06.19 2007

Staring Therapy

The August show is called staring therapy. Its a whole bunch of artists from Toronto and all over. Lots of fun!

Exhibition: August 3 – September 1, 2007
Location: Space 1026 – 1026 Arch St. Philadelphia PA 19107
Reception with the artists: Friday August 3rd, 7-11pm
For more information contact: Jesse Goldstein 610-405-3972 or jesse@space1026.com

Toronto artists Victoria Kent, Seth Scriver, and Sandy Plotnikoff gathered works for this exhibition by sending out a pre-recorded phone message* to friends and contacts around the globe. People responded with small artworks and found objects, which will form an installation to be viewed through specially decorated Staring Tubes.

Staring Therapist Victoria Kent will be present at the reception to welcome visitors, with surprise guests providing musical entertainment.

The artists involved in Staring Therapy are fixtures of a Toronto art scene known for its peculiar (and always free) happenings. For this show, they have turned Plotnikoff’s basement and yard into a “Value Village” thrift store, where they’ve held weakly yard sales with musical guests and free airbrushed personalization of goods. Held throughout the summer, the sales have helped them raise the money they needed to make their trip to Philadelphia possible. On opening night, they will bring their final yard sale of the summer to Space 1026; donations of used goods for the yard sale may be dropped off at the gallery sometime before August 3rd.

*Call for submissions (mp3): http://laundry-line.net/staringtherapy.mp3

Tara Azzopardi, Jeremy Bailey, Cecilia Berkovic, John Caffery, Miles Collyer, Armand Cousineau, Mark Delong, Janis Demkiw, Shayne Ehman, Anne Fauteux, Iris Fraser, Anitra Hamilton, Emily Hogg, Andrew Hunt, Jay Isaac, Keith Jones, Victoria Kent, Devon Knowles and Peter Gazendam, Jeffro Halliday, Jez, Jinhan Ko, Amy C. Lam, Craig Leonard, Amy Lockhart, Jiva MacKay, Jason McLean, Mombert, Terry Piercey, Sandy Plotnikoff, Tanya Read, Jon Sasaki, Seth Scriver, Jocelyn Shipley, Malcolm Sutton, Swintak, Kika Thorne, Josh Thorpe, Ron Tran, RM Vaughan, Brent Wadden, Brodie West, Erin Zimerman, and others tba…

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