As The Sun Rises

March 10, 2008 - June 2, 2008

The Icelandic Love Corporation + Edith Dakovic + Jessica Craig-Martin + Toni Hafkenschield

As The Sun Rises was inspired by the Drake's participation in A Taste of Iceland. Though we encountered an amazing group of artists, it was the work of The Icelandic Love Corporation that we found impossibly dynamic. Working in performance, photography, sculpture and installation, they explore notions of identity, whether it is personal or cultural, and how it can change or evolve through different challenges and circumstances. The collective grounds this show with recent projects and early photographs + video from their series Where Do We Go From Here and Intimacy Circus, placing them as post-modern elfin creatures, pushing beyond the limits of their themselves and reborn through challenge, camaraderie, love and pain.

Other works address the construction of personal and cultural identity through artists from Toronto, New York and Berlin. Special thanks go out to all who made this exhibition possible, including Galleri I8, Reykavik; Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto; p|m Gallery, Toronto, as well as the gracious assistance of NunaNow, Winnipeg and Iceland Naturally.