Due to provincial restrictions for winter, we have postponed this artist talk and are looking to offer it later the year.
James Carl is a respected Canadian artist known for his thoughtful use of a variety of media. His work is grounded in a conceptual framework which ranges from evocative and ironic critiques of consumerism to celebrations of 20th century Western sculpture. Carefully crafted, his works appear at once foreign and familiar, featuring common objects and materials reconfigured and reconsidered. Carl has completed numerous public art commissions in Canada and China, notably “thing’s end”, an ongoing series of oversized rubber bands, the largest of which was installed in Wuhan, China in 2018. “Closer to home”, the first work in this series, can be found outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox in downtown Toronto.
James was born in Montreal. He received his MFA from Rutgers University and has degrees from McGill, the University of Victoria and the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. His work is in public and private collections across North America, China and Europe, including the National Gallery of Canada. A work from his “jalousie” series is now on display in the lobby of the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is currently a Professor of Studio Art at the University of Guelph and resides in Toronto.
This Artist Talk is scheduled to be in-person. We are also planning to record the talk and offer it online afterwards. Advanced registration will be required with spaces limited due to COVID restrictions. We will post registration details in the new year.
Attendees must bring proof of second COVID-19 vaccination and government issued ID and are required to wear a mask or face shield while in the school.
Title: jalousie (pink)
Woven venetian blinds, 9’ high;
installation view Art Gallery Of Ontario, 2021
Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario
Title: thing’s end, (Wuhan)
Hand forged stainless steel, 5 meters high, 12 meters long
Title: Spindle #2
Marble, 18 x 11 3/4 x 7 in.
Photo courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery