Monday, June 15, 2009


The curatorial premise for this group exhibition is to reflect the wide-ranging practices of artists in the Kingston region and is meant to provide a forum in which to compare artistic modalities from one year to the next. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites artists to submit works produced in visual and time-based disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, sound, etc.. We also welcome proposals for performative, interventionist and live works for presentation at the reception or according to a schedule. This initiative to feature time-based works alongside more traditionally visual works is meant to reflect the diversity of artistic practices in the region.

This year’s guest curator, Steven Loft, will be asked to select works based on their exploratory character – exploratory insofar as they pose interesting question (formally, conceptually and politically) within current artistic and broader socio-cultural contexts. Steven Loft is a curator, writer, and media artist. A Mohawk of the Six Nations, he currently resides in Ottawa, where he was appointed as the first Aboriginal curator-in-residence at the National Gallery of Canada in 2007. Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel ARC will provide CARFAC fees to exhibiting artists.

Artists may submit two to three works not previously shown in Modern Fuel Gallery or the State of Flux. Please submit only digital images of the work on a disc along with the completed application form (attached). (Additional criteria for performance, video, sound, etc.: Please attach a short description (1/2 page) of the proposed work with appropriate supporting material (such as video, diagrams, sound recordings, performance scores, etc.).)

Artists must be members of Modern Fuel. If you are not currently a member, please include a membership fee with your submission ($30 regular, $20 Student/Senior). Submission deadline: July 3rd, 2009.

Send submissions to:

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 1A1

For further information contact Modern Fuel at 613-548-4883 or [email protected]


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