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Housewarming Gifts for Anorexics

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel
Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday July 19th
7-10pm

From July 19 – August 17, 2013

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Narwhal Projects is pleased to present Tibi Tibi Neupsiels second solo exhibition entitled Housewarming Gifts for Anorexics. Acknowledging that art goes beyond its inherent use-value has in effect come to exclude it from having one. This distinction has made it easier to discern art from design, or that which is concerned with the ethereal from the practical. The temptation to flout this accepted meaning has resulted in a series of Baroque inspired housewares produced by Neuspiel as an affront to this definition.

Mining the banal for the prophetic and haunting, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel references tangible understandings of the natural world and elements culled from popular culture. Neuspiel’s practice covers a diverse range of media including both traditional and digital techniques, and also includes collaborations with various artists. In 2011, Neuspiel partnered with artist Geoffrey Pugen, creating the highly acclaimed Nuit Blanche performance The Tie-break. More recently, Neuspiel and Pugen produced Hurdles, commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Opening Reception:
Friday July 19th
7-10pm

ABOUT TIBI TIBI NEUSPIEL
Neuspiel has exhibited his work at institutions and art fairs throughout North America, Europe, and Japan, including at the AGO, MOMA PS1, Art Basel, and Tokyo Wonder Site. His work is held in public and private collections, including the Pollack – Krasner Foundation. He was recently awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, the Mudge Massey Travelling Award, and the Haydn Davies Memorial Award. Beginning fall 2013, Tibi will be an MFA candidate at NYU.

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