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Visual Arts Craft at Harbourfront Centre presents Combine and TACK, new exhibitions featuring the works of Saskatchewan artists
Coincides with World Routes Summer Festival Love, Saskatchewan
New exhibits run June 19 to Sept. 19, 2010
FREE opening reception Friday, June 18, 6-10 p.m.

TORONTO, ON (Jun. 17, 2010) Harbourfront Centre prepares to open new visual arts, craft and architecture exhibitions for summer 2010, running June 19 to Sept. 19, 2010 at York Quay Centre.

As part of the Love, Saskatchewan World Routes Summer Festival July 23-25, Harbourfront Centre presents Combine, a group of visual arts installations that bring a new perspective to the cultural production of this prairie province. Combine, curated by Patrick Macaulay, situates the works of 18 artists throughout York Quay Centre. The exhibition’s title joins two iconic references – the image of the mighty prairie farming machine and the assemblages first created by Robert Rauschenberg – a hint to where the artists are from and what they are up to.

Selected for their mutual understanding of how the amalgamation of disparate objects and images can create new stories and meanings, participating artists include:

Joi T. Arcand Here on Future Earth (photo series)
Amalie Atkins Three Minute Miracle (film)
Tyler Brett Odyssey Panorama (drawing)
Bruce Montcombroux Camper Boat and Modal Ski (mixed media)
Clint Neufeld (ceramic sculpture)
Alison Norlen glimmer (mixed media)
Stacia Verigin Entireland (detail) (mixed media)
Paul Atkins & Ian Campbell Vacation Suit (stills) (video)
Wally Dion Shield Wall (mixed media)
Clark Ferguson Dead Meat (video)
Robert Froese Platter and Bowl Selection (ceramic)
Erin Gee Feedback (video)
Michelle LaVallee Final Proof (mixed media)
Nancy Lowry Landmarks (painting)
Julie Oh Paper Route (digital print)
Tyler Brett & Serena McCarroll All Citizens (mixed media)
Lee Henderson Bowing to Every Buddha (photo series)

TACK, the concurrent craft exhibition, is curated by Melanie Egan and shines a light on aspects of traditional cowboy culture and celebrates the skills and artistry of this beautiful handiwork not necessarily seen within mainstream craft.

Featured ranchers include:

Inez Bennett
Nick Demchenko
Linda Kerr
Guy Murphy
William (Bill) F. Wilm

Combine and TACK exhibitions are supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Also on display in York Quay Centre are two site-specific installations: Lizz Aston & Johanna Schmidt’s Multiple Coincidences and Jen Hutton’s Grand Gestures.

York Quay Centre’s Architecture Gallery is unveiling a new installation titled Redux Park which examines and attempts to define the role of urban parks in a community. Canadian architecture firms 5468796 Architecture Inc. (Winnipeg), Brook McIlroy (Toronto) and vlan paysages with Atelier in situ (Montreal) have created installations in response to re-imagining of the urban park. The exhibition also features an installation by visual artists T&T (Tyler Brett and Tony Romano).

Join us for the public opening reception on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 6-10 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre’s York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Admission to the reception and exhibitions is free.

For more information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on the 10-acre site it operates in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.


Rosie Shaw

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