Artist’s Rendering (Distressed, Relaxed) & Choreographies of Resistance
DAVID COURT AND REHAB NAZZAL
March 15 to April 22, 2017
VERNISSAGE -Wednesday, March 15 2017 from 6PM to midnight
Artist talk by Anne Macmillan at 6PM
Launch of the latest issue of the HB magazine, Structure
Music by DJ Glory Hull
Food prepared by Chloé Berlanga
Cash bar, free admission and parking
AXENÉO7 is proud to present two new solo exhibitions by artists David Court (New York) and Rehab Nazzal (Ottawa / Bethlehem) and to invite you to a special opening reception with a conference by Canadian artist Anne Macmillan who will discuss her work and recent residency at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity. We are also eager to unveil the latest edition of HB magazine, which contains more than a dozen artists who approach the subject of structure in their practice of contemporary drawing.
ARTIST’S RENDERING (DISTRESSED, RELAXED): David Court
In his installation Artist’s Rendering (Distressed, Relaxed), which references in part the industrial heritage of La filature where AXENÉO7 is now located, David Court questions “What structure of feeling is at work in the factory’s reclaimed look? What is the makeup of the factory? What form of work is fabricated there? What mutilated humanity is a part of the work? What body of work, showing itself breaking down, showing what it feels like—looks like—to be undone, to see only in fragments?”
CHOREOGRAPHIES OF RESISTANCE: Rehab Nazzal
Following a year of field work in Palestine to create this new body of work, Rehab Nazzal has gathered sound, video, photography and found objects to create immersive environments which speak to the tragic conditions Palestinians face today. Although based in documentary, the installations that make up Choreographies of Resistance function more as commemorations, for the still-living and the deceased. Rehab Nazzal was shot and injured in Bethlehem in 2015 while gathering material for this exhibition. All works included in Choreographies of Resistance will be presented to the public for the first time.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The winner of the 2016 Emerging Atlantic Canada Artist Residency, Anne Macmillan will discuss her research, practice and work. This artist talk is part of the Emerging Atlantic Canada Artist Residency Tour and is an initiative of the Hnatyshyn Foundation in collaboration with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and was made possible through the generous support of the Harrison McCain Foundation.
AXENÉO7 is pleased to be the partner of the Galerie de L’UQO for the exhibition L’aménagement incitatif by artist Mélanie Myers which will take place from March 8 to April 8, 2017.
David Court is a Canadian artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio. Court employs techniques of selection, formatting and narration as modes of expression in relation to exhibition as a genre of cultural production. Recent exhibitions include 8eleven in Toronto, The Knockdown Center in New York, Museo de la Ciudad Querétaro in Mexico, Proxy in Providence and Skol in Montreal. He has undertaken residences at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York.
Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Canada and Palestine. Her video, photography and sound works deal with violations of human rights and the violence of war and colonialism. Nazzal’s work has been shown in Canada and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions, including Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Karsh-Masson Art Gallery, Ottawa, Khalil Sakakini Center, Ramallah, Art Gallery of Mississauga and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is currently a PhD candidate at Western University in London, Ontario. Nazzal holds an MFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, a BFA from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Economics from Damascus University in Syria. She has received awards and scholarships from Western University, Ryerson University, and the University of Ottawa, as well as grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. She also is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral award.
Anne Macmillan is a Canadian artist from Nova Scotia. Her drawing, video, and animation works investigate arrays of objects through such means as tracking, tracing, describing, and circling. Anne holds a BFA from NSCAD University, and is currently a Fulbright scholar completing her masters degree at MIT. She is the inaugural awardee of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Hynatyshyn Foundation Emerging Atlantic Artist Award, and a recipient of the Canada Council International Residency Program at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
AXENÉO7 wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Gatineau, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation.