Zone C Exhibition

Curatorial Statement


Photo by Robyn Cumming

Beginning to See The Light takes its title from a 1969 Velvet Underground song. In addition to the clear connotation of daybreak, the phrase implies anticipation, hope, expectation, enlightenment and a gradual epiphany. The works in the show embody these ideas, employing a variety of strategies such as play, protest, agitation and resistance.

The artists - hailing from Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Philadelphia and Sweden - present performative projects, video, sound, light works, installation and participatory events that point towards the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

Dave Dyment

Dave Dyment is an artist, writer and curator, living and working in Toronto. He was the Director of Programming at Mercer Union from 2004 to 2008, where his exhibitions included Infinity Etc and Seducing Down the Door. Prior to that, he spent five years at Art Metropole where he presented small retrospectives of artists such as Yoko Ono, Allen Ruppersberg, Candyass, Dick Higgins, and Jenny Holzer. He has also presented curatorial projects at the Harbourfront Centre, YYZ Artists Outlet and 15+ in Calgary. His writings have appeared in C Magazine, Mix Magazine, Lola and a number of exhibition catalogues. His own artwork mines sound and pop culture for shared associations and alternate meanings, and has been shown across the country.

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