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Artists: Cliff Eyland/Guy Maddin
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George Toles and Cliff Eyland are working on a publication of Facebook posts through 2012-13. Check Facebook and/or download a ten page sample here (5MB PDF).
Eyland has received a large public art commission for the new Meadows Library in Edmonton to be completed in 2013. You can track progress on that work by visiting this Edmonton Meadows Paintings Picasa page.
He is working on a proposal (29MB PDF), so far not actually proposed to any gallery, for an installation in Venice, Italy that would be composed of postcards distributed on city streets. The project would silently bring attention to the fact that Venetian streets have already been "tagged" with Cliff Eyland's "CE" initials.
Cliff Eyland and Dr. Jeanne Randolph will be showing and performing their proposal for "Your Own Grad School" at the Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston, Canada in 2013.
Eyland recreated a "Schutz-Pass" or passport in 2010 that was originally made by Roaul Wallenberg in Budapest in 1944 in order to save Jewish residents from deportation. He has been organizing parties in 2012 in which participants fill in their own Pass. Download an 11"x18" version (1.8MB PDF), which includes English instructions, here.
Eyland had a solo exhibition of his Li'l Monolith works along with a book (10MB PDF) about the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax in 2012, where he was a visiting artist.
Eyland gave a talk about his work at the University of Iceland – University of Manitoba 2012 Partnership Conference at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, August 23–24. Click here (40.6MB PDF) to download images.
He has a solo exhibiton/installation/residency upcoming 26-28 October 2012 at the library of the National Gallery of Canada organized by Peter Trepanier. In addition to showing paintings in vitrines and a new 12"x18" loose leaf book, he will be inserting 1000 file card drawings in National Gallery library books. Download a PDF of reproductions of the inserted drawings here (52MB PDF).
Click here to view (7MB PDF) a book of fragments by Birna Bjarnadottir with an introduction by George Toles and illustrations by Guy Maddin, Cliff Eyland and Haraldur Jonsson. Design by Cliff Eyland.
Cliff Eyland and Guy Maddin created a series of wordless 12"x18" loose leaf books that were shown at the New York Art Book Fair in November 2010, at the Art Gallery at York University in 2011.
View Eyland/Maddin's first book (14MB PDF)
View Eyland/Maddin's second book (10MB PDF)
View Eyland/Maddin's third book (23MB PDF)
View Eyland/Maddin's fourth book (16MB PDF)
View Tabloid-sized posters (1.9MB PDF) here from an ongoing series begun in 2009 by Eyland and philosopher Carl Matheson. One of these posters, entitled THANK YOU FOR NOT INVOLVING ME IN YOUR RELATIONAL ART PROJECT, has been included in FAX, a 2010 Plug In I.C.A. travelling exhibition.
Images from Eyland's 2009 Leo Kamen Gallery exhibition Bookshelf File Cards
Eyland's 2008 "Abdroid" works at http://abdroids.blogspot.com
Images from Eyland's 2007 solo exhibition Party Pictures (Retouched Reproductions) at Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto.
Images from Eyland's 2006 solo exhibition Cameras, Cellphones and Hard Drives at the University of Winnipeg's Gallery 1C03.
Images from Eyland's (ongoing -- he is still adding to it) 2005 Winnipeg Millennium Library project.
Images from Eyland's 2004/05 Note Paintings shown at Winnipeg's aceartinc. and Toronto's Leo Kamen Gallery.
A PDF book (11MB PDF) of Eyland's drawings made in Rome and Edinburgh in 2004
Images and a 2003 essay by Eyland about physics and art called Painting the Multiverse.
Eyland co-founded a performance art group in 2003 called The Abzurbs
Eyland's short-listed submission to the 2003 RBC/Canadian Art Foundation national painting competition (2.3MB PDF)
One of thousands of drawings (some are mixed media and coloured, some not) that the artist placed in books during yearly visits (except for 2004) to the New School University's Raymond Fogelman Library (65 Fifth Avenue in New York city) between 1997 and 2005. File Card Works Hidden in Books was organized by New School curator Kathleen Goncharov and Librarian Gail Persky.
Eyland's 1981 N.S.C.A.D. File Card Intervention project