The gallery will open on December 12th with two concurrent solo exhibitions by Marcel Dzama and Jockum Nordström. This will be Canadian artist Marcel Dzama's third solo show at the gallery. A solo exhibition called More Famous Drawings traveled throughout Canada and Japan in 2002- 2003. Dzama (born 1975) is also part of the Winnipeg-based artists' collective The Royal Art Lodge, an exhibition of which opened earlier this year at the Drawing Center in New York, and then traveled throughout the United States and Europe. The artist's work was also included in many international group shows this year.
Jockum Nordström (born 1963) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. This will be his third solo show with the gallery. Most recently, his work was included in Poetic Justice, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, and in International Paper, at the UCLA Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles.
Jockum Nordström's pencil drawings and collages read like storyboards, with everything taking place simultaneously in a single frozen frame. Nordström says "A single picture of mine may often be based on a multiple of originals. I am constantly looking at my immediate surroundings as well as books." Art, photographs, people, plants, architecture, patterns, textiles, and history all play an important role in his compositions. Like many artists, Nordström absorbs the world around him, and then turns to his work to stake out his place in it.