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Roula Partheniou / Inventory

Exhibition // C2 - CITY HALL LOCATION

Roula Partheniou / Inventory
Curated by Ivan Jurakic
Organized by Nate McLeod

OPENING RECEPTION / Thursday, February 4, 7:00 PM | FREE
ARTIST REMARKS / Thursday, February 4, 7:30 PM
EXHIBITION / February 4 - March 27, 2016
@ C2 / Suite 104 - 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Canada

Toronto-based artist Roula Partheniou makes remarkable sculptural replicas based on domestic items, construction materials and office supplies. Whether stacked, shelved or left leaning against the wall, the artist’s use of precise forms and a reductive colour palette elicits a double take that invites viewers to pause and reconsider how their initial reading of common visual cues can often be deceptive. 

Inventory is a survey exhibition that recontextualizes a selection of works made between 2010-2015, ranging from sculptures that first appeared in the solo exhibition Never Odd or Even to new and more recent works that formed parts of the artist’s installation House & Home & Garden.

Responding to the unique circumstance of the gallery, Inventory is an opportunity to explore new pairings and relationships between the artist’s accumulated lexicon of objects.

- Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator, University of Waterloo Art Gallery

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / The artist would like to express her gratitude to Micah Lexier and Matthew Varey for laoning work for the exhibition. Thanks also to Nate McLeod, Ivan Jurakic, Josh Peressotti, Michael Klein, Dave Dyment, Juliane Foronda, Peter Symons, Jon Sasaki, Paul Van Kooy, Wendy Gomoll, Daryl Vocat, Dudley Paul, Jon Davies, Matthew Hyland, Fynn Leitch, Celeste Scopelites, Jennifer Matotek, and to her family. The works in this exhibition have been generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

ARTIST BIO / Roula Partheniou has exhibited across Canada and internationally. Her work is held in numerous private collections and in the corporate and institutional collections of the Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, MunichRe, the Royal Bank of Canada, University of Toronto, and the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. She is a co-founder of Nothing Else Press and lives in Toronto. Roula Partheniou is represented by MKG127, Toronto.


Join us on Friday, February 5 with Roula Partheniou whom will be in Calgary to discuss her artistic practice. 

Exhibition continues from February 4, 2016 until March 27, 2016
@ C2 / 104 - 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Image credit: Roula Partheniou, Storage Shelf, 2015. Wood, MDF, acrylic paint. Courtesy of MKG127. Photo credit Toni Hafkenscheid.

Earlier Event: December 10
NEXT2015 / Quartet in Transit (Q.i.T.)
Later Event: February 5
Roula Partheniou / Artist Talk