Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dagmara Genda @ 3rd Ward

Dagmara Genda Presents: Building Disaster

Friday, August 19, 7-10 pm 
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 
FREE Admission

Dagmara Genda’s work is massive yet intimate, Soviet and American, insistently flat with a resonance achieved through technical ingenuity and a startling story-telling force.
Come celebrate the first NYC show of Dagmara Genda, the winner of the 3rd Ward Winter Open Call. Born in Communist Poland and a self-described nomad of Canada, Genda creates consuming cityscapes that tell of blunt, brutal histories with an uncommon delicacy.
Building Disaster will feature a large-scale, site-specific installation made of intricate hand-cut glossy vinyl that will take over an entire hallway in 3rd Ward. Other works are achieved through repeatedly layering rounds of wallpaper-like painting and drawing. Both painstaking methodologies confuse spatial relationships and create a visual tension with texture and a weighty world turned upside-down. By juxtaposing poverty and opulence, destruction and elegance, Genda has created a cacophonous riot that thrills.
Featuring DJs, live accordion music from Matt Dallow, and complimentary drinks and pickles from Spear's Spears.


Dagmara Genda is represented by KWT contemporary, Toronto, Canada

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Vacation, Fall Schedule

We're on Vacation

KWT contemporary is closed for the month of August. We'll be checking e-mails and voice mails from time to time, but please don't be disappointed if we do not get back to you with our usual efficiency.

Looking Ahead to Autumn:

September Exhibitions
Opening Reception Thursday September 8 from 5 to 7 pm
Lower gallery:
Kieran Brent: New Paintings
Mezzanine Gallery:
Rachael Wong, winner of the 2010 RBC Glass Award
Upper Gallery:
Two visiting artists from Montreal
Alexis Lavoie, winner of the 2010 RBC Painting Award, and David LaFrance: New Paintings

October Exhibitions
At KWT: Heather Nicol: Installation. Marina Black: Photography
At Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair) Find us in the NEXT section, along the west wall
At UpArt, Gladstone Hotel: Svava Thordis Juliusson and Lauren Nurse: Installation
At Art With Heart/Casey House Auction: Alexis LaVoie and Lauren Nurse

November Exhibitions
Lower Gallery:
Alex D'Arcy: New Paintings
Upper Gallery:
Jan Ollner: New Paintings

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Virtual Tour of Summer Group Show

Jan Ollner Woman Seated on a Bed, 2011, acrylic on board, 30x36

Jan Ollner.... Pearl Van Geest, Shift, 2010, o/c, 60x48

Moira Clarke, Ambient Sonnet, 2006 a/c 48x60
Paul Dignan, Untitled, 2011 a/c, 60x60 and Lauren Nurse Untitled  (deersheds, rubber) 2010
Lauren Nurse
Paul Dignan, Untitled, 2005, a/c, 36x36
Alex D'Arcy, Snowblind, 2010, o/c, 51x39

Svava Thordis Juliusson, Esjublatt, 2011, plastic cable ties
Paula Savasta's installation of 69 small paintings (winner of William Huffman Award)
Jay Wilson, Reckless Abandon, 2011, toothpicks, safety matches, 76x36
Two prints by Daryl Vocat, painting by Cheryl Ruddock and print by Liz Parkinson
Paul Dignan painting, with Jay Wilson installation in background
Carolyn DeMooy painting, in background: video still by David Frankovich and digitized polaroids Paula Savasta
Heather Nicol, Salon Installation, 2010
Monoprint with flocking by Liz Parkinson and o/c diptych by Fiona Crangle