10 September to 10 October 2015
Opening Thursday 10 September from 7 to 10 pm

10 Over 10
Kim Adams, BGL, James Carl, Francisco Castro, Pierre Dorion, Eleanor King,
Kelly Mark, Elizabeth McIntosh, Francine Savard, Joseph Tisiga.

Diaz Contemporary is delighted to present its 10th anniversary exhibition, 10 over 10, opening on Thursday, September 10 from 7 to 10 pm. Since September 2005, the gallery has exhibited the work of over 100 artists, ranging from emerging talent to established practitioners, consistently providing a forum from within which generational and geographical dialogues could occur, and assembling through its program a primer for contemporary art practice, through both a local and global lens.

In a distilled reflection of the gallery’s first decade,10 over 10 celebrates these aims, featuring the work of ten of the gallery artists. James Carl and Francisco Castro, noted artists in their respective disciplines, were both included in the gallery’s inaugural exhibition; mid-career powerhouses Kelly Mark, BGL, and Elizabeth McIntosh and acclaimed artists Kim Adams, Pierre Dorion, and Francine Savard joined in the ensuing years; and standouts Joseph Tisiga and Eleanor King had their first exhibitions with the gallery last fall. Ideally, the marking of an anniversary casts in two directions. Simultaneously, it is an acknowledgement and celebration of past achievements and an anticipation and commitment to a future. Observed as a pivot point, the exhibition surveys a selection of confirmed favourites and premieres what are assured to become new ones.

Diaz Contemporary is pleased to celebrate its roster: Kim Adams, Mowry Baden, BGL, Geneviève Cadieux, James Carl, Francisco Castro, Pierre Dorion, John Eisler, Joel Herman, Kelly Jazvac, Garry Neill Kennedy, Eleanor King, Chris Kline, Peter MacCallum, Kelly Mark, Elizabeth McIntosh, Zeke Moores, Nick Ostoff, Gordon Peterson, Paulette Phillips, Elspeth Pratt, Francine Savard, Joseph Tisiga and Robert Youds.