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Salon Night with Erika DeFreitas

Please join us on Tuesday 7, July @ 7PM in the gallery. Salon Nights are opportunities for our members to meet other artist an discuss their current projects. DeFreitas will do a short presentation about her work, after which members are invited to show a brief selection of images/video footage of their own work. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for discussion, socializing and critical feedback with visiting Erika DeFreitas. All members are welcome to attend, either to present or simply to take part in the group discussion. If you would like to present, please email us asap at [email protected] Presentations should be no more than 5 to 10 minutes in length and can include images, sound and video.

Erika DeFreitas is a Toronto-based emerging interdisciplinary conceptual artist. She explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity through performance, public interventions, relational exchanges, photographic documentation and textile-based works. DeFreitas is a graduate of the Masters of Visual Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Recent exhibition sites include Project Row Houses in Houston, The Art Gallery of Windsor, Centre [3] for Print and Media Arts, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, A Space Gallery, Gallery 44, the Pollock Gallery at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, performances with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, and a residency at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) in Winnipeg.

Image: from the series : “A Visual Vocabulary for Hands in Mourning | 2014  | c-prints

EDITIONS

 
PLATFORM currently has two editions for sale:

  • A set (available individually) of three new ltd. edition prints by Erika DeFreitas, Alexis Dirks and Bridget Moser
  • Dave Dyment’s video project Watching Night of the Living Dead.
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    2018 Print Editions

    PLATFORM is excited to announce the launch and sale of three limited edition prints showcasing the work of three exciting artists:

    • Erika DeFreitas
      Alexis Dirks
      Bridget Moser

    All prints are 11″ by 14″ format c-prints in an edition of 50. Proceeds from this project will be used to fund future programming and outreach initiatives by PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts.

    Scroll down to preview and purchase prints (including a discount for purchase of the whole set) and to find out more about these incredible artists.

    Bridget Moser
    The Persistence of Memory 2 (2018)
    14″ x 11″

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    Living and working in Toronto, Bridget Moser has presented work in venues across Canada and throughout the US and Europe. Moser has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. The recipient of a William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists and a 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Prize, her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, Artribune Italy, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and Mousse Magazine. Her work can be found in private and public collections in Canada and Italy and has been exhibited in venues such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union and Gallery TPW (Toronto), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Western Front (Vancouver). She was shortlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

     

    Erika Defreitas
    Studies for gardens (a mixture between concept and discipline), No. 111 (2017-2018)
    11″ x 14″

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    Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture and documentation, her work explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity, with the use of textile-based works, and performative actions, which are photographed. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Project Row Houses (Houston), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Angell Gallery (Toronto), Pollock Gallery (Dallas), The Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto). Long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, a recipient of the Toronto Friends of Visual Arts’ 2016 Finalist Artist Prize and the 2016 John Hartman Award, DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.

     

    Alexis Dirks
    Triple Natural (2018)
    11″ x 14″

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    Alexis Dirks was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1982. She has a Masters in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art (2009), and a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Manitoba (2006). She has exhibited widely in Canada, Europe and the UK and currently lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada. Recent exhibitions and projects include History Works Itself in all Directions, the first exhibition at Blinkers, a new Winnipeg gallery, a collaboration with London based feminist drum hop art band Charismatic Megafauna on Womxn Stage; The Inhabitants of Space, Open Studio, Toronto, 2017; Botched Fabrications on the Foggy Landscape, aceartinc, Winnipeg, 2016; Yellow Font Forest Green, G44, Toronto, 2014; New New Monuments, TRUCK Contemporary, Calgary, 2014. She has received a number of prestigious art awards in the UK and Canada.

     

    Interested in all three? Get the whole set for $225!

    SELECT SHIPPING:

    Watching Night of the Living Dead

    A new Blu-Ray project by Toronto artist Dave Dyment. Watching Night of the Living Dead reanimates the 1968 George Romero classic entirely using footage of characters from other films and television series watching the movie on TV or at the cinema. Dyment’s work collects these scenes and arranges them sequentially along a bed track of the original. The characters watching television will sometimes serve as surrogate zombies, staring blankly at the horror unfolding on their sets, but also mirror the protagonists in the original, where most of the plot exposition is delivered via a television news reader.

    $20 ($25 w/shipping). Blu–Ray edition, 136 minutes, 1:1.5 aspect ratio, colour. 2018.

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PLATFORM multiples: vol. 4

 
PLATFORM is excited to announce the launch and sale of PLATFORM multiples: vol. 4, three limited edition prints showcasing the work of three exciting artists:

  • Erika DeFreitas
    Alexis Dirks
    Bridget Moser

All prints are 11″ by 14″ format c-prints in an edition of 50. Proceeds from this project will be used to fund future programming and outreach initiatives by PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts.

Scroll down to preview and purchase prints (including a discount for purchase of the whole set) and to find out more about these incredible artists.

Bridget Moser
The Persistence of Memory 2 (2018)
14″ x 11″

SELECT SHIPPING:

Living and working in Toronto, Bridget Moser has presented work in venues across Canada and throughout the US and Europe. Moser has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. The recipient of a William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists and a 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Prize, her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, Artribune Italy, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and Mousse Magazine. Her work can be found in private and public collections in Canada and Italy and has been exhibited in venues such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union and Gallery TPW (Toronto), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Western Front (Vancouver). She was shortlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

 

Erika Defreitas
Studies for gardens (a mixture between concept and discipline), No. 111 (2017-2018)
11″ x 14″

SELECT SHIPPING:

Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture and documentation, her work explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity, with the use of textile-based works, and performative actions, which are photographed. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Project Row Houses (Houston), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Angell Gallery (Toronto), Pollock Gallery (Dallas), The Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto). Long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, a recipient of the Toronto Friends of Visual Arts’ 2016 Finalist Artist Prize and the 2016 John Hartman Award, DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.

 

Alexis Dirks
Triple Natural (2018)
11″ x 14″

SELECT SHIPPING:

Alexis Dirks was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1982. She has a Masters in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art (2009), and a Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Manitoba (2006). She has exhibited widely in Canada, Europe and the UK and currently lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada. Recent exhibitions and projects include History Works Itself in all Directions, the first exhibition at Blinkers, a new Winnipeg gallery, a collaboration with London based feminist drum hop art band Charismatic Megafauna on Womxn Stage; The Inhabitants of Space, Open Studio, Toronto, 2017; Botched Fabrications on the Foggy Landscape, aceartinc, Winnipeg, 2016; Yellow Font Forest Green, G44, Toronto, 2014; New New Monuments, TRUCK Contemporary, Calgary, 2014. She has received a number of prestigious art awards in the UK and Canada.

 

Interested in all three? Get the whole set for $225!

SELECT SHIPPING:

 
 

like a conjuring

PLATFORM centre is pleased to announce like a conjuring, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Erika DeFreitas (ON). The show runs from 13 April – 19 May 2018 with an opening reception scheduled for Friday 13 April at 7 PM. DeFreitas will give an artist talk at 1PM on 14 April. Both events are free and open to the public.

EXHIBITION | 13 April – 19 May 2018
OPENING RECEPTION | Friday 13 April, 7:00 PM
ARTIST TALK | Saturday 14 April, 1:00 PM

Erika DeFreitas’ like a conjuring is a series of works that considers the relationships that we hold with our history and the authenticity within these narratives. The work was produced during a 2017 production residency at Mississauga Ontario’s historic Bradley House. This saltbox style farmhouse was built in 1830 by the Bradley family – early Loyalist settlers originally from Savannah Georgia. The house was formerly located on the shores of Lake Ontario until 1967 when the house was moved 3km inland. Here the artist explored the site to interrupt and challenge Canadian heritage narratives by using artifacts, photographs, and video to conceptually connect the water of the nearby lake, the history of the land, and the house together.

“When making these works, the Bradley House functioned as a site for starting the discussion and thinking process of conceptually moving water. I found out late in the process about the Bradley family owning an indigo planation in the South. The idea of water and movement then also became about colonialism – linking the notion of water as an enabler of colonization. In context the work is about ‘historical spaces’ — the staging of these places — what gets included and omitted in the retelling of history. The water, textiles, and indigo make reference to labour (domestic and slave), displacement, and migration.”

BIOGRAPHY
Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture and documentation, her work explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity, with the use of textile-based works, and performative actions, which are photographed. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Project Row Houses (Houston), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Angell Gallery (Toronto), Pollock Gallery (Dallas), The Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto). Long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, a recipient of the Toronto Friends of Visual Arts’ 2016 Finalist Artist Prize and the 2016 John Hartman Award, DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Her work can be seen at www.erikadefreitas.com.

BROCHURES

collage of brochure covers

Below are of a collection of the limited-run brochures that accompany PLATFORM exhibitions, which include curatorial essays, interviews and written responses.

No images or text may be reproduced or distributed without the prior written permission of the authors or artists. Content is copyright to their respective owners and is protected under international copyright laws.

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  • 2 SEPTEMBER–24 OCTOBER
    AS THE SIDEWALK BLEEDS
    BPNICHOL, ERYNE DONAHUE, MIKE MACDONALD, SANDEE MOORE, MIKE PATTEN, KRISTINA LEE PODESVA
    – Text by curator J.J. Kegan McFadden

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8 x 10 SAVE THE DATE Saturday 15 December 2012.

PLATFORM is pleased to announce our annual fundraising initiative. This year is the year of the 8×10 draw.

Fundraiser: ART DRAW + PARTY @ PLATFORM
Mistress + Master of Ceremonies: Divya Mehra + J. J. Kegan McFadden.
music by DJ J JACKSON
Proceeds to support the programming and outreach @ PLATFORM

8×10

Participating Artists Include:

  • KAREN ASHER
  • LISE BEAUDRY
  • SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN
  • DEREK BRUECKNER
  • STEVEN LEYDEN COCHRANE
  • SARAH CRAWLEY
  • DEREK DUNLOP
  • ERIKA DEFREITAS
  • ASHLEY GILLANDERS
  • LARRY GLAWSON
  • NOAM GONICK
  • DAVE GRYWINSKI
  • ANDREW HARWOOD
  • ERIC LESAGE
  • JEN LOEWEN
  • KEVIN MCKENZIE
  • MANDY MALAZDREWICH
  • DUNCAN MCNAIRNAY
  • ERIKA MACPHERSON
  • DIVYA MEHRA
  • DAVID MILLER
  • ANDREW MILNE
  • FREYA BJORG OLAFSON
  • ROBERT PASTERNAK
  • DEMETRA PENNER
  • TRACY PETERS
  • NATASHA PETERSON
  • TALIA POTASH
  • DOMINIQUE REY
  • JON SASAKI
  • SUZIE SMITH
  • ADRIAN A STIMSON
  • BRENDA STUART
  • DIANA THORNEYCROFT
  • COLLIN ZIPP
  • AND MANY MORE…

Silent Auction Featuring Work by:

  • WILLIAM EAKIN
  • LISA STINNER-KUN
  • DAVID MCMILLAN

 

EVERY TICKET GUARANTEES AN ARTWORK.
ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
CORRESPONDING NUMBERS TO TICKETS WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM ON DECEMBER 15TH, 2012
WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS DRAWN, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO SELECT A WORK FROM THE WALL.

TICKETS: $45 @ PLATFORM
DOORS @ 7PM
DRAW STARTS @ 7:30PM

MORE TO FOLLOW…

8X10 FUNDRAISER 2016

 
DRAW AND PARTY | 22 October | 7-12 PM
ARTWORK PREVIEW | 19–22 October | 12-5 PM
DIANA THORNEYCROFT ARTWORK RAFFLE | 22 October | 9:30 pm

 
PURCHASE YOUR TICKET | $50 each
100 tickets | every ticket guarantees an artwork
Free to attend

PLATFORM is very excited to announce this year’s annual 8 X 10 fundraiser. 100 tickets will be available, and every ticket guarantees an artwork. When your ticket number is randomly drawn, you select a work of art from the wall. Will your name ring out early on, or will it toll solemnly as the night nears its end? Who is to say! Always a popular event, always a fun night, and all proceeds go towards supporting PLATFORM’s Programming and Outreach initiatives.

In addition to purchasing online, tickets are also available in the gallery office, Tuesday through Saturday 12:00–5:00 pm.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS 
Graham Asmundson, Ian August, Kristina Banera, Kevin Bertram, Irene Bindi, Kelsey Braun, Connie Chappel, Kristiane Church, Sarah Ciurysek, Lancelot Coar, Instant Coffee, Sarah Crawley, Erika Defreitas, Meganelizabeth Diamond, Alexis Dirks, Hannah Doucet, Tim Dyck, Bill Eakin, Ray Fenwick, Angela Forget, Thom Fougere, Ashley Gillanders, Larry Glawson, Delf Gravert, Dave Grywinski, John Hampton , Richard Holden, Brian Hunter, Shawn Jordan, Letch Kinloch, Andrew Lodwick, Jen Loewen, Robert Lowe, Craig Love, Mandy Malazdrewich , Marijana Mandusic, Duncan McNairnay, Doug Melnyk, Chantel Mierau, Michael Mogatas, Kristin Nelson, Agnes Neufeld , Mark Neufeld, John Patterson, Tracy Peters, Dominique Rey, Theo Sims, Suzie Smith, Lisa Stinner, Rachel Thorleifson, Diana Thorneycroft, Lisa Wood, Collin Zipp

PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET | $20 each
150 tickets available

We are also pleased to announce a special raffle in conjunction with 8 X 10. Diana Thorneycroft’s Group of Seven Awkward Moments (March Storm, Georgian Bay) will be raffled to raise funds for PLATFORM’s programming and outreach initiatives. To see the work in person, stop by our gallery office. “Group of Seven Awkward Moments (March Storm, Georgian Bay)” will be on display from now until the October draw date. PLATFORM wishes to acknowledge and thank Diana Thorneycroft for her generous donation.

Group of Seven Awkward Moments (March Storm, Georgian Bay)

Diana Thorneycroft
Group of Seven Awkward Moments (March Storm, Georgian Bay)
Digital photograph
Edition 5 / 20
2007

 
Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. Her work has been the subject of national radio documentaries and a CBC national documentary for television. Thorneycroft’s work has been included in the 2002 released Phaidon Press publication Blink, which presents the work of 100 rising stars in photography. They have been selected by 10 world-class curators, each proposing 10 photographers who they consider to have emerged and broken new ground in the last five years. Canadian Art Magazine selected Thorneycroft’s most recent body of work “Group of Seven Awkward Moments” as one of The Top 10 Exhibitions of 2008.

Thorneycroft is the recipient of numerous awards including an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney., and was a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art for 25 years. Since 2010 she has been focusing on her studio practice full time, and has gallery representation in Paris, Los Angeles, Detroit, Calgary, Winnipeg, London (Ontario) and Montreal. Most recently Thorneycroft was the recipient of the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction.

8×10 Draw + Fundraiser – 2015

Every ticket guarantees an artwork.

Only 100 Tickets will be available

When your ticket number is drawn, you are entitled to select a work of art from the wall.

PREVIEW Exhibition: 12-14 November, 12-5PM

MASTERS of Ceremonies | Ray Fenwick and Collin Zipp


Participating Artists Include:

Tracy Peters
Ray Fenwick
Mary-Anne McTrowe
David Hoffos
Ashley Gillanders
Scott Benesiinaabandan
Mark Neufeld
Lisa Stinner-Kun
Craig Love
Ian August

Mitchell Wiebe
Lisa Wood
Sean McLachlan
Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline
William Eakin
Theo Sims
Sarah Crawley

Mandy Malazdrewich
Kevin Bertram
Steven Leyden Cochrane
Suzie Smith
Lindsey Bond
Jen Loewen
Erika DeFreitas
Letch Kinloch
Matea Radic
Thom Fougere
Janessa Brunet
Diana Thorneycroft
Yvette Cenerini
Andrew Lodwick
Sarah Ciurysek
Larry Glawson

Brian Hunter

Kegan McFadden
Hannah Doucet
Instant Coffee

Michelle Wilson
Dave Grywinski
Kristina Banera
Collin Zipp
Derek Dunlop

AND MANY MORE…

All proceeds from the event go towards supporting PLATFORM’s Programming and Outreach initiatives.
You do not need a ticket to attend the event.
Cash bar and light refreshments will be served.