Continuous Memory: Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora

Fall 2023 Exhibition at Latcham Art Centre

Images (left to right): Max Lupo, Mansfield Reporter (detail), 2015-ongoing, digital image and computer-generated text; José Andrés Mora, Please Get Back To Me, 2021, digital drawing. Artworks courtesy of the artists.

Continuous Memory
Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora

October 20 – December 6, 2023
Reception: Friday, October 20, 2023, 7-9 pm. Admission free, all welcome.
Latcham Art Centre, Stouffville

Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora explore the power and playfulness of words using technology. Mora’s videos and prints open up conversations about memory, cultural hybridity, and assimilation while highlighting the intimacy of language. Lupo reprograms obsolete devices, like typewriters and rotary phones, to reveal personal stories and machine-made wisdom. Taken together, the works in Continuous Memory ask us to consider what is required to give meaning to language, and how that meaning can change as our relationships to words shift.

Images (left to right): Photo of Max Lupo. Courtesy of the artist; Photo of José Andrés Mora. Courtesy of the artist.

About the Artists:

Max Lupo is a multimedia artist who constructs odd inventions. His work strives to find meaning in process, value in translation, and creativity in discarded or incongruous things.

In 2017, Lupo graduated from OCADU’s Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design program with an MFA. He has had solo exhibitions at Georgian College’s Campus Gallery (Barrie, ON), and at gallery VERSO (Toronto, ON). He works as an educator at Georgian College and is the Community Librarian for the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library.

José Andrés Mora is a Venezuelan-Canadian artist who creates work in interdisciplinary media. His current text-based video installations reflect intimate politics of language told through animated text utterances. With a particular focus on experiences around displacement, cultural hybridity, and assimilation, Mora creates display mechanisms that affect the personal connotation of his texts.

Mora graduated with an MFA in Studio art from the University of Guelph (2020) and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from NSCAD University (2013). He has exhibited across Canada and abroad, including TAP Artspace (Montreal, 2023), Art Metropole (Toronto, 2021), Birch Contemporary (Toronto, 2019), Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax, 2020), Nuit Blanche (Toronto, 2014), and NoteOn (Berlin, 2013). His work has been collected by NSCAD University, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville for their generous support of this exhibition.

About Latcham Art Centre:

Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery that inspires the community to engage with arts and culture through dedicated exhibitions of contemporary art that reflect a range of artistic media and the cultural diversity of our province. Latcham Art Centre offers vibrant education programs that cultivate creativity and experimentation through classes, workshops, artist talks, and tours. Latcham Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and is accessible via GO Transit. The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free.

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Gallery Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

For more information please contact:
Tyler Durbano, Curator
Latcham Art Centre

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