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Museum of Broken Watches, 2015-16,
found and crowd sourced analog watches, acrylic, aluminum, leds, computer controller, 206 x 343 x 122 cm
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Midnight Star Market, 2015,
acetate, tape, led lights, acrylic, aluminum,
244 x 368 x 366 cm
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Visitation, 2015,
fir/oak/birch/pine/exotic wood veneer, epoxy resin,
patina from vinegar and steel solution,
152 x 244 x 274 cm
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Visitation, 2015,
fir/oak/birch/pine/exotic wood veneer, epoxy resin,
patina from vinegar and steel solution,
152 x 244 x 274 cm
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What leaf, what mushroom?, 2014,
aluminum foil, brass foil, glue,
76 x 112 x 91 cm
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Rozinante, 2013,
fir veneer, epoxy resin,
107 x 457 x 107 cm
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detail of Rozinante, 2013,
fir veneer, epoxy resin,
107 x 457 x 107 cm
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Late Night Convenience, 2013,
acetate, tape, led lights
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All Night Convenience, 2012,
acetate, tape, led lights, acrylic, aluminum,
305 x 640 x 366 cm
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detail of All Night Convenience, 2012,
acetate, tape, led lights, acrylic, aluminum,
305 x 640 x 366 cm
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Minneapolis – Downtown West (S 8th Street, Skyway, Marquette Avenue S, S10th Street, Nicollet Mall), Dec 17, 2012, 2012,
digital c-print, 84 x 84 cm
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Vienna – Innere Stadt (Singerstrasse, Essigasse, Shulerstrasse, Zedlitzgasse, Schubertring, Kärntner Ring, Kärntnerstrasse),
March 1, 2013,
2013,
digital c-print, 84 x 84 cm
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Music of Chance 4, 2011,
aluminum foil,
15 x 914 x 46 cm
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Saturday, January 3, 2009, 2009,
polymerized gypsum, enamel, epoxy resin, aluminum, cloth, fibreglass,
229 x 305 x 137 cm
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installation view of Clutter Sculptures, 2007,
polymerized gypsum, enamel, epoxy resin, aluminum, cloth, fiberglass,
variable dimensions
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Prop, 2007,
polymerized gypsum, enamel, epoxy resin, aluminum, cloth, fiberglass,
117 x 127 x 122 cm
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Perch, 2007,
polymerized gypsum, enamel, epoxy resin, aluminum, cloth, fiberglass,
122 x 305 x 137 cm
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Pail and Washer, 2006,
resin, wood, paint,
20 x 25 x 25 cm
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1989 Ford Escort 2, 2004,
aluminum foil, glue,
122 x 457 x 152 cm
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Bucket (striped) and Gravies, 2004,
plaster, paint,
41 x 22 x 22 cm
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Cup and Sugar, 2004,
plaster, wood, paint,
10 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
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Tissue Box (white) and Cup, 2004,
plaster, wood, paint,
31 x 9 x 11 cm

Rhonda Weppler and
Trevor Mahovsky

Weppler and Mahovsky’s interdisciplinary practice is intimately tied to the joy, anxiety, history, and narrative potential of objects. Often exploiting the tension between specificity and ubiquity, their work engages the viewer in a playful game of surface recognition. In contrast, however, their varied processes of making utilize a slow effort of material production and accumulation.  Their works are simultaneously depictions of things and records of a process of making, and thus it is hard to isolate their representational cues from the literal qualities of their distressed, creased or slumped materials.  To the artists, the result is “three dimensional cartoons that remain firmly embedded in the world they flout”.
 
Weppler
1972
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1998
MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1996
BA, University of Toronto, Toronto
 
Mahovsky
1969
Born in Calgary, Alberta
1998
MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1992
BFA, University of Calgary, Calgary

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

Visitation, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

2014

Walks, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

Veneers, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

2013

Acme Project Space, London

2012

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

The Searchers, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

2010

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

The Searchers, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna

2009

Darling Foundry, Montreal

Carpet World, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria

2008

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops

2007

Clutter Sculptures, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

2006

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge

Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough

Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catherines

Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

2005

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

2004

Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

Or Gallery, Vancouver

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Militant Nostaglia - Where History Meets Memory, Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Petit Nuit, Nuit Blanche, Edmonton

Baleful, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto

2015

All Together Now, Aurora, Dallas

Inside, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga

Obsidere, Alter Space, San Francisco

2014

Wabi-Sabi, Alter Space, San Francisco

Collages: Gesture and Fragments, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal

2013

Flatlanders and Surface Dwellers, 516 Arts, Albuquerque

Free Association, Flux Night, Flux Projects, Atlanta

Persuasive Visions: 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Masterworks and Contemporary Reflections, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Shine, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto

2012

Bodies and Buildings, Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Soft: works from the permanent collection, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax

Material World, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2011

Barroco Nova, Artlab, University of Western Ontario, London

Viva Voce, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Like Some Pool of Fire, Open Space, Victoria

2010

It is what it is, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

2009

Auto: Sueño y Materia [Auto: Dream and Material], Dos De Mayo Art Center, Madrid

Nothing to Declare: Recent Sculpture from Canada, The Power Plant, Toronto

Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal

Blue Like an Orange, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

How Soon is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

2008

Comic Relief, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Fun House, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

Arts Initiative City, Zaim (with +gallery), Yokohama

2006

Readymade Map, +gallery, Nagoya

Readymade Map, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

2005

Berlin/Toronto Exchange, loop-raum fur actuelle kunst, Berlin

Off Grid, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

Experiments in Urban Luminosity in The Senses & Society

by Johanne Sloan (article)

London: Routledge, volume 10, issue 2, July 2015

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky: Veneers

by Gil McElroy (review)

espace, Spring/Summer 2015

Monkey's raincoat

by Emily McKibbon (exhibition catalogue)

Barrie: MacLaren Art Centre, 2015

Because the Night: Curating One-Off Nocturnal Events

by Helena Reckitt (article)

Art Papers, May/June 2013

Barroco Nova

by Robert Enright (review)

Frieze, September 2012

Material World

by Jane Affleck (review)

C Magazine, summer 2012

Material World: The Stuff Art is Made Of

by Mariam Nader (review)

Canadian Art online, 29 March 2012

Material World

by David Diviney (exhibition catalogue)

Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2012

Barroco Nova

by Susan Edelstein and Patrick Mahon
(exhibition catalogue)

London: Museum London, 2012

Triumphant Carrot:
the persistence of still life

by Jenifer Papararo (exhibition catalogue)

Vancouver: Contemporary Art Gallery, 2010

Un point de vue sur la collection

by Marie-Eve Charron (review)

Le Devoir, 24 December 2009

The art of everyday objects

by Sarah Milroy (review)

The Globe and Mail, 17 December 2009

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky in Auto, Sueño y Materia

by Alberto Martin (article)

Madrid: Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, 2009

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by Emily Falvey (review)

Canadian Art, Winter 2009

read (pdf)

A Sea of Contingencies: Vancouver's Domestic Interventions

by Jesse Birch (review)

C Magazine, Fall 2009

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky: Sun in an Empty Room

by Vivian Ralikas (review)

esse arts + opinions, Fall 2009

Presque Rien

by Jerome Delgado (review)

Le Devoir, 25 July 2009

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by Jen Budney and Sue Buis
(exhibition catalogue)

Kamloops: Kamloops Art Gallery, 2008

Baroque: old and new

by Jonathan Shaughnessy (review)

Vernissage, Fall 2008

Matieres a reflexion

by Nicolas Mavrikakis (review)

Voir, 24 July 2008

By their fruits you shall know them

by Gary Michael Dault (review)

The Globe and Mail, 3 November 2007

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky at Pari Nadimi

by Dan Adler (review)

Artforum.com, November 2007

read (pdf)

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by Milena Placentile (review)

Border Crossings, Spring 2007

Vancouver: Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by William V. Ganis (review)

Sculpture, June 2007

Everyday Objects Transformed

by Clint Burnham (review)

The Vancouver Sun, 16 December 2006

read (pdf)

Law and Ordering: On Evaluating Recent Canadian Neoconceptualism

by Earl Miller (article)

C Magazine, Autumn 2006

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by Ken Lum (exhibition catalogue)

Lethbridge/Montréal/St. Catharines/Toronto/Cambridge: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Cambridge Galleries, 2006

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by Randall Anderson (review)

Flash Art International, Summer 2006

Restes et autres recuperations

by Jerome Delgado (review)

La Presse, 26 May 2006

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

by Jenifer Papararo (exhibition catalogue)

Vancouver: Contemporary Art Gallery, 2006

Breaking the mould of Vancouver art

by Sarah Milroy (review)

The Globe and Mail, 30 September 2005

Anti-Monumental: The 70's Get Ominous

by David Jager (review)

NOW Toronto, 22 September 2005

Trevor Mahovsky and Rhonda Weppler

by Vanessa Kwan (review)

Canadian Art, Spring 2005