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MKG127 is very pleased to present Play of Light / Assemblies,
an exhibition of new work by John Marriott.

With Play of Light, conceptual provocateur John Marriott premieres a new series of photographs that feature classical portrait sculpture presented in complete darkness, illuminated only by the blue haze of a cellphone's glow. These stark portraits are both dramatic and haunting, oscillating between the alluring, the sensational, and the banal.

Additionally, Assemblies, installed in the front space, is a collection of objects united and distinguished by subtly differentiated shades of white. Marriott uses the colour of material as well as applied patina to reconsider the concerns and limits of the monochrome, using the surfaces of familiar forms and objects as his canvas.

John Marriott is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. His artworks have been featured in exhibitions and festivals nationally and internationally in venues such as The Impakt Festival (Utrecht), The Rotterdam International Festival of Film and Video (Rotterdam), Transmediale (Berlin), The ZKM (Karlsruhe), Bergen Kunsthall (Norway), Cultural Centre Huesden-Zolder (Belgium), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Zealand), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto), The 7a*lld International Festival of Performance Art (Toronto), The Toronto Sculpture Garden (Toronto), Dazibao (Montreal), Optica (Montreal), The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives (Ottawa), and The Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa). His works are included in private and public collections including those of BMO, Art Museum at University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. His critical writing and reviews have been published in books, textbooks, catalogues and magazines including Canadian Art, C Magazine, Mix Magazine and Prefix Photo.

The exhibition continues until March 10.


MKG127 is located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. on the south side. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 PM or by appointment. For more information call 647-435-7682.

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