Paleofuturity

Reception: Saturday 30 April 2011 @7pm With Paleofuturity, Modern Fuel will be filled with a group exhibition that turns the space into a time machine transporting viewers into the futuristic past. Or the prehistoric future?

Curated by Michael Davidge, Paleofuturity draws together artists from across the country and from a wide a range of disciplines including painting, sound installation, photography, video and sculpture. The exhibition opens hypothetical spaces for the contemplation of the effects of technology on the consciousness of time, and, potentially, vice versa.

Exhibition bulletin, including an essay by Davidge, can be found here

Paleofuturity Photos

Jason de Haan is a Canadian artist currently living and working in Beirut. He is represented in Canada by Clint Roenisch Gallery. Upcoming projects include Restaging the Encounter for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2011, curated by Candice Hopkins.

Lauren Hall uses building and packaging materials such as pallet wrap, polystyrene, and bubble wrap to create work that examines travel, wonder and wilderness. Hall received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo in 2006.

James K-M is a painter, curator, interface designer and educator, living in Vancouver, BC. He has been exhibiting paintings, digital prints and interactive art internationally since 1978.

Mac McArthur lives and works near Wellington in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Since 2007, he has been using scanners and sculptures to develop a body of work quickly recognized as original in both content and emotional impact.

Iriz Pääbo has dedicated the past decade to examining systems of social control as they relate to climates of technology, consciousness, the environment, the body, and social politics. Born in Sweden to Estonian parents and currently living in rural Ontario. Pääbo works as filmmaker-composer and artist.

Holly Ward is a Vancouver-based artist whose interdisciplinary practice examines representations of social progress and the utopian imaginary. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1999 and her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2006. Image: Mac McArthur, Head of Sins, 2008.