Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Grayson James: After Alexandria in the RIC Student Gallery. In After Alexandria, on view from October 30–December 8, James presents the printed book as a starting point for an aesthetics of collaboration. Using a variety of books and images as source material for exchange, the installation is an ongoing interactive space about reading, annotating, and responding to others. The artist will be on site on select Saturdays to lead readings and open discussion with visitors on a range of themes. More details can be found on our website: ryersonimagecentre.ca.
Grayson James is an artist and writer working in Toronto. James’ work, First a Radical, and Second, an Optimist, was shown at Crutch Contemporary Art Centre in February 2019. James is Co-Director at Bunker 2 in Toronto, and runs a publishing imprint called Successful Press.
ABOUT THE STUDENT GALLERY
The RIC's Student Gallery showcases the art and curatorial practices of Ryerson University’s current undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines. Rigorous yet inclusive, the program engages audiences with important issues through group or solo exhibitions of contemporary art and historical lens-based media. Presenting six exhibitions per year, the Student Gallery provides valuable, professional experience in the curation and display of artwork. The exhibitions are selected annually, following a call for submissions, by a committee comprised of staff members from the RIC, along with students and faculty members from the School of Image Arts.
Image: Grayson James, A Damaged Book/Learning How To Bind (detail), 2018, architecture prints, found objects, tracing paper, laser prints, inkjet prints. Courtesy the artist
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Ryerson Image Centre 33 Gould St