Canada will present new works by Marc Hundley, Xylor Jane, Elisabeth Kley, and Mary Manning. Often referencing song lyrics and important dates or addresses from his life, Hundley’s text works share a diaristic impulse with Manning’s photo-compositions. Their juxtapositions of 35mm analog prints, portraying friends and everyday snapshots against the backdrop of New York City, tenderly draw our attention to modest but remarkable moments. Jane’s prismatic paintings combine an autobiographical sense of time with universal mathematical systems, being rooted in numerical patterns such as prime palindromes. Patterns are also integral to Kley’s ceramics, paintings, and works on paper, which explore geometric and plant motifs influenced by a wide range of historic sources, including the Wiener Werkstätte and ancient Egyptian art. All four artists employ a high degree of craft in their work, which is more ornate than it might appear at first glance.
About the Gallery
Canada opened in Lower Manhattan in 2000 by a small group of artists committed to promoting the needs and energies of an improvised community. Artists and audiences contribute to the culture of Canada, which has presented and promoted art in an irreverent, serious, and approachable way. The gallery now has three spaces—two in Tribeca and one in East Hampton. As an artist-run gallery, Canada remains unconventional in its structure and divergent in its programming.
Marc Hundley, Where is it, Image courtesy of CANADA
Mary Manning, Everything You Do Is a Balloon, Image courtesy of CANADA
Xylor Jane, Robing, Image courtesy of CANADA