Little Histories of Modern Art brings together eight contemporary artists whose photographic and videographic works critically and affectionately reconsider the practices and ideologies of Modern Art.
The work of Jakub Dolejš seems to span the Modern era, beginning with references to William Hogarth’s satirical Marriage à la Mode (1745), passing through 19th-century romanticism and sentimentality, and closing on references to late 20th-century minimalism and design. In and around Dolejš’s emulations are more concentrated episodes of Modern artistic activity.
The works of these eight artists playfully revisit the histories of Modern Art, evoking its undiminished power on the Postmodern imagination.
Jakub Dolejš was born in 1975 in Prague. He received an MFA from the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1998. His work has since been shown in Canada, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, and the United States. Using paintings, Dolejs stages photographs that deconstruct the anatomy of a mechanically created image. Dolejš is the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. He currently lives and works in Toronto. Dolejš is represented by Angell Gallery in Toronto and Skew Gallery in Calgary.
Espaces Art Mûr
5826 St. Hubert Street
Little Histories of Modern Art. Jakub Dolejš, Colwyn Griffith, Holly King, Alain Pratte, George Steeves, Jian-Xing Too, Helen Verbanz, and Laurel Woodcock
September 8 – 28, 2005
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday & Friday 12:00-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm Opening Thursday September 8, 2005 from 5:00-8:30pm, most of the artists will be present