Zeke Moores & Steven Laurie: Site Unseen

Dumpster, Cast and Fabricated Bronze, 2010, artist Zeke Moores. Photo credit: Steven Laurie.

Zeke Moores & Steven Laurie: Site Unseen

Curatorial Coordination: Yuluo Wei

February 8 – March 28, 2024
Public Opening Reception: February 17, 2024, 1 – 4pm
Location: 200 Steelcase Road East, Unit 6, Markham (Free onsite parking)
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm

Industrial Arts, in a visionary partnership with Steelcase Art Projects, proudly presents Site Unseen, showcasing the sculptures of Zeke Moores and the photography of Steven Laurie.

Industrial Arts is a site comprising multiple industrial units on a 5-acre site, hosting tenants involved in light manufacturing processes. Steelcase Art Projects is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform Industrial Arts into a site for artistic experimentation through collaborations, commissions and projects. Working with our tenants and with the surrounding community, we are connecting business to the arts through unconventional collaborations in the industrial realm.

Racks 2023 (Simcoe St. South), Steven Laurie

Statement

Site Unseen challenges and transforms the viewer’s perception of industrial processes by highlighting the creative potential of often overlooked objects and spaces.

Through the sculptures of Zeke Moores and the photography of Steven Laurie, this exhibition shifts our relationships with everyday objects and labour. Emphasizing the unconventional viewing of industrial practices and workspace, Site Unseen is designed as a capacious place for inquiry and conversation, particularly with audiences not typically engaged with art. With minimal intervention, this 5,200 square foot warehouse encourages a profound exploration of labour, space and possibility within the industrial realm.

About the Artists

Originally from Newfoundland, Zeke Moores is a sculptor based in Windsor ON. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions including the Memphis Metal Museum (TN, US), The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery (St. John’s, NL), Art Mur (Montreal, QC), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS) and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (MI, US). He was short-listed for the 2011 Sobey Art Award and long-listed in 2015 and his work is held in numerous private collections. Moores has presented at SUNY University of Buffalo (Buffalo NY) and University of Lethbridge’s Art Now Series (Lethbridge, AB). Moores holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the University of Windsor Ontario. He currently collaborates with Art Mur, in Montreal QC and Birch Contemporary in Toronto.

Steven Laurie lives and works within the Greater Toronto Area. His education includes an Honours Diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Western University. Steven uses photography as a way to collect and share residual traces of day-to-day interactions between people, objects and space. Steven has received recognition and support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council through exhibition assistance and artist project grants. His work has been shown internationally and has been included in Toronto’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

Spotlight (Brock St. North), 2023, Steven Laurie

Join the Industrial Arts community! Units currently available for lease. Creative businesses encouraged. Please direct requests for further information and all leasing inquiries to steelcaseartprojects@gmail.com.

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Accessibility: The exhibition space entrance is accessible.