The Sky Is Also a Map
Works by Anna Eyler, Marcia Huyer, Stephen McLeod, and Dan Tapper
Curated by Marissa Neave.
The Sky Is Also a Map features new and recent works that consider media as the vessels through which our relationships and identities are formed and conveyed. In myriad ways these works alternately reveal or conceal the networks that exist between the desires, ambitions, idealisms, and failures of our material and virtual lives (whether or not we consider them distinct). Musing on structure, pattern, and abstraction, The Sky Is Also a Map navigates the infrastructure that so governs our world.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 7-10pm
About the Artists
Anna Eyler is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montréal, Québec. She holds a BA in Religious Studies and Art History from Carleton University (2010) and a BFA from the University of Ottawa (2015). Recent exhibitions include beyond différance, and now at Ace Art Inc. in Winnipeg, MN; Terraforming at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, ON; Art Hack Day at Eastern Bloc in Montreal, QC; and Interested in Others at the Forest City Gallery in London, ON.
Marcia Huyer is an installation-based artist living and working in Toronto. She received an MFA from the University of Victoria and an AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD U). Huyer has been the recipient of a SSHRC grant as well as other awards. Her work has been shown in festivals and public institutions across Canada. In 2013, she participated in a two-month residency in Sackville, New Brunswick hosted by Struts Gallery. Past exhibitions include Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC; ODD Gallery, Dawson City, YK; Eastern Edge, St.Johns, NL. She has participated in Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche, Toronto; CAKFA, Kitchener, ON and THIRD SHIFT, Saint John, NB.
Stephen McLeod is a Toronto-based artist working with whatever seems appropriate. In 2009 he completed his B.A.H. in Studio Art at the University of Guelph - as well as a good 2/3rds of a computer science minor. Since then he has exhibited work, performed and participated in residencies across Canada, the United States, Sweden and Greece. As part of VSVSVS, he has produced a number of large scale video installations including a show at Mercer Union where sound, vibration, video and performance all coalesced to transform the space into a strange object wonderland. He is currently seeking a poetry of computation, wondering if the words of a drunk AI might lead to a productive form of that indeterminacy John Cage was always on about.
Dan Tapper explores the sonic and visual properties of the unheard and invisible. From revealing electromagnetic sounds produced by the earth’s ionosphere, to exploring hidden micro worlds and creating imaginary nebulas made from code. His explorations use scientific methods alongside thought experiments resulting in rich sonic and visual worlds.
About the Curator
Marissa Neave is a Toronto-based curator and writer interested in the intersections between art, space, and audience. She earned a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University where she won the CRCP medal for her undergraduate thesis project, Tinygrants. Cultural policy, spatial theory and critical geography are her current primary research interests. Marissa is the Programming Coordinator at InterAccess.
Image: Stephen McLeod, still from Everything in the Thingiverse, (2016). Courtesy the artist.