|Canan Tolon, ‘Glitch II’, 2007. |
Oil on canvas, 140 x 180 cm.
Tim and Nancy Howes, private collection.
Photo: Eli Ridgway.
Preview: 14 January 2014, 6.30 – 9 p.m.
Canan Tolon was born in Istanbul and grew up in various European countries. After earning her baccalauréat from the École Française d’Istanbul in Turkey, in 1975, she studied design in Edinburgh and London. In 1980, she received a BA from Middlesex Polytechnic / Architectural Association, London, and that same year moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco to study for a Masters in Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating in 1983 she worked for about ten years in several architecture offices while continuing her work in the visual arts. Her paintings and installations have been exhibited internationally. She has works in a number of major public collections, including the British Museum, London; Istanbul Modern; IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts); the Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul, Turkey; and the di Rosa Collection, Napa, USA.
Canan Tolon lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and in Istanbul, Turkey.
This exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit.
Canan Tolon: Sidesteps is accompanied by a comprehensive book, including an artist interview by Ziba Ardalan and essays by Bill Berkson and John Yau, published by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. A related programme of educational events at the gallery will include lectures, poetry readings, animation and storytelling workshops.
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Parasol unit is grateful for the generous support of Berna and Tolga Tuglular, Mehves-Dalinc Ariburnu, Isik Kececi Asur, Mine - H.Cem Bahadir, Aylin Benardete Sarihan, Şeli Elvaşvili, Nesrin Esirtgen, Öner Kocabeyoglu, Caroline Landin, Derin Mermerci, Ebru Ozdemir, Aysegul - Ömer Özyürek, Yosun Reza, Edwina Sponza, Billur-Atilla Tacir, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and those who wish to remain anonymous.
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