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â€œWhen meek-looking BC expat Dan Werb, the cracked mind behind openers Woodhands , came onstage sporting nerdy glasses and what looked like his bar mitzvah suit, then hunkered down behind a bank of Korgs, effects pedals and wire-spewing consoles, visions of electronic Suzuki recitals danced in my head. Thirty seconds in, those expectations were shot to shit.” – Now Magazine
This Artel DANCE concert featuring Woodhands and Kingston’s own Magic Jordan will be held at Upper 202 (202 Sydenham St).
The Artel has an intruiging lineup of exhibits for the “-ber” months:
M.P. Tullyâ€™s Vinyl Fantasy
en route (Sharon Muilwyk)
Skvortsova & Richka: Socialite
We also have lots of hype concerts this Fall, including Sandro Perri, Eric Cheneaux, Timber Timbre, Knock Knock Ginger, and more! Check out our Events section for complete event listings.
Advance $6 Tickets Available @ The Kingston Guitar Shop
Knock Knock Ginger is an indie-pop band from Waterloo, Ontario. The bandâ€™s sound has been described as “experimental,” but they canâ€™t quite figure out why. Theyâ€™d like you to think that they play fun, melodic pop songs with a lyrical slant.
The Wooden Sky: MySpace
Like a child in the night, new to the city’s darkness, I was born again and set free to run wild down each street only to find that none would take me home. -B. Knox
“from basements to taverns, the music of Matt McKechnie ascends from the darkest
Sandro Perri is a songwriter and producer living in Toronto, Canada. Originally trained in jazz, and playing primarily guitar, electronics and percussion, he composes, plays and produces music that falls on multiple points across a broad spectrum of styles and genres.
He is best known for his instrumental/electronic work under the Polmo Polpo moniker, which combines long-burn drones, submerged rhythms and various instrumental sources (slide guitar, strings, accordion) to make shimmering, pulsing tracks embedded with gorgeous melodic hooks.
Eric Chenaux: MySpace
Eric Chenaux experiments with song forms as a guitar player, composer and singer with an affection for balladeers such as Betty Carter, Gavin Bryars (specifically his piece â€œ1-2, 1-2-3-4â€), Willie Nelson, Silly Sisters, Sade, Jimmy Van Heusen, Nic Jones, Carla Bley, Waterson:Carthy, as well as Hardinger fiddle, late Medieval polyphony and Piobaireachd bagpipes. Chenaux writes songs whilst riding his bike.
Tickets: $10 in advance (at Brian’s Record Option)Â / $15 at door.Â Â All Ages.
THE ARTEL is proud to present Socialite, an installation about the art of manners and appearances and the occasional or the not so occasional desire to get away from it all.
Richka explores facets of oneâ€™s private life while coping within boundaries of isolation. Series of images provide a discrete peek into a space where the protagonist exists in a state of einzelhalf as a side effect of struggling with social and cultural mismatches. Combined with socially expectant objects and text, this installation sets a nostalgic tribute to the contrary enigmas of avid sociality.
Skvortsova presents a parody of socialite etiquette. Focusing on the expressiveness of body language and facial expressions the artist invites the viewer to read these as a complex communicational interplay specific to characters from a particular social strata. Periodic appearances by a certain character set the tone of interpretation of this social mingling, and attempts to disrobe the socialites of their aura of mystery.
New paintings from Sharon Muilwyk explore the space of in-between. Muilwyk determines the in-between as a state of change–the constant transformation that occurs when one thing becomes something else. Through the medium of paint, Muilwyk explores the in-between of order:disorder, urban:rural, man:nature, past:present, lost:found, rational:irrational, real:abstract. Her images are inspired by the visual memories of places she has experienced throughout her own evolution and her relationship with nature over time.
Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 7-9pm
A merry installation from localite, M.P. Tully, combining clothes lines, random vinyl records and featuring his ever growing collection of musically inspired drawings & watercolours. A record player will be available for your listening pleasures.