Deferring Diffractions Laurie Kang

January 18 - February 14, 2017
Opening January 18, 1pm - 5pm


Mutations a-bound, signs lie in abstractions but there you are. Diffractions flicker, everything defers stasis. And yet you, fragmented and hybrid there, you. Blindspot check-peep: bathe in the dance between protection and threat. Skip utopia; here, take the real slivers. Sing and sling the abyss. En dedans!

Wet (Swapping Spit):

Is 1 hr 1hr? A script by Tiziana La Melia.

Rigidly frayed:

8eleven Gallery presents Deferring Diffractions, an installation-cum-mutating-dance-studio by Laurie Kang as a part of Villa Toronto. On view are metaphoric images, objects and synthetic materials replete with knots, intersexed flatworms and reflections. The exhibition will also serve as a site for several choreographic responses during its run to effect various diffractions of the work.

About the Artist

Laurie Kang works in image-based sculpture and installation. Recent exhibition and project sites include Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Metropole, Erin Stump Projects, Soi Fischer (all Toronto), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Camera Austria (Graz), Feldbuschwiesner (Berlin) and a book publication and launch with Mossless at The New York Art Book Fair. Upcoming projects include a collaborative exhibition at The Power Plant Gallery (Toronto) with Nadia Belerique and Lili Huston-Herterich in June 2015. She is an MFA candidate at Bard College.

Documentation by Yuula Benivolski