginia. Her work stumbles along video, text, textile and performance on articulation of the continuous changes in becoming a woman implicated in race and class. She frames her shared voice of intersectional feminist theory, erotica and East Asian horror. She is a founding member of an artist initiative, VSVSVS in Toronto from 2010 to 2017 and currently relocated at Richmond, Virginia to complete her MFA in Virginia CommonWealth University. Her recent exhibitions included I Had A Flashback That Never Existed at 506 Franklin, Richmond, VA; Pouring Out at DNA Gallery, London, Canada; at the same time, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Canada; to space in, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, Canada.