The works in Partition consider the physicality of language and use that to demonstrate how text and written information can be made into architectural or sculptural bodies. By combining various materials and histories, Zack’s paintings raise very pertinent questions about written histories, enlightenment, censorship, erasure, authorship, data storage, control, and collective knowledge.
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Etienne Zack

Etienne Zack

Etienne Zack is one of today’s artists who are truly pushing the envelope in terms of painting concept; his process is entirely based on reading and taking notes – no visual source material is used. His process of making paintings relates to notions concerning the various ways history itself is manipulated and “worked out”. Zack’s work often focuses on the context in which artworks are produced and exhibited, and the physical and conceptual tools that go into creating them: the studio, art gallery, painter’s materials, and historical and theoretical reference works. Both poetic and playful, Zack’s painting prompts us to re-examine the everyday world around us.

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Etienne Zack
Reflections on a Quiet City

May 15, 2021 - June 12, 2021
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Bobbie Burgers
Natural Disorder

November 19, 2020 - December 19, 2020
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Shawn Hunt
The Beginning of Something

October 10, 2020 - November 14, 2020
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Summer Exhibition
Gallery Artists

July 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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Renée Van Halm
Holding Pattern

January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
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Gathie Falk
New Paintings and Sculpture

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm
Leave the Window Open

September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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Some Drawings
A Group Exhibition

March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019
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Takao Tanabe
A Major Exhibition

January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Ben Reeves
Something Edge

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Angela Teng
A Coloured Image of the Sun

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Gordon Smith
Through the Trees

September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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Jack Shadbolt
The Ghost Universe

January 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018
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Al McWilliams
Floor Thoughts

December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2018
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Gathie Falk
The Things in My Head

November 7, 2015 - December 12, 2015
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