Triple Bill and Cineplastic Campus Isabelle Pauwels and Stéphane Gilot

April 7 - June 1, 2008

Two solo exhibitions
Curated by Séamus Kealy

Special Events

Opening Reception
Sunday April 6th, 1 - 5pm

Free Bus & Video Tour
April 6, departs Gladstone Hotel at 1pm to AGYU and Blackwood, returns 6pm

Free Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Sunday April 13th, 12 – 5 pm
Free Bus departs OCAD (100 McCaul St.) at 12 noon to DMG, Koffler Gallery, AGYU and Blackwood Gallery. For reservations call 416.736.2100 ext. 88608.

Blackwood Gallery Forum and Catalogue* Launch
Sunday April 27, 2008 1:00 – 3:30 pm
University of Toronto Mississauga
Kaneff Centre, Rm 130
Free Bus departs Gladstone Hotel at 12 pm, returns 4:00 pm

* Catalogue produced in collaboration with Artspeak and includes texts by Séamus Kealy, Jessie Caryl, Isabelle Pauwels, & Melanie O’Brian.

Exhibition Statement

Triple Bill by Isabelle Pauwels
Winner of the 2008 Toronto Images Festival "Best Off Screen Award"

In the Blackwood Gallery, Belgian-Canadian artist Isabelle Pauwels, who lives in Vancouver, has installed her video projection Triple Bill, set up as a mini-cinema in the gallery. Comprised of appropriated film, a series of subtitled monologues, and an unexpected encounter, this trio of videos recounts Pauwels’ explorations within a number of notorious, now either dilapidated or demolished porn theatres in Vancouver. Her installation curiously and brashly explores contemporary morality, feminine identity, representations of sexuality, historical feminist interventions into public realms, and shifting urban and subcultural space. A catalogue, produced in collaboration with Artspeak, will be launched in late April.

Location: Blackwood Gallery (Kaneff Building)

Cineplastic Campus by Stéphane Gilot

Belgian-Canadian artist Stéphane Gilot, who lives and works in Montreal, has transformed the e|gallery (and its adjacent Video Wall, both in the CCT Building) into his project Cineplastic Campus. As artist-in-residence with the gallery, Gilot has worked with university faculty and artists to produce a series of lectures on subjects that range from new media culture, photography and the uncanny, pedagogy and perception, representations of contemporary identity, the worlds of cyberspace, and possible convergences of these subjects. These lectures take place in an elaborate model of UTM campus that Gilot has carefully constructed in the e|gallery.

Location: e|gallery (CCT Building)

Artists' Biographies

Isabelle Pauwels holds a BFA (Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design) and an MFA (School of the Art Institute of Chicago). She has exhibited in Canada at Mercer Union in Toronto, Presentation House, Artspeak, and OR Gallery in Vancouver, and internationally at Witte de With in Rotterdam and Signal in Malmo. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery (Vancouver).

Stéphane Gilot
is a Montreal-based artist who holds an MA in Visual and Media Arts (UQAM). He has been exhibited in Canada, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Serbia-Montenegro. Notable group exhibitions include Transmediale 06 at the Akademie der Kunst in Berlin. He is represented in Canada by Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto) and in Europe by Espace 251 Nord (Liege).

Installation Views

Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Student Housing and Residence Life (UTM), and in partnership with Images Festival.