Common Names

Thursday, March 2, 2017 to Saturday, April 15, 2017

March 2 to April 15, 2017

Opening: Thursday, March 2 at 7pm

State of Flux, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

Modern Fuel is pleased to present Common Names, an exhibition of work by Carina Magazzeni and NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram) in our State of Flux Gallery from March 2 to April 15, 2017. Common Names explores forms of collage, assemblage and portraiture that address the gradual, yet precarious processes through which one's identity is formed. 

Carina Magazzeni’s digital collage practice is informed by her research interests in “slowing down” as a theoretical and conceptual method to counter colonial archive violence. She is a femme settler from the Niagara Region, on Haudenosaunee and Chippewa territory, and is currently living and working in Katarokwi/Kingston as the Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She is the founder of Hatter St think tank, a research group that promotes collective wellness, solidarity and productivity through shared misery.

NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram) is a collaborative art practice and the extension of the artists' hypertrophied friendship. They have worked together since 2014, while attending graduate school in Kingston, and often take as a starting point the personal stories that they tell to themelves and to each other. Past work has explored collective drawing practices, particularly drawing as a mnemonic device, and the affective experiences of kinships and coexistence.


Oversharing Event
Saturday April 8th 1PM-3PM
At ModernFuel Artist-Run Gallery
Suite 305 - 370 King St. West
Kingston, ON

We invite you to a get-together on a Saturday afternoon in the springtime where we will chat about our work, your feelings about the work, and your own work and/or thoughts, over a light meal in the gallery. The discussion and/or themes will be loosely inspired by our exhibition, Common Names, on now in the State of Flux Gallery at ModernFuel Artist-Run Centre until April 15. Our space is limited to a small table setting for this event, so we will be drawing names for attendence. All are welcome, and we hope that you can join us! Be prepared to (over)share! - and possibly play a game or two!

Sign up by emailing
We will confirm your attendance by email April 3.

Sincerely yours,
NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram)
and Carina Megazzeni


Carina Magazzeni, qallunaat, 2017

Images: NO and NO, I Can't Remember Your Name, 2016 (top of page and bottom right), Carina Magazzeni, qallunaat, 2017 (above) and Carina Magazzeni, xwelitem, 2017 (bottom left)