Friday, November 20, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recital Hall November 20, 2009
“There are phantoms at play in Tricia Middleton’s exhibition Midnight Gallery Rambles. Late-night recordings reveal a mysterious apparition hard at work renovating an architectural installation and using “building” materials such as rickety scaffolding on the brink of collapse and sculptural paintings doubling as tarps in the process. Lurking among the drywall compound, silicone, tape, string, dust and glitter that is scattered, strewn and slathered throughout the gallery, Middleton’s specter pushes the material form and structural conventions of the gallery beyond rational order and human control into something extreme, unexpected and absurd”.
Tricia Middleton holds a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1997) and an MFA from Concordia University (2005). Middleton’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Third Space Gallery (St John NB), SKOL and Galerie Clark (Montréal QC). Group exhibitions include Mixed Signals, TRUCK (Calgary AB), Dé-con-structions, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa ON), and the Quebec Triennial, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal (Montreal, QC).
Attached image: Portal to future contemporary art wing, featuring view of as yet uncollected art works, 2007, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
An exhibition of Middleton’s work can be seen on at the opening of Midnight Gallery Rambles at the SAAG Saturday, Nov 28 at 8:00.