FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Pulp Fiction
Marc Bell, Tasha Brotherton, Mark DeLong, Barry Doupe, Shayne Ehman, Liz Garlicki, James Kirkpatrick, Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean, Jennie O’Keefe, Seth Scriver, The Lions, Peter Thompson

June 27 – August 23, 2009

Organized by Museum London | Curated by Corinna Ghaznavi

Opening party: June 26, 7 – 11 p.m.

Featuring the smooth summer sounds of Toronto synth-rock-pop combo The D’Urbervilles

Toronto, June 12, 2009 – The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is pleased to present Pulp Fiction, an exuberantly youthful group exhibition, curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, and featuring drawing, painting, video and installation works by Marc Bell, Tasha Brotherton, Mark DeLong, Barry Doupe, Shayne Ehman, Liz Garlicki, James Kirkpatrick, Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean, Jennie O’Keefe, Seth Scriver, The Lions, and Peter Thompson.

This exhibition examines the work of a new generation of graphic artists, contextualizing their works within national and international trends. While the works in Pulp Fiction do not necessarily contain lurid subject matter, they tend to be loose, non-linear narratives that incorporate a comic-book like aesthetic and multiple references to popular culture. Strange characters float across the page or screen, seemingly disjointed scenes are found on the same page, and text is often present. Where there is a narrative it most often takes strange twists and turns that are darkly humorous or sometimes simply wry observations on the world around us.

Please join the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art on Friday, June 26th for our beginning of summer party to celebrate the opening of Pulp Fiction. Several of the artists will be present and the evening will also feature the smooth summer sounds of Toronto synth-rock-pop combo The D’Urbervilles.

Thanks to the generous support of the Hal Jackman Foundation, visitors can view Pulp Fiction until 9 p.m. every Friday evening for the duration of the exhibition.

All programs and activities of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art are supported by Toronto Culture, Ontario Arts Council, BMO Financial Group, individual memberships and private donations.