Aidas Bareikis (b. 1967 in Vilnius, Lithuania)- "Barrel of Fortune, his first solo exhibition at CANADA, Bareikis distills his enduring vision into bundled masses. He stacks and wraps cultural objects in fabric and string, building altar-like assemblages shrouded by paint and recognizable trash. The sculptures are propped up by found furniture, wood or aluminum, and exposed to forces like time, gravity, or the elements. Rendered in deep reds, acidic oranges and vintage blues, each work operates like a junkyard relic: a curious portal into another era slowly merging with the local flora. It’s here where Bareikis navigates, somewhere between scientific method and pure psychic automatism, covering his tracks in a role equal parts wandering scientist and mad poet".
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Anke Weyer was born in Karlsruhe, Germany (1974)- "Weyer possesses an intense confidence with her medium. She is willing to destroy it to find new ways of working with it. The paintings convey a tenacity and psychological propulsion, evidenced by the way paint is moved, removed, and displaced by coils of activity. Weyer is fighting oppression with these things. At other times, she is planting a garden. The effect is highly dynamic, an attuned revelation of painting’s candor"
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