In our quick changing world saturated with information and trends, in Sanity explores the relationship between art and the human condition. This show goes beyond the notion of art as therapy, or art as object, to the interconnection between art and society, as the restorative mirror that is created through various forms of community. It addresses the direct experience and issues of isolation, alienation and connection where art becomes the medium that provokes, interacts and restores.
Being Scene is the annual year-long art exhibition of the Workman Theatre Project in partnership with Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. This show was recently exhibited at the Lieutenant Governor's suites at Queen's Park and comprises 22 pieces by 20 artists.
Creative Works Studios, an inner city community studio that provides access to supplies, education, as well as personal and artistic development through visual arts, joins the Being Scene artists to add their latest works to this exhibit.
The Living Museum, of Queens New York is a 40,000 square foot studio and gallery at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Centre. It has been the subject of a documentary film by Jessica Yu profiling some of its celebrated artists. The Living Museum's "In the Flow" is currently on exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art.
Gallery Gachet, of Vancouver, is an innovative non-profit gallery named after Vincent Van Gogh's doctor Paul Gachet. The gallery is a consumer-based co-op that aims to provide support to artists who have health issues (consumer/survivor) in the realization of the art and in the successful showing and marketing of their works.
in Sanity is presented through the generous support of High Res Development.
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"Cowards Bend the Knee"
For his first gallery exhibition, Maddin will create a room of ten peepholes which, while playing upon the perversion of spying on others, reveal ten new films that have their twisted narcissistic origins in Maddin's semi-fictionalized autobiography. One of Canada's premiere independent filmmakers, Maddin is celebrated for his mastery of silent film techniques, his exquisitely artificial art production and his outrageously camp scenarios. Curator: Philip Monk.
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