A classic sidekick and psychological foil takes centre stage in Spring Hurlbut’s Shut Up, a display of installation and photo works based on 1950s ventriloquists’ dummies at Georgia Scherman Projects.
Born in Toronto in 1952, Spring Hurlbut studied at the Ontario College of Art (now the Ontario College of Art and Design) and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since her installation, A Wall on Location, at P.S.1. Long Island City, New York in 1981, Hurlbut has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work has been met with wide critical acclaim. Venues include: The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, USA; Creative Time Inc./The Municipal Art Society, New York, USA.
Spring Hurlbut’s work is represented in public collections across Canada such as Musée D’Art Contemporain De Montréal and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Most recently, Hurlbut’s video work Airborne, 2008 was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. In June, her work will be shown at the Fondation Pierre Berger/Yves Saint Laurent in Paris as part of an exhibition curated by Alain Tapie.
Spring Hurlbut currently lives and works in Toronto and is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects.