Under New Management
Under New Management, (Toronto) Co-curated with Suzanne Carte
July 6-August 28, 2010
Artists: Ryan Watkins-Hughes, Kerri Reid, Emelie Chhangur, Eugenio Salas, Jesse Harris, Mallory Diaczun, José Ruiz, Lawrence Weiner, Sky Fairchild-Waller, Eric Glavin, Anthony Koutras, Catherine Lane, Kelly Mark, Gary MacLeod, Kim Beck, CN Tower Liquidation and more.
A temporary exhibition space in a storefront location that employed the characteristics of the retail environment to mobilize art outside the gallery environment. This non-commercial hybrid presentation model incorporated aspects of contemporary art exhibitions into four familiar commercial templates:
• convenience store
• shop gone out of business
• video store & media rental outlet
• lab on site service
Each exhibition, in the guise of a business. appeared for a short duration (1 week to 13 days).
Top row, left to right: Kim Beck, Lost Our Lease; Gary MacLeod, Nope; José Ruiz, Cash Sold Here; Catherine Lane, Cash register; Kerry Reid, Drips
Second row, left to right: Food can labels by Ryan Watkins-Hughes, Food can labels; Signs by Jesse Harris, signs; Kelly Mark, Exist; Image of shop exterior