A Bag of Holes: A Reading Group at Cocktail Hour

Wednesday, July 25, 5:00–7:00 pm

Hosted by artist Laurie Kang, this cocktail-hour reading group will invite participants to engage with two interrelated texts that have informed the development of Gallery TPW’s two most recent exhibitions: Enough by Eileen Quinlan (currently on view) and A Body Knots by Laurie Kang (May 5–June 9, 2018). In reference to Quinlan and Kang’s shared history as friends and artists, the boundary between their exhibitions at TPW has been left malleable, and this reading group will trace many of the shared threads and knottings found between their work.

The group will read excerpts from two texts that have influenced the artists: Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction” (1989), and Kōbō Abe’s novel Woman in the Dunes (1962). The readings and discussion will be accompanied by cocktails and thematic snacks created by Carmen Mac in reference to the texts and artwork.

Texts will be distributed at the event; no advance reading required.

This event is open to all, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Please RSVP by emailing Daniella at daniella@gallerytpw.ca, or via phone at 416.645.1066.

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Laurie Kang (b. 1985, Toronto) works in photography, sculpture, installation, and video. Kang has exhibited internationally at Topless, New York; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Cooper Cole, 8-11, The Loon, and Franz Kaka, Toronto; L’inconnue, Montreal; Carl Louie, London; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland; Raster Gallery, Warsaw; Camera Austria, Graz, Austria; and Tag Team, Bergen, Norway. She was recently artist in residence at Tag Team; Rupert, Vilnius; The Banff Centre, Alberta; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. Kang lives and works in Toronto and holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Carmen Mac creates unique eating experiences that take place in unconventional settings. She uses food as a medium to bring people together. Carmen is based out of Toronto, and works internationally.