Has Things In Common
February 28 - April 11, 2015
Parker Branch is a collaborative project by Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows that sits between curatorial and studio practice. With a home base in a small storefront space on Stanley Street, west of downtown London, Ontario, Parker Branch takes the model of a small independent museum as the point of departure for a series of projects that look at the meaning-producing properties of things. Over the course of 30 on-site exhibitions, and an increasing number of off-site projects, Parker Branch has sought to establish meaningful dialogue between objects from a range of sources, be they artworks, found items, or natural artifacts.
Has Things In Common is something of a survey. It will be the largest off-site project to date and will consist of a re-staging of ideas developed over the project’s 6-year history. Objects from their past shows have found new affinities amongst the lot. Things are constellated into new clusters. Burden beasts and salted feast. Judy Reeve. Campfire revival. Endless Endless.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of a 100-page survey published by the McIntosh Gallery, covering Parker Branch’s first six years, with texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley. The publication will be launched at DNA artspace on Thursday, March 26th from 7 to 10pm.
Parker Branch Book Launch
Thursday March 26 from 7 - 10 pm
Currently on view on the second floor of DNA artspace, the Parker Branch exhibition, Has Things In Common coincides with the launch of a 100-page publication. The book includes texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley, and is published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre. In addition to this occasion, Parker Branch will be re-staging their exhibition, No. 21 (OVER) involving a collection of fresh homemade bread. We are putting out an open call to all bread makers to bring a loaf and share!
Has Things in Common is something of a survey. Objects from past shows have found new affinities amongst the lot. Things are constellated into new clusters. Burden beasts and salted feast. Judy Reeve. Campfire revival. Endless Endless. This exhibition runs until APRIL 11, 2015.
Parker Branch is a collaboration between London artists Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows that straddles curatorial and studio practice. Over the course of 30 exhibitions, in their small storefront space on Stanley St. in London, Parker Branch has sought to establish a dialogue between artworks, found objects, and natural artifacts.