Image: Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz, still from To Do List, 2012-14 (Single channel video; time: 17:26, featuring Jen Rosenblit)
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm
Art Gallery of Guelph, ON
The exhibition Blood, Sweat and Tears is co-curated by Isabelle and Sophie Lynch, winners of the 2016 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators.Blood, Sweat and Tears raises urgent, enduring questions about labour and the body. How is value created and extracted from labouring bodies? How can we re-think notions of work and productivity? How can bodies move and interact with space and materials? Through the work of contemporary artists working in drawing, video, performance, and installation, this exhibition focuses on the human body’s relationship to work and the subjective dimensions of productive and unproductive labour. Featured Artists: Kerry Downey (Brooklyn, NY) and Joanna Seitz (Brooklyn, NY), Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens (Montreal/Durham-Sud, QC),Virginia Lee Montgomery (New York, NY/Chester, VT), Mika Rottenberg (New York, NY), and Adrienne Spier (Guelph, ON).