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Motion & Motive
September 5 @ 18:00 - October 12 @ 17:00Free
Toronto, ON – Opening on 5 September and running until 12 October, Susan Hobbs Gallery is pleased to present Motion & Motive, a group show organized by Pamela Meredith.
A mobile: a little local festival; an object which exists only in, and which is defined by motion; a flower which dies as soon as the motion stops; a spectacle of pure movement just as there are spectacles of pure light.
-Jean Paul Sartre, “Existentialist on mobilist”, December 1947
In 1931 Marcel Duchamp coined the term mobile for the hanging artworks of Alexander Calder. Although the word implies movement it is also a pun – in French, mobile refers to both ‘motion’ and ‘motive’. Inspired by this, Motion & Motive brings together mobiles from six artists with varied practices. Dangling from the ceiling, these sculptures encourage viewing from multiple angles – watch for a subtle turn, a gentle shift, a change in perspective: an invitation to look up.