Canan Tolon has been awarded the 2012 Kidder Residency in the Arts and will start out our exhibition schedule with a bang. Tolon was born in Istanbul, but resides in Emeryville, California, with a career spanning both. She currently opened the exhibition Then, and Then at Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, where she maintains a permanent studio, and will also be featured in the Istanbul Biennial.
With a background in painting as well as architecture, Tolon’s work builds complex frameworks through her paintings and installations that seem to allude to man- made structures, film frames, and futuristic worlds, undulating from possibility to endless repetition. Her exhibition at the Institute for the Humanities will present new work inspired by her residency with us in Michigan.