Artist Talk featuring Oliver Pauk with Shannon Linde
Sun Feb 05 2023 at 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
240 Queen St E | Toronto, ON
About this Event
Join Sky Fine Foods and J Spot Gallery for an exhibition tour and insightful conversation between artist Oliver Pauk and curator Shannon Linde.
We will meet at the J Spot to experience the exhibition Chronos/Synthesis, followed by drinks and snacks at the Decoy Bar, where Shannon Linde will facilitate a conversation with Oliver Pauk, diving into the processes, concepts and considerations that align in creation of the works included in Chronos/Synthesis.
Oliver Pauk’s work centres around photographic, sculptural, and video-based elements straddling the boundary between physical and digital art. His specific interest lies in exploring the ways in which digitally captured objects can be translated back into the physical realm. Objects in a digital state can fluctuate between mediums as they are edited and reformatted, allowing Pauk to engage with this idea by presenting his work across various mediums.
Oliver Pauk is based near Toronto and holds an Honours BA in Environmental Economics from the University of Toronto. His work has been featured in exhibitions and projects in numerous national and international venues including: Volta 12 Basel; Mercer Union; Art Gallery of Ontario; Angell Gallery; Patrick Mikhail Gallery; Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF); Gardiner Museum; Art Gallery of Mississauga; York University; Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival; Drake Hotel Toronto; Strychnin Gallery Berlin; and Gallery 44. He is the Founder and Director of Akin in Toronto. Reviews and critical discourses of his work have appeared in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Canadian Art Online, TOM* Magazine, TVO’s The Agenda, CBC Radio, Art F City, Ion Magazine. He is the recipient of the 2014 Award of Excellence in Exhibitions from the Ontario Museum Association.
Shannon Linde is the Curator at EQ Bank, an all-digital financial institution with a growing collection uniquely focused on supporting digital art and emerging artistic practices. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. With over a decade of experience in the cultural sector, she has worked with a range of institutions including the City of Toronto, Textile Museum of Canada, and OCAD University. Shannon is also a founding member of Aisle 4, an independent curatorial collective that commissions and produces public artworks that are rooted in social practice.
The J Spot Gallery is a Transitory Radical Space Invasion Window Project. An ongoing series of installations that will be changed on the average hair cycle [every 6 to 8 weeks]. For the street view, visit Angst at 240 Queen St East Toronto. OPEN 24/7
Sky Fine Foods is an experiemental project space concerned with ecologies, inclusion, simulation, screens and realities. Representing international contemporary and other artists with new ideas and new methods where we focus on exhibition making as a collaborative experience. Sky fine foods is a virtual occurrence- a website, an instagram account, and a virtual gallery with occasional emergence into physical spaces.
Where is it happening?240 Queen St E, 240 Queen Street East, Toronto, Canada
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