Why Can’t Minimal

May 19 - August 12,2016

 College Art Galleries

 curated by John G. Hampton

Why Can’t Minimal mines minimalism for its humorous side by pointing to a latent absurdity hiding beneath its cool demeanour. The exhibition rejects the assumption that minimal art requires solely serious, solemn contemplation, and embraces the more intuitive, jovial, and personal pleasures that occur when one has fun with the comically utopian ambitions of unitary forms. Playing with the forms, traditions and incongruities of multiple levels of minimalism, the presented works elude rational comprehension, repositioning conceptual value to make room for the types of recognition made possible through levity, play, humour and sentiment.


John Boyle-Singfield 
Tammi Campbell   
Liza Eurich 
Louise Lawler (New York)
John Marriott (Toronto) 
Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins 
Ken Nicol  
Jon Sasaki 
John Wood & Paul Harrison