Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kelly Mark: Everything Is Interesting

[Kelly Mark]
Kelly Mark: Everything Is Interesting
Toronto, Canada: The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 2014
256 pp., 26 x 21 x 2 cm., hardcover
Edition size unknown

Edited and with an introduction by curator Barbara Fischer, this survey of mid-career work by Kelly Mark features new essays by Jonathan Watkins, Christina Ritchie and Dan Adler. It also features republished texts, reviews and interviews by: Robin Metcalfe, James Prior, Jenifer Papararo, David Liss, Brian Joseph Davis, Alan Dunn, Craig Buckley, Germaine Koh, Sara Krajewski, Ingrid Jenkner, Terri Whitehead, Jonathan Safran Foer, Kristan Horton, Micah Lexier, Gabrielle Moser, Christopher Régimbal, Robert Enright, Jen Graves and Eileen Sommerman.

A text I wrote for Mark's 2005 glow-in-the-dark poster for Glow House is also re-printed.

The title, co-published with Cambridge Galleries, Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Kenderdine Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Windsor, is divided into six categories of the artist's work: Installation/Intervention, Video, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Multiples/Audio/Misc. The latter includes posters, buttons, rubber stamps, CDs and records, cigarette lighters and wallpaper.

The title launches tomorrow night (Wednesday February 11th) at the the University of Toronto Art Centre. The reception begins at 8pm, with remarks at 8:15. Mark and several contributors will be in attendance.

Just prior to this, at 7pm, curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan will present a tour of her exhibition Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, featuring recent acquisitions that "captures the ways in which commercial graphics shape urban landscapes -- whether in the proliferation of billboards and screens, the identity of nations and institutions, or the visual logic of window display." Mark's video for Demonstration is included in the exhibition.

Everything Is Interesting will be on sale for $25.00 CDN.

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