Peter Kingstone, Charles L. Roberts, the War Years, Video Still, (Original image from the Frogmen, 1951), 2006.

War Zones

Guillermina Buzio, Derek Hardinge, Peter Kingstone, Jorge Lozano, Afshin Matlabi
MAIN GALLERY
Exhibition runs January 11 2008 - February 15 2008
Opening: January 11 2008: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Curated by: Sally Frater

The aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001 has led to increased surveillance, suspicion and fear of specific groups - war can no longer be regarded as something that occurs ''over there'' and not 'here'. Featuring the work of artists Guillermina Buzio, Jorge Lozano, Derek Hardinge, Peter Kingstone, and Afshin Matlabi, War Zones examines the ways in which war and its associated aggressions have seeped into the collective consciousness of those situated in the Western hemisphere.

BIOGRAPHIES

Guillermina Buzio is a film and video artist originally from Colombia. Currently based in Toronto, she has exhibited her work in Buenos Aires, San Francisco and Montreal. She holds a BFA from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidian Pueyredon (Argentina) and a Bachelor of Media Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver.

Derek Hardinge is a Toronto-based artist who has studied sculpture and installation at the Ontario College of Art. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and is currently studying photography at Ryerson University. He has shown his work in various venues throughout Toronto.
Peter Kingstone is a single channel and installation video artist. He holds a Philosophy/Cultural Studies Degree from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and Masters of Fine Arts from York University, Toronto, Ontario. His work has been shown across Canada and throughout the United States.
Jorge Lozano is a Toronto-based film and video artist. Originally from Colombia, he exhibited his work in Amsterdam, Paris, Toronto, Bombay and New York. He has studied philosophy and literature at University of Valle (Colombia) and Photo Electric Arts at the Ontario College of Art (Toronto).
Afshin Matlabi has shown his work throughout Canada at the Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Optica (Montreal) and the AMS Gallery in Vancouver. He holds a BSc in Engineering from Ryerson University, a BFA from the University of British Columbia and an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. The artist currently lives and works in Montreal.
Sally Frater is an independent curator, artist and writer. She holds a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Guelph. She is currently completing a MA in Contemporary Art from the University of Manchester/Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, England.

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