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Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Wojciech Olejnik
index image   Soft Turns is the collaborative effort of Canadian artists Sarah Jane Gorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik. The idea of an encounter with something, as an ever-changing space between the foreign and familiar, the accessible and inaccessible, is a central theme of their practice. Often featuring stop-motion animation, their installations have been exhibited widely in Canada and abroad; recently at Centre Clark (Montréal), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Foundation 3.14 (Bergen), Greusslich Contemporary (Berlin), 17th and 18th Videobrasil (São Paulo), and Oakville Galleries (Oakville). They have received support from the Edstrand Foundation, the Toronto, Ontario, and Canada Arts Councils; the latter awarding them the 2008 Joseph Stauffer Prize and a 2013 Paris Residency.
NEWS   soft.turns@gmail.com
[January, 6 2017]    
We are happy to announce the opening of fluorescence at Evans Contemporary (Peterborough) from 6pm-9pm. The exhibition will run until February 11.
[December, 4 2016]
We are participating in Bucharest Art Week. Curated by Oana Tanase Nature’s Lesson will be on December 4-12.
[October, 17 2016]
We are giving a Visiting Artist Lecture at the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.
[September, 30 2016]
Bookmark Project Canada commissioned us to create a work which responds to Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion. The video, The Thread of a Hum, can be seen on Koffler Cetre Digital.
[September, 25 2016]
We are excited to begin a two year residency at the School of Environmental Sciences Artist Residency, University of Guelph.
[July, 18 2016]
Alana Traficante's Thesis Sensing the Image: Embodied Art Criticism for OCAD University, published in April 2016, focuses on our and Aleesa Cohene 's art practice.
[June, 11 2016]
Today we will give a talk at Modern Fuel in Kinston.
[May, 7 2016]
Here is the accompanying text written by Alana Traficante for our exhibition: relatively gentle ways of touching.
[April, 30 2016]
Our exhibition relatively gentle ways of touching opens tonight at Modern Fuel in Kinston, it will run until June 11th.
[April, 15 2016]
We would like to thank Canada Council for the Arts, for awarding us a Project Grant for Visual Artists.
[March, 22 2016]
We were short listed for the 2016 Glenfiddich Canadian Artist in Residence Prize. Big Thank You to Andy Fairgrieve and the Glenfiddich team.
[December,11 2015]
We are participating in the group exhibition RE/ACT the Art of breaking and building at prinz-georg // raum für kunst, Berlin, (December 11-19).
[November, 14 2015]
Sarah Jane's painting Designs away Hybry is part of Museum London's fundraiser Blank Canvas.
[September, 18 2015]
Sarah Jane's exhibition Lustre and Ground opens tonight at Evans Contemporary in Peterborough, and will be up until October 31st. .
[August, 19 2015]
We are participating in the group exhibition Peripheral Fixation at Trinity Square Video. Our comissioned work Fluorescence will be on view until September 26.
[June, 10 2015]
In conversation with soft turns, Interview with Julie René de Cotret, is featured in Syphon 3.1, published by Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.
[June, 9 2015]
We are participating in Trinity Square Video's residency: Technologies of Perception.
[June, 4 2015]
We are participating in art athina: International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens (June 4 -7). Thanks to curator Julie René de Cotret & the School of Environmental Sciences, U. of Guelph Artist Residency Program.
[April 19, 2015]
Wojciech's review of Valérie Blass's My Life exhibition for MOMUS.
[February 13, 2015]
We are participating in Long Winter Fair, Season 3.
[January 15, 2015]
Wojciech would like to thank Ontario Arts Council- he just received the 2015 Mid-career grant.
[December 15, 2014]
Border Crossings Magazine publishes Wojciech's review of Gordon Lebredt's exhibition at the G Gallery in Toronto (Issue # 132).
[December 1, 2014]
Wojciech's review of Jason de Haan's fall exhibitions for MOMUS.
[October 25, 2014]
Video interview for La Nouvelle Terre #3, now on youtube.
[October 24, 2014]
Our video solitary man with nature can be seen at O'Born Contemporary's booth #834 at Art Toronto (October 24-27).
[October 17-18, 2014]
We are presenting an artist talk on October 17th, followed by a Workshop on October 18th for the Aesthetic Alchemy series at Modern Fuel, Kingston.
[October 8, 2014]
La Nouvelle Terre #3, curated by John G. Hampton continuing until November 6th and is simultaneously on display at Vidéographe, Montréal and Neutral Ground, Regina.
[August 7, 2014]
Our solo exhibition Behind the High Grass at O'Born Contemporary is up from August 7th until August 28th.
[April 9, 2014]
We are taking part in a Panel Discussion tonight at OCAD University.
[March 27, 2014]
Sarah Jane would like to thank Ontario Arts Council - she just received the 2014 Emerging Artist Grant.
[January 9, 2014]
Our installation Behind the High Grass will be shown for the first time in Canada at University of Waterloo Art Gallery. It opens on January 9th, and will run until March 8th.
Our collaboratively written exhibition text will accompany Randi Nygård's exhibition Careful Management and Study of Relations at YYZ Artists' Outlet (January 11th - March 8th).
[December 1, 2013]
Our video When the Horizon ... Shore is included in A Noble Line, a group show curated by Marnie Fleming at Oakville Galleries. December 1st - February 16th.
[November 27, 2013]
Wednesday, November 27th in Glasgow: P-19720 will be exhibited at Friends (42 Carlton Pl, Basement Flat).
[November 2, 2013]
We are participating in 18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil (São Paulo, Brazil). It will open on November 2nd and run until February 2nd, 2014.
[October 26, 2013]
Our solo show at Greusslich Contemporary is up from October 26th until the finissage November 30th (6pm-9pm).
[September 28, 2013]
We are happy to present a new instalment of Behind the High Grass at Skånes konstförening, Malmö. It will open on September 28th and there will be a closing event on October 20th.