Opening this week: Inquire Within

August 16, 2009


York MFA/PhD 2009 Summer Show


August 19 to August 30, 2009

Reception: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7-10 PM.

Loop Gallery is pleased to announce the final show at our Queen Street West location, entitled Inquire Within.

Philosopher Francis Fischer has suggested that it is generally futile to want to grasp the emergence or the turning-point of a work. Moving from this notion, Inquire Within, the Summer group exhibition from York University’s graduate students in the Visual Arts, seeks to redirect inquiry from the confines of a possible ’turning-point’ to the broader process of art production. In re-framing how a work is examined, the conceptual underpinnings become more prominent and the conflicting ideas employed initiate an open dialogue.

The individual works in the show reference various ideas and employ multiple conceptual frameworks, but maintain a collective resolve to move beyond the respective aesthetic schemes in which they are realized. The idea of movement beyond the work’s current state is not necessarily medium related. The objects in the exhibition are not necessarily in a state of evolution. Instead the currency of conceptual schemes employed is revaluated and their subsequent definitions are shown to be unstable and continually changing. The fluidity of the discourses surrounding each object leaves the viewer with the task of interrogating the ideas rather than the object.

Curated by Arpi Kovacs, Inquire Within includes work by Jaime Angelopoulos, Laura Barrón, David Bender, Zev Farber, Melissa General, Lauren Goldman, Emily Gove, Rodrigo Hernandez, Risa Horowitz, Natasha Ivanco, Myung-Sun Kim, Anthony Koutras, Catherine Lane, Jennifer Linton, Melanie Lowe, Asma Arshad Mahmood, Julieta María, Kate McQuillen, Lisa Neighbour, Stephanie Reynolds, Jennie Suddick, and Dustin Wenzel.

This will be the final exhibition in loop’s Queen Street West location. Please join the artists in celebrating the opening reception on Thursday, August 20th, from 7-10 pm.


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