MKG127 is pleased to present Display,
an exhibition of new work by Sky Glabush.
Opening Saturday March 22, from 2 - 5 PM.
About Display, Sky Glabush's third solo exhibition at MKG127, he writes "I stumbled across a photograph of a religious display booth at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto from 1963. I was moved by the difficulty this image evoked in trying to represent a system of belief, and also by the impossibility of the task, by the failure of representation. Given its context this picture highlighted the seeming incommensurability of religion and secularity. Using the image as a starting point this work shuttles between the historically determined languages of religion and modernity, looking for spaces where these two poles are cross-contaminated within the personal and symbolic topography of the imagination."
An interview previewing the exhibition has recently been published by White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art and can be read here.
Born in 1970 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Sky Glabush lives and works in London, Ontario, where he teaches at Western University. He holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from the University of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include "The Painting Project" at Galerie de l'UQUAM, "The Kingdom of Names" at Thames Art Gallery and "The Visible and the Invisible" at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Glabush's work is in many public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, McIntosh Gallery, Museum London, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, and the Bank of Montreal.
The exhibition continues until April 26.
"Sky Glabush: Faith in Gesture" - David Balzer, www.canadianart.ca, April 1, 2014
"SKY GLABUSH AT MKG127" - Terence Dick, Akimblog, April 1, 2014
"Artist Sky Glabush dismantles his hyperreal brand" - Murray Whyte, Toronto Star, April 3, 2014