Brendan Lee Satish Tang & Sonny Assu: Ready Player Two
Mark Preston: Filling the Void

Mark Preston: Filling the Void 

Whitehorse based artist of Tlingit and Irish descent, Mark Preston’s contemporary pieces are inspired by minimalism and abstraction. Mark recontextualizes Northwest Coast formline shapes by making precise cutouts into panels, thus turning traditional shapes into negative space.

 

Brendan Lee Satish Tang & Sonny Assu: Ready Player Two

Brendan Lee Satish Tang and Sonny Assu combine elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture. In their individual practices, Tang and Assu frequently negotiate the material and conceptual dynamics of culture and ethnicity.  Informed by their mixed-race backgrounds and experiences of Canadian life in the 1980s and 1990s, for this exhibition the artists bring together found objects, selections from previous bodies of work, and new collaborative pieces to create immersive spaces that evoke the adolescent sanctuaries of their time: the basement, the arcade, and the comic book store.

Ready Player Two is curated by Laura Schneider and organized and circulated by The Reach. This project is made possible through generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.