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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Modern Fuel’s 12th Annual Regional Juried Members’ Exhibition Opens 7 August @ 7pm


In the Main Gallery:
Summer Make Good curated by Valérie Lamontagne
7 August – 9 September, 2010
Reception: Saturday 7 August 2010 @7pm
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, 21 Queen St., Kingston ON

Modern Fuel's 12th Annual Regional Juried Members' Exhibition will be presented at Modern Fuel from August 7th to September 4th. An opening reception with the artists and curator in attendance will be held on August 7, 2010 at 7pm.

Works by the nine artists in this year's exhibition, Suki Falkner, Dave Gordon, Rick Lapointe, Natasha Mazurka, Sean Morris, Maayke Schurer, Svetlana Swinimer, Chris Trimmer, and Kate Yüksel, reflect the excellence of the wide-ranging practices of artists in the region, including sculpture, painting, video, and sound art. This year's guest curator, Valérie Lamontagne, has selected works according to a summertime theme.  Just as summer is a time for slowing down, hanging out, and daydreaming, the works in this exhibition invite viewers to stop, contemplate, and take time to reflect on the surrounding world.

Valérie Lamontagne (Montreal, QC) is a digital media artist, designer, theorist and curator researching techno-artistic frameworks that combine human and nonhuman agencies. She is the Founder and Director of 3lectromode, a design group invested in developing wearables combining state-of-the art technology with current fashion research. She is a Ph.D. researcher at Concordia University, where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts.

In the State of Flux Gallery:
Flight by Genna Kusch
7 August – 9 September, 2010
Reception: Saturday 7 August 2010 @7pm
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, 21 Queen St., Kingston ON

Go into the woods with Genna Kusch's new print installation for the State of Flux Gallery, and experience a fairy tale world that both frightens and delights. Genna Kusch is a recent BFAH grad from Queen's University. Drawing on traditional Western European children's fables, she isolates and morphs archetypal characters and inserts them into new environments and narratives informed by more adult experiences.

Image: Kate Yüksel, Fear, Light-jet print, 2008.

For further information, contact: Michael Davidge or Bronwyn McLean
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883

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