Brobdingnagian

Aaron Jones for Capture Photography Festival

April 2 – June 26, 2021

Upcoming Exhibitions

Aaron Jones

Brobdingnagian

April 2 – June 26, 2021

Brobdingnagian is a solo exhibition of new photocollages by Toronto-based artist Aaron Jones. Made from magazine clippings, advertisements, newspapers and youth books, Brobdingnagian incorporatesphotography, and sculptural work that stem from a series of expeditions through forests that have expanded his botanical knowledge and understanding of self in relation to that land.

For Jones, the act of collage-making is part of a journey of self-discovery; to see one’s self separate from the stereotypical constructions of people and places in media. In previous work Jones focused on the body’s nuanced performative potential. By using collage Jones denies and shifts the images from their original meaning to explore ideas of the self and make visible how conflicting realities are constructed and imagined. This exhibition intends to situate collaged characters and figures that represent the self in environments in which the Jones grew up around and yearns to know more of.

Isabel Wynn

POSTPONED

Isabel Wynn’s practice of building is linked to her relationship with the intrinsic bodily movement in response to clay.

Autumn 2021

Past Exhibitions

Girly Pics – Someone Else’s History

Howard495 is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring works by Tracey Emin, Lisa Yuskavage, Chloe Wise, Sarah Anne Johnson, Richard Prince, Alex Prager, and Jon Rafman. Each of these artists employ a broad spectrum of approaches in order to examine their inner narratives, digging into life’s surfaces and suggesting new possibilities for understanding their internal and external worlds.

Wait Until Dark

Howard 495 is pleased to present, Wait Until Dark, a group exhibition curated by Stephen Waddell for Capture Photography Festival. Artists like Hannah Collins, Wols, Miroslav Tichy, and Jacqueline de Jong have all differently employed a kind of objectivity that moves beyond the visible towards a visceral refiguration of the seen and unseen. This exhibition will attempt to show that that resemblance almost certainly carries the promise of the unknowable and/or the unrepresentable in plain sight.

Theo Terry

Artificial Shrimp and Other Simulacra

Since antiquity, the still life has been a place in which social relations and value systems are performed by objects, both everyday and extraordinary. Artificial Shrimp and Other Simulacra engages the still life to examine the hierarchies of objects which constitute contemporary material reality.

MASK.ING

Howard495 is pleased to present MASK.ING a group exhibition featuring works by Beau Dick, T.J. Wilcox, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Douglas Coupland, Adad Hannah, Andy Warhol, Alison Yip, Tyler Shields, Pentti Sammallahti, Tyler Toews, Shawn Hunt, Sara Gulamali, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Steven Klein; all of whom employ masks and masking along various yet tandem trajectories.

heather

Howard495 is pleased to present “heather”, a group exhibition featuring work by Daniele Buetti, Robert Longo, Lisa Yuskavage, Banksy, Tim Gardner, Richard Prince, Willy Ronis, Luce Meunier, Miwa Ogasawara, Yousuf Karsh, Jonas Wood, Rene Groebli, George Tice and Caj Bremer.

Marked by an historical moment in time and a collective feeling of melancholy, “heather” provides a framework with which to explore melancholia as an aesthetic emotion. Though the works exhibited display an orchestra of form, concept and media, there is a sublime underpinning of meditative contemplation running throughout the work. This subliminal expression – not of thought but of pure emotion – is an unheralded gift. A reminder of the potential art has to invite its viewers to bear witness to their own feelings and to explore the raw edges of their conscience self. Melancholy, nuanced with sadness, suffuses the exhibition yet somehow does not elicit sadness; rather, through the work it carries us inward to a place of stillness and introspection. Attending to and contemplating what we are feeling, is where the beauty lays.