Ground floor, located in the southeast corridor.
router plywood and acrylic paint
48" x 63 ½"
MKG 127, Toronto
(22 March - 26 April 2014)
"A large, monochromatic sphere - made with acrylic paint on router plywood - split down the middle like a cratered lunar yin-yang, suspended in a dense grid of overlapping white on black planes. Paint roller marks scraped across the surface work to cancel certain areas of the image while drawing attention back to the tactility of the material's impasto application." - Mira Berlin, "Sky Glabush" in Border Crossings 2014 Vol. 33 #3, Issue 131.
About Display, Sky Glabush's third solo exhibition at MKG127, he writes "I stumbled across a photograph of a religious display booth at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto from 1963. I was moved by the difficulty this image evoked in trying to represent a system of belief, and also by the impossibility of the task, by the failure of representation. Given its context this picture highlighted the seeming incommensurability of religion and secularity. Using the image as a starting point this work shuttles between the historically determined languages of religion and modernity, looking for spaces where these two poles are cross-contaminated within the personal and symbolic topography of the imagination."
An interview previewing the exhibition has recently been published by White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art and can be read here.
Exhibition information courtesy of MKG 127
Born in 1970 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Sky Glabush lives and works in London, Ontario, where he teaches studio art at Western University. He holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from the University of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include “Display” at MKG127, "The Painting Project" at Galerie de l'UQUAM, "The Kingdom of Names" at Thames Art Gallery and "The Visible and the Invisible" at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Glabush's work is in many public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, McIntosh Gallery, Museum London, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, and the Bank of Montreal.
Biography courtesy of Western University Department of Visual Arts