- Contemporary Art
Of late there is a deviant force working in Washington (Corporate America’s false front) to turn logic on its head; to confuse, bewilder and exhaust those who are still guided by a sense of human decency. This malevolent force has so compromised our institutions of oversight that their crooked capos in the White House and the Senate are free now to deal openly from the bottom of the deck and dare you to “do sump’m about it!”
Their right wing propaganda machine incited thoughts of elite conspiracies and alienation that transformed much of America into the land of the blind. And the One-Eyed Jack became King. It was then I decided to retool and repurpose an old passion I had when I was a child... drawing cartoons. It was not only a form of therapy for myself but a way of publicly resisting the devolution that is currently endangering one of life’s most precious resources. The God’s Honest Truth.
Expressing my feelings of outrage through my art on social media has allowed me to stand in solidarity with millions of kindred spirits and frankly...to get a little payback from the cabal of moral cowards who are tripping over each other to sell us out for money, power and oh yes... RELEVANCE. Do we all wish to gain attention for ourselves? Yes. Absolutely. But I have only ever sought the type of relevance that could be of benefit to the world and not at its expense.
Ultimately, I have no doubt that what we are is bigger than the selfishness and sociopathy made possible by deregulated capitalism or any other human concern, yet there is a body and a brain that plays this game called "I am a member of the human family" as best it can. I choose to play it as an alchemist: to take the base metals of my emotional experience and turn them into something creative to share with the world.
I don’t hate the subjects of my cartoons. I hate their unconsciousness. I pity them for thinking they can win the game by selling their soul for a name. I want to shake them until they finally awaken and learn how good it feels to win when you play fair.
This Light Never Goes Out: Political Cartoons by Jim Carrey was presented at the PHI Centre from June 20 to September 1, 2019.
- Contemporary Art
Oct 5 → Jan 6
Gathering over forty recent works, DHC/ART’s inaugural exhibition by conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest ever mounted in North America and the artist’s first solo show in Canada
Feb 22 → May 25
Six artists present works that in some way critically re-stage films, media spectacles, popular culture and, in one case, private moments of daily life
Jul 4 → Oct 19
This poetic and often touching project speaks to us all about our relation to the loved one
Nov 30 → Mar 29
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s Replay, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist
May 21 → Sep 27
DHC/ART is pleased to present Particles of Reality, the first solo exhibition in Canada of the celebrated Israeli artist Michal Rovner, who divides her time between New York City and a farm in Israel
Oct 16 → Nov 22
The inaugural DHC Session exhibition, Living Time, brings together selected documentation of renowned Taiwanese-American performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performances and the films of young Dutch artist, Guido van der Werve
Jan 29 → May 9
Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s film installations experiment with narrative storytelling, creating extraordinary tales out of ordinary human experiences
Jun 30 → Nov 14
For more than thirty years, Jenny Holzer’s work has paired text and installation to examine personal and social realities