September 17, 2019

Apollo and Marsyas: A collaborative exhibition : Heather Goodchild & Evan Penny


302 Gladstone Avenue (backyard)

Toronto, ON – follow the signs
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Hours:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception & Garden Party:
Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There was a satyr, Marsyas, who challenged Apollo to a musical duel. When the satyr lost, the god flayed his hide as a penalty.

Marsyas cried, “Why do you peel me from myself? Aah! I repent,” he screamed in agony. “Aah! Music is not worth this pain!” As he screams, the skin is flayed from the surface of his body, no part is untouched.      —Ovid’s Metamorphoses

The hubris of Marsyas offers a complex artistic ground for exploration. Evan Penny has been interpreting this ancient Greek myth through his recent sculpture and photography. As an inaugural event at her studio, Heather Goodchild is welcoming him to exhibit this experimental body of work, to which she has responded with ceramic and painted works. In addition, they are engaging in a photographic collaboration during the installation process. The building itself, revealing its former skin, becomes an actor in the drama.

TrépanierBaer is pleased to announce that Evan Penny will be unveiling new work at this exhibition as well as at the gallery’s booth at the upcoming Art Toronto 2019 fair.