ANNIE MACDONELL |

THE LEVELLERS

 

MAY 4 - JUNE 18, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 4, 2017, 6 - 9 PM

ARTIST TALK: MAY 13, 1 PM

 

GET ON THE FREE BUS! For the opening reception, a bus will depart from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W, Toronto) at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at

8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto. RSVP on Eventbrite!

 

 

 

 

The Levellers extends Annie MacDonell’s ongoing research and exploration of acts of political resistance, with a focus on gestures of refusal/withdrawal and instances in which the body is used as a site of political action. To level is to make even, to redress an imbalance. The gestures that MacDonell is fascinated by are illustrative of the strange and amorphous effect that going limp has on the balance of power between the individual and the apparatus of the state. READ MORE.


Annie MacDonell is a visual artist whose practice includes photography, film, installation, performance and sculpture. MacDonell’s work questions the constitution, function, and circulation of images in the 21st century. She received a BFA from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in 2000, followed by graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France. Recent performances have been presented at le Centre Pompidou, in Paris, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Recent solo shows have been held at Mulherin New York, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Windsor and Mercer Union Gallery, in Toronto. She has participated in recent group exhibitions at la Bibliothèque National in Paris, The Power Plant, Toronto, the MOCA Cleveland, the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea and Le Grand Palais, Paris. In 2012 and 2015, she was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award. In 2012 she was short-listed for the AGO AMIA prize for photography.

 

Image above: Annie MacDonell, Untitled Collage 1, 2017, paper collage on board (detail) Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

Special thanks to our community partner Trinity Square Video for their support of this exhibition.

 

 



 

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FEATURED EVENT

 

Summer Exhibitions Artist Talks: Annie MacDonell and Vivek Shraya

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1 PM

Join us for a special double-bill artist talk with Annie MacDonell speaking about her exhibition, The Levellers, and her ongoing research, followed by Vivek Shraya who will discuss her multi-disciplinary art practice and exhibition, Trisha.