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Trapp Editions

posted Dec 10, 2014, 10:27 AM by T Brett   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 10:28 AM ]

Please join us at Publication Studio this Saturday afternoon for a reception for "Trap Editions: Love and Ornament' and for the launch of a new edition by Tony Romano

Trapp Editions: Love & Ornament

5 December 2014 to 14 February 2015
Reception: Saturday, 13 December at 2pm

Image: Tony Romano, detail from 'Love and Ornament', 12 inch record sleeve + six 11x11 inch Light-Jet prints, 2006-2014 (Edition of 7)

Publication Studio Vancouver is pleased to present 'Trapp Editions: Love & Ornament', an exhibition by Trapp Projects featuring work by Claire Greenshaw, Tony Romano, Isabelle Pauwels, Kathy Slade, T&T (Tony Romano & Tyler Brett), and Jacques Villeglé. The exhibition launches a new edition Love and Ornament (2006-2014), a photographic “record” by Toronto-based artist Tony Romano.

A subsidiary of Trapp Projects, Trapp Editions is based in Vancouver where it has, since the late nineties, worked with artists to produce artworks that have at their core the impulse to repeat and multiply. While Trapp Editions has produced close to two hundred editions that vary in form from music recordings, photographs, lenticular prints, sculptures and publications, this exhibition presents a selection of works that fit the context of Publication Studio. On display in the exhibition are prints, artists’ books, catalogues and record covers.

Trapp Projects was initiated by Patrik Andersson in 1997 as a curatorial platform on which to introduce local and international artist to as wide an audience as possible while not being limited by the mandates of traditional exhibition spaces. Over the years, this project has led to collaborations with a wide range of people and spaces to highlight both emerging and established practices. Two of the best examples of this collaboration has been the support of graphic designer Judith Steedman and of Dr. Zenon Trylowsky who has allowed Trapp Projects to turn his downtown Vancouver dental office into a temporary art gallery on seven different occasions. Other collaborations have led Trapp to open exhibitions internationally in shopping malls, artist studios, grain silos, museums, artist-run spaces, commercial galleries, books, magazines and boxes. In each case, the characteristics of the particular site has helped to shape the exhibition outcome.

Publication Studio Vancouver is located at 222 East Georgia Street in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

For more information about Publication Studio Vancouver visit our blog:

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posted Mar 29, 2013, 11:15 AM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 5:31 PM ]

Image: Abandoned windmill, Bruno SK.

Mp3 preview of Titles from my forthcoming album "Face the Music" with Kerri Reid.

Signs of Life at the ODD Gallery

posted Mar 29, 2013, 10:38 AM by T Brett

June 27 – July 27, 2013

Signs of Life Kerri Reid & Tyler Brett 

Artist Talk and Reception Thursday, June 27 at 7pm

ODD Gallery, Kondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, Yukon.

Ecotopia in Alberta

posted Mar 19, 2013, 8:56 AM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 8:58 AM ]

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, February 9, 2013 - April 14, 2013.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM | Remarks at 8:30 PM
Reception Sponsored by KPMG

BGL, David Brooks, Dagmara Genda, Rodney Graham, Isabelle Hayeur, Tristram Lansdowne, Maude Léonard-Contant, Lynne Marsh, Lisa Sanditz, Jennifer Steinkamp, T & T and Kate Wilson

Guest curated by Amanda Cachia | Organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

T&T in Ecotopia

posted Sep 22, 2012, 10:41 AM by T Brett

Ecotopia, September 28, 2012 - January 6, 2013.  Opening Reception: Friday, September 28 at 8 pm.  Curator Tour at 7 pm.

BGL, David Brooks, Dagmara Genda, Rodney Graham, Isabelle Hayeur,Tristram Lansdowne, Maude Leonard-Contant, Lynne Marsh, Lisa Sanditz, Jennifer Steinkamp, T & T and Kate Wilson

Guest curated by Amanda Cachia

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Make Work Projects

posted Jul 16, 2012, 1:20 PM by T Brett   [ updated Jul 16, 2012, 1:23 PM ]

Make Work Projects will be throwing a party Thursday, July 19 from 5 to 9 pm to celebrate Leah Rosenberg’s window project, I MADE THIS FOR YOU.  Special musical performance by The Department (Tyler Brett with Kerri Reid) at 7pm.

There will be refreshments and cake (do not miss this c-a-k-e!) by Leah Rosenberg. 

I MADE THIS FOR YOU is a window installation by San Francisco-based artist, Leah Rosenberg. The work, currently up at Make Work Projects in Saskatoon, has been in a state of accumulation since February, 2012. Rosenberg has been regularly shipping streamers and confetti constructed out of acrylic paint to be added to the windows at Make Work Projects.


posted Mar 27, 2012, 1:48 PM by T Brett   [ updated Jul 16, 2012, 1:24 PM ]


May 19 - June 30, 2012
Artists: BGL (Québec, Canada), Bill Burns (Toronto, Canada), Daniel Corbeil (Montréal, Canada), T&T (Bruno SK & Toronto ON, Canada)

Guest Curator: Gentiane Bélanger

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Curatorial Talk at 2:30 pm

The exhibition is produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with financial contributions from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Unplanned Architectures

posted Jan 26, 2012, 11:39 AM by T Brett   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 3:54 PM ]

T&T is part of the group exhibition, Unplanned Architectures, curated by John G. Hampton, January 28 - March 3, 2012.  Opening reception Saturday, January 28th, 8:00pm.

Andreas Buchwaldt
Dagmara Genda
Bruce Montcombroux
T + T (Tyler Brett and Tony Romano)

Unplanned Architectures catalogue available online

Within artistic production, architecture is a discussion about society and interactions, while within the discourses of capitalism, architecture is a commodity, whose production rises and falls according to periods of growth or recession. "Unplanned Architectures" looks at artists' representation of the architectural plan in our current state of global instability and uncertainty. During the great depression, there was a dramatic rise in "paper architects" (architects who focused on plans for buildings and cities that were never meant to actually be built). Similarly the great recession offers us the unique opportunity to rethink our place in this world; it is a time for architectural experimentation, to examine the philosophical implications of our constructed environments and our relationships with them.

The "unplanned" here is multiple: it is the architectural cousin to capitalism or other unplanned economies (market architecture), it is thearchitecture of necessity that is borne from crises, it is the unforeseen forms that emerge from buildings as living systems (living architecture), it is the intuitive patching together of previous forms like the Frankensteinian advancement of Western civilization (automatic architecture). As the consequences of sprawl and deregulation become widely apparent, the architecture of our current system is readying to be uprooted, to be rebuilt—yet while this market architecture is being dismantled, what will replace it is unknown. The artists in this exhibit use new media, sculpture and installation to provide insight into our current state of limbo. While we demolish the foundation on which we stand, they illustrate our fascination with the collapse, they illuminate our feelings of dread and excitement, they examine failings in analogous architectural shifts, while all along appreciating the beauty of the uncertain and emergent structures that rise from the natural movement of cities, buildings and culture.

Curated by John G. Hampton

The Department in concert at SFMOMA

posted Jan 18, 2012, 12:34 PM by T Brett   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 3:05 PM ]

Tyler Brett & The Department will be performing two sets for Lovers Banquet (the fourth event of the rooftop BANQUET series in conjunction with SFMOMA: Now Playing).Thursday, February 16th, 2012.  San Francisco Museum Of Mondern Art.

Come and get cozy on the rooftop for an evening of dessert + cocktails + live music.  Musical performance in two sets at 6:30pm + 7:30pm.  Cookie wall! The SFMOMA Blue Bottle pastry trio will be there, piping bags in hand, to adorn your heart-shaped cookie with a love note of your choice.

The performance is free with half price museum entry, and $5 tickets for the special dessert and cocktail can be purchased at the coffee bar. Ticket holders will receive a button, unique and specific to the theme of the evening which will provide them with rewards for returning to future Thursday evening events.

Facebook event page

North Battleford SK

posted Aug 16, 2011, 7:55 PM by T Brett   [ updated Feb 28, 2014, 8:32 PM ]

I'll be representing T&T in North Battleford for a week in mid August to take part in the North Battleford annual sculpture symposium organized and hosted by the Allan Sapp & Chapel Galleries. I'll be working on a special project (Stationary bicycle shelter) at a local auto wrecking yard (Aug 15-18 / 10:30am - 5pm, north on Railway Ave. E. past Territorial Dr., first left turn at the end just behind “Grit Industries Limited).  In addition I'll be building  four temporary architectural studies (like the image on the left) that I'll document and use as movie sets before putting the materials back where I found them.  On Friday (10:30 - 12:30) I'll host an on site work shop and on Saturday, will give a presentation at the "Big Things" symposium at the Chapel Gallery after lunch.


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