September 8, 2022 - October 22, 2022

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Brian Belott: Reassembler 3


Installation view of Brian Belott Reassembler 3

Reassembler 3 marks Brian Belott's return to Canada with a series of trademark collages: grid-like, meticulous arrangements of strips of paper with color blocked and visibly torn edges. Coming of age during the early aughts, Belott worked among a sea of trash-forward artists, consistently making the best collage work of any of them.

His wide-ranging practice defies categorization, playfully combining dissimilar objects and ideas in a process that could be described as machine-like. Reassembler refers to an idea his late father came up with, a fictional invention called The Reassembler, which could undo the work of paper shredders stitching documents back together and making what is private become public. Once assembled, Belott’s father had the idea to sell them back to the original owner on eBay.

Belott started these particular works while holed up in Vermont, having fled the city – the striated lines of collage mimic the green horizon he saw out the window. Vertically, they might read like a filmstrip of reconstituted children’s books. His mode of reassembly evinces a deep reverence for found materials. Sources include ripped-up pages from 1970’s catalogs, text book illustrations, children’s coloring book pages, and fragments of finger paintings

with unassuming strokes, dots, or combs of psychedelic, fruity colors. The series builds upon his other madcap painting-object hybrids such as his “puff paintings,” made with cotton balls, calculator works made of stones and gems, and freezer collages (objects and painted bits of paper suspended in ice).

Brian Belott (b. 1973, East Orange, NJ) is an artist, curator, performer, and publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the lead archivist of the Rhoda Kellogg International Child Art Collection. He received a BFA in 1995 from the School of Visual Arts, NY. His work has shown at The Journal, Brooklyn, NY; LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden; CANADA, New York, NY; and Galerie Zurcher, Paris, France. Notable exhibitions include Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY (2015); Jeunes Créateurs à New York, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France (2014); and Draw Gym, 247365, Brooklyn, NY (2013). His work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Belott’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Canada will publish a catalog with an essay by Ross Simonini.

Reassembler 9 ¿ɹɐǝɥ noʎ ʇɐɥM, 2022
23.5 × 18.25 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 3 Window Washer, 2022
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 12 What happens to the Kernal, 2022
21.25 × 18.25 × 1.625 in. (framed)


Installation view of Brian Belott Reassembler 3

Re4ssembler 17 456 boxes, 2022
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 7 VO Crowell, 2022
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 4 God sent Yo, 2022
22.75 × 17.75 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 10 Meow Mix Melodies, 2022
22.75 × 18 ×1.625  in. (framed)

Reassembler 24 1st created in cooperation with V.T., 2022
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reaasembler 6 Tunnel Mouth, 2022
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 16 Stan and, 2020
23 × 18.25 × 1.625 in. (framed)


Installation view of Brian Belott Reassembler 3

Reassembler 2 Subway Grows, 2021
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 19 Edical Wiz Atla, 2022
23 × 18 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 8 Cative Et, 2022
Oil on linen
23.25 × 18.25 × 1.625 in. (framed)

Reassembler 15 Play street Closed, 2022
23.25 × 18.25 x 1.625 in. (framed)


Reassembler 1 Nouveau Monde, 2020
24.5 × 18.5 × 1.625 in. (framed)



Reassembler 3: Brian Belott

A book of 25 collages, text by Ross Simonini, and varying typographic layouts.

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Selected Works

Dream SpeakRachel Eulena Williams

ZzyzxChristina Sucgang

HomesickSadie Laska

Promised LightLuke Murphy

ReadersKiyoshi Tsuchiya

ComeCloseJoan Snyder

NocturnesAnke Weyer

Arms and the SeaKatherine Bradford

Objet OuttaKen Resseger

Last LandscapesGerald Ferguson

Leroy's LuncheonAzikiwe Mohammed

Frisson CityLee Relvas

Reassembler 3Brian Belott

A Ball is for ThrowingElizabeth McIntosh

Ambient MusicLee Mary Manning

TORSOAnnabeth Marks

BiscuitLyric Shen

Body ForthMatt Connors

A Cliff to ClimbRyan Preciado

Library of a DreamRobert Janitz

Gold GoldRJ Messineo

On ValentinesSpencer Lewis

Who is afraid of Natasha?Joanna Malinowska & CT Jasper

USMichael Mahalchick


The Thick StreamGroup Exhibition

5 SeasonsJason Fox

Mother PaintingsKatherine Bradford

Ceramics and PrintsElisabeth Kley

Black Femme: Sovereign of WAP and the Virtual Realm curated by Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle

#VayaConDiosKatherine Bernhardt

DrawingsJason Fox

Heart, HeartAnke Weyer

Tracing MemoryRachel Eulena Williams

Rayos De SombraRobert Janitz

GorpTyson Reeder

EREHWONSadie Laska