B.C. Binning Gallery
Toronto artist James Carl likes to mix things up — to confound references and test limits and then to step back and watch things get funny. With a title such as Plot, the installation that he is preparing for the Contemporary Art Gallery, he could be reciting a cozy bedtime story, alluding to a secret conspiracy or making a claim to some domestic real estate. Combining sculpture with graphic work, Plot demonstrates his contrary approach to traditional artistic methods and materials, and the ways these things are both conditioned and altered by expectation and use.