C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Preview begins at 6 pm
Live auction at 7:30 pm
45 Ernest Avenue, Toronto
The 2017 Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction includes over 50 artworks generously donated by artists whose work reflects C’s mandate to advance the ideas and practices of contemporary art. Funds raised by the auction will directly support the work of Canadian artists and writers through the publication of original writing and artists’ projects in C Magazine, and the presentation of related public programs. Charitable donation receipts will be issued by C The Visual Arts Foundation to purchasers who bid in excess of the estimated value, and participating artists will also receive a portion of the sales.
Tammi Campbell humorously probes the specificity of the medium of painting and the fetishism of the creative process through paintings made in the style of trompe l’œil, but which appear to remain unfinished. Her “in progress” and “unfinished” aesthetic draws upon various materials and peripheral activities that are specific to the art world, and which contribute to a deep questioning of the value attributed to painting and to the artist’s craft. Campbell’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada. In 2016 a major solo exhibition of her work was presented at the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina). Her work is in many institutional and corporate collections