Jiri Ladocha

(1942)

Jiri Ladocha

Taciturn Universe I: Hushed
Jiri Ladocha

Taciturn Universe I: Hushed

24k Gold Leaf & Silver Leaf on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Transparent Opacity #3
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #3

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Transparent Opacity #6
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #6

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Monolith II (right)
Jiri Ladocha

Monolith II (right)

Graphite on Canvas

60 x 24 x 2 in

Obelisk II (right)
Jiri Ladocha

Obelisk II (right)

Graphite on canvas

72 x 18 in

Taciturn Universe II: Diffident
Jiri Ladocha

Taciturn Universe II: Diffident

24k Gold Leaf, White Gold Leaf, & Plaster on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Transparent Opacity #4
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #4

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Homage to Malevich #2
Jiri Ladocha

Homage to Malevich #2

Archival Injet Print

30 x 40 in

Norse Gods: Friga (right)
Jiri Ladocha

Norse Gods: Friga (right)

Aluminum Leaf on Canvas

60 x 24 x 2 in

untitled
Jiri Ladocha

untitled

Graphite on canvas

60 x 24 x 4 in

Transparent Opacity #1
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #1

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Transparent Opacity #5
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #5

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

 The Four Directions (Quadriptych) NorthWind    EastWind    SouthWind    WestWind
Jiri Ladocha

The Four Directions (Quadriptych) NorthWind EastWind SouthWind WestWind

Gold Leaf, White Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Aluminum Leaf & Acrylic on Canvas.

60 x 96 x 2 in

Norse Gods: Thor (left)
Jiri Ladocha

Norse Gods: Thor (left)

Aluminum Leaf on Canvas

60 x 24 x 2 in

Transparent Opacity #2
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #2

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Transparent Opacity #7
Jiri Ladocha

Transparent Opacity #7

Archival Inkjet Prints Edition of 25 + 3 A.P. Printed on Fabriano Photo Rag Bright, 100% Cotton Rag Mounted on Dibond, Museum Glass, Handmade Stainless Steel Frame

40 x 40 in

Monolith I (left)
Jiri Ladocha

Monolith I (left)

Graphite on Canvas

60 x 24 x 2 in

Obelisk I (left)
Jiri Ladocha

Obelisk I (left)

Graphite on canvas

72 x 18 in

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Bio

Born in former Czechoslovakia, Jiri Ladocha works from a sunlit Toronto atelier alive with whispers of the old-world.  However, Ladocha’s sculptures and three-dimensional wall pieces exist in a balanced counterpoint to his Eastern European roots.  Often, they betray a tense dialectic between the rigid austerity of Minimalism and the romance of flowing organic lines.

Crisp, sure-handed, and post-minimal, his creations reflect meticulous labor and decades of experience.  Wood, glass, aluminum, fine metal leaf, plaster, graphite, and pigment are samples of the materials given new life through honed aesthetic sensibility, and reborn in Ladocha’s expert hands.  Jiri Ladocha’s work is found in collections and museums throughout Europe and North America, including the Guggenheim and MOCCA.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
​b. 1942, Czechoslovakia
Lives and works in Toronto, ON

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010s
To Hell with Posterity, Julie M. Gallery, ‘12

2000s
Deux Demis, S’il Vous Plait, Galerie Bratri Spillaru, Domazlice, Czech Republic, ‘08
Mercury Run, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, ‘07
Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany, ‘07
Co? / What?, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘05
Back to the Square, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art,  Toronto, ‘05
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, ‘04
Thielsen Galleries, London, Ontario, ‘03
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, ‘02
Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ‘02
Galerie Klatovy; Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic, ‘01
Angell Gallery, Toronto, ‘00

1990s
DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, ‘99
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami, Florida, ‘99
Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, ‘97
Galerie Pecka, Prague, Czech Republic, ‘96
Art Gallery, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York, ‘95
Linda Genereux Gallery, Toronto, ‘95
Jaffe Baker Blau Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, ‘94
Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘92
Ustredni Kulturni Dum Zeleznicaru, Prague, Czech Republic, ‘91
Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘90

1980s
Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘88
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ‘85
Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ‘85
Artforum, Toronto, ‘81
Factory 77, Toronto, ‘80
New York University Art Gallery, New York, ‘80

1970s
Artforum, Toronto, ‘79
Factory 77, Toronto, ‘79
Galerie Evelyne Delian, Paris, ‘78
The Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, ‘76
Galerie de Sfinx, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ‘73
Ford Gallery, Toronto, ‘70

SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010's
Breaking Black, McMaster Museum of Art, '12
Toronto International Art Fair, '12
Through the Looking Glass, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ‘12
Rising to the Occasion: The Long 18th Century, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ‘11
Hodek, Kars, Max et al.  Akvizice ZCG z let 2008-2011, Zapadoceska galerie v Plzni, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘11
Art in Everyday Life, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, ‘11
Deep Summer, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, ‘10

2000's
Meeting Point, Arad Biennial 2007, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘08
Gemeinsamkeiten, Galerie Raum, Freiburg, Germany, ‘08
Jasna Zprava / geometrie, ornament, koncept a vizualni poezie na Plzensku, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘07
Bayern sehen Bohmen – Bohmen sehen Bayern, Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, ‘07
Expozitiei de Arta Moderna Canadiana, Galeria Basil, Bucharest, Romania, ‘07
Odsud nekam, odnekud sem, Galerie Smecky, Prague, ‘06
Internationales Kunstler Wald Symposium, Waldmunchen, Germany, ‘06
Deset + Deset , Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Klatovy, Czech
Republic; Zehn + Zehn , Oberpfalzer  KunstlerHaus, Schwandorf, Germany, ‘06
Zwieseler Buntspecht, Zwiesel, Germany, ‘06
Jan Nepomuceu, Swiety Europy Srodkowej, Panstwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne, Warsaw, Poland, ‘06
Juan Nepomuceno, el Santo de Europa Central, Palacio los Serrano, Avila, Spain, ‘05
Espace Yehudi Menuhin, European Parliament, Brussels, ‘04
Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, ‘04
Mezinarodni Malirsky Plener, Loket, Czech Republic, ‘04
Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia, ‘01
Mapping Space, International Summer Workshop for Sculptors, Painters and Photographers, Klenova
Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ‘00

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Guggenheim Museum, New York
MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank & Canada Permanent Trust
Dordrecht Museum, The Netherlands
Eaton Family Collection

Jiri Ladocha
<p>Born in former Czechoslovakia, Jiri Ladocha works from a sunlit Toronto atelier alive with whispers of the old-world. &nbsp;However, Ladocha&rsquo;s sculptures and three-dimensional wall pieces exist in a balanced counterpoint to his Eastern European roots. &nbsp;Often, they betray a tense dialectic between the rigid austerity of Minimalism and the romance of flowing organic lines.<br /> <br /> Crisp, sure-handed, and post-minimal, his creations reflect meticulous labor and decades of experience. &nbsp;Wood, glass, aluminum, fine metal leaf, plaster, graphite, and pigment are samples of the materials given new life through honed aesthetic sensibility, and reborn in Ladocha&rsquo;s expert hands. &nbsp;Jiri Ladocha&rsquo;s work is found in collections and museums throughout Europe and North America, including the Guggenheim and MOCCA.<br /> <br /> ARTIST BIOGRAPHY<br /> ​b. 1942, Czechoslovakia<br /> Lives and works in Toronto, ON</p> <p>SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS<br /> <br /> 2010s<br /> To Hell with Posterity, Julie M. Gallery, &lsquo;12<br /> <br /> 2000s<br /> Deux Demis, S&rsquo;il Vous Plait, Galerie Bratri Spillaru, Domazlice, Czech Republic, &lsquo;08<br /> Mercury Run, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, &lsquo;07<br /> Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany, &lsquo;07<br /> Co? / What?, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, &lsquo;05<br /> Back to the Square, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, &nbsp;Toronto, &lsquo;05<br /> Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, &lsquo;04<br /> Thielsen Galleries, London, Ontario, &lsquo;03<br /> Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, &lsquo;02<br /> Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, &lsquo;02<br /> Galerie Klatovy; Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic, &lsquo;01<br /> Angell Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;00<br /> <br /> 1990s<br /> DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;99<br /> Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami, Florida, &lsquo;99<br /> Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, &lsquo;97<br /> Galerie Pecka, Prague, Czech Republic, &lsquo;96<br /> Art Gallery, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York, &lsquo;95<br /> Linda Genereux Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;95<br /> Jaffe Baker Blau Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, &lsquo;94<br /> Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;92<br /> Ustredni Kulturni Dum Zeleznicaru, Prague, Czech Republic, &lsquo;91<br /> Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;90<br /> <br /> 1980s<br /> Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;88<br /> Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, &lsquo;85<br /> Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;85<br /> Artforum, Toronto, &lsquo;81<br /> Factory 77, Toronto, &lsquo;80<br /> New York University Art Gallery, New York, &lsquo;80<br /> <br /> 1970s<br /> Artforum, Toronto, &lsquo;79<br /> Factory 77, Toronto, &lsquo;79<br /> Galerie Evelyne Delian, Paris, &lsquo;78<br /> The Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, &lsquo;76<br /> Galerie de Sfinx, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, &lsquo;73<br /> Ford Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;70<br /> <br /> SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS<br /> <br /> 2010&#39;s<br /> Breaking Black, McMaster Museum of Art, &#39;12<br /> Toronto International Art Fair, &#39;12<br /> Through the Looking Glass, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;12<br /> Rising to the Occasion: The Long 18th Century, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, &lsquo;11<br /> Hodek, Kars, Max et al. &nbsp;Akvizice ZCG z let 2008-2011, Zapadoceska galerie v Plzni, Plzen, Czech Republic, &lsquo;11<br /> Art in Everyday Life, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, &lsquo;11<br /> Deep Summer, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;10<br /> <br /> 2000&#39;s<br /> Meeting Point, Arad Biennial 2007, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, &lsquo;08<br /> Gemeinsamkeiten, Galerie Raum, Freiburg, Germany, &lsquo;08<br /> Jasna Zprava / geometrie, ornament, koncept a vizualni poezie na Plzensku, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, &lsquo;07<br /> Bayern sehen Bohmen &ndash; Bohmen sehen Bayern, Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, &lsquo;07<br /> Expozitiei de Arta Moderna Canadiana, Galeria Basil, Bucharest, Romania, &lsquo;07<br /> Odsud nekam, odnekud sem, Galerie Smecky, Prague, &lsquo;06<br /> Internationales Kunstler Wald Symposium, Waldmunchen, Germany, &lsquo;06<br /> Deset + Deset , Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Klatovy, Czech<br /> Republic; Zehn + Zehn , Oberpfalzer &nbsp;KunstlerHaus, Schwandorf, Germany, &lsquo;06<br /> Zwieseler Buntspecht, Zwiesel, Germany, &lsquo;06<br /> Jan Nepomuceu, Swiety Europy Srodkowej, Panstwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne, Warsaw, Poland, &lsquo;06<br /> Juan Nepomuceno, el Santo de Europa Central, Palacio los Serrano, Avila, Spain, &lsquo;05<br /> Espace Yehudi Menuhin, European Parliament, Brussels, &lsquo;04<br /> Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, &lsquo;04<br /> Mezinarodni Malirsky Plener, Loket, Czech Republic, &lsquo;04<br /> Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia, &lsquo;01<br /> Mapping Space, International Summer Workshop for Sculptors, Painters and Photographers, Klenova<br /> Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, &lsquo;00</p> <p>SELECTED COLLECTIONS<br /> Guggenheim Museum, New York<br /> MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), Toronto<br /> Canada Council Art Bank &amp; Canada Permanent Trust<br /> Dordrecht Museum, The Netherlands<br /> Eaton Family Collection</p>
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