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Waiting to Happen

Waiting to Happen, 2014 - Canan Tolon

Waiting to Happen, 2014

Canan Tolon

Print
48 x 58,5 cm / 18.9 x 23.03 inch
Edition of 40 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
€800

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  • Medium: polymer Gravure on Magnani Litho 310 gsm
  • This work is unframed
  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days from United Kingdom

about this work

“The certain stillness in what seems to be a sequence of vistas in motion, abruptly frozen in time, prompts the eye to wonder in anticipation of finding evidence of a story. Waiting for something to happen is a state of being today. This constant expectation of something good or bad to happen has become our main preoccupation in life, making us forget the fleeting moment. This print was created with these thoughts in mind.”

Waiting to Happen
(2014) was published by Parasol Unit in London on the occasion of the solo exhibition Sidesteps by Canan Tolon in 2014.

about Canan Tolon

°1955, Istanbul (TR) – lives and works in San Francisco (US)

The artistic practice of Canan Tolon is process based and deals with space, time, gravity, and chance interactions between disparate materials. Space is the main subject of Tolon’s work, especially in the way it is visualised, politicised, imagined and remembered. Always astute and elaborate, her technique for creating space may at first sight seem random, but is clearly the result of painstaking investigation, premeditation and control. Tolon’s aim is to make paintings that are apparently recognisable, yet elude description.

Canan Tolon has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at SFMOMA, San Francisco and Parasol Unit, London. Her work has also been shown in several major group exhibitions at venues such as the British Museum, London; the Istanbul Modern Museum; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. She participated at the Istanbul Biennial in 1992 and at the Kiev Biennial in 2012.

Tolon has works in a number of major public collections, including the British Museum, London and Istanbul Modern.

Canan Tolon is represented by the following galleries;
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Gallery Gilbert Anglim, San Francisco

Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

Istanbul Galeri Nev, Istanbul

Ankara Galeri Nev, Ankara

You can also find more work by Canan Tolon on her own website.

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