A Face Or A Script Where The Lines Keep Changing | Katie Lyle And Bridget Moser

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A Face or a Script Where the Lines Keep Changing
Katie Lyle and Bridget Moser

July 7 - August 13, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday July 7, 6-8pm


A Face or a Script Where the Lines Keep Changing

“The ear might be described as a bowl with elongated brim along its upper and lower extremities...” [1]

A Face or a Script Where the Lines Keep Changing is a two person exhibition of recent work by Katie Lyle and Bridget Moser. Consisting of painting, video, and photography, the exhibition is a collection of solitary portraits integrating faces, figures, and everyday objects in order to tease out new methods and structures for depicting the self. Initially inspired by the rigid framework and step-by-step methods of how-to-draw manuals for human bodies, the works in this exhibition defamiliarize standard modes of depiction, rearranging familiar shapes and objects into unexpected configurations that are at times strange, affective, or funny. But in these new compositions, the unfamiliar can also collapse in on itself. In one painting, a paint brush attached to the canvas becomes a stand-in for the figure's hair, a bridge between depiction and process. In a documented performance, a small plastic stick becomes a proxy for a human finger. We might understand a body through its easy associations with commonplace objects, the ear might be described as a bowl with elongated brim…

[1] John H. Vanderpoel, The Human Figure (1907)


The artists would like to thank Daniella Sanader for writing a text to accompany the exhibition.

Katie Lyle is a visual artist based in Toronto. Recent projects include: Evans Contemporary, Peterborough (2016); HPI, Toronto and The End of Vandalism, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto (both 2015). Group exhibitions include: Model Project Space, Vancouver; Garden Gallery, Toronto; The Nanaimo Art Gallery (all 2015); Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria (2013); and Art Metropole, Toronto (2012). Recent and ongoing projects include a collaborative performance project with dancer Shelby Wright and publications with Slow Editions and Blank Cheque/Publication Studio Vancouver.

Bridget Moser is a Toronto-based artist working predominantly in performance and video. Her work has been exhibited at institutions across Canada including The National Arts Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union, MSVU Art Gallery, and Western Front. She has presented projects internationally in New York, Miami, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Verona. She is a recipient of the 2015 William and Meredith Saunderson Prize and a 2016 TFVA Artist Prize Finalist.

Katie Lyle gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council and Erin Stump Projects.

Bridget Moser gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Artspace Artist Run Centre and The Walter Phillips Gallery.

Photo by Yuula Benivolski.
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