WOOD

A compendium of the Blackwood Gallery's exhibitions and projects in 2009.

Book
184 Pages, full colour, softcover, 19cm x 24cm
ISBN 978-0-7727-8210-6

Published by
Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto Mississauga) in 2011


$5.00

Book Launch

WOOD
Saturday May 7, 1-3pm
Art Metropole
788 King Street West

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Table of Contents

INDEX p.006

INSTEAD OF (AN INTRODUCTION) p.008
By Christof Migone

AWASHAWAVE p.010 
- 2 Radio Solos   
- list of works

OPENING THE INSTALL (30 DAYS IN THE LIFE OF AN EXHIBITION) p.023
By Christof Migone  

WHAT COMES OUT IN THE WASH p.034
By Alison Syme

FALL OUT p.038
- project descriptions  

FALL IN  p.054 
- for bodies near the surface of the earth  
- project descriptions  

ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION: ON LIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND MACHINE p.078
By Shannon Hoff

DROP OUT p.088 
- Cry School Yearbook  
- F Papers  
- project descriptions  

ROCHDALE COLLEGE: FAILURE STUDIES IN TORONTO p.114
By Sunny Kerr  

THE SEVEN INCH FALL p.118
By Alison S.M. Kobayashi  

BEND p.122
By Johnson Ngo  

STIR p.126  

THE PROJECTS: PORT CREDIT p.128  
- project descriptions

NO STARS: A SHORT HISTORY OF INDUSTRY AND SMALL BUSINESS IN PORT CREDIT OVER SOME OF THE PAST CENTURY p.148
By John Armstrong

THE WAY I ARE p.154  
- list of works

THE WAY I ARE p.167
By Katie Bethune-Leamen

WORDAFTER p.172
By Christof Migone

BIOGRAPHIES p.174

COLOPHON p.180

BOOKENDS: SKYLINE
By Diane Borsato

Artists & Writers

ADAMS, KIM
ADER, BAS JAN
ANWAR, FAISAL
ARMSTRONG, JOHN
BETHUNE-LEAMEN, KATIE
BLASS, VALERIE
BORSATO, DIANE
BROWN, TRISHA
BURNHAM, ANTHONY
CAMPBELL, JENNIFER
CASTELLANOS, ULYSSES
CHEUNG, ANNIE ONYI
CLÉMENT, SOPHIE BÉLAIR
COLLYER, GILLIAN
CUMMING, ROBYN
FARBER, ZEV
FONES, ROBERT
FOOD JAMMERS
FORTIER, LOUIS
GOLDSMITH, KENNETH
GOLLAND, MARTIN
GOVE, EMILY
HIRSCH, ANTONIA
HOFF, SHANNON
HUTTON, JEN
JAZVAC, KELLY
JONES, SIMONE
KEMPINAS, ZILVINAS
KERR, SUNNY
KIERULF, ERIKA
KIM, YOUNG-SUP
KOBAYASHI, ALISON S.M.
KOROSHEGYI, ARNOLD
KREPAKEVICH, SHANE
LAHDE, KRISTIINA
LANDRY, DIANE
LICHTY, GARETH
LITHERLAND, PAUL
MALY, VALERIAN
MASSEY, JOHN
MCINTOSH, ELIZABETH
MIGONE, CHRISTOF
NGO, JOHNSON
NURSE, LAUREN
PADA, LATA
PARK, RYAN
PARTHENIOU, ROULA
PIVATO, JULIANA
PLANNINGTOROCK
QUADRASONIC
RECHICO, SANDRA
REID, KERRI
RICHARDSON, KELLY
ROMANO, TONY
SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATIONS
SASAKI, JON
SCHWEBEL, JOSHUA
SHERMAN, TOM
SIMMONS, DON
SNOW, MICHÆL
SUDDICK, JENNIE
SYME, ALISON
THORPE, JOSH
WOOD, KELLY

Credits

Editor: Christof Migone
Editorial assistants: Julia Abraham, Joanna Sheridan, Juliana Zalucky
Photo Credits: Toni Hafkenscheid (unless otherwise noted)
Graphic Design: Adam Hilborn – Peekay Design
Printing: C. J. Graphics

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Acknowledgements



 

The book launch was presented in partnership with Art Metropole.

 

Related Projects

   

The Way I Are
January 21 - March 1,2009
Curated by Katie Bethune-Leamen

awashawave
April 9 - May 31, 2009
Curated by Christof Migone

The Projects: Port Credit
July 5 - 30, 2009
Curated by Christof Migone

Fall Out
September 14 - December 13, 2009
Curated by Christof Migone

Fall In
October 26 - December 13, 2009
Curated by Christof Migone

Drop Out
October 3 - 4, 2009
Part of NUIT BLANCHE
Curated by Christof Migone

STIR
Performance
Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Seven Inch Fall
2009 Billboard Commission
Alison S.M. Kobayashi
October 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010