Jul 4 - 7, 2007
7-10PM

BETA in Beta

Niknaz Tavakolian, Dave Kemp, Malka Greene, Mark Andre Pennock. Curated by Jennifer Cherniack

InterAccess is pleased to present BETA in beta, the first exhibition in the InterAccess beta series.

beta is a pilot project to showcase the work of our members and strengthen the connection between the production and exhibition phases of new media art at InterAccess.

BETA in beta, featuring previously unseen, unshown, and/or untested work from four selected studio members, provides a platform for trial, testing, and (hopefully) triumph. While this is an experimental series, BETA in beta pushes the experiment further-- as the first attempt or "Pilot" of a Pilot project.

The artists in BETA in beta have recently begun new phases in their lives and careers, and are creating work that, by coincidence or intentionally, reflects these transitional moments of change. These experiences-- moving from another country or city, changing careers, and beginning or graduating from university-- imply a move towards, or from something. It is this sense of movement that runs throughout the works in BETA in beta.

Malka Greene is a Toronto-based multi-tasker who holds a BFA in New Media from Ryerson University and a diploma in Applied Photography from Sheridan College. Currently the Development Coordinator at Gallery TPW, she is also an independent curator and a closeted artist who rarely shows her work.

Dave Kemp recently completed the Master of Visual Studies studio art program at the University of Toronto as well as the Knowledge Media Design Collaborative Program. Prior to this, he earned an Image Arts (photography) BFA from Ryerson University and his BScE in Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University.

Mark Andre Pennock studied at OCAD, Fabrica (Treviso, Italy), and Concordia, concentrating on photography, cinema studies and and video. Recently, he curated Still Motions an exhibition of time-based film and video work that drew inspiration from photography, rather than cinema, for the Contact Photo Festival. Mark Andre currently works for Wavelengths- the experimental film section- at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Niknaz Tavakolian is a current MFA candidate at York University. An Iranian born U.S. ex-pat from the Tri-State area, Tavakolian is currently working with artist Nell Tenhaaf on her project lo-fi.

Jennifer Cherniack is the newly appointed Assistant Curator and Education Coordinator at InterAccess.

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