September 19, 2012

Evan Penny: Re Figured at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The acclaimed exhibition Evan Penny : Re Figured opens today at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Curated by Daniel J. Schreiber of Germany’s Kunsthalle Tübingen  and accompanied by a multilingual catalogue, this large-scale survey exhibition includes over 30 works including larger-than-life sculptures and photographs. Additionally, the exhibition features a film that provides an overview of the artist’s production over the past decade. Evan Penny : Re Figured concludes its run at the AGO after being shown at various European venues such as the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany; the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; and MARCA, Catanzaro, Italy.

As noted by Matthew Teitelbaum, director and CEO of the AGO, “Evan’s strikingly original sculptures have essentially created a genre…his work has been shown across the world and it is with delight that we welcome him home with his first solo exhibition at the AGO.”

And as remarked by Nancy Campbell, AGO curator of record for Evan Penny : Re Figured, ” Evan’s artistry is a powerful yet playful display of human emotion and expression. His signature techniques, often presented in portrait busts with skewed proportions or unusual colour schemes, are perfectly showcased in the works presented here.”

Located on the fourth floor of the AGO’s Vivian and David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art, Evan Penny : Re Figured launches the AGO’s 1st Thursdays event on October 4, and the exhibition will be on view during Art Toronto which runs from October 26 to October 29.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this exciting exhibition!

Old Self, Variation #4, 2011
Silicone, pigment, fabric, hair, aluminum
86 x 76 x 59 cm