MKG127 is very pleased to present the sixth in itís series
of artist-curated summer exhibitions, DIY.
July 9 - August 20, 2016
Organized by Dave Dyment, DIY collects the work of nine artists and two collectives whose work refers to, or employs the spirit of "do-it-yourself".
The exhibition includes work by Dean Baldwin (Montreal), Bill Burns (Toronto), Instant Coffee (Vancouver), Liam Crockard (Toronto), Michael Dumontier (Winnipeg) , Daniel Eatock (London, UK), Juliane Foronda (Toronto), Kristiina Lahde (Toronto), Roula Partheniou (Toronto), Joe Scanlan (New York City) and VSVSVS (Toronto).
In Britain, the term DIY is synonymous with home repair. Elsewhere it carries more go-it-alone connotations. The term is over a hundred years old, came into common usage in the 1950s, and defined a subculture twenty years later. Today itís ubiquitous as both an ethos and a marketing brand, from Ikea to Etsy to Martha Stewart-style Pinterest pages.
DIY features fetishized tools of the trade, as well as examples of do-it-yourself projects: from makeshift speakers and skateparks to some-assembly-required coffee, prisons and funerals.
DIY at MKG127 - Terence Dick, Akimbo - Akimblog, August 17, 2016