Art Spin NetherMind Exhibition
September 5th - 21st
Art Spin is proud to present a
group exhibition by the
Between 1991 and 1995 the NetherMind Collective mounted four independent exhibitions in large raw, industrial spaces. These exhibitions became highly anticipated events, drawing large crowds and garnering significant press. Over the course of their four original exhibitions in the 1990s the membership of the group fluctuated, but a core group of eight artists emerged and remained friends long after the final exhibition. Over the years, members of this core group – Tom Dean, John Dickson, Catherine Heard, Greg Hefford, Mary Catherine Newcomb, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Lyla Rye and Max Streicher – have remained active in the Toronto art scene and developed significant national and international recognition for their individual art practices.
In 2011 the NetherMind artists agreed to bring the collective back to life and in 2012 and 2013 mounted two exhibitions (Miribilia, St Anne’s Anglican Church, Toronto and NetherMind, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo) that examined the continuing relevancy of installation art as a vehicle for thematic exploration of the body through its senses.
Given the NetherMind Collective and Art Spin’s common interest in producing independent art exhibitions and more specifically situating them in alternative, post-industrial spaces, it seemed only fitting that these two organizations come together.
Art Spin is very excited to work with these early pioneers of installation art who have been a source of inspiration and influence in our own curatorial principles. Inspired by the spaces the collective exhibited in through the early ‘90’s, the exhibition will take place in an industrial basement space, the kind that is becoming more and more rare in the city.
Please join us on the evening of Friday September 5th at
128 Sterling Rd. (rear entrance) for this rare and sure to be engaging exhibition.
Opening reception: Friday September 5th, 7pm – 1am
Exhibition runs from September 6th until the 21st
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 7pm
Artist talks on Saturday September 13th, 3pm. Join us with NetherMind members John Dickson, Catherine Heard, Greg Hefford, Reinhard Reitzenstein and Lyla Rye. Learn about the history of the collective, the members personal art practices, and the process of creating works for this exhibition.
Art Spin would like to acknowledge the support from the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council as well as The D'Eon Eaton Family, Ehrlich Inc., Kronenbourg and TAG Vodka.