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Dean Drever Black & White


MKG127 is pleased to present Black & White, the second
solo exhibition at MKG127 by Toronto based artist, Dean Drever.

February 12 - March 12, 2011


Black & White is a positive and a negative, a foreground and a background, a reality and a fantasy, a right and a wrong. It is the double meaning of what white says and what black says. The exhibition space exposes a site of white male power and authority. The work unmasks a mythology of strength and control to reveal how the oppressor shares the same disempowered space with the oppressed. In the hiding places of cultural identification, we find there is a need to create secret spaces where we can act out fantasies of power and possession. Black & White makes visible the struggles between difference and dominance, but it is a place where guilt and innocence share the same space.

Dean Drever's first solo exhibition at MKG127, Bear Minimum in August 2008 featured a life sized fluorescent yellow fuzzy Kodiak. The Kodiak was later shown in an exhibition at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa and was subsequently acquired by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Since then Drever's Kodiaks have made appearances at the Toronto Sculpture Garden, the Vancouver Olympics and the Prime Minister's office at the G8 summit in Huntsville. Drever has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions across Canada and Internationally including the Edmonton Art Gallery, White Columns in New York City, the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Saskatchewan, Canada House in London, UK and Douglas Udell Gallery in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.


MKG127 is located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave.

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