Opening: Painter Project – Version 4 | Simon M Benedict

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Opening: Painter Project – Version 4 | Simon M Benedict says
We are pleased to launch our newest initiative in support of emerging artists and curators: SUMMER SESSIONS, a program through which we are making free space and staffing support available to graduates of local and regional colleges and universities to present their thesis exhibitions.

For our first session, University of Guelph MFA candidate Simon M Benedict will present painter project – version 4, a performative video installation that playfully and critically explores the portrayal of artists in biographical films. Appropriating pre-existing footage from films such as Frida, Pollock, and Turner, Simon M Benedict puts various biopics in dialogue with one another, following a sequence which changes every time the work is shown.

Join us for a public opening reception on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6–8 pm. The artist will be in attendance and all are welcome.

(This event will coincide with the closing reception for Pixelation, a third floor Hallway Gallery exhibition curated by Zviko Mhakayakora from OCADU. We hope you will join us for both celebrations this evening.)

About the Artist
Using pre-existing audiovisual material to create new narratives, Simon M Benedict playfully explores the myths and conventions of artistic identity in fine and popular art realms. Benedict recently completed an MFA at the University of Guelph (2016) and also holds a BFA from Concordia University (2011). His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and France. He currently lives and works in Guelph.

image: Simon M Benedict, painter project – version 4 (still), video installation, 2016
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