Evan Penny - Sculpture



A collaboration between Heather Goodchild and Evan Penny

There was a satyr, Marsyas, who challenged Apollo to a musical duel. When the satyr lost, the god flayed his hide as a penalty.

Marsyas cried, “Why do you peel me from myself? Aah! I repent,” he screamed in agony. “Aah! Music is not worth this pain!” As he screams, the skin is flayed from the surface of his body, no part is untouched.   —Ovid’s Metamorphoses

The hubris of Marsyas offers a complex artistic ground for exploration. Evan Penny has been interpreting this ancient Greek myth through his recent sculpture and photography. As an inaugural event at her studio, Heather Goodchild is welcoming him to exhibit this experimental body of work, to which she has responded with ceramic and painted works. In addition, they are engaging in a photographic collaboration during the installation process. The building itself, revealing its former skin, becomes an actor in the drama.

302 Gladstone Ave, Toronto
backyard (follow the signs)

Friday, September 20, 6:00–9:00 pm
(opening reception)

Saturday, September 21, 12:00–6:00 pm

Sunday, September 22, 1:00–5:00 pm
(closing reception/garden party)

Heather Goodchild and Evan Penny: APOLLO AND MARSYAS

Other Exhibitions

Munich, Germany
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Thrill of Deception
August 17, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Aachen, Germany
Ludwig Forum for International Art
Thrill of Deception
February 22 to June 30, 2019

Tübingen, Germany
Kunsthalle Tübingen
RESHAPED REALITY: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture
July 21 to October 21, 2018

Naples, Italy
Chiesa di San Giuseppe delle Scalze
Evidence of Contemporary Disquiet
June 31 to July 31, 2018

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kunsthal Rotterdam
RESHAPED REALITY: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture
March 2018 to July 2018

Rome, Italy
Palazzo Doria Pamphilij
Autumn 2018

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