and all of a sudden
Annual Guest Curated Exhibition
by Simone Rojas-Pick & Chad Wolfond
June 22 – July 10, 2022
For Propeller Gallery’s 2022 Annual Curated Exhibition, artists were invited to reflect and respond to how uncertainty, instability and perhaps failure can act as an impetus for artistic experimentation and innovation.
There is an old Yiddish parable: “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Certainly, the last two years have elucidated the truth of such a statement. Despite our most careful planning, even our best-laid plans can be unexpectedly upended. As guest curators, we chose to lean into this idea as a call to action for artists to reflect on their own experiences during the pandemic. More importantly, we wanted to shed a light on how uncertainty and doubt can be a powerful catalyst for creativity and experimentation.
Em Leighton Hern
Chad Wolfond is the Director and Founder of Lonsdale Gallery, established in 1995, Lonsdale Gallery is dedicated to the presentation of fresh and exciting contemporary art that reflects the pulse of our rapidly changing world, believing art is experiential and carried in a person’s mind. Wolfond is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he studied Economics and Social Anthropology. There, his passion for the arts grew stronger and became the catalyst that sparked his support and promotion of arts education, a commitment that now spans over thirty years. Exhibiting installation, sculpture, painting and experimental photography, Wolfond has established a reputation for being a risk taker, fostering new and exciting talent. He is a strong supporter of artists developing their own creative language and unique perspectives. When not at the gallery, Wolfond can be found expanding his cultural reach as the Chairman of 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education.
Simone Rojas-Pick is the Manager and Curator at Lonsdale Gallery, where she brings her passion working with clients and connecting the public to unique and innovative works by contemporary artists. She possesses a background in Art History, Museum Studies, and Criticism & Curatorial Studies; and is a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art course in Running a Contemporary Art Gallery. Prior to joining the Lonsdale Gallery team, she held positions at a number of public and private art galleries and cultural organizations. In her spare time, she is an avid film buff and consumer of pop culture and media criticism podcasts.