The Spiders, was a collaborative project with Damian Moppett and Toronto based artist Zin Taylor, used the exterior windows of the Contemporary Art Gallery to exhibit a variety of ephemera (posters, buttons, stickers, displays, and recordings) that documented the short, limited and ambiguous history of The Spiders. Much of the material on exhibit was produced in retrospective of the promoted events and specific to their exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery. All in celebration of The Spiders erratic and underwhelming history, two limited edition posters designed and produced by the Montreal design studio Sérigraphie Populaire (a.k.a. seri-pop) was available at the gallery for purchase as well as handmade silver necklaces for the duration of the exhibition.
In conjunction with The Spiders’ exhibition, the Contemporary Art Gallery presented a Spiders Social that ran on March 17 (post-opening) with visuals and music by The Spiders and a tribute performance by Spell Caster. The Social was hosted by Instant Coffee and 69 Pender.