XXXX Collective

XXXX Collective: INSTANCE
October 14, 2012 - March 6, 2013

Gallery Stratford is pleased to present an exhibition of multi-media works by the XXXX Collective, featuring art by Shannon Garden-Smith, Corrie Jackson, Emily Smit-Dicks and Polina Teif. Through painting, sculpture, photography and video, the Collective investigates why nostalgia has become a prolific theme in our culture, and the desire for artists to document their environment and experiences. Through archiving and manipulating found and personal imagery, the artists examine the significance of documentation and its impact on the construction of personal identity.

The four artists are currently based in Toronto. The Collective recently presented works at the 2012 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the University of Toronto Art Centre, Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, Art Metropole, and the Red Head Gallery. 

The fall exhibitions continue to extend Gallery Stratford’s artistic vision to present dynamic works by established and emerging artists to its audience, encouraging the exploration and enjoyment of contemporary visual art relevant to its geographic location and unique community history.