Author: Kirsty Robertson

Joy of Atleigh and catalogue launch

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Join us on January 25th for the opening of the exhibition “Joy of Atleigh,” guest-curated by graduate student Beatriz Asfora, and for the launch of the first Bookcase catalogue, featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt. “The Joy of Atleigh” is a conceptual YouTube video project begun by artist Atleigh Homma in 2016. “The Joy of Atleigh” uses the format of the popular make-up tutorial to question stereotypes of race, gender, and identity, both […]

Someone Else’s Reverie

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Someone Else’s Reverie consists of miniatures that artist and curator Jenna Faye Powell has been collecting for the past twelve years. After the “great miniature purge” of 2015, these objects were kept purely for sentimental reasons. Many of these miniatures were acquired or built for Powell’s 2012 MFA graduating exhibition Welcome to Chesterfield, where they were used as models for her paintings. Chesterfield is a fictional city. It is an illusory place Powell lovingly created […]

Teen Dream

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Teen Dream: The Bookcase’s last exhibition series for 2016   Bronze, Silver, and Gold guest curator: Matthew Ryan Smith This small collection of figure skating ephemera reads as a micro-simulacrum of the larger world of competitive figure skating; it serves as an unconventional travelogue that records the places I’ve visited to compete—Oshawa to Sarnia, St. John’s and Saskatoon. As such, it is part archive, part collection, and part autobiography that may be as reflective of […]