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"The Merlin Years" Book Launch

Team Macho Book Signing at the AGO
March 22nd, 2012

Narwhal is pleased to present The Merlin Years, the second monograph from iconic art collective Team Macho. Celebrating one of Canada's most unique emerging art groups, this richly illustrated book surveys work between 2007 and 2012 from shows in Toronto, Montreal, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and New York. Including essays and candid interviews on their group practice, artistic brotherhood and the Axis Mundi AGO installation. Join us on Thursday, March 22nd 6-8pm at shopAGO for The Merlin Years book launch and signing with Team Macho.

Space is limited, so please RSVP via email : info@narwhalprojects.com

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 22nd, 6-8pm
Artist will be in attendance

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W, Toronto ON

About Team Macho:
Comprised of members Nicholas Aoki, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Christopher Buchan, and Lauchie Reid, Team Macho shares a large studio in Toronto, where their collective efforts are focused on developing an art-making practice that spans the worlds of both fine art and illustration. 

Ranging from the crudely rendered to the classically painted, Team Macho playfully juxtapose styles and motifs, creating mixed media works that encompass a replete list of materials and methods. Team Macho's work conveys a strong DIY ethic and a decidedly informal, multidisciplinary approach. With an idiosyncratic attitude toward collaboration, the group synchronously cultivate a cooperative yet highly competitive spirit, where the very nature of their alliance revolves around celebrating, thwarting and subverting each other's contributions, creating seamless collaborations from the fraternal narrative that surrounds their studio practice. 

Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions with Narwhal in Toronto, the Optica Centre for the Arts in Montreal and International exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Amsterdam.

Axis Mundi runs at AGO to April 20, 2012


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