A short documentary about the Painting Disorders, which began as an exhibition and developed into a collective.
Richard Mongiat/David Sylvestre
Painting Disorders launched their celebrated inaugural show in November 1994 in a rough space on King West. Eye Magazine called the show “a focused, strategic view of the place of painting in the information age” and Canadian Art magazine wrote that it was “one of those tight-as-a-drum shows where each artist carefully reins in his or her work to create an impression of unity and purpose.” In interviews with Painting Disorders founding members Eric Glavin, Angela Leach and Mark Bell we delve into this collective’s desire to explore the diversity of expression to be found in contemporary non-representational painting. The artists also discuss their influences as well as the challenge in finding opportunities to show their work in an artist-run or commercial gallery scene that had little capacity to exhibit emerging artists.
Richard Mongiat/David Sylvestre, “Painting Disorders,” Alternative Toronto, accessed June 4, 2020, https://www.alternativetoronto.ca/archive/items/show/636.