On April 24th, Art Metropole was pleased to present the launch for Marla Hlady’s sold out multiple Soundcan, published by Art Metropole. Those attending the launch were able to sample the ten individual soundtracks contained within each Soundcan, all of which were individually recorded and composed by Marla Hlady for this multiple. With the entire edition run selling out before the launch, there were quite a few disappointed attendees who wished they had jumped a little quicker on this gorgeous new multiple.
Art Metropole would like to congratulate Marla Hlady for making a beautiful and engaging multiple and to thank those collectors who continue to support Art Metropole with artist projects such as this.
Marla Hlady is a celebrated sound artist and kinetic sculptor. Her pieces deal with the nature of sound, often materializing it for viewers and reorienting their connection to everyday auditory experiences. Hlady received a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from York University. She began showing in the early 1990s, eventually being included in several national and international group shows, such as 1996â€²s â€œBlinkâ€ at Torontoâ€™s Power Plant. (In 2001, the same gallery hosted a solo show of her work.) Hladyâ€™s practice developed in scope and ambition through the 2000s; 2008â€²s Playing Piano was a player piano from the 1920s intricately modified with contemporary machinery. In 2012, Hlady did a number of site-specific projects for her solo show at Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York, and for a residency in Norway. Hlady was nominated for the 2002 Sobey Art Award and her work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. Hlady lives and works in Toronto.