Friday, January 16, 2015

C Magazine Free Posters at Union Station

As part of Villa, C Magazine will be distributing six free posters over the next week at Union Station. The artists include Kelly Mark, Vanessa Maltese, Niall McClelland, Elizabeth Zvonar, Brad Phillips and myself. Many (all?) of them are being produced as Risographs by JP King at Paperpusher. The series is curated by Leah Turner.

Mine is titled Los Angeles as Toronto as Chicago and features a text excerpted and reworked from a forthcoming project called Substitute City, a narrated film response to Thom Andersen's excellent Los Angeles Plays Itself. It will consist of hundreds of clips from television and film productions that feature Toronto as the location but not the setting.

The full press release:

A project for VILLA TORONTO
16 – 23 January 2015
Union Station, Toronto


C MAGAZINE is pleased to present Posters For Toronto a series of 6 artist posters specially commissioned and published for VILLA TORONTO.  Featuring works by Dave Dyment, Vanessa Maltese, Kelly Mark, Niall McClelland, Brad Phillips and Elizabeth Zvonar, each poster is printed in a limited edition of 150.

Released daily from January 16 to 21, the posters will be available for free in limited quantities on-site at Union Station, posted for viewing online through and, and available for purchase as a collectable set through Art Metropole and C Magazine for $40.


      Dave Dyment
Dave Dyment is an artist whose practice includes audio, video, photography, performance, writing and curating, and the production of artists’ books and multiples. Dyment’s work has been exhibited across Canada as well as New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, London, and Dublin. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at UWAG, Waterloo and the Montreal Biennale. Dyment is represented in Toronto by MKG127.

      Vanessa Maltese
Vanessa Maltese (b. 1988, Toronto, Canada) holds a BFA from OCAD University. She is the National Winner of the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Maltese has had solo exhibitions at Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; ITP, Jackson, WY; and Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY, USA; she was included in the group show One, and Two, and More Than Two curated by Micah Lexier at The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. Maltese currently lives and works in Toronto and is represented by Cooper Cole.

      Kelly Mark
Toronto-based Kelly Mark received her BFA from NSCAD in 1994 and has exhibited work at Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto); The Power Plant (Toronto); Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver); Museé d'art contemporain de Montréal; Henry Art Gallery (Seattle); Bass Museum (Miami); Ikon Gallery (UK); and Lisson Gallery (UK). Mark represented Canada at the Liverpool Biennale (2006) and the Sydney Biennale (1998). Catalogues include the recently published Kelly Mark, Everything is Interesting (Toronto: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 2014). Mark is represented by Diaz Contemporary.

      Niall McClelland
Niall McClelland (b. 1980) creates impoverished drawings and objects in ephemeral, often neglected materials.  Solo exhibitions include Envoy Enterprises (New York), Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco), and Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto). His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Mercer Union (Toronto), Gallery Nosco (London), P.P.O.W (New York City), MOCCA (Toronto), The Power Plant (Toronto), Plug­in ICA (Winnipeg). His work has been published in ArtNews, Modern Painters, Canadian Art, and Dazed among others. McClelland lives in Toronto and is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

      Brad Phillips
Brad Phillips’s (b. 1974, Canadian) work has been included in The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2013), and in group exhibitions at Museum London (2013); Oakville Galleries (2012); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2010) and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (2006, 2002). Phillips’ work is in the collections of Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, the RBC Collection, Toronto, and private collections across North America and Europe. Phillips will have his first solo exhibition in March 2015 at Jessica Bradley Gallery in Toronto.

      Elizabeth Zvonar
Elizabeth Zvonar (b. 1972) graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in 2001. Her work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at Canadian and international museums and institutions, including the Contemporary Art Gallery, The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and Western Front, Vancouver; Cohan and Leslie, New York; Geisai, Tokyo and The Museum of Longing and Failure, Bergen, Norway. Her work has most recently been exhibited in Canada in group shows Freedom of Assembly at Oakville Galleries, and Parallels, Biography of the Image at Audain Gallery Simon Frasier University. Elizabeth Zvonar is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery.


Each poster will be available for free on the day of their release, as scheduled below. A set of all 6 posters will be available for $40 at the Art Metropole Kiosk in Union Station on Thursday January 22.

     Dave Dyment, Friday January 16
      Elizabeth Zvonar, Saturday January 17
      Kelly Mark, Sunday January 18

      Vanessa Maltese, Monday January 19

      Niall McClelland, Tuesday January 20

      Brad Phillips, Wednesday January 21

      Set of 6 Posters for Toronto, Thursday January 22
          Featuring Dave Dyment, Elizabeth Zvonar, Kelly Mark,
          Vanessa Maltese, Niall McClelland, Brad Phillips.
          Curated by Leah Turner. Designed by Raf Rennie.
          Printed by Jp King for Paper Pusher. Published by C Magazine.
          6 posters in a tube, 15 x 10 inches each.
          $40 at the Art Metropole Kiosk

Posters for Toronto is published and presented by C Magazine for VILLA TORONTO and is generously sponsored by Akimbo and Paper Pusher.

Villa Toronto Exhibition
January 16 - 23
11am to 7pm daily
Union Station, Great Hall
Opening Friday January 16, 6pm to 9pm

VILLA TORONTO is a roving art event that moves from city to city every few years, the VILLA project works with international art galleries to create a temporary, ongoing art community that is dynamic and ever-expanding. VILLA TORONTO, presented by Warsaw's Raster Gallery in association with Toronto's Art Metropole, brings over twenty local and international art galleries to the Great Hall of Union Station from January 16 to 23, 2015. Accompanying this presentation, in cooperation with local art organizations, there will be a series of special events throughout the city. The one-week program is free and open to the public.

C Magazine is a Toronto-based art magazine devoted to exploring what it means to be contemporary. C is published by C The Visual Arts Foundation, charitable no 88643 1162. C acknowledges the financial support of the government of Ontario through the Ontario Arts Council, and the government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage for our publishing activities.

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