Two toed lassitude
Solo exhibition at 8eleven (888 Dupont, Toronto) from 9 September to 7 October 2017
Bringing together disparate works and converging lines of inquiry, Two toed lassitude comes together as a composition, an ever-changing assemblage, growing and evolving through associations, assonances and absence. Much like the ways tiny polyps form coral or trees become a forest, the works shift and expand through proximity to one another, building density of meaning where the political becomes visible through the absent, cyclical and askew. This is the way Colin Miner works, cropping out part of an older work and reconfiguring it in a new context, returning to an idea from a different point of view, inverting scale and colour, making movement imperceptibly slow, transforming objects that were once slack to be rigid and allowing stiffness to slump. The works become scaffolding to expansive ideas that layer materials and metaphors as a means to point to something overlooked or forgotten. Created over a series of residencies — Banff, Peru and the Bruce Peninsula — the works weave an unfolding understanding of the natural world with one that is temporarily arrested through imagery, allowing for a slowed and lassitudinous way of looking.
Documentation of the exhibition here.
Was wonderful working with 8eleven and guest curator Leila Timmins who wrote an exhibition essay, available in full here.