California-based artist Souther Salazar arrives in Toronto this week for the opening of his new exhibition “You and Me (and the Mouse in the Moon)”. His first exhibition with Narwhal Projects, this series of drawings, paintings, and sculptures is drawn from a loose, dreamy, and poetic narrative about a pair of charming, joyful characters as they explore the wonder of the world. Part of Salazar’s “The Trading Tortoise” mobile trading post, this exhibit is one chapter of a year long travelling art installation / community-oriented barter market. The Trading Tortoise, as activated by Salazar and his collaborator Monica Choy, offers temporary spaces for guests to create, barter, and tell stories. This exhibition is recommended for children and anyone else with a sense of wonder and amazement.
Salazar, who lives in Pasadena, California, has recently had solo exhibitions at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City and Giant Robot Gallery in both New York and Los Angeles.
The Ministry of Artistic Affairs will offer its own welcome to Souther Salazar at our next event. On Monday, June 18, at 7:00p, members of The Ministry are invited to an after-hours session at Narwhal Projects’ home in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto for a meet and greet with the artist, who will discuss the show, his collaboration with Monica Choy, and his artistic practice. Kristin Weckworth and Steve Cober of Narwhal Projects and Magic Pony will be on hand to join the discussion and speak about the role of creative curating shops like theirs in the Toronto cultural fabric.
“You and Me (and the Mouse in the Moon)”
2988 Dundas Street West, Toronto
June 16 – July 15, 2012