Cambridge Galleries May 2 to June 29, 2014
Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery, Hamilton March 14 to April 6, 2013
David Armstrong Six’s anti–form fit installation The Dry Salvages took over Parisian Laundry’s idiosyncratic back gallery, which is known as the Bunker— a raw, windowless concrete box accessed via a subterranean passageway.
As last winter passed into spring, the artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins were intent on making every minute count. They had just finished an immense installation for Canada Blooms, Toronto’s annual flower-and-garden show, hard on the heels of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of York University. Several other projects were in varying states of completion or looming on the horizon.
As its title suggests, David Urban’s “Actual Fiction” amounts to a one-man status report on the elusive ideals of reality and truth: an ugly-beauty, eat-the-document affair.