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Y-Level 2014 Emerging Artists Exhibition Catalogue


Eyelevel Gallery is now accepting responses for its catalogue accompanying the annual Y-Level exhibition featuring emerging artists from Atlantic Canada. The call for responses is open from 1 to 30 April 2014.


“Group Show”


What trends are apparent in curating today? On one hand, thesis-based curatorial projects have become statements, rather than questions, that presuppose the artwork. On the other hand, topical exhibitions have proliferated, but seldom establish meaningful connections between the works or the artists. On the third hand, artist-curators have appropriated the exhibition space and its contents as the setting and props for their own performative actions. The ethics of these approaches are potentially dubious, as are their effects upon both individual art practices and the creative community. Does the (emerging) artist have any say in the matter?


In response, this year’s Y-Level Group Show publication aims to catalogue artists’ perspectives on current curatorial approaches. In particular, participants are invited to relate their experiences with and appraisals of the prevailing “call-for-submissions” model that fuels all three of the strategies of curating described above. Good luck!




This call is open to students in any year of their undergraduate/graduate studies, as well as graduates and emerging artists with non-academic training. Individuals in related disciplines working closely with emerging artists (e.g. curators, organizers, writers, instructors) may also reply. Applicants must currently reside in Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI). Both individual and collaborative responses are welcome. Individuals who have previously submitted to the Y-Level 2014 exhibition are invited to also contribute to the catalogue.


How to Submit:


Submissions must be received by 30 April 2014. Please include:

-      CV and/or brief bio indicating eligibility (PDF)

Note: applicants who have previously submitted to Y-Level 2014 do not need to resubmit this information

-      Response in the form of writing (any length) or documentation (screen captures of emails or tweets, links to audio/video recordings, etc.)


We are accepting online submissions only. Please send all documents attached in one email to: ygroupshow@gmail.com.


This call for responses is not juried. All eligible and appropriate submissions will be published.

The Y-Level exhibition catalogue will be issued in May/June 2014.


For additional inquiries please contact the Y-Level Intern at ygroupshow@gmail.com, or Director Katie Belcher at 902 425 6412 or director@eyelevelgallery.ca.

Submissions for the Joe Osborne Gallery please visit our membership page.


Eyelevel Gallery is currently undergoing an application review of those submitted for the 31 October 2013 deadline. Thank you for your patience.