January 10 – February 7, 2014
Order of Operations
Noel Middleton Solo Exhibition
Artist Talk with Noel Middleton:
Saturday January 24th at 2pm
Narwhal, 2104 Dundas St West
Free to attend
For his first solo show at Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto-based Noel Middleton presents an immersive mixed media installation of site-specific sculpture. Skillfully fabricated from found objects cast from a variety of collected construction materials, the works offer viewers an intriguing entry point into Middleton’s creative commitment to chance.
Middleton’s practice is instinctively multidisciplinary, driven by circumstance, process and a strong sense of materiality. The works in Order of Operations are the result of a disciplined approach to fabrication that maintains a strong connection to imagination and play. Middleton performs his practice through an intuitive building up of layers that combines found and collected objects with material largely sourced from renovations of the gallery itself. It is this genuine attraction to a wide range of materials, coupled with an impulse for story telling, that determines the conditions of production. Whether cast, reconstructed or recontextualized, there are seemingly endless varieties of objects and textures to be discovered within the works.
MATERIAL ART FAIR
Material Art Fair, Mexico City’s first and only contemporary art fair dedicated to emerging practices, will celebrate its second edition from February 5th – 8th of 2015. Narwhal will be presenting work by Matthew Feyld, Paul Wackers and Jacob Whibley.
Narwhal welcomes Japanese artist Junko Mizuno for Ambrosial Affair, her third Canadian exhibition. As the second body of work in her Food Obsession series, Mizuno takes us through a personal, psychedelic journey through delightfully dark food fetishes from ornate egg cracking sirens to erotic pigs pouring bacon and a sadistically delicious ramen eatery.