Tragedy Plus Time
Sherwood Gallery June 20 – August 27, 2014
Central Gallery and Mediatheque July 4 – August 27, 2014
Sonny Assu, BGL, Michel de Broin, Jason Cawood, Mark Clintberg, Troy Coulterman, Robyn Cumming, Thirza Cuthand, Keren Cytter, Kim Dorland, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Erica Eyres, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, Alison S. M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen, Divya Mehra, Christine Negus, Craig Francis Power, Joshua and Zakary Sandler, and Walter Scott Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart
“Comedy is tragedy plus time.” This statement, attributed variously to Steve Allen, Carol Burnett, Lenny Bruce, and Woody Allen articulates the transformative and political dimensions of comedy and humour. Humour acts as a corrective, as a balm, as a way of softening unpleasant truths and assuaging fears. This exhibition brings together Canadian and international emerging, mid-career and senior artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds, whose work explores the relationship between the tragic, and the comic. This large-scale exhibition will occupy both Central and Sherwood Galleries, with additional work in Dunlop’s Mediatheque, on the faÃƒÂ§ades of both Central and Sherwood Village Libraries, and at offsite performance venues.