Juan Ortiz Apuy – Disruptions
Presenting a body of work that ranges from wood cabinetry to drawing, photography and video, Disruptions is an exhibition that seeks to propose alternative possibilities to the library as idea and space.
In a video loosely based on Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The Library of Babel, we follow an anonymous character who makes a series of disruptions into a library system. Photo documentation of the artist’s own library interventions line the gallery walls, “re-shelving” ideas of what a library can be.
Read the exhibition essay by Amber Berson.
Opening reception: Saturday December 7th at 8pm
About the artist:
Juan Ortiz-Apuy was born in Costa Rica and currently lives in Montreal. Ortiz-Apuy has a BFA from Concordia University, a Post-graduate diploma from the Glasgow School of Art, and a MFA from NSCAD University. Recent exhibitions include the MacLaren Arts Centre, Sporobole Contemporary Art Centre, ARPRIM, and Gallery Birch Libralato. In 2011 he was the winner of the Halifax Regional Municipality Contemporary Visual Art Award, and in 2013 he completed a residency at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Ortiz-Apuy’s work has been reviewed in Canadian Art, Le Devoir, the Montreal Gazette, and the Barrie Advance, as well as in Marc James Léger’s book The Brave New Avant Garde.