SARAH CALE

Cale's recent work foregrounds the influence of collage within a practice which might be seen as a form of productive cannibalism. Canvases, once painted, are cut apart to annotate or propagate other works. This process illuminates the search for something other than reconstitution or equilibrium. In Cale's work, the gestural mark or brushstroke is always fugitive. It becomes a shifty, unreliable thing that invites us to see an aperture as a void and a portal as a question.

Sarah Cale (b. 1977, Canadian)

EDUCATION
2005 MFA Studio Art, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON 2003-2005
2003 BFA Fine Arts, The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS 2000-2003

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Instants Passing Through The Air I Breathe, The Varley Art Gallery, curated by Anik Glaude, Markham ON (catalog)
2015 My Religion Makes No Sense And Does Not Help Me Therefore I Pursue It ,
Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, ON
Into Shards, Crude Stars , Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, curated by Crystal Mowry, Kitchener, ON (catalog)
2014 Petrified , Southern Alberta Art Gallery, curated by Christina Cuthbertson, Lethbridge, AB (catalog)
2013 Sarah Cale, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 Sarah Cale: New Paintings , Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Off the Grid: Abstract Painting in New Brunswick , curated by Terry Graff,
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB (catalog)
2013 The Painting Project , curated by Julie Belisle & Louise Dery, Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QU (catalog)
Fisch Haus Biennial IV, Fisch Haus Studios, curated by Elizabeth Stevenson, Witchita, Kansas
2012 Inaugural Group Exhibition , Jessica Bradley Annex, Toronto, ON
Threshold, curated by Leah Turner, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
Freedom of Assembly , curated by Marnie Flemming & Matthew Hyland, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
Cut and Paste, Equinox Project Space, Vancouver, BC
2011 My Winnipeg , Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Unfinished Business: Sarah Cale & Austin Furtak-Cole, curated by Heather White,
Somewhere There Art, Toronto, ON
Voices of Fire, curated by Benjamin Klein, Gallery SAS, Montreal, QU
50 Years of The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition , curated by Jennifer Rudder, FCP Gallery, Toronto, ON
Inaugural Exhibition, Meghan Fish Contemporary, Halifax, NS
2010 RBC Painting Award: Power Plant, Toronto, ON
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON
Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2009 RBC Painting Award : Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
Power Plant, Toronto, ON

AWARDS
2014 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2013 Toronto Arts Council Artist Grant
2011 Toronto Arts Council Artist Grant
2011 Canada Council Project Grant
2010 Canada Council Travel Grant
2010 Shortlist RBC Painting Award
2009 Shortlist RBC Painting Award
2008 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2005 University of Guelph Graduate Travel Grant
2005 University of Guelph Graduate Bursary
2004 Best of Show Painting Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2004 University of Guelph Graduate Bursary
2004 University of Guelph Graduate Travel Grant
2003 University of Guelph Board of Governors Research Scholarship
2003 University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
2001 Elizabeth Nutt Bursary, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

ARTIST TALKS
2014 Art Now: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
2013 Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2012 Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2012 Vermont Studio Centre
2011 Art Now: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
2008 The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

ART FAIRS
2013 Echo, Buffalo, NY, Jessica Bradley Gallery
2012 Art Toronto, Toronto, ON, Jessica Bradley Gallery
2012 NADA, Miami, FL. Jessica Bradley Gallery
2011 Papier, Montreal, QU, Jessica Bradley Gallery
2010 Art Toronto, Toronto, ON, RBC Painting Award, Royal Bank of Canada

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 “Sarah Cale: Petrified.” Maeve Hanna. C Magazine #122
2013 “An art show with everything but the kitchen sink – even the kitchen chair” Sarah
Milroy. Globe and Mail, June 7
2012 “Ruminating With Scissors.” Sholem Krishtalka. Toronto Standard.com July 16
“Freedom of Assembly.” Odessa. Plaid Mag.com . July 24
“Freedom of Assembly.” Art Info.com . Aug. 3
“Fresh Mashups.” Fran Schecter. Now Magazine . Vol 31 No 52
“Freedom of Assembly.” Murray Whyte. The Toronto Star . July 7
“Cut and Paste.” Robin Laurence. Straight.com .
2011 “Voices of Fire: Towards A Post Postmodern Theory of Painting.” Cameron
Border Crossings No 119
“Signs of Life Among the Dying.” John Pohl. The Montreal Gazette , Apr. 2.
“Peintures Enflammes.” Jerome Delgado. Le Devoir , Apr. 2.
“Voices of Fire: Towards A Post Postmodern Theory of Painting.” Benjamin
Klein Catalogue Essay
“Sarah Cale @ Jessica Bradley.” Heather White. ArtSync.ca
2010 “What's Hot? Loads of Colour.” R.M. Vaughan. The Globe and Mail , Jan. 22
“Beauty At The Bank.” Leah Sandals. National Post , Oct. 27
2009 “Brush To Judgment.” Leah Sandals. National Post , Oct. 28
2009 “Reverse Pedagogies with a Little Social Schooling.” Tatiana Mellema.
C Magazine, Summer 2009
2004 "Beautiful Paintings that Will 'Repel' You." Mike Parker. Telegraph Journal ,
2003 Carousel Magazine . Edition #14

PUBLICATIONS
2015 Crystal Mowry & Christina Cuthbertson, Sarah Cale Southern Alberta Art Gallery /
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery; The Varley Art Gallery, 2015 (forthcoming)
Terry Graff, “From The Trenches,” Off The Grid: Abstract Painting in New Brunswick , 2014 Millions Magazine , Issue 3 Summer 2013
Robert Enright, “Old Futures and New Pasts” in The Painting Project . Galerie UQAM,

RESIDENCIES
2012 Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont USA
2008 Thematic Residency: Reverse Pedagogy, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

COLLECTIONS
Royal Bank of Canada
TD Canada Trust
Private collections

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