This weekend MKG Gallery at 127 Ossington launches a new bunch of work in the heat of the summer. Featured artists include Adam David Brown, Dean Drever, Dave Dyment, Sky Glabush and Ken Nicol.
If you like (or don’t like) Bears, Scotch, Typograghy, and just good funky installation art, you should definitely stop by. It’s even air conditioned – despite the title of the exhibit.
Adam David Brown has exhibited before at MKG127 for a show called White Noise during February & March, 2009 as well garnered international attention with coverage on Artforum.com. He has also been awarded the 2009 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Prize.
Dean Drever has also shown at MKG127 in an exhibition called Bear Minimum in August 2008. We understand Dean likes Bears, and that show featured a life sized fluorescent yellow fuzzy Kodiak. Dean’s Kodiaks have made appearance’s at the Toronto Sculpture Garden, the Vancouver Olympics and the Prime Minister’s office at the G8 summit in Huntsville. Steven Colbert will not be attending.
Dave Dyme exhibited at MKG127 in January 2008 in a show called Room Tone. After that. he was invited to participate in the prestigious residency program at the Glenfiddich distillery in Scotland. It was at this program that Dave created his 100 year old whiskey edition, A Drink To Us (When We’re Both Dead) which has proven to be popular with both collectors of art and whiskey.
Sky Glabush last exhibited at MKG127 in a show called Renting during January & February, 2009. He’s recently been commissioned by the Bank of Montreal to produce two new paintings. His next solo exhibition at MKG127 is scheduled for May, 2011.
Ken Nicol developed quite a following during his first solo exhibition at MKG127, A Room Full of Stuff I Made (And Collected) which took place during March & April, 2009 . Ken’s next solo exhibition at MKG127 is scheduled for October 2011.
The opening is August 7th from 2-5pm and the show will be on until September 4th from Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 PM or by appointment.