On Oct 18th we opened up the Moon Room group exhibition at Narwhals new location at 2104 Dundas Street West in Toronto. Moon Room features work by Adrienne Kammerer, Alexandra Mackenzie, Alicia Nauta, Carly Waito, Eli Langer, Eunice Luk, Hanna Hur, Heather Goodchild, Jennifer Murphy, Karen Azoulay, Kendra Yee, Lisa DiQunzio, Maggie Groat, Margaux Williamson, Maryanne Casasanta, Naomi Yasui, Nikki Woolsey, Patrick Krzyzanowski, Rebecca Fin Simonetti, Sab Meynert and Vanessa Brown.
The exhibition begins inside a bedtime ritual, an ode to ‘Goodnight Moon’ (Margaret Wise Brown/Clement Hurd 1947). Depicting far and near sides of the natural satellite, and the transition from light to dark, the room acts as a place of preparation for the transition into darkness. Through a series of objects, images, patterns and planes created by eight artists and abstracted from the book’s illustrations, the room leads us through a procession of moments ending with an open window revealing a night sky. Stepping through the window, the room is left behind and the Moon is introduced. Combining elemental energies, personalities and practices, thirteen artists unite in creating a shared vision of the Moon. Presented as both a collective galaxy of moons that can be viewed on a large scale from different sides, and as individual celestial bodies floating in space, the Moon offers intimate moments of reflection from far and near, exploring its existence from visual reference, spirituality and scientific phenomena..
Thank you to all who came out to help us celebrate on this beautiful afternoon. Special thanks to Genna of Club Sandwich for her magic moon Mochi. Moon Room runs until Nov 15, 2014. The exhibition is open Wed-Sat from 12-6pm or by appointment. The gallery is free and open to the public.