So far in 2012 nobody's been visiting Eyelevel Gallery more than mail carriers. Packages from around Canada, and the world, have been flooding in since January, bringing in small, handmade, varied works that'll make up ERI5, a biennial exhibit of multiples and artist-made publications. With a call for submissions sent to over 250 artist-run centres internationally it's no wonder that about 90 feet of shelving is needed to hold the pins, zines, screen prints, books, jams, ceramics and other shelf-sized pieces that have graced the hands of the exhibit's organizers Daniel Higham and Natasha Krzyzewski. A special part of ERI5 that won't fit on a shelf is Daina Tavenier and Sam Kinsley's General Cafe---as you peruse the works, you can grab a cup of coffee and engage in this installation that reminds us that cafes are supposed to be more about the conversation, and less about the grab-and-go.
To Mar 30, Eyelevel Gallery, 2169 Gottingen Streeet, opening reception March 1 at 7pm