For Immediate Release:
Mix with care

Alex Morrison, Open Air Cinema, 2004. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver


Geoffrey Farmer

Brian Jungen

Germaine Koh

Myfanwy MacLeod

Damian Moppett

Alex Morrison

Ian Wallace

16 August – 24 September, 2005
Opening Thursday 8 September,  7 – 9 pm


The Catriona Jeffries Gallery is pleased to open our second installment of the exhibition Mix with care. Featuring works by Geoffrey Farmer, Brian Jungen, Germaine Koh, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Alex Morrison, and Ian Wallace, the show brings together uncommon models of public space to reconceive the notion of the civic plaza.
Germaine Koh's flexible work Points reconfigures a series of orange pylons to demarcate a detour, corral visitors, or safeguard some sort of unspecified liability. Brian Jungen's plywood cut-out cites the construction hoarding that he purpose-built outside Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery, designed with square holes to direct pedestrians' attention to a block of older Yaletown buildings perhaps slated for redevelopment. Open Air Cinema by Alex Morrison shows a graffiti contest taking place on a public common in Kreutzberg, Berlin, thereby flipping acts associated with political protest and street action into the realm of performance and spectacle. Geoffrey Farmer's new installation entitled And Finally the Street Becomes the Main Character..., yokes a film industry-styled dumpster and fake brick together with an elaborate sound component. A new mobile by Damian Moppett joins his series of large photographs, Cities of the Future, depicting models of architectural groupings in the studio. At the foot of the stairs, Myfanwy MacLeod up-ends a picnic table to make A Shady Place. Finally, trading one form of abstract space for another, Ian Wallace discerns the dense grid of forces traversing New York's flashiest enclave in his work, Times Square NYC (July 11, 2003) I. Together the works in Mix with care jostle the prosaic convention of the urban plaza and (perhaps) agitate the regrouping of public space.  

For further information about this exhibition please contact the Catriona Jeffries Gallery, 604.736.1554              


Concurrent exhibitions:

Jin-me Yoon Unbidden Oakville Galleries, Oakville
9 September – 6 November

Kevin Schmidt Burning Bush Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver
10 September – 15 October

Germaine Koh Sobey Art Award, MOCCA, Toronto
24 September – 6 November, 2005

Germaine Koh Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
15 September – 2 October

Alex Morrison Unheimlich Jung Stδdtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Germany
30 September – 13 November

Ron Terada Mercer Union, Toronto
15 September – 22 October

Ron Terada General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1990–2004, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
15 September – 13 November

Ron Terada Art Gallery of Windsor
24 September – 4 December

Geoffrey Farmer The Power Plant, Toronto
24 September – 20 November

Brian Jungen New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
28 September – 31 December


Catriona Jeffries Gallery at the Toronto International Art Fair
4 – 7 November

Catriona Jeffries Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach
30 November – 4 December


Catriona Jeffries Gallery
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Vancouver, BC

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