Canada is excited to announce Notions, a three-person show featuring Azikiwe Mohammed, Michelle Segre, and Mie Yim. We are additionally excited to announce that Notions is the inaugural exhibition at Canada’s location at 61 Lispenard, across the street from the main Tribeca gallery. The space will feature art exhibitions, screenings, and a bookshop offering volumes published by Canada and other imprints.
Notions is a fitting place to start, featuring the work of three artists: a painter, sculptor and photographer all at the top of their respective games. Michelle Segre presents a large-scale fiber, metal and found-object sculpture that could have been made by a giant spider on acid. The work feels slightly unhinged, fluctuating between cohesion and dissolution. Segre has a casual relationship with resolution and her comfort with the unknown keeps the work engaging.
In one ear-out the other, bottomless refills, a seven-year itch.
Azikiwe Mohammed’s multifaceted practice includes endurance art pieces, street and studio photography, as well as a deep engagement with communities outside the boundaries of the official art world. Azikiwie’s work engages with society but is layered in strangeness. His recent photographs are presented in found, gilt frames, and are part of his Tierra's House series. The images are domestic portraits and still lifes of food and tableware in the Black home, lit and arranged in preparation for a bacchanal or séance.
Plumbing the depths, beyond nature, to see behind things, closer to the self.
Color that is of this world, heightened. Drawing that is furry, tactile and designed to get under your skin. Mie Yim paints three-in-the-morning thoughts, sleepless and strange, a day's events fed through a long, thin tube. Braided and woven insights both familiar and beyond recognition and colors that hum with the imperceptible vibrations of plant growth.
Psychedelic braces, watches running in reverse, fall leaves on a beach.
The artists in the show find ways to disquiet. Unspooling the mind, through the fingertips, onto a queen’s banquet table.
Azikiwe Mohammed (b. 1983, New York, NY) is a 2005 graduate of Bard College, where he studied photography and fine arts. Mohammed received the Art Matters Grant in 2015, the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2016 and a Rauschenberg Artists Fund Grant in 2021. He is an alumnus of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. His work has been reviewed in magazines and publications including Artforum, VICE, I-D, Forbes, BOMB, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Hyperallergic. Mohammed's work has been presented in a number of solo exhibitions including the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia and the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York, as well as group exhibitions at MoMa PS1, Queens, New York, MoAD, San Francisco, California, Frac Normandie Caen, Caen, France, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others. He lives and works in New York City.
Michelle Segre (b. 1965, Tel Aviv, Israel) lives and works in New York, NY. She has had solo exhibitions at venues such as the lumber room in Portland, Oregon; the Cress Gallery of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and the University Art Museum at the University of Albany, SUNY. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the deCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT; and MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY, among others. She has been honored with a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, the American Academy for the Arts and Letters Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. In 2019, Segre's work was included in the publication 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow by Kurt Beers, published by Thames and Hudson, London.
Mie Yim (b. 1963, S. Korea) is a New York City based painter. Solo exhibitions include Villa Magdalena, San Sebastian, Spain, Olympia Gallery, New York, NY, the Durst foundation in New York, NY, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Lehmann Maupin, NY, Michael Steinberg, NY, Gallery in Arco, Turin, Italy. Numerous group exhibitions include the Drawing Center, Feature, Ise Cultural Foundation, Mitchell Algus Gallery, BRIC, Mark Borghi Gallery, all in New York. Other places such as Johnson County Community College, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University.. She is a recipient of Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2020, The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant 2018, The New York Foundation of the Arts Painting Fellowship in 2021 and 2015 and Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum. She has a BFA in Painting from Philadelphia College of Art as well as a year abroad at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She currently has a solo exhibition at Brattleboro Museum in Brattleboro, Vermont.