BUTCHER GALLERY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:
FREE 4 ALL: BARMECIDAL PROJECTS GALLERY LAUNCH & SCREENING
APRIL 16 2011, 7PM - 11PM
BAR·ME·CID·AL: providing only the illusion of abundance; illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing.
Artists and curators JILLIAN KAY ROSS and MIKE GOLDBY celebrate their extended network of peers and contemporaries in BARMECIDAL PROJECTS’ inaugural group exhibition FREE 4 ALL, opening April 16th at BUTCHER GALLERY in Toronto and online at www.barmecidalprojects.com.
BARMECIDAL PROJECTS is a digitally rendered space that is dependent solely on phenomenological perception; objectivity is discarded and the work, be it a replica of a preexisting form or a completely virtual fabrication, is displayed in an animated gallery walkthrough.
FREE 4 ALL features work by ALEX MCLEOD, AMALIA ULMAN, BRAD TINMOUTH, BRIAN KHEK, DANIELLE BESSADA, DAVID HANES, EMILY JONES, GEORGIA DICKIE, IAIN BALL, JENNIFER CHAN, JILLIAN KAY ROSS, JON RAFMAN, JUSTIN BOCHEK, JÓNÓ MÍ LÓ, JARROD WILSON, KAITLIN TILL- LANDRY, LAUREN BRICK, LAUREN ELDER, LEE ORMEROD, LIAM WYLIE, LILI HUSTON- HERTERICH, MIKE GOLDBY, ORLANDO ORELLANO, RACHAEL MILTON, SHELBI CHEW, and TARA DOWNS, unifying artists working both immaterially and physically. The high-gloss, hyper-real finish of the rendered exhibition obscures the boundaries between Real and Representation. So shiny, so irresistible by virtue of its digitallness, FREE 4 ALL supersedes certainty.