Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Solo exhibition
Curated by Tila Kellman
Organized and circulated by Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
September 21 to December 1, 2013 
Opening Reception: October 3, 2013
Ornamental motifs are distilled and reconfigured in Jeannie Thib: Hyperflat. Toronto artist Jeannie Thib borrows decorative patterns from textiles and domestic surfaces, reconstitutes them through operations of cutting and piling, and reinvents them with magnification, repetition and excision. Thib translates historical designs into contemporary industrial materials, and extends them into three dimensional, sculptural forms.

In Thib's manipulation of ornament, Curator, Tila Kellman sees a critique of modernist, rectilinear space and our built environment. Kellman writes: “Thib begins her exploration by contesting the relationship between ornament and viewers. Ornamentation in our daily lives is usually small, adorning our furniture, dishes and clothes. Even most architectural ornament is small enough not to challenge the scale of our bodies (columns being an exception). Thib’s small architectural-like models gleam in wood, Plexiglas, steel, aluminum and marble. They have a jewel-like beauty augmented by their containment in vitrines that seduces viewers to wander visually through them and accept them as miniature worlds.”


Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Jeannie Thib & Joy Walker
The Circle
Curated by Marcie Bronson and Stuart Reid
September 28, 2013 to January 5, 2014
Opening Reception: October 3, 2013

Coinciding with their independent solo exhibitions, Jeannie Thib and Joy Walker collaborate on an installation for the Rodman Hall Project Space that draws out their shared interest in geometry, decorative pattern, textiles and the history of design. Inspired by a book by Italian designer, artist and inventor Bruno Munari called The Discovery of the Circle (1964), Thib and Walker use the circle as a shared departure point for their individual works. As Munari's text explores the recorded history of the circle and its fundamental role in art, architecture and design, through their project Thib and Walker add another incarnation to the encyclopedia of uses of the circle.


The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
More Than Two (Let It Make Itself)
Curated by Micah Lexier
In Micah Lexier: One, Two, and More than Two 
Curated by Gaëtane Verna
September 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014
Opening Party: Friday, September 20, 2013, 8 pm

One, and Two, and More Than Two presents a survey of significant work by Toronto-based artist Micah Lexier. United by his interests in temporal and graphic systems of organization and measurement, this exhibition brings together an important selection of recent work that reflects the artist’s diverse and dynamic practice. Whether working individually (One), in a collaborative process (Two), or encompassing more than one hundred different artists (More than Two), Lexier’s work evinces witty and playful reflections on the creative processes of making and presenting art.


Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
The Tree Museum: Easy Come, Easy Go
Guest curated by E.J. Lightman
September 6 to October 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2 to 5 pm

Featured artists: Rebecca Armstrong, Jocelyne Belcourt Salem, Michel Boucher, Maralynn Cherry, John Dickson, Deeter Hastenteufel with Peter Gugeler, Roger Henriques, Francis LeBouthillier, E.J. Lightman, Dyan Marie, Anne O'Callaghan, Heather Phillips, Ed Pien, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Margaret Rodgers, Lyla Rye, Meghan Scott, Jordy Steinberg, Penelope Stewart, Orest Tataryn, Jeannie Thib, Francesca Vivenza, Tim Whiten, Gayle Young, Badanna Zack and Johannes Zits

Established in 1997 by EJ Lightman and Art Steinberg, the Tree Museum, located just north of Gravenhurst, Ontario, exhibited site specfic installations and hosted an artist residency program. This practicum, co-curated by Lightman and Anne O'Callaghan, provided over eighty contemporary, International and Canadian artists with an opportunity to work outdoors, on site, to produce pieces that activate a conversation with what might be described as a largely natural swath of Precambrian terrain.

Easy Come, Easy Go is a ‘suitcase project’ conceived of by the curator with some of the featured artists while working on the last Tree Museum residency project.

Text (excerpt) by Art Gallery of Peterborough curator Carla Garnet


McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
VOYAGER: Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, and Patrick Mahon with Stowaways
August 27, 2013 to January 25, 2014
Opening Reception: September 19th, 2013, 6 – 8 pm
Artist's talk by Patrick Mahon: October 17th, 2:30 – 3:20

The art of Patrick Mahon, alongside works Mahon has selected by historical artists (from McMaster’s collection) Albrecht Dürer and William Hogarth, and contemporary artists including David Merritt, Sky Glabush, Jamelie Hassan, Colette Urban (1952-2013) and Jeannie Thib.