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Artist Talk: “Droopy History” by Alex Sheriff

February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Critical Distance and South Asian Visual Arts Centre invite you to a free artist talk with Los Angeles-based, Canadian artist and filmmaker, Alex Sheriff.

Sheriff will discuss contested forms of living in the Anthropocene, focusing on the arbitrary division between human and natural history. Sheriff will reveal his concept of “droopy history”, born of science, pseudoscience and mythology, which he uses to navigate the space of this imagined division.

Two works on paper from Sheriff’s recent exhibition at Praxis Gallery (NY) are included in our current exhibition, We Look At Animals Because, produced in partnership with South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) and curated by Toleen Touq and Nahed Mansour. A selection of sculptures is on display as well. These and other works by Quratulain Butt, Khaled Hourani, Maha Maamoun, Smriti Mehra, Huma Mulji, Ed Panar, and Andrea Luka Zimmerman are on view 12–5 pm Thursday–Sunday and by appointment through March 25th. We will be happy to open the gallery after the talk for anyone who is unable to visit before the event during gallery hours.

Admission to both talk and gallery are free. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Building and gallery are both fully accessible.

Alex Sheriff received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD U before moving to New York where he received his MFA in Fine Art. He now lives in Los Angeles and works in painting, drawing, sculpture and film. www.alexsheriff.com

Critical Distance and South Asian Visual Arts Centre are grateful for the support of the Toronto Arts Council in making this exhibition possible.

image: Alex Sheriff, Undiscovered Man-made Islands (detail), 2016-17

11 February 2018
5pm – 7pm
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street (Suite 107)
Toronto, ON


February 11, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Suite 450
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

1 (416) 542-1661

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