Upcoming

July 19 - August 14
Photographs, Paintings, Sculpture
Upcoming
“Whoever has been given the power to see more deeply should dispense with form because differences of form are of such minor importance. […] these forms would largely disappear if everyone had the ability to see more deeply into the actual essence of things”

- Spirit, to Hilma AF Klint



Archive Contemporary presents nine Canadian artists with uniquely singular visions working in the language of abstraction. From instinctive compositions to enigmatic forms, from syncopation to revelation, these works hone in on the particular as symbols of larger, more complex systems. Somewhere along the continuum of wholeness and withdrawal, “Abstractions” explores themes of technocentrism, alienation, solitude, individualism, feminism and the preservation of memory.

June 21 - July 18
Photographs, Paintings
Grand Opening
“I’m concerned with making images that make you feel something you can’t quite understand. There’s something that happens when you’re presented with what you can’t quite fathom. The agreements that I have in my mind in my world view are halted and they are interpreted. Within that interruption, there’s the possibility to see something that we didn’t know.”
- Michael Lundgren, Matter



Archive Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, coinciding with the summer solstice, brings together nine artists and photographers channelling movement, emergence and temporality through their work. Using the idea of magical realism as a starting point, The Awakening explores the tension between order and chaos, reality and artifice, natural and supernatural. These stirring and energetic pieces address the interior mysteries of the natural world, presenting familiar life in an unfamiliar way and reminding us of the inherent enigmas of our lived environment.

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