Xpace Cultural Centre 2017/18 Programming Launch Party @ Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto [8 September]

Xpace Cultural Centre 2017/18 Programming Launch Party

19:00 - 23:00

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Xpace Cultural Centre
303 Lansdowne Avenue Unit 2, Main Floor., Toronto, Ontario M6K 2W5
Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual FREE fall programming launch and back-to-school party, featuring:

* a live performance by NEW CHANCE: New Chance is the solo music project of multimedia artist Victoria Cheong. Weaving together elements of techno, dub, noise and pop, she conjures sonic atmospheres for the dancefloor. She recently released a mixtape, Luck be a Lady and is producing a collection of new recordings, New Chance Hardly Working.



* SNACKS and DRINKS (cash bar for 19+)

* the opening of our fall exhibitions:

Main Space: SOFT MOODS curated by Emily Gove
Wil Brask, Lee D’Angelo & Bethany Rose Puttkemery, Destiny Grimm, Cherry Kutti
September 8 — October 14, 2017

Featuring installation, sculpture, painting, illustration and a water feature, Soft Moods explores radical softness through the work of Wil Brask, cherry kutti, Destiny Grimm and Lee D’Angelo & Bethany Rose Puttkemery.

Window Space: Kendra Yee, Pantry Shelf
with writing by Sam Roberts
Xpace Summer Residency exhibition
September 8 — October 21, 2017

The attempts to trace back family lineage are swallowed by the movements of time. Documents discarded, photographs burned, tombstones never carved and names changed to survive systems. Mimicking the setup of my Yeh-Yeh’s corner store in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, this installation honours family-run businesses. The items displayed replace the culture that has been lost, reclaiming broken narratives and forming new stories.

Project Space: Emily Norry, Queeries into History: The Love of Loring and Wyle
with writing by Sam Roberts
Xpace Summer Residency exhibition
September 8 — October 14, 2017

This series by Emily Norry explores the lives of Toronto artists Frances Loring and Florence Wyle and their lifetime spent together.Through this show Emily looks to expand upon her series Queeries into History with a more in depth exploration of these two artists. Where Queeries into History was meant to outline an entire ancestry of queer women through time, The Love of Loring and Wyle is a biography of two beloved but often forgotten artists that helped shape Toronto’s art world, while never wavering in their commitment to one another.

By using watercolour printmaking Emily takes historical photos of Loring and Wyle’s careers and personal lives, paints them in colour and transfers them onto fabric. These leave images cracked, faded, and sometimes warped from the originals; this is reflective of the way history is often forgotten and overwritten in modern view. These images are then embellished, with embroidery, patterning and dried flowers as a way to describe intimacy, relationships and the way the past is reframed and added to in the present. The works will explore their sculptures, time as students, associations with arts societies, and their more then 50 year relationship.


Poster by Wil Brask

Xpace Cultural Centre is a membership driven artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. We program contemporary practices that respond to the interests and needs of our membership. As we program with shorter timelines this allows for us to respond to contemporary issues in theory and aesthetics, keeping an up to the minute response to what is going on directly in our community.

Accessibility: Xpace’s entrance is at street level with no steps. The galleries, office and gender neutral washrooms are all located on the 1st floor. Service animals may accompany visitors at any time. Lighting and fragrance vary per exhibition/event; please contact us if you have any questions regarding these items.

We wish to acknowledge this sacred land on which Xpace Cultural Centre operates. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. The territories include the Huron-Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
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