Pits, Seeds


September 10 - 20 2020

Amanda Boulos, Laura Carusi, Anthony Cooper, Laura Demers, Emma Green, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Nadine Maher, Emily Moriarty, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, John Nyman, Alison Postma, Claudia Rick, Miles Rufelds, Callum Schuster, Blair Swann, Emma Welch















What month is it, anyway? Even as this passing year has reminded us of nature’s powers—both within our own bodies and in the world around us—it has also left many of us unmoored from its rhythms and rituals. Spring came and went, summer came and went, but where were we?

Here's what we know: on July 25th we picked up the keys to 1655 Dufferin Street, to a door down an alley on the south side of St. Clair. We built walls, cleaned dust and scratched rust. We chained 40-minute Zoom sessions like desperate cigarettes. We gathered an unprecedented amount of free stuff. We burrowed through the depths, and came out with the plumb.

The work in this exhibition grows out of an urge to blossom into something greater, even in the worst conditions. To germinate ideas and foster gardens of discourse. After a long pause, we sprout new buds. Expecting a long winter, we fall as compost on the mound, drawn together in the collaborative spirit of fertilizing our space. We are ready to be devoured, spit out and started anew.







Emily Moriarty, (Untitled) Allan Gardens, 2019, cell phone photos on photocopy paper, approx. 5’x13’



Alison Postma, A Careful Excavation, 2020, plaster and chain, approx. 12”x12”x6”



Nadine Maher, Meal Peels, 2020, oil on canvas, 40”x30”






Laura Demers, High Heat, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 14”x17”



Laura Demers, Vernal Pool, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 12.25”x8.5”



Laura Demers, Planetary Winds, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 14”x17”



Laura Demers, Hourglass, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 14”x17”



Laura Demers, Mallow Bath, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 14”x17”



Laura Demers, Swarm (Cycles), 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 12.25”x8.5”



Laura Demers, Drought Reversal, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 14”x17”



Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Stoned Fruit #1, 2020, cement, 6”x4”x4”


Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Stoned Fruit #2, 2020, cement, 6”x4”x4”



Claudia Slogar Rick, HEARD OF IT VIDEO ART VS ACTUALLY WATCHED IT VIDEO ART, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 16”x12”
Claudia Slogar Rick, HEARD OF IT SOUND ART VS ACTUALLY LISTENED TO IT SOUND ART, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 16”x12”









Anthony Cooper, Things I Care About, 2019, wood dowel, chain, bike chain, costume jewelry, acrylic rod, copper, quarts, pyrite, emerald, plumb bob, lion costume tail, pearl necklace, broken porcupine needle, 22"x36"x4"



Callum Schuster, Poke Berry, 2019, poke berry (Silverdale 2018), magnetized iron, resin, 24”x18”



John Nyman, Two Weeks, 2020, wall vinyl, dimensions variable


Daniel Griffin Hunt, Conjuring, 2020, unique woodcut (framed), 36”x24




Alison Postma, A Hollow Place in a Solid Body II, 2020, found objects, dimensions variable





Daniel Griffin Hunt, O.K. (Vegan Brownie), 2020, bronze dates, large elastics, cement, plasticizer, polymer, aggregate, wine coloured dye, wood, spray foam, casters, various hardware, approx. 18”x18”x18”



Amanda Boulos, Sleepy Dog, 2019, oil on panel, 23”x30”



Amanda Boulos, Head with Horns, 2018, oil on panel, 23”x22”




Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Faux Mo, 2018, inkjet photograph on vinyl and drywall, 38.5”x26.25”



Anthony Cooper, Tough Trough, 2018, hydrostone, acrylic, pink panther styrofoam, ceiling tile with paint, 24"×34"x4"



Laura Demers, Growing Root, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 8.5”x12.25”


Miles Rufelds, Frozen Dead, Frozen Sleep, and Some Consequences, 2019, digital prints on bond paper, nails, rubber spray paint, yarn, dimensions variable



Laura Demers, Growing Root, 2020, charcoal and graphite on paper, 8.5”x12.25”



Miles Rufelds, Frozen Dead, Frozen Sleep, and Some Consequences, 2019, digital prints on bond paper, nails, rubber spray paint, yarn, dimensions variable





Emma Green, September 8th 2019, 2020, graphite, acrylic and oil on paper, 16”x12”
Emma Green, November 17th 2019, 2020, graphite, acrylic and oil on paper, 16”x12”




Alison Postma, Reflecting Lemon, 2019, archival pigment print (framed), edition 1/15, 18”x12”



Emma Welch, weaver, 2020, colour pencil, oil pastel, soft pastel on linen over panel, 40”x30”






Amanda Boulos, My Boyfriend the Devil, 2019, oil on panel, 37”x33”



Daniel Griffin Hunt, Highbush, 2020, cement, plasticizer, polymer, blue dye, plywood, metal casters, hardware, cast plastic blueberries, blue pins, approx. 18”x18”x18”






Emma Welch, study for weaver, 2020, colour pencil, oil pastel, soft pastel on linen over panel, 10”x8”



Amanda Boulos, A Good Morning, 2019, oil on panel, 20”x20”






Dainesha Nugent-Palache, A Home Standing Where it Should Have Fallen, 2019, inkjet photograph on vinyl and drywall, 38.5”x32.5”



Miles Rufelds, “Thirty cents, fifty cents…”, 2020, Silent video, 16:9 (vertical orientation)



Callum Schuster, Saffron, 2019, saffron (Istanbul 2014), magnetized iron, resin, 36”x24”
Callum Schuster, Chlorophyll II, 2019, chlorophyll (front lawn 2016), magnetized iron, resin, 36”x24”



Blair Swann, Passages, 2018, video, 11:36






Blair Swann, Palms (into which I poured, drank from, turned over, couldn't fill up), 2017, folded magazine page (framed), 3”x3”



Anthony Cooper, Bouquet, 2020, acrylic rods, wood doweling, metal extrusions, plumbing tube, 28"x4"x4"



Emma Welch, blue horns green thorns, 2020, colour pencil, oil pastel, soft pastel on linen over panel, 24”x18”



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