Parker Kay
parkerkay2@gmail.com

CV



263 Adelaide Street West, Studio 320
Toronto, ON M5H 1Y2



The Centre for Experimental Research

Here is an image:

Oceans → Islands → Archipelagos → Ecosystems

Deserts → Oasis → Sandstone → Aquifers → Life

Flexibility → Support → Love → Generosity → Empathy



Left to Right: Connor Crawford, Brian Rideout, Laura McCoy



Laura McCoy and Julien Fournier





Julien Fournier





Julien Fournier





Michael Abel



Michael Abel



Connor Crawford



Connor Crawford

Detail





Connor Crawford

Detail





Laura McCoy

and

Brian Rideout



Brian Rideout

and

Laura McCoy



Laura McCoy

Detail





Laura McCoy



Laura McCoy





THE KNIGHTS MOVE:
Curated by Parker Kay at O'Born Contemporary (RIP)

Participating Artists:
Michael Abel
Connor Crawford
Brian Rideout
Laura McCoy

Julien Fournier



Curatorial Statement:
The appearance of windows, doorways, and bridges are evidence of what scholar Svetlana Boym describes as the architecture of adventure. These architectural features act as thresholds between known and unknown. Adventure is neither an external incident nor an internal system; it is like "a stranger's body that foregrounds that which is most intimate." Windows, doorways, and bridges provide a glimpse into a time or place that is both familiar and foreign. In today's networked culture, the Internet – a window full of windows – is the newest site of adventure. The Internet compresses time, space, geography, and history into a single flat plane, thus presenting images and forms that appear familiar but have been dislodged from their original context. This shift in culture, and consciousness, is now a vital part of an artist's production. In the game of Chess, "the Knight's move is not a choice to go sideways but rather he moves sideways because the straight road is not available to him". The selected work in The Knight's Move deals with subject matter, materials, and imagery referencing that which is familiar while simultaneously subverting its audience's understanding. Through the production of each piece, these featured artists create a threshold that effectively shifts the work into a space of new and unsuspected meaning.