Friday, May 13, 2016

Artist Talk May 13th

Tonight in Windsor I'm doing an artist talk at Artcite along with the other residents of the Emerging Artist Research Residency.

Each year The Emerging Artist Research Residency offers studio space, facilities, and a generative co-working environment to produce work at the University of Windsor's School of Creative Arts Lebel Building. The residency takes place throughout the month of May, and the residents consist of a diverse range of artists, in a number of media.

Please join us for an evening of micro talks as each artist discusses their practice.

Artists in Residence:
Peter Ullstrom
Adrienne Crossman
Cassandra Ferguson
Jordyn Stewart
Julie Tucker
Luke Maddaford
Mathieu Goupil-Lemay
Rouzbeh Akhbari
Nelly Goodarzi

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Wrong / 100percentreal Feature in Studio Beat

"Toronto-based exhibition 100percentreal brings this question of online/offline awareness to the forefront of the gallery experience. 100percentreal will be showing at Xpace Cultural Centre until December 12th, but you can also view the exhibition in digital form from the comfort of your own laptop. In an essay on 100percentreal, curator Adrienne Crossman cites media theorist Nathan Jurgensen’s idea that we are now living in “an augmented reality”: that is, the divide between the virtual (the internet) and the real (everything outside your computer) has disappeared. The Wrong does an excellent job of proving this theory right, although anyone who grew up with the internet has probably already accepted it as fact. To regular users of media like Instagram and Facebook, it’s obvious that the internet is not a separate place outside of life away-from-keyboard, but rather that the internet is simply another space within our lives, another register on the school/work/home continuum. What, then, as 100percentreal seeks to examine, does this aspect of modern life mean for art? “Does art have less value when lost in an infinite Tumblr scroll?” Crossman wonders. Within this exhibition, Cat Bluemke’s Luxury International (pictured in part in this article’s featured image) does a particularly good job of trying to answer that question. But what happens to said art when, many years later, Tumblr eventually goes the way of Myspace?" -Jill Blackmore Evans

Read the full feature over at Studio Beat:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

100percentreal Feature on Canadian Art

Canadian Art homepge

Benjamin Hunter wrote a thoughtful article in Canadian Art about The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, featuring documentation and a write up about 100percentreal, which is currently up at Xpace until December 12th and online at until January 31st, 2016.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Wrong on CBC Arts

Stefan Saalfeld, promo image for The Wrong (again)

Today is the launch of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale online.

As part of the festival I've curated a two part exhibition that has both an online component at and an IRL gallery component that will run from Nov. 6 - Dec 12, 2015 at Xpace Cultural Centre, in Toronto.

There will be a number of IRL embassies taking place in Canada as part of the festival, and the CBC recently wrote an article about it:

100percentreal - The Wrong URL Pavillion and IRL Embassy

100percentreal Web Tour from Xpace Cultural Centre on Vimeo.

Cat Bluemke, Jazmine V. K. Carr, Colin Rosati, Niki Sehmbi,
Curated by Adrienne Crossman

Part of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale

Download Exhibition Essay here

November 1st, 2015 - Janaury 31st, 2016 - URL at
November 6th - December 12th, 2015 IRL at Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto 

100percentreal features the work of four emerging internet-aware artists based in Toronto, Canada. The exhibition is made up of two components; the IRL Embassy at Xpace Cultural Centre running from November 6 – December 12, 2015, and the digital exhibition hosted online as part of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale. Curated by Adrienne Crossman, 100percentreal includes the work of Cat Bluemke, Jazmine V. K. Carr, Niki Sehmbi and Colin Rosati. Working within the realms of both digital and physical space, these artists are renegotiating the relationship between the digital and the physical, the synthetic and the ‘real’.

Site developed by: Rebecca Welbourn

**Special programming to accompany this exhibition will include a Cinema 4D Workshop with artist Colin Rosati on Saturday, November 21st from 1-4pm, and a Curator’s tour with Adrienne Crossman Saturday, November 28th at 2pm, both located at Xpace.

This exhibition acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto.

There Should be Gardens at InterAccess

Earlier this Fall I was included in the exhibition There Should be Gardens, curated by Amber Christensen. The show took place at InterAccess and ran from September 2nd - 26th, and included a new video work of mine entitled Plant Series 1.

There Should Be Gardens brings together five Canadian emerging and early career new media artists whose work addresses the interconnectedness of technologies, ecologies, botanies, gender and the cosmos. The exhibition explores the materiality and affectivity of matter, blurring the focus of feminism and queer feminism between the human and non-human. Featuring Alana Bartol (Calgary), Adrienne Crossman (Toronto), Anna Eyler (Ottawa/Montreal), Kara Stone (Montreal), and Alize Zorlutuna (Toronto).

Amber was interviewed over at Abstract Ecologies about the exhibition:

Anna Eyler, Fugue in 3 Steps

Alana Bartol – Forms of Awareness

Left: Alize Zorlutuna, becoming oblique of the world | Right: Adrienne Crossman, Plant Series 1

Adrienne Crossman - Plant Series 1

photos: Yuula Benivolski