“If this endlessness’s a must, then I’m a disintegrate int’ dust.”
To mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his first bookwork and the inception of the Yawnder series,
Jay Dart will be exhibiting new drawings alongside rarely-exhibited past works from this body of work in a
touring exhibition titled Ten Hundred Years of Yawns & Dust. with stops at Galerie Youn (Montreal) and
Slate Gallery (Regina) in 2022, and continuing to the Art Gallery of Northumberland (Cobourg) in April/May 2023.
Jay Dart is also excited to be returning to Gallery Jones for a solo exhibition in November 2023.
Jay Dart is represented by Galerie Youn, Slate Gallery and Gallery Jones.
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Ultimately, I hear echoes here of an archetypal tale best embodied, I think, by William Blake in his epic Songs of Innocence and of Experience. It tells the story of human progression from a pure, childlike state through life’s inevitable trials — disaster, triumph and everything in between — on the path to a higher innocence: Clarity of thought and wisdom shaped by the inevitable roller coaster of life’s journey.
– Murray Whyte, art critic, Toronto Star