Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Recommendations Guest Post #16: Roula Partheniou

Michael Dumontier
Toronto, Canada: Paul + Wendy Projects, 2013
8 x 12 inches, 8.5 inches tall
Edition of 12 (+ 3 AP) signed and numbered copies

I admire the efficiency of material here: a power-coated steel sculpture of a candle, which
suggests its own shadow.

Available from the publisher, here, for $400.00 CDN.

Marion Bataille
San Francisco, USA: Chronicle Books, 2013
24 pp., 7.1 x 4.5 x 0.9", hardcover
Edition size unknown

Even better than her renowned Alphabet popup book ABC3D (2008), Numero takes the basic forms of 0 and 1 as the building blocks for the remaining 8 digits. An elegant and concise play on the binary code.

Available here and here.

Derek Sullivan
Folding Ruler 
Toronto, Canada: Paul + Wendy Projects, 2013
130 cm x 2 cm x 1.5 cm
Grey foil stamp on die-cut card, silver-coloured rivets
Edition of 100

This versatile multiple (it can function as both a wall or shelf piece) regrettably speaks to a personal blind spot which I've carried through childhood and into adulthood and can indeed complicate my day to day trajectory. A fitting gift for friends and family who may suffer from the same affliction.

Available here, for $50 CDN.

- Roula Partheniou

Roula Partheniou is a Toronto-based artist whose recent projects have centered on an exploration of the replica with a particular interest in the "double take".  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Surrey, Kingston, Cambridge, New York City, Cincinnati, Dublin and Israel.

Currently her work Dopplekopf can be seen at Sheridan College Trafalgar campus; at the Power Plant as part of the group exhibition curated by Micah Lexier titled More Than Two; and her piece Fluorescent Tube is on view at MKG127 as the gallery signage. This winter she will be artist in residence at Open Studio and has forthcoming exhibitions at Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga and The Dunlop Gallery, Regina. She is represented by MKG127, Toronto. Her work can be seen at

Partheniou is also the co-founder of the Nothing Else Press, which recently launched an edition by Kelly Mark.

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