Daniel Barrow | Daniel Barrow uses obsolete technologies to present written, pictorial and cinematic narratives centering on the practices of drawing and collecting. Since 1993 he has created and adapted comic book narratives to “manual” forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors. Barrow has performed at The Walker Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal 2010/2014, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 2009/2013, and the British Film Institute (London). He is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize. Barrow is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto.

http://danielbarrow.com/

-Image Credit: 2015, Installation view: “The Thief of Mirrors” performance presented at the Musee D’Art Contemporain de Montreal as part of the Projections series. Photo by Richard-Max Tremblay. Image courtesy of the artist.


David Hoffos | David Hoffos borrows inspiration from a range of cultural phenomena including stage magic, theme parks, genre movies, and self-help books. From a mixed bag of found and invented technologies, he conjures an eerie world of illusion while simultaneously exposing its artifice. Much of Hoffos’s installation work presents a blend of sculptural diorama and do-it-yourself cinema. His monumental 6-year installation series, Scenes from the House Dream, recently finished a cross-Canada tour and was showcased at the National Gallery of Canada in 2010. He has received the Images Grand Prize, 2007, and a Sobey Art Award (2nd prize), 2002. Hoffos is represented by Trépanier Baer, Calgary.

http://davidhoffos.com/

-Image Credit: 2013, Campfire, 2-channel video, audio and mixed media installation, detail. Photo by David Hoffos. Image courtesy of the artist and ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche.


Meryl McMaster | Meryl McMaster is interested in using portraiture and self-portraiture to explore questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history and culture. Her process takes advantage of both the spontaneity of photography and the manual production of props and sculptural garments used in performance. She is the recipient of the Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists, the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, the Canon Canada Prize, the OCAD Medal, and the Doris McCarthy Scholarship. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States. McMaster is represented by Katzman Contemporary, Toronto.

http://merylmcmaster.com/home.html

-Image Credit: 2013, Aphoristic Currents, Digital Chromagenic print. 36 in x 50 in. Image courtesy of the artist.


Kristine Moran | Kristine Moran’s action paintings combine gothic romanticism, fauvism and orphic cubism with portraiture, classic still life and landscape art. Her work is often filled with absurdity and dark humor that questions cultural mores. More importantly, she feels the need to intersect her life with her art. Moran keeps her studio in her apartment and her life in her studio. She has exhibited at the Monica DeCardenas Gallery (Milan), Western Exhibitions (Chicago) and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York). Moran’s work is featured in the Vitamin P2 publication, an anthology of international contemporary painting. Moran is represented by Daniel Faria, Toronto.

http://www.kristinemoran.com/

-Image Credit: 2014, Worship (Diptych), Oil on canvas. 48 in x 36 in each. Image courtesy of the artist.


Jon Sasaki | Jon Sasaki’s work aims to test the limits of sociability, conviviality, sustainability of actions, hope and enthusiasm, often borrowing conceptual art strategies and deploying them with an emotionally resonant core. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Owen Sound), Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Recent group exhibitions include Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne), Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), Pace University Digital Gallery (New York) and Dazibao (Montreal). Sasaki is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto.

http://www.jonsasaki.com/

-Image Credit: 2014-2015, A Clock Set to 24 Hours Into the Future, Public artwork for Sheridan College’s Temporary Contemporary, Trafalgar Campus, Oakville Ontario. Image courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery.