PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY presents MICROCOSM A group exhibition and portfolio launch featuring 16 artists—from September 23 to October 20, 2009
MICROCOSM EXHIBITION AND PORTFOLIO LAUNCH.
ADRIAN FISH A
SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 20, 2009
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
5:30 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
ANDREW WRIGHT APPEARS COURTESY OF PEAK GALLERY, TORONTO. WWW.PEAKGALLERY.COM
We are pleased to launch our fall exhibition season, and celebrate the gallery’s fifth anniversary, with MICROCOSM, a group exhibition featuring works on paper by 16 artists investigating issues of spirituality, creationism, and technology.
Classically, the idea of the microcosm discussed the symbiotic relationship present in all aspects of creation, from the smallest to largest organisms present in the cosmos. As the earth was considered a functioning microcosm of the universe, human beings were considered a living microcosm of their creator. Or are they?
As we enter a new age of reason where science and technology gain greater importance and control over our lives, the inquiry into traditional spirituality continues to gain strength as we question our place in the universe and how it relates to our traditional belief systems. Faced with this dichotomy, how do we deal with the idea that human beings are a perfect reflection of their creator? Do we still exist as a perfect microcosm of the universe? As technology and spirituality become fused together, the works in this exhibition invite viewers to further investigate these concepts.
Note: For the duration of the exhibition, the original works on paper, will be available for purchase individually in the gallery for the special price of $250 each. At the conclusion of the exhibition, they will only be available as a complete portfolio in a custom- made Lucite presentation box for $6000.
Together, these artists’ works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, City of Ottawa Collection, Canada Council Art Bank, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Royal Bank Collection, in addition to numerous corporate and private collections.