June 14 - 23, 2019
Reception: Saturday, June 15th from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
951 Gladstone Avenue
The (former) Standard Bread factory
second floor (accessibility is restricted to stairs).
Free admission. Parking on-site. Public transit: Route 14 (Loretta stop). Bike paths nearby.
Friday, June 14 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekday appointments available. Artist in attendance during all public hours.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Scott Harber creates a world scattered with a nostalgically-induced personal lexicon. In Dodgy Dives into Bright Crevices, beings and objects co-exist with one another simply to "be" and "play" in surreal environments. These elements made from scribbles and crudely cut-out fragments are dependent on a youthful panic, or "productive impatience" for their creation.
Consisting of collage, drawing, and sculptural assemblage, the works in this exhibition are tinged with a theatrical quality that combines fantastical musings with banal human experiences. Some works become oddly-staged presentations where viewers engage as co-actors while others, like the more abstracted constructions, allude to articulations of a fictional language, a faulty map of the land, or a page from an aged scrapbook. Whether in the form of lived memory or as physical objects, personal material from the past is constantly negotiated to engage and piece together an otherwise fractured present.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Scott Harber’s practice combined elements of painting,collage, drawing, assemblage, and performance. He holds a BFA from Concordia University (2010) and obtained an MFA in Painting from York University (2015). Harber has exhibited throughout North America, Europe, and Asia at venues including De Luca Gallery, Toronto; Espace Robert Poulin, Montreal; Lombardi Gallery, Austin, USA; Neutron Gallery, Kyoto, Japan. In 2016 he participated in an outdoor exhibition installed at the Suzhou Industrial Park in China. Artist-in-residencies include the Meetfactory in the Czech Republic, and Belgrade A.I.R. in Serbia.
Harber resides in Toronto but was born and raised in Ottawa. This is his debut exhibition in his hometown.