Andrew James Paterson: Never Enough Night

May 26ā€“June 26, 2024the plumb, 1655 Dufferin Street, Toronto

Presented by the plumb and curated by Laura Carusi, Anthony Cooper, and Kate Whiteway, ANDREW JAMES PATERSON: NEVER ENOUGH NIGHT is the most extensive survey exhibition of the seminal Canadian artistā€™s work to date. The exhibition includes a vast selection of Patersonā€™s video work spanning from the early 1980s through to the present, as well as poetry, painting, music, archival material, a live performance series, and an original catalogue.

We are incredibly grateful for all the support we have received in realizing this exhibition. We extend our thanks to our partner organizations V Tape, Partners in Art, Art Metropole, A Space, Trinity Square Video, YYZ Artistsā€™ Outlet, FADO Performance Art Centre, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Ontario Arts Council, Mercer Union, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, and Collective Arts, as well as the numerous individuals who offered their time, money, skills, and stories.

Andrew James Paterson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His work engages in a playful questioning of language, philosophy, ā€˜community and capitalismā€™ in a wide range of disciplines, including video, performance, writing, film, and music. He has exhibited nationally and internationally for over four decades. Patersonā€™s artistā€™s book Collection Correction was published by Kunstverein Toronto and Mousse of Milan in 2016. His novelette Not Joy Division was published by IMPULSE B in Toronto in 2018. Paterson was awarded a Governor Generalā€™s Award for his work in Visual and Media Arts in 2019.

Performance: Pateā€™s Salt Carp
Saturday, May 11, 4:00pm
Co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre and 7a11d

Artistā€™s talk: Andrew James Paterson interviews Andrew James Paterson
Thursday, May 16, 7:00pm

Listening event
Saturday, May 18, 4:00pm

Book launch: Co-presented with Art Metropole / Catalogue sponsored by Partners In Art
Saturday, May 25, 5:00pmā€“7:00pm

VISIT the plumb’s WEBSITE for more information.







Books & Ephemera

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer