Curated by Arin Fay
SHUTTER is the fourth in an ongoing series of medium-centric group exhibitions presented at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, curated by Arin Fay, which explore specific medium through as diverse a lens as possible. SHUTTER brings together artists: Dayna Danger, Adad Hannah, Sandra Semchuk/Jerry DesVoignes, Thaddeus Holownia, Althea Thauberger, Suzy Lake and Fred Rosenberg. Before there was SHUTTER there was WORD; LOST THREAD; and THROWN. These group exhibitions are a means of creating a curated and critical discourse w/ artist from across Canada that involve issues of: place/environment, identity politics and other diasporic realities, means and method, craft vs art, urban vs rural, and many other actualities and approaches which pertain to the respective artists involved. The discourse that these group exhibitions foster is centred on the artworks themselves, both in concert and meaningful disconnect, but also through the narrative elements and representative place of artists within the country, within their careers, and through their respective work and perspectives.
Before there was SHUTTER there was WORD (2019) w/ Graham Gilmore, Joi Arcand, K.C. Hall, Nicole Dextras, Don Mabie and Shane Koyczan; LOST THREAD (2018) w/ Philip Hare, Bettina Matzhuhn, Amanda McCavour, Sylvie Roussel-Janssens, Wendy Toogood, Anna Torma, Matthew Varey, Angelika Werth and Robin Wiltse; THROWN (2021) w/ Jody Greenman-Barber, John Kurok, Robin Dupont, Samantha Dickie, Sergio Raffo and Shary Boyle.
SHUTTER is generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.