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KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY presents BROADBENT SISTERS Nowhere, Now Here The Fourth Technology of Magic FEBRUARY 3 to MARCH 11 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 3 from 7 to 9 p Join us on February 3 for the opening of “Nowhere, Now Here: The Fourth Technology of Magic.” Join us on March 10 for a special live performance by the Broadbent Sisters. Returning to their meditative pen drawing practice, the Broadbent Sisters have formed hypnotic images of illuminated desert ground. Enraptured by the naturally strewn debris across the desert floor following a flash flood, the Sisters have created a series that stitches together a narrative of glowing rocks, releasing money, rising bodies, and whitening bones bleached by the desert sun. The repetitive strokes of pen marking become a meditation, forming mystical landscapes and visions of abundance. This ritualized, mindful act of creation offers the viewer a more in-depth awareness of the vast wonderment of the fertile ground of the desert floor. Side by side, the Sisters symbiotically draw together, in absence of a specific trajectory, allowing the images to organically unfold. Oneness is a predominant consideration in their practice as a means to investigate and experiment with non-verbal communication. The Sisters continuously strengthen their intuitive muscles, resulting in work that exemplifies trust and connectedness. The Broadbent Sisters also engage with performance as a means to embody spaces, and, at the same time, activate the images of the pen pieces. Their recently recorded desert performance, resulting in the exhibition film “Midnight Forms,” served as the lens through which to see the landscape and images that are “Nowhere, Now Here.” This accumulative practice and intention make space for the forth technology of magic: Forming.



February 08, 2017


Katzman Contemporary

86 Miller St
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6N 2Z9
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