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House & Home & Garden, 2015 (view from entrance)

House & Home & Garden, 2015 (view from entrance)

Exhibition essay by curator Jon Davies
Review by Murray White for The Toronto Star
Review by Terence Dick for Akimblog

Excerpt from press release: "In House & Home & Garden, Partheniou presents an installation environment that skews our perception of the materials of everyday life. Providing a unique context and architecture for Partheniou's practice, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens—formerly a private home—becomes a space in transition. Rooms seemingly undergoing renovation are joined by uncanny sculptural objects that evoke the activities of both residents and contractors. Seamlessly blending actual and fabricated construction materials, and presenting replicas of once-functional objects like light bulbs, candle sticks and toys, Partheniou proffers a scene poised between the order of daily routine and the chaotic upheaval of change."

Extension, 2015

Extension, 2015

Acrylic on dowel, acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, pine studs, plywood, drywall, plastic sheeting, bulb

"In Gairloch’s Central Gallery, Partheniou has built a cell-like enclosure that serves to constrict the space considerably. Her faux-renovation obscures many of the gallery’s existing ornamental details and blocks out most of the windows and their view onto the lake and gardens. This room-within-a-room is suspended mid-construction, with studs, insulation foam and pipes exposed."

Soda (Black), 2015

Soda (Black), 2015

Varied edition
Enamel paint on wood

Coffee Cup, 2015

Coffee Cup, 2015

Edition of 5
Acrylic on wood

Extension (detail), 2015

Extension (detail), 2015

Acrylic on dowel, acrylic and screenprint on MDF, pine studs, plywood, drywall

Extension (detail), 2015

Extension (detail), 2015

Acrylic on dowel, acrylic and screenprint on MDF, pine studs

Measuring Tape, 2015

Measuring Tape, 2015

Varied edition
Acrylic on wood

View from Central to North gallery

View from Central to North gallery

North gallery detail, 2015

North gallery detail, 2015

"In the largest room of Gairloch Gardens, Partheniou presents a spare installation of quotidian objects. On the mantelpiece, simplified black-and-white forms evoke a scene drained of colour, while light sconces affixed to the wall suggest absent, once-illuminated furnishings. Wood has been hewn by the artist both into a pile of firewood and, amusingly, a set of fireplace tools. On the radiator, an abandoned pop can draws our attention through the windows to a half-built addition: a room containing a stack of orphaned junk."

Wood Pile (Kindling), 2015

Wood Pile (Kindling), 2015

Varnished assorted wood

Tool Set, 2015

Tool Set, 2015

Varnished cherry wood

Mantlepiece, 2015

Mantlepiece, 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece, 2015

Mantlepiece, 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

acrylic on wood

North gallery installation view

North gallery installation view

Addition, 2015

Addition, 2015

Acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, plywood, drywall, door, bulb.

Addition is a 5th room that is built off of the main gallery using a combination of real and replicated construction materials. It is viewable only through the large bay window at the end of the main room; the door to the left implies that it is connected to other parts of the home that are likewise inaccessible to the visitor.

Soda (Red), 2015

Soda (Red), 2015

Varied edtion
Enamel paint on wood

Burnt Match

Burnt Match

Graphite on pine

Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015

Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter, 2015

Packed Boxes with Clutter, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter

Packed Boxes with Clutter

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015

Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Addition (detail), 2015

Addition (detail), 2015

Acrylic and Screenprint on MDF, Enamel on Wood, plywood

Soda (Black)

Soda (Black)

Varied edition
Enamel on wood

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Racks, 2015

Racks, 2015

Varnished pine, acrylic on MDF

Magazine Rack, 2015

Magazine Rack, 2015

acrylic on MDF

Rack, 2015

Rack, 2015

Varinished Pine

Sconces, 2015

Sconces, 2015

Acrylic paint on wood

Sconces (detail), 2015

Sconces (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint on wood

Packed Boxes, 2015

Packed Boxes, 2015

Varnished MDF

Vent, 2015

Vent, 2015

Varied edition of 2
Acrylic paint on wood

The motif for the vent was taken from an existing radiator cover in the Central Gallery, that has been hidden by the construction for Extension.

Vent, 2015

Vent, 2015

Varied edition of 2
Acrylic paint on wood

The motif for the vent was taken from an existing radiator cover in the Central Gallery, that has been hidden by the construction for Extension.

View looking out of the Central Gallery

View looking out of the Central Gallery

Leaning Foam, 2015

Leaning Foam, 2015

Acrylic and screenprint on MDF

South Gallery view

South Gallery view

"In the South Gallery, Partheniou has gathered renovation materials for the work underway elsewhere in the house. Wood, insulation, paint supplies, and light bulbs await future use, while a scattering of doorstops and packing boxes linger in corners of the room."

Paint Supplies, 2015

Paint Supplies, 2015

Acrylic paint on wood and wall

Paint Supplies (detail), 2015

Paint Supplies (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint on wood and wall

Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube; Leaning Lumber with Fluorescent Tube, 2015

Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube; Leaning Lumber with Fluorescent Tube, 2015

Acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, enamel on dowel; Acrylic paint on wood, enamel on dowel

Leaning Lumber (detail), 2015

Leaning Lumber (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint on wood

Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube (detail), 2015

Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, enamel on dowel

South Gallery view

South Gallery view

"In the South Gallery, Partheniou has gathered renovation materials for the work underway elsewhere in the house. Wood, insulation, paint supplies, and light bulbs await future use, while a scattering of doorstops and packing boxes linger in corners of the room."

 

Packed Boxes (Mirror, Dishes), 2015

Packed Boxes (Mirror, Dishes), 2015

Acrylic paint on MDF

View from South gallery into Salah Bachir gallery

View from South gallery into Salah Bachir gallery

Stops, 2015

Stops, 2015

Acrylic on wood

view from Salah Bachir Gallery into South Gallery

view from Salah Bachir Gallery into South Gallery

"Partheniou has transformed the south-facing Salah Bachir Room into a space somewhere between a cellar, a garage and a pantry. The room contains an unusually tidy pile of lumber and a set of similarly ambiguous storage shelves—where every jar, bottle and box recalls a familiar household tool or consumable."

Storage Shelf, 2015

Storage Shelf, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

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Driver; Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015

Driver; Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015

Driver, 2015

Driver, 2015

Acrylic on wood

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Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015

Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015

Assorted Dowels, metal brackets

Burnt Match, 2015

Burnt Match, 2015

Graphite on pine

Burnt Match, 2016

Burnt Match, 2016

Graphite on pine

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House & Home & Garden, 2015 (view from entrance)

Exhibition essay by curator Jon Davies
Review by Murray White for The Toronto Star
Review by Terence Dick for Akimblog

Excerpt from press release: "In House & Home & Garden, Partheniou presents an installation environment that skews our perception of the materials of everyday life. Providing a unique context and architecture for Partheniou's practice, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens—formerly a private home—becomes a space in transition. Rooms seemingly undergoing renovation are joined by uncanny sculptural objects that evoke the activities of both residents and contractors. Seamlessly blending actual and fabricated construction materials, and presenting replicas of once-functional objects like light bulbs, candle sticks and toys, Partheniou proffers a scene poised between the order of daily routine and the chaotic upheaval of change."

Extension, 2015

Acrylic on dowel, acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, pine studs, plywood, drywall, plastic sheeting, bulb

"In Gairloch’s Central Gallery, Partheniou has built a cell-like enclosure that serves to constrict the space considerably. Her faux-renovation obscures many of the gallery’s existing ornamental details and blocks out most of the windows and their view onto the lake and gardens. This room-within-a-room is suspended mid-construction, with studs, insulation foam and pipes exposed."

Soda (Black), 2015

Varied edition
Enamel paint on wood

Coffee Cup, 2015

Edition of 5
Acrylic on wood

Extension (detail), 2015

Acrylic on dowel, acrylic and screenprint on MDF, pine studs, plywood, drywall

Extension (detail), 2015

Acrylic on dowel, acrylic and screenprint on MDF, pine studs

Measuring Tape, 2015

Varied edition
Acrylic on wood

View from Central to North gallery

North gallery detail, 2015

"In the largest room of Gairloch Gardens, Partheniou presents a spare installation of quotidian objects. On the mantelpiece, simplified black-and-white forms evoke a scene drained of colour, while light sconces affixed to the wall suggest absent, once-illuminated furnishings. Wood has been hewn by the artist both into a pile of firewood and, amusingly, a set of fireplace tools. On the radiator, an abandoned pop can draws our attention through the windows to a half-built addition: a room containing a stack of orphaned junk."

Wood Pile (Kindling), 2015

Varnished assorted wood

Tool Set, 2015

Varnished cherry wood

Mantlepiece, 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece, 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

acrylic on wood

Mantlepiece (detail), 2015

acrylic on wood

North gallery installation view

Addition, 2015

Acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, plywood, drywall, door, bulb.

Addition is a 5th room that is built off of the main gallery using a combination of real and replicated construction materials. It is viewable only through the large bay window at the end of the main room; the door to the left implies that it is connected to other parts of the home that are likewise inaccessible to the visitor.

Soda (Red), 2015

Varied edtion
Enamel paint on wood

Burnt Match

Graphite on pine

Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, acrylic and flocking on foam, plastic tube

Addition (detail), 2015

Acrylic and Screenprint on MDF, Enamel on Wood, plywood

Soda (Black)

Varied edition
Enamel on wood

Racks, 2015

Varnished pine, acrylic on MDF

Magazine Rack, 2015

acrylic on MDF

Rack, 2015

Varinished Pine

Sconces, 2015

Acrylic paint on wood

Sconces (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint on wood

Packed Boxes, 2015

Varnished MDF

Vent, 2015

Varied edition of 2
Acrylic paint on wood

The motif for the vent was taken from an existing radiator cover in the Central Gallery, that has been hidden by the construction for Extension.

Vent, 2015

Varied edition of 2
Acrylic paint on wood

The motif for the vent was taken from an existing radiator cover in the Central Gallery, that has been hidden by the construction for Extension.

View looking out of the Central Gallery

Leaning Foam, 2015

Acrylic and screenprint on MDF

South Gallery view

"In the South Gallery, Partheniou has gathered renovation materials for the work underway elsewhere in the house. Wood, insulation, paint supplies, and light bulbs await future use, while a scattering of doorstops and packing boxes linger in corners of the room."

Paint Supplies, 2015

Acrylic paint on wood and wall

Paint Supplies (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint on wood and wall

Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube; Leaning Lumber with Fluorescent Tube, 2015

Acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, enamel on dowel; Acrylic paint on wood, enamel on dowel

Leaning Lumber (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint on wood

Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube (detail), 2015

Acrylic paint and screenprint on MDF, enamel on dowel

South Gallery view

"In the South Gallery, Partheniou has gathered renovation materials for the work underway elsewhere in the house. Wood, insulation, paint supplies, and light bulbs await future use, while a scattering of doorstops and packing boxes linger in corners of the room."

 

Packed Boxes (Mirror, Dishes), 2015

Acrylic paint on MDF

View from South gallery into Salah Bachir gallery

Stops, 2015

Acrylic on wood

view from Salah Bachir Gallery into South Gallery

"Partheniou has transformed the south-facing Salah Bachir Room into a space somewhere between a cellar, a garage and a pantry. The room contains an unusually tidy pile of lumber and a set of similarly ambiguous storage shelves—where every jar, bottle and box recalls a familiar household tool or consumable."

Storage Shelf, 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Storage Shelf (detail), 2015

Acrylic on wood and MDF, pine shelf

Driver; Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015

Driver, 2015

Acrylic on wood

Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015

Assorted Dowels, metal brackets

Burnt Match, 2015

Graphite on pine

Burnt Match, 2016

Graphite on pine

House & Home & Garden, 2015 (view from entrance)
Extension, 2015
Soda (Black), 2015
Coffee Cup, 2015
Extension (detail), 2015
Extension (detail), 2015
Measuring Tape, 2015
View from Central to North gallery
North gallery detail, 2015
Wood Pile (Kindling), 2015
Tool Set, 2015
Mantlepiece, 2015
Mantlepiece, 2015
Mantlepiece (detail), 2015
Mantlepiece (detail), 2015
Mantlepiece (detail), 2015
North gallery installation view
Addition, 2015
Soda (Red), 2015
Burnt Match
Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015
Packed Boxes with Clutter, 2015
Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015
Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015
Packed Boxes with Clutter
Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015
Packed Boxes with Clutter (detail), 2015
Packed Boxes and Clutter, 2015
Addition (detail), 2015
Soda (Black)
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Racks, 2015
Magazine Rack, 2015
Rack, 2015
Sconces, 2015
Sconces (detail), 2015
Packed Boxes, 2015
Vent, 2015
Vent, 2015
View looking out of the Central Gallery
Leaning Foam, 2015
South Gallery view
Paint Supplies, 2015
Paint Supplies (detail), 2015
Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube; Leaning Lumber with Fluorescent Tube, 2015
Leaning Lumber (detail), 2015
Leaning Foam with Fluorescent Tube (detail), 2015
South Gallery view
Packed Boxes (Mirror, Dishes), 2015
View from South gallery into Salah Bachir gallery
Stops, 2015
view from Salah Bachir Gallery into South Gallery
Storage Shelf, 2015
Storage Shelf (detail), 2015
Storage Shelf (detail), 2015
Storage Shelf (detail), 2015
Storage Shelf (detail), 2015
Storage Shelf (detail), 2015
Storage Shelf (detail), 2015
Untitled9.jpg
Driver; Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015
Driver, 2015
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Wood Pile (Lumber), 2015
Burnt Match, 2015
Burnt Match, 2016
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