June 26 – August 23, 2015

For the final farewell to 952 Queen Street West, artist Dean Baldwin, a long-time practitioner of convivial scenarios, establishes the Queen West Yacht Club, a fictitious social venue in situ at MOCCA on the occasion of its closing exhibition. The landlocked Q.W.Y.C. will play host to contributing artists in a series of summer programming: white caps, choppy waves, tempestuousness, beam reaches, flotsam, scuppers and other kindred events open to all members of the fine club (where “membership is, like, two dollars”). Deck shoes are mandatory. Programming by Dean Baldwin and Su-Ying Lee Special thanks to participating artists:

Seth Scriver
Tasked with the honour of creating the Q.W.Y.C. heraldic emblem Diane Borsato Museum Arrangements June 27 & July 24 8/11 with Steve Gurysh & Craig Fahner: Olympic Flame BBQ July 12, 6:30pm – 8:00pm SCHOOL is organized by Jonathan Adjemain and Xenia Benivolski and lead by Leila Timmins and cheyanne turions July 12, 4:00pm – 6:00pm July 26, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Basil AlZeri اهلا و سهلا: سعاد وشافع / Welcome Suad and Shafi: A pot luck party July 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Maryse Larivière The League of Women of Great Personal Charm and Wit, Exemplary Whiskey Drinkers, Feminists, Defenders of the Earth, Citizen Smokers, Survivors of Many Neglects and Troubles August 11, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Walter Scott A Home Underground: A Wendy Meta-Fiction August 16, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Henri Fabergé Feint of Hart August 19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Image: Dean Baldwin, A Rotten Martini, Ship in a Bottle (Le bateau ivre) (detail), 2011. ​On site installation for the Quebéc Triennial: La travail qui nous attend, curated by Marie Fraser, Lesley Johnstone, Mark Lanctôt, François Letourneux and Louise Simard, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Québec.

Dean Baldwin: Q.W.Y.C.

Opening Reception

June 25, 8pm

Exhibition Supporters

Artworkers Retirement Society Kaye and Paul Beeston Jane Humphreys and Ron Lalonde Julia and Gilles Ouellette Eb and Jane Zeidler Paul and Mary-Dailey Desmarais Bonnie and Hart Hillman

Exhibition Media Partner