Erratic Behaviour

27 January 2024 to 21 April 2024

Catherine Telford Keogh, Diane Borsato, Kelly Jazvac, Laura Moore, Meghan Price, Robert Hengeveld, Tahir Carl Karmali, Tsēmā Igharas

Curated by Katie Lawson


Erratic Behaviour brings together artists that embrace a more fluid boundary between the human and non-human with geologic entities positioned as significant relations within an entangled web of matter and beings. While some artworks playfully evoke the animacy of boulders and rocks, others point to a world that is increasingly shaped by the climate crisis and faced with dwindling resources. The dual meaning of the exhibition’s title suggests that humans themselves are exhibiting the most 'erratic behaviour' of all—the industrial extraction, processing, consumption and disposal of natural resources has produced turbulent and unstable conditions.


About the Curator:

Katie Lawson is a curator and writer based in Toronto. She was a curator for the Toronto Biennial of Art, working with Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien on the inaugural 2019 and 2022 editions. She has also curated exhibitions at Images Festival, Toronto (2023); MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (2021); the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2018); the Art Gallery of Ontario (2018); Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough (2017), and RYMD, Reykjavik (2017). Katie is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program at the University of Toronto, where she previously completed her Master of Arts in Art History. She is currently working towards a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, with an interest in contemporary art and climate change. Lawson was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency in 2023. She contributes writing to a range of print and online publications.



Meghan Price, Every Body is Moving, 2015-ongoing. Postcards from the collection of the Artist. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and United Contemporary. © Meghan Price.   

Katie Lawson bio photo provided by the Curator.