Blood, Sweat and Tears Opens in September

Winners of the 2016 Middlebrook Prize, curators Isabelle and Sophie Lynch will present their exhibition Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Art Gallery of Guelph this fall. The exhibition opens with a reception on September 15, and runs until December 18. A Curator’s Talk and Middlebrook Prize Award Ceremony will take place on November 19.

Blood, Sweat and Tears tackles urgent, enduring questions of labour and the body. They ask: how can we re-think notions of work and productivity, and how bodies move and interact with space and materials?

Through the work of contemporary artists working in video, performance, and installation, this exhibition focuses on the human body’s relationship to work and the subjective dimensions of productive and unproductive labour.

Featuring work by: Kerry Downey (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Joanna Seitz (Brooklyn, NY), Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens (Montreal/Durham-Sud, QC), Virginia Lee Montgomery (New York, NY/Chester, VT), Mika Rottenberg (New York, NY), and Adrienne Spier (Guelph, ON).

More details can be found on the Art Gallery of Guelph site.