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March 2014



Couple of installation shots of my work from Micah Lexier's exhibition at the Power Plant in Toronto,
More Than Two (Let It Make Itself).


More images here



February 2014


Showing work at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris for the launch of Cacharel's new fragrance on Valentine's Day.



December 2013




Carbon Paper is a new publication focusing on the contemporary art community in Toronto. Pick up your free copy of the magazine and see what we're all about.

Launch party, Saturday, December 14th
Griffin, 1598 Dundas Street West - Toronto
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Issue #1 Contributors:
Christian Arab, Laura Berazadi, Andrew B. Myers, Maryanne Casasanta, Sam Cotter, Alice Dixon, Maggie Flynn, Sebastian Frye, Corrie Jackson, Kelly Jeffrey, Jackson Klie, Christopher Lacroix, Amber Landgraff, Derek Liddington, Annie MacDonell , Kathryn Macnaughton, Gabrielle Marceau, Rodrigo Marti, Sally McKay, Catherine Osborne and Vanessa Runions



November 2013




You Tell Me card set available just in time for xmas at Art Metropole's annual Gifts by Artists sale. Exhibition opens on December 5th from 7- 9pm, and will run until February 1st, 2014.

I also have a print in Gallery TPW's Photorama sale.
Opens on November 29th from 6 – 9pm and runs until December 7th, until 6pm.



September 2013




Feature Shoot is pleased to present the group exhibition, Fruitland, a collection of strange still life photographs of fruit by 20 international photographers, at this year’s Photoville Festival in Brooklyn. Much like picking the perfect piece of ripe, delicious-looking fruit from a tree, I’ve spent the last year searching hundreds of photographers’ websites for the freshest and strangest takes on nature’s sweetener. Perhaps as a response or antidote to the labored and moody Dutch still life-inspired food photography that has been proliferating in galleries over the past decade, young photographers are now challenging themselves to take a regular piece of fruit and make it special, adding an array of strange, unique twists.

Featuring Athos Burez, Catherine Losing, Christian Hagemann, Daan Brand, Daniel Evans and Brendan Baker, Daniel Stier, Dominic Davies, Federico Ciamei, Florent Tanet, Gilda Davidian, Heather Rasmussen, Kyoko Hamada, Maciek Pozoga, Maryanne Casasanta, Mate Moro and Aron Filkey, Maxime Guyon, Nico Krijno, and Wyne Veen.




Honoured to have this print for sale in this year's Art with Heart auction for the Casey House, a specialty hospital that provides compassionate palliative and supportive care for people living with HIV or AIDS.




This is Pentaprism, the latest title in the Hamburger Eyes family of publications. 18 photographers and image makers were asked to create brand new work that would thrive within the parameters of a black and white zine. The Pentaprism contributors used traditional and contemporary techniques of manipulation to move the conversation beyond the image to a place of reflection.

PENTAPRISM No. 1

SUZIE ZAK, ANDREW EARGLE, MARYANNE CASASANTA, BRIDGET COLLINS, MICHAEL HERNANDEZ, ALANA CELII, EVA O’LEARY, DAVID BRANDON GEETING, OSCAR MENDOZA, BEA DE GIACOMO, MADISON EAST, ROXANA AZAR, ALEX MARTINEZ, HARRY GRIFFIN, RACHEL STERN, NICHOLAS GOTTLUND, GRANT WILLING AND MAC KATTER.

5″ X 7.5″
48 PAGES
LAZER PRINT
STAPLE BIND
PUBLISHED BY HAMBURGER EYES

EDITION OF 200

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Opticks - The Drake Hotel - Aug. 30, 2013 - Nov. 13, 2013
curated by Mia Nielson




Daniel Hutchinson, Maryanne Casasanta, Jay Shinn, James Nizam, Sandy Plotnikoff



August 2013







June 2013



A View From One Point to Another, From the Outside Looking Out

A View From One Point to Another, From the Outside Looking Out explores an oscillating relationship between a single object and its documented image. Through a circular reverberation, this installation reclaims the use of an ordinary object while proposing a close interaction between sculpture and photography. By destabilizing the condition of each, the transition between the two mediums suggest an ability for each form to remain in flux.

Xpace Window
July 5th to August 2nd, 2013
Opening Reception: July 5th, 7 - 11pm



April 2013




Eyes Outside Our Bodies (The Infra-Ordinary)
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Toronto

April 30–June 3, 2013
Reception: May 9, 6–8pm

Toronto Image Works Gallery
80 Spadina Ave 207
Toronto M5V 2J4
Mon–Fri, 8:30–7pm
Sat, 11–3pm

Eyes Outside Our Bodies (The Infra-Ordinary) presents new work by Toronto-based artist Maryanne Casasanta. The relationships between art and home, art and life, home and studio, and the interstitial space between image and object are drawn together through photography, temporary installations, and found or fabricated objects. Photographic documents of small gestures, subtle interventions, and material constructions move in the universe of the everyday. Common artifacts are re-imagined as a way to transform a routine experience, promoting an active immersion in, and reconsideration of, small, ordinary events. Her work proposes a heightened awareness of the prosaic, where present moments are transformed into a medium for communication, and objects, actions, and seemingly insignificant encounters are assigned new meaning.

Selected by Canadian Art's 12 Shows We Want to See at CONTACT.
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Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography

Sraunus is a traveling photography show that originated in Lithuania in 2010. It has been exhibited in seven cities around the world, and will hold its UK premiere at Diffusion Festival.

Sraunus is an evolving slideshow exhibition, with each installment showing a different selection of over forty young photographic artists. The curated images reflect an emergent trend in post-digital photography: they do not rely on an indexical relationship to reality, nor deal with universal truths. Instead, the photographers follow an experimental path, and come close to a questioning of our visual values. Through a projection and event-led format, Sraunus also invites critical discussion of the changing materiality of the medium and the place of the digital image in the gallery.

Sraunus in Cardiff is a collaborative project between curator, Paul Paper and writer, Rowan Lear. For the first time, the photographic work will be shown alongside a projection of writing, which will respond, reflect and unravel the images and ideas contained in Sraunus.




Cover and interview for this month's Offerings, a free publication available at most record stores and select coffee shops in Toronto. More information here.



March 2013


Happy to announce that I will have some postcard editions for sale at Los Angeles' annual Month of Photography festival and limited edition posters and smaller print media at the Kazoo Print Expo in Guelph. Both events are in April, more information below:









February 2013





Donated a work to this year's C Magazine Auction happening on Thursday April 4th, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) 7pm - 952 Queen St West, Toronto
Preview works here.



January 2013




Second Annual Emergent Artists Exhibition
O'Born Contemporary

works by:

JEFF BIERK
KYLE BROHMAN
MARYANNE CASASANTA
CANDICE DAVIES
PHIL DELISLE
BENJAMIN FREEDMAN
LINDSAY LAUCKNER
AAMNA MUZAFFAR
YSHIA WALLACE


JANUARY 5 - JANUARY 19, 2013

Exhibition Opening and Reception:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m.


A new year marks a restart to a cycle. The first day of a new year carries with it the burden and the gift of a clean slate: Resolutions are made with sureness, earlier memories are archived as nostalgic bygones and there is a stillness, bloated with the potential of starting anew. The blanketing of snow over much of the Canadian landscape at this time amplifies impressions of stillness. The morning after a night of snowfall where sound is muted and covered objects take minimalized form, engages a new type of looking. The works featured in O'Born Contemporary's Second Annual Emergent Artists Exhibition parallel this sense of momentary suspension. The artists render the familiar with a delicate, still ambiguity and ask us to find the peculiar in the banal.



December 2012




I have 2 editions of this print at TPW Gallery's Photorama sale in Toronto.
Collectors Preview Thursday, November 29, 6 – 9 pm
Opening Reception Friday, November 30, 6 – 9 pm
More info here.



October 2012






September 2012




Proud to be a part of two collaborated efforts, Light published by Miniature Garden and NSEW as well as Knots by Miniature Garden. The publications will debut at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1 this month.



August 2012




I happened upon some discussion around this work on Pinterest recently.
Here is the original artist statement:

Photograph of a copy of DDDDoomed, Or, Collectors & Curators of the Image - A Brief Future History of the Image Aggregator by R. Gerald Nelson unopened, published on Tumblr for online distribution by artist, also entitled, “Set It Free” 2011

“And as if each viewer’s history and state of mind were not already enough to drastically scramble any possibility of an image being interpreted in a manner that was intended by its creator; the always-altering and heterogeneous environments of the Internet had made it even more exponentially possible for an image’s meaning to be (mis)translated in ways that were never imagined by the image’s creator.” p. 33

Reblogged on Tumblr 445 times, where the title of the book, author and quotation were removed by users in the process.



July 2012



LEAN
Ed Video Gallery, 40 Baker Street

August 7 – September 1, 2012
Reception - Saturday, September 1 starting at 8pm

Curated by Aryen Hoekstra
Laura Anderson, Nadia Belerique, Maryanne Casasanta, Melissa Hamonic, Amy Lockhart, Jenine Marsh and Erica Mendritzki

An influential feature of the Houston hip hop scene since the early 1990’s is the wide spread use of a recreational drug which mixes pharmaceutical strength cough syrup - containing codeine and promethazine - with Sprite or Mountain Dew. When consumed, the drink - referred to as Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Lean, Drank, Barre, Purple Jelly or Texas Tea - produces a drowsy, euphoric state in the drinker often accompanied by slurred speech and the feeling of needing to lean over.

In an effort to emulate the "lean” of this high, Texas-based DJ Screw experimented with remixing the songs of fellow southern rappers by reducing the pitch of records, slowing them to between 60 – 70 beats per minute, while cutting two of the same, slowed records into one another producing a sound characterized by its choppy, repetitive drone that is now known as Chopped & Screwed.

Lean brings together artists whose work uses formal strategies including delay, repetition, and looping to adopt a posture that favours a slowed perceptual experience. The "lean” evoked by the work in this exhibition acts to disrupt expectations implied through their material and generic structures. In doing so, they share a formal language with DJ Screw’s remixes, while arguing for the deceleration of their consumption.


Ed Video Gallery
regular hours Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm



Unpublished Magazine has released a limited edition sticker-book of all photos published in each issue thus far. The event will run from July 10th - July 14th, 2012 at Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni’s Family Business Gallery.



May 2012



The Art of Today Belongs To Us | New Work by Maryanne Casasanta

Opening Reception:
May 29th, 2012 - 8pm
Zócalo
1426 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

All are welcome.

The Art of Today Belongs To Us are new works that expand on my visual art practice of blurred distinctions between photograph, photo document, installation, fabrication and incidental occurrence. In what follows, is a reverence to the everyday, where the seemingly ordinary or overlooked, are re-imagined.

Strands of long grass culled on walks through the neighborhood are liberated, distressed leather table coasters echo lunar spaces, broken house tiles recovered from a man made island beside a lake are reclaimed and the portrait of a dead limb from an ordinary house plant are just some of my selected chronicles.

These works reflect my attempt to collapse the boundary between art and life, where the artistic process is a total and continuous experience and the artist's studio is anywhere and everywhere.
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April 2012





February 2012


Some installation shots from Like-Minded at Plug In ICA in Winnipeg, curated by Micah Lexier.
This exhibition runs until March 25th, 2012. Photos by William Eakin.






Review of my group exhibition, What it Seems is Something Too featured on Magenta Magazine and written by Ellyn Walker.


January 2012




Dave Dyment, Emerald City (Any Colour You Like), 2010

Like-Minded
January 28, 2012 to March 25, 2012
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg MB
Curated by Micah Lexier

Romas Astrauskas, Robert Bean, Martin Bennett, Paul Butler, Maryanne Casasanta, Martin Creed, David Dyment, Liza Eurich, Brian Groombridge, Aleksander Hardashnakov, Jesse Harris, Nelson Henricks, Joel Herman, Jeremy Jansen, Matt King, Jake Kosciuk, Stéphane La Rue, Kelly Lycan, Euan Macdonald, Arnaud Maggs, Sara MacKillop, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Sylvia Matas, Niall McClelland, Mathew McWilliams, Ken Nicol, Roula Parthenou, Mitzi Pederson, Margaret Priest, Susana Reisman, Alison Rossiter, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Michael Snow, Josh Thorpe, Joy Walker, and Laurel Woodcock

Like-Minded is a group show that is meant to act as a companion exhibition to Michael Dumontier’s solo exhibition A Moon or a Button. Curator Micah Lexier has brought together artworks of over 30 artists which resonate with Dumontier’s interests and sensibilities, works which include simplified forms, found imagery, stationary and trompe l’oeil. The artists themselves are diverse, ranging from emerging artists, to Dumontier’s contemporaries to some of Canada’s more established artists. In addition to mounting works on the gallery walls, Lexier has chosen to place a number of the works inside a pair of vitrines placed in the centre of the gallery space, and will be presenting two video works in an adjacent space.

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For awhile, I had a monthly dj night at the Holy Oak Cafe in Toronto where I would typically play lush, warm, rhythmically groovy sounds. On hiatus for now, but more nights to come hopefully in the spring time!



December 2011




I have some work up at Narwhal Art Project's Junction location in Toronto for POM POM - a pop up boutique shop.

Showcasing handmade treasures, original artwork and printed matter from around the globe, POM POM is a celebration of the best in fun and fine art.

Featuring Alibi, Alicia Nauta, Andrea Glenn, Bad Day, CryWolf, Diana VanderMeulin, Douglas Brown, Eric Quebral, Elizabeth Knight, Erica Weiner, Fieldguided, Ginette Lapalme, Hunter and Cook, Jennie Suddick, Julie Moon, Kiel Meade, Laura Lombardi, Lara Vincent, Lazy Oaf, Maryanne Casasanta, Noel Middleton, Selena Wong, Shannon Gerard, Species by the Thousands, Tania Sanhueza, The Regional Assembly of Text, Touch the Dutch, Wool and the Gang, Yellow Owl and more magicians.

POM POM will be open at Narwhal at 2988 Dundas Street West until February 19th, 2012. Hours are Mon-Wed by appointment, Thurs-Sat 10-7pm and Sunday 12-6pm.




I have a couple of limited edition photos up for grabs in this year's Photorama 2011 fundraiser at Gallery TPW in Toronto.

Collectors Preview Thursday, December 1, 6 – 9 pm
Opening Reception Friday, December 2, 6 – 9 pm
Sale continues Saturday, December 3, Noon – 6 pm
Tuesday, December 6 – December 10, Noon – 6 pm


November 2011



Special thanks to Hunter and Cook for featuring some installation photos from my group exhibition, What it Seems is Something Too currently showing at Neubacher Shor Contemporary until November 26th, 2011 in Toronto.


October 2011




I can’t tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like.
- Eminem

What it Seems is Something Too presents the work of Nadia Belerique, Maryanne
Casasanta, Karen Kraven and Jennifer Sciarrino. As a group, a point of intersection in
their work is one of objects and materials in transition, a process of transformation
over and through time. In different ways, they explore an allowance for the
provisional, the space between document and photograph, and the possible
disconnect between what things seem to be and what they are. Through
combinations of sculpture, installation and photography, What it Seems is Something
Too
considers the power of everyday objects, their potential to stand in for more
rarified materials, and the possibilities for the commonplace to be otherwise.

Nadia Belerique works with combinations of objects and photographs (made and
found) to convey the emotional and spiritual content of things. Creating a sculptural
back-and-forth between photographs and objects, they function like props in a non-
narrative that is simultaneously theatrical and restrained.

Using mainly found objects from her apartment, Maryanne Casasanta creates
images that are transformed, re-transformed, recombined and layered so that
their finality as art works remains in flux. As documents of constructed scenes,
photographs, and photographs-of-photographs, their transition as material objects is
ongoing while they maintain a link to personal space and memory.

Karen Kraven considers the past lives of objects and the way in which they
are transformed by their journey through the world, in both the physical and
metaphysical sense. Like Casasanta and Belerique, her objects have accrued
meaning through use and history, which can belie their mundane appearance.

Almost conversely, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino’s sculptures appear to be “real” and more
valuable materials, when in fact they are made of plaster and graphite, bringing
them back to the world of the everyday. Imagined as models for monumental public
pieces or fragments of larger architectural projects, they take their place at the
beginning of a temporal process, proposals for a later stage that may never occur.

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Woman of Wootz
Oil on panel, 2011

My friend, Lauchie Reid has painted a portrait of me, among many other amazing portraits for his exhibition entitled, The World Turned Upside Down currently on display at Narwhal Art Projects until November 7th, 2011 in Toronto. Be sure to check it out!


September 2011




Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects. The temporal position of events with respect to the transitory present is continually changing; future events become present, then pass further and further into the past. – from Wikipedia

The image with consideration of time becomes antiquated. Simply recreating it will forever shrink the gap between space and time. SLOW-BURNER will define an interaction between the physicality and actuality of the image; celebrating the moment and restructuring time by constructing it in its physical form.

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SLOW-BURNER is curated by Ryan Beckemeyer (Bartholomew Editions) with an exhibition to be held at Residence Gallery in Long Beach, California. A PDF will be released documenting the project after the opening on September 24.

Featuring work by Maryanne Casasanta, David Brandon Geeting, Brandon Harris, Alex Martinez, Oscar Mendoza, Matt Morgan and Gina Stine.

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I am very pleased to be a participant in this year's Canadian Art Foundation Benefit Auction on September 21st, 2011 at the Carlu in Toronto. Here is a link to the selected work.


August 2011




Have some work up at the Margate Photo Festival in Margate, Kent UK on August 13th and 14th along side a slew of many fantastic photographer friends and peers.
Sunny Side Up is curated by Wandering Bears Collective, Nik Adam, Luke Norman & Peter Haynes.
More info on the exhibition here.


July 2011





Photo document of my Peace Bard project installed along side Les Ramsey and Bitsy Knox's cat at LES Gallery in Vancouver for the exhibition, Whilst moving backwards through a series of thresholds, one finds oneself, inexorably, indoors.

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I am humbled to be a part of two group exhibitions this month, both open on July 8th in Vancouver:



Whilst moving backwards through a series of thresholds, one finds oneself, inexorably, indoors

A GROUP SHOW FEATURING WORKS BY MARYANNE CASASANTA, STEVEN HUBERT, BITSY KNOX AND LES RAMSAY

CURATED BY JILL ORSTEN
JULY 8 – AUGUST 6 2011
OPENING RECEPTION JULY 8TH 7PM – 11PM
Les Gallery, Vancouver BC






May 2011



My curated web project, together has launched!
Please visit and consider submitting!
(work by Matthew Pecina)


March 2011


I will be participating in C Magazine's Annual Benefit Auction happening on April 5th, 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto.
Live Auction begins at 7pm



Online preview here


February 2011


Will be installing work at Double Double Land for Laura McCoy's curated event, The Real Boob.
This event takes place on February 25th, 2011 at 9pm.

Facebook invite

Double Double Land
209 Augusta Avenue
Kensington Market
Toronto, ON




Palimpsest’s ISSUE 02/MEDICINE is an unbound collection of printed matter and multimedia work concerned with ideas of the body, illness, physicality and spirituality. ISSUE/02 MEDICINE incorporates video, text, illustration, photography, and other ephemera from Steven Beckly, Xenia Benivolski, Willie Brisco in conversation with AA Bronson, Maryanne Casasanta, Stacey Ho and Lindsey Nolan, Dan Joyce, Matthew King, Pierre Le Hors, Adam O’Reilly, the Parker Branch (Jason Hallows and Anna Madelska), Nickholis Planck and William Young. All pieces individually packaged in acid-free paper and collected in a handmade archival folder.

ISSUE 02/MEDICINE launches at the Centre Canadien d'Architecture / Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) bookstore for Nuit blanche à Montréal on February 26, 2011.




My new web project, together has just gone live! Please consider submitting work.


December 2010




Book of Books Poster by Denise Schatz

Photo contributions from Aiwei Foo, Peter Puklus, Casey Cook, James J. Williams III, Kimm Whiskie, Ashley Neese, Laura Baran, Jason Polan, George Chen, Aaron Johnson, Kathryn Politis, Vicky Fong, Amanda Saxe Barr, Jessica Williams, Rachel Corry, Emmett Walsh, Jennilee Margimen, Ezra Johnson and Sunny Payson, Kasia Houlihan, Tom Scott, David Horvitz, Robin Cameron, Sasha Weinbaum, Claudia Peña Salinas, Brian Silvera, Joshua Abelow, Nieske Kalkman, Hope Hilton, Esperanza Morebe, Mia Nolting, Emily Noelle Lambert, Amra Brooks, Catherine Krudy, Maryanne Casasanta, Patricia Valenica.

12 x 18 white glossy paper edition of 50.
12 x 18 grey paper as insert in book of books, edition of 100.

Available at Miniature Garden.


November 2010


Very excited to be a part of this issue of Unpublished Mag! The launch will be on November 11th, 2010 at Le Dictateur gallery in Milan.



October 2010


Short interview with my friend, Jabari Jordan-Walker for his blog, BLACK TAIGA.

Five Questions | Maryanne Casasanta





01 Magazine is pleased to present their traveling group exhibition, 01, at the No 6 Gallery in New York. Curated by Redia Soltis and Jennilee Marigomen, the exhibition showcases 34 inspiring artists of different disciplines that have been previously featured in the magazine. The exhibition in New York is the second showing of 01, following its Toronto debut.

01 Magazine is an independently owned arts and culture online magazine that encompasses contemporary art, photography, and fashion with a focus on emerging artists. 01 Magazine is based in Vancouver, Canada.


01 Magazine Group Exhibition - New York
Presented by 01 Magazine & No.6 Store

Opening Reception Party: Friday October 15, 2010 / 8 - 11pm
Music by Chances With Wolves
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Subject to capacity, RSVP required:
01galleryatno6store@peoplesrevolution.com
Strict guest list door code.

No.6 Store, Gallery at Lower Level
6 Centre Market Place, New York, NY
Between Broome and Grand and Centre and Mulberry

On view: October 16 - 24, 2010
Monday - Friday 2 - 7pm / Saturday 12 - 7pm / Sunday 12 - 6pm




September 2010




Selected Solo Exhibition:

As you were: Maryanne Casasanta
Parts & Labour
1566 Queen St W
Toronto ON

September 16th 2010 - October 16th 2010

As you were is an ongoing series of work by Toronto-based artist Maryanne Casasanta that contemplates the exchange between art and the commonplace. Casasanta approaches the act of documenting her personal living environment in a democratic fashion. She variously rearranges objects, alters their function, forges new connections between them, or simply takes their portraits. Through this process, Casasanta reacts to a desire to connect more deeply with her surroundings. As you were is also concerned with the presentation of the body as an object or form, the poetic associations that cling to materials, and the merging of photography and conceptual art.

Opening reception, Thursday September 16th 9pm
After Party to follow at The Shop with selected music by Mark K MarkMark and Benjamin Gabriel.

Curated by Nicholas Brown and Catherine Dean


August 2010


Little feature on The Photography Post by Kate Steciw.



Small interview over at photography blog, MULL IT OVER


July 2010


In The Light Of Night II
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It all started with 8 rolls of film and 4 photographers,
Adam Levett
Maryanne Casasanta
Sara Cwynar
Jeremy Jansen
Taking 2 rolls each, we all shot one roll of portraits
and one roll of textures.
We then all swapped our 2 rolls of exposed film,
reloaded and shot textures on top of portraits
and portraits on top of textures.
Creating a double exposure.
These were our results.


Slide Show Presentation:
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
1 Bellwoods Park
Toronto
9pm - 11pm


June 2010


Portfolio featured in Issue No.46 on Culturehall, along side Emilie Halpern, David Horvitz and Sam Falls.
Curated by Matt Olson.



&Review Issue No. 2 Islands
Artist-run publication based out of Portland.


Poncz Magazine Issue No.2, made in Poland




May 2010


01 Magazine | No. 5

In this issue, I interview artists Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz.



March 2010




01 Magazine Group Show Limited Poster Edition
Edition of 100 + 1 AP (1st Edition)
11″ x 17″ - Digital Colour Printed on Cardstock




An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers presents installation images of an exhibit that never physically took place. Using digital compositing techniques, we have re-imagined the process of browsing through a Google Reader by adding art to images of the Sullivan Galleries’ empty walls. This presentational gesture of conflating scrolling with strolling is meant to question the ongoing tendency to believe material interaction with art is mandatory despite living in an age of utter dependency on the digital image as an informational source. Like the Argentinean Communication Media artists before us, we have cut out the middle-man (objects) and inserted the image as our final product, aware that the documentary media art receives plays the most pivotal role in defining its public discourse anyway. To expedite this process of media exposure, An Immaterial Survey is simultaneously being debuted online in addition to its projection in Chicago, confusing the boundaries of when and where the exhibit took place.

It is an intentional choice to offer no objects and no work of our own as our final display at SAIC. This is in part a tribute to the decentralized network of artists who comprise An Immaterial Survey. To present art online is an act of selflessness; the creator forfeits stringent control over their work’s meaning in favor of allowing the most generous opportunity for global viewership possible. For this we are thankful and indebted to the names that comprise our list of participants. We choose not to present sellable goods because we are fully aware of the irony of the BFA Exhibit itself; four years of a Feminist-Marxist education culminating in a grand celebration of luxury goods and the willful commodification of artist identity brands (best exemplified by the entire shelving units dedicated to freshly printed business cards). It is our intent to use this opportunity not for our own market assimilation, but for the praise of others and the criticism of art’s hierarchy of material value still present in our digital age.

An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers includes work by:

Aaron Graham, Abigail McGuane, AIDS-3D, Andreas Banderas, Anna Mack, Ben Schumacher, Brad Tinmouth
Brenna Murphy, Brian Khek, Kevin Caldwell, Chris Collins, Chris Coy, Daniel Everett, David Horvitz, Derek Frech, Elina Minn, Esteban Schimpf, Hanna Terese Nilsson, Hermonie Only, Iain Ball, Ilia Ovechkin, Israel Lund, Ivan Gaytan, Jamie Felton, Jason Lazarus, Jeff O’Brien, Jenilee Marigomen, Jon Rafman, Jordan Rhoat
Kari Altmann, Katy Heinlein, Lili Huston-Herterich, Manny Mireles, Martijn Hendriks, Martin Kohout
Maryanne Casasanta, Matthew Green, Micah Schippa
Mitch Thar, Natalie Rognsoy, Parker Ito, Rachael Milton
Ryan Barone, Samara Golden, Timur Siqin, Travess Smalley, Zach Shipko



Waterfall Magazine (瀑布雜誌)
Taipei City, Taiwan


February 2010








December 2009


01 Magazine | No. 4

In this issue, I interview photographer Jessica Eaton.


November 2009



01_100 Editions · No. 5 Milano IT

Ali Bosworth, Maryanne Casasanta, Mai Chaya, Dusdin Condren, Jonathan Feinstein, Seth Fluker, Andrea Geremia, Cristiano Guerri, Li Hui, Young Kyu Yoo, Jennilee Marigomen, Hasisi Park, Pedro Ramos, Ugne Straigyte, Peter Sutherland

October 2009


MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
a collaborative poster project by Robin Cameron and Denise Schatz

Currently available at Printed Matter , Mastermind Shop and Art Metropole

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE

Joshua Abelow, Bree Apperley, Natalie Beall, Wilson Cameron, Robin Cameron, Maryanne Casasanta, Casey Cook, David Cuesta, Catherine Czacki, Alex DeCarli, Jacqueline Di Milia, Ariel Dill, Rachel Domm, Gary Fogelson, Lukas Geronimas, David Horvitz, Jeremy R. Jansen, Christy-Claire Katien, Soleil Konkel, Anne Lai, Jennilee Marigomen, Chris Newmyer, Mia Nolting, Hasisi Park, Claudia Pena Salinas, Jason Polan, Kathryn Politis, Jody Rogac, Denise Schatz, Molly Surno, Patricia Valencia, Emmett Walsh, Kimm Whiskie, Young Kyu Yoo

22.5 IN X 33 IN DOUBLE SIDED MATTE PAPER
EDITION OF 500