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Motion & Motive

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Thursday, 5 September 2019 to Saturday, 12 October 2019
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Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 6:00pm

Toronto, ON – Opening on 5 September and running until 12 October, Susan Hobbs Gallery is pleased to present Motion & Motive, a group show organized by Pamela Meredith.

A mobile: a little local festival; an object which exists only in, and which is defined by motion; a flower which dies as soon as the motion stops; a spectacle of pure movement just as there are spectacles of pure light.

-Jean Paul Sartre, “Existentialist on mobilist”, December 1947

In 1931 Marcel Duchamp coined the term mobile for the hanging artworks of Alexander Calder. Although the word implies movement it is also a pun - in French, mobile refers to both ‘motion’ and ‘motive’. Inspired by this, Motion & Motive brings together mobiles from six artists with varied practices. Dangling from the ceiling, these sculptures encourage viewing from multiple angles - watch for a subtle turn, a gentle shift, a change in perspective: an invitation to look up. 

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Robin Cameron (b. 1981, British Columbia, lives in New York) Recent exhibitions include Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles and Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto. Lucien Durey (b. 1984, Regina, lives in Vancouver) Recent exhibitions include Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver and Neutral Ground, Regina. Kate Newby (b. 1979, Auckland, lives in Brooklyn) Recent exhibitions include Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne and lumber room, Portland. Kathleen Ryan (b. 1984, Santa Monica, lives in New York and Los Angeles) Recent exhibitions include CC Foundation, Shanghai and Arsenal Contemporary, New York. Karen Tam (b. 1977, Montreal, lives in Montreal) Recent exhibitions include Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal. Charlotta Westergren (b. 1969, Stockholm, lives in Brooklyn) Recent exhibitions include Green Gallery, Brooklyn and Esther Massry Gallery at the College of St. Rose, Albany.

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416 504 3699
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Susan Hobbs Gallery is open to the public Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.  The gallery is located at 137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto.

For more information about this exhibition or the Susan Hobbs Gallery, please give us a call at (416) 504.3699 or visit www.susanhobbs.com.

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137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, ON

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