the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon
Curated By: Sally Frater
January 8 - February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 – 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Centre for Print and Media Arts presents the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon. the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon features a selection of video and sound works that showcase Madsen Minax’s experimental approach to filmmaking and issues of representation. Informed by documentary, science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy, Minax employs the tropes of each within his practice to create works that operate outside of the categories of classification. Exploring themes of memory, the body, engagement, intimacy, and violence, the artist addresses the multiplicity that exists within states of transgression, the ongoing negotiation of identity, and the complications of familial relations.
Madsen Minax holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Northwestern University. He has exhibited and screened his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, the Inside/Out Film Festival, the European Media Art Festival, Outfest, the London Fringe Film Festival, The British Film Institute and REDCAT Los Angeles. Currently a Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Fellow, the artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Burlington, VT.
Sally Frater holds an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art/University of Manchester and a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph. She has curated exhibitions for numerous venues throughout Ontario and the south and mid-Western United States.