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Paul Collins’ new bookwork VENT: Photographs 1977 – 2017 documents 40 years of fascination with a form.
Published by Care Not Care, Paris
Printed at Coach House Printing, Toronto
in a limited edition of 100, hardcover 53pp
signed and numbered $75
Paul Collins is a Canadian artist based in Paris. He studied Fine Arts at York University and at the New School of Art. Collins has exhibited his paintings and photographs at A Space, YYZ and Mercer Union. He worked at Coach House Press, contributed to Only Paper Today and co-founded Permanent Press on Mercer Street. His feature-length video, 24 Hour 3 Stooges, premiered in 2006 at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Collins’ photographs were exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the exhibition, “Canadian Art in the 1960s & 1970s Through the Lens of The Coach House Press.” For some 14 years, he collaborated with Canadian artist, John Armstrong. They showed notably at Nuit Blanche Toronto, MoCCA Toronto, Oakville Galleries, 60 Painters, The Varley Art Gallery, Harbourfront Gallery and General Hardware Contemporary.
Since living in Paris, Collins has exhibited and performed at the Cartier Foundation, CREDAC, Le Musée des Beaux-arts de Mulhouse, L’Artothèque de Caen, La galerie Bernard Jordan, L’Impasse, La Générale, Treize and recently performed at The Palais de Tokyo as well as at the Paris Philharmonie as a member of the Glenn Branca Orchestra. He teaches painting, printmaking and experimental music at the Ecole Supérieure d’arts et médias, Caen/Cherbourg. Collins’ music can be heard at : https://soundcloud.com/paul-collins
Collins’ work is represented in public and corporate collections such as: McMaster University Museum of Art, Hamilton ON, Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, Canada House, London, Great Britain, Museum of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia, TD Art Collection, Toronto, BMO Art Collection, Toronto, Collection Ana D., Chateauroux, Artothèque du Limousin, Limoges, Artothèque de Caen, Artothèque de Belfort, Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprimé, Chatou, Musée de la Fédération Française de Tennis, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Toronto Transit Commission.
Phase exhibition at GHC June 4 – July 9, 2016
artoronto.ca review by Sunny Kim