FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2011
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
YYZ Artists’ Outlet
#140-401 Richmond St. W
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Originally drawn and written as a series of online poetic vignettes, UNSPENT LOVE addresses themes such as hope, fear, and human frailty. Evolving through numerous iterations, including a gallery installation supported by the Nick Novak Fellowship at Open Studio, UNSPENT LOVE most recently appeared as an experimental wall installation at YYZ Artists’ Outlet. One chapter of this work won first place in the graphic narrative category of This Magazineâ€™s Great Canadian Literary Hunt in 2010.
Conundrum Press is thrilled to announce the book version of the project, complete with a letterpressed wraparound jacket printed at Gaspereau Press. Embracing a variety of genres, from poetry to relational art to graphic novel, UNSPENT LOVE is as varied as the characters who populate its quintessentially human stories.
SHANNON GERARD received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education Degrees from York University in 1996, where she completed her Masters Degree in 2007. In 2008 she received the Visual Arts (Emerging) Grant from the Toronto Arts Council. Gerard has exhibited her work in Canada and the United States including Green Lantern Gallery in Chicago (2009), Open Studio in Toronto (2008), and also took part in the MoCCA Festival in New York City in 2007. Gerard currently teaches courses in print media and nano-publishing at OCAD University.
Shannon Gerard’s work will be on dislay at YYZ until December 10, 2011.
For more information and to track the YYZUNLIMITED project, check out Shannon Gerardâ€™s blog at unspentlove.tumblr.com.
YYZ CURRENT PROGRAMMING
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SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2011-SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2011
DIL HILDEBRAND | Back to the Drawing Board
ANNIE DUNNING | Foolproof Four: Superheroes of the Forest Floor
DAVID COURT + JOSH THORPE | Around YYZ
SHANNON GERARDÂ | UNSPENT LOVE, or, Things I Wish I Told You