Casual Encounters

What is the role of intimacy within the art gallery? How do specific practices use closeness as a means for communication? The exhibiting works engage in a conceptual tenderness that elevates foreign objects into sites for personal exchange.

Bunker 2 is a new project space that responds and is responsive to contemporary cultural, artistic, and local milieu. As the hyper-commodification of real estate in Toronto continues to mount, alternative venues must evolve in order to continue creating unrestricted exhibition areas for artists and cultural producers. Although this may seem like a basic tenant of curatorial practice, Bunker 2 was born out of this emphasis on the lack of said spaces.

Casual Encounters questions viewing rituals and invites each artist to display works that responded to both the space (or the lack there of) and other artists. This resulted in both a literal and figurative “closeness” that ties together each unique practice and the multitude of themes.

Featuring

Daniel Griffin Hunt
Connor Olthuis
Ryan Pechnick
Jenna Robineau
Claire Scherzinger
Shanie Tomassini

On view November 3 — November 24, 2016

Opening reception Thursday, November 3 (6—9PM)

Casual Encounters, 2016 (installation view)

Shanie Tomassini
Traces
2016
Plaster, sheet rock

Shanie Tomassini
Clous
2014
Metal, Concrete 

Ryan Pechnick 
Clay Cracks III 
2016
Mirror, clay, stone 

Connor Olthuis
Fallen Arch (optimized)
2016
Activated charcoal,steel zero halogen
heat shrink tuberubber, coatedbamboo, welding shoe,LED light stripping,nickle plated copper 

Connor Olthuis
Limp Flowers 005 and 013
2016
Nickel plated copper 

Claire Scherzinger
Fly Skull
2016
Oil on Canvas 

Jenna Robineau
D.I.Y object 4 & 6
2016 
Pringles can, thermos, sponges,3 gloves, elastic bands

Jenna Robineau
D.I.Y. object 1
2016
Towel, belt, glove, threesocks, three elastics,bungee cord,
blanket 

Using Format