A Cabinet of Wonder
Group ExhibitionSept 9 - Oct 17 2010
Narwhal Projects invites you to experience The Dazzle, a study and celebration of collection fetishism. Collaborating with over thirty different artists and assemblers, Narwhal presents a cabinet of wonders that reveals the mysteries of the world through an installation of enigmatic treasures. Inspired by early 17th century Wunderkammers, The Dazzle exists as a microcosm of our world, capturing diverse specimens from a wide array of studies including natural history, geology, mathematics, archeology, magic and mythology. Mirroring early explorers who used the Wunderkammer to showcase worldly discoveries from distant lands, The Dazzle unearths artist creations fabricated through internal mind mapping, resulting in an awe inspiring collection of the bizarre.
Contributing artists include: Stephen Appleby-Barr, Joe Becker, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Rory Dean, Nicholas DiGenova, Shannon Gerard, Katy Horan, Melinda Josie, Adrienne Kammerer, Peggy Kouroumalos, Christy Langer, Ginette Lapalme, Jamiyla Lowe, Derek Mainella, Noel Middleton, Megan McKenzie, Julie Moon, Jennifer Murphy, Jennifer Muskopf, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Jessica Polka, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Jennie Suddick, Carly Waito, Jacob Whibley, Selena Wong, Naomi Yasui and the Wild Unknown.
The Dazzle Exhibition CatalogueThis exhibition is celebrated with the release of “The Dazzle: A Cabinet of Wonder”, an 80 page hardcover book presenting a study and celebration of collection fetishism. Collaborating with over thirty different artists and assemblers, Narwhal presents a cabinet of wonders that reveals the mysteries of the world through an installation of enigmatic treasures.
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Oil on linen, 2010
3D, wood + ephemera, 2010
Ink on paper, 2010
Graphite on paper, 2010
Oil on linen, 2010
Felt, thread, 2010
Mixed media, 2010
Wood, oil paint, 2010
Silicone, resin, oil paint, fiberglass, hair, 2010
Automotive enamel, cast aluminum, 2010
Coiled and pinched porcelain. Soda-fired. Glazes, underglazes and gold lustre, 2010
Gypsum cement, graphite and steel, 2010