PARKER BRANCH
HAS THINGS IN COMMON
Book Launch at DNA ARTSPACE

The Parker Branch exhibition, Has Things In Common coincides with the launch of a 100-page eponymous book with texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley, published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre.

Please join us in celebrating the launch of this publication.

In tandem with this event, Parker Branch will be re-staging the exhibition, No. 21 (OVER) which involves a collection of fresh homemade bread + a 1977 David Merritt sculpture.


DNA ARTSPACE
123 DUNDAS STREET
LON ON CANADA
THURS MAR 26, 7 - 10 pm


Has Things In Common
Exhibition at DNA ARTSPACE

Has Things in Common is something of a survey. Objects from past shows have found new affinities amongst the lot. Things are constellated into new clusters. Burden beasts and salted feast. Judy Reeve. Campfire revival. Endless Endless.

Parker Branch, a project by Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows, looks at the meaning-producing properties of things. Over the course of 30 exhibitions, in their small storefront space on Stanley St. in London, Parker Branch has sought to establish a dialogue between artworks, found objects, and natural artifacts.

The exhibition coincides with the launch of a 100-page survey published by the McIntosh Gallery, covering Parker Branch’s first six years, with texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley.

OPENS SAT FEB 28, 2-5
DNA ARTSPACE
123 DUNDAS STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
open Tues - Sat, 11-5
February 28 - April 11, 2015


No. 30: THE MAGIC SERVANTS
caps cups carafe carrots comic cactus cones

OPENS SAT FEB 15, from 6-9pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No. 29: TOTAL ACTION
Witch mask, rifle, pet owner, curtain.

OPENS SAT SEPT 28, from 6-9pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No. 28: Bethel Lodge
Some holes.

OPENS SAT JUNE 9 , from 2-5pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No. 27: WHIPS AND SUCKERS
A guest project by Danielle St. Amour. A box of borrowed houseplants, backlit instructions, and accessories.

OPENS THURS MARCH 28, from 6-9pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No. 26: THE ORDINARY
Oh tangle of matter and ghost

OPENS Thursday January 24, 6-9 pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No.25: BECAUSE OF THEIR IRREGULAR SHAPE AND THE FREQUENT PRESENCE OF AIR CURRENTS
Various Santas - deformed, approximate, and illuminated -with work by Amanda Oppedisano.

OPENS Thursday December 20, 6-9 pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No. 24: CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS
A carnival punk, a punching bag, fighting animals, and work by Tyler Clark Burke.

OPENS Friday November 2, 6-9 pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No.23: THEY WORK WHILE YOU SLEEP
Cut from a saw blade, made from a map, cut from the newspaper, made from a bolt, carved from a hockey stick, carved from a pumpkin.

OPENS THURS OCT19, from 6-9 pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Open by appointment.
No. 22: OBJECT ASSEMBLY TEST
Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, c 1770, is among the most reproduced paintings, with endless variations and mutations of it circulating in flea markets and thrift stores. Invariably the image is accompanied by Thomas Lawrence’s Pinkie, 1794, an image mistakenly associated with The Blue Boy since the 1920s. In Bonnie Jarvis Goodden’s Blue Boy collection, images of Pinkie are conspicuously absent. For the exhibition of this collection, Parker Branch has found the modest space for its intervention in this omission.

OPENS THURS JUNE 7, from 6-9 pm
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 STANLEY STREET
LONDON ON CANADA
Show runs month of June.
Open by appointment.



No. 21: (OVER)
Homemade breads baked by Bonnie Jarvis Goodden, Katrina Farrow Jones, Parker Branch, Jamie Q, and Jessie Roder. With a 1977 sculpture by David Merritt.

OPENS THURS MAY 3 from 6-9pm.
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 Stanley Street
London ON CANADA
Show runs month of May.
Open by appointment.



No. 20: Something Has To Change For Everything To Stay As It Is. Something Had To Change For Everything To Stay As It Was.

Parker Branch presents a guest project by Maryse Larivière.

Margaret Trudeau: There is something very girlish in that, a sort of a pillow fight. I'm thinking of people's bedrooms, well it's usually Passion over Reason. Wielands's quilt has affected my actions while my emotions activated the piece.
Maryse Larivière: You were yearning for Pierre to relate to you emotionally, instead of simply engaging in an intellectual, conversational debate.
Margaret Trudeau: Hum hum
Maryse: So the quilt came in to talk to you, with you, in expressing that need, as with transitional objects?
Margaret Trudeau: I was possessed by guilt.
Maryse: That's a good answer!


OPENS THURS APRIL 19 from 6-9pm.
Performance nreaso rove aisospn at 7pm (Performers Alex Simpson & Ethan D.W. Lester)
PARKER BRANCH
99 1/2 Stanley Street
London ON CANADA
Show runs month of April.
Open by appointment.

Parker Branch is an independent micro-museum focusing on collections, artifacts, and ephemera brought together through associative logic and incidental attractions. Co-directors: Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows