The Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth presents
Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth
Colectivo Toronto Presents: Even if my hands were full of truths — a first Toronto Retrospective of Films by Francisca Duran. Francisca Duran is an experimental media artist based in Toronto. Duran’s moving image work takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues through the aperture of the archive, both familial and public. Combining digital and analogue media, her work explores the intersection points of memory, history, politics and technology.
ReMemory (April 2018, Red Head Gallery) combines different aspects of my practice in an effort to connect memories and associations to the many objects I have collected. Rain Gently Falling and Timelines are a series of visual poems constructed from recycled wire drawings (2011-2018). Excerpts is a line drawing using words from a few of the poems I have written (2003-2017). Specimens 1 & 2 is based on a series of small studies (2009).
loop Gallery presents
Wider than the sky uses the imagination to locate patterns that bring the vast macro and micro scales of science (the cosmos, DNA) together with text and objects, the daily gestures and concerns of a clamorous world. It’s like looking at the stars and thinking, “Here I am, part of this in some small way.” It’s not a lonely thought; it connects us to an orderly universe — one growing infinitesimally more comprehensible — a comforting thought right now.
Since January, I’ve been on sabbatical, and this show is a mash-up of what I’ve seen, done and thought. Being on sabbatical isn’t exactly a marathon, nor is it as fraught as grad school, but it’s also not the leisurely time imagined. There’s pressure to achieve, pressure to justify the privilege, and an overall undercurrent of urgency propelled by the knowledge that it will be years before the next one comes around.
City Hall Art Gallery
Jordan Seal's work is a mass of multimedia art that comes in all shapes and sizes. Featuring drawings, paintings and sculptures, his exhibit explores spirituality through organic abstraction. A metaphorical Eden overflowing with details, it showcases colours, curving shapes, floating glyphs, and ever-expanding lines. Seal invites viewers to celebrate his interpretation of other worlds and encourages them to explore his dense visionary imagery. Artist talk: Sunday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. All welcome. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.
Abbozzo Gallery, Project Room
A Contact Photography Festival Exhibition. Rocks presume a sense of stability, constancy and strength; we imagine them as immovable and unyielding. Yet they exist within a slow progression of time, incrementally changing, or being changed, by their environment and other events.
Galbraith's photographs document the on-going effects of time on physical landforms, connecting the precision of science, the narrative of history and the subjectivity of art in response to a process of transformation which both precedes and defies human intervention.
Custom House Museum/Key West Art and Historical Society
The exhibit features nearly 40 paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles and ceramics. Drawn entirely from the Florida Keys community, the exhibit illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists, addressing the gender imbalance in the art world.
Woven Woods, is a collection of twelve circular quilted wall hangings, each portraying a different aspect of the science of tree root communication. The research for this project was inspired by the work of Dr. Suzanne Simard of UBC, a leader in the field of forest biology, who generously gave of her time and knowledge.
Bernard Aimé Poulin
A 50th anniversary exhibition of my work will be held from Thursday April 12th to Sunday April 29th at the Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron in Ottawa. For those who cannot join us at the opening on Sunday, the show will be posted on my website as of Thursday April 12th: www.bernardpoulin.com. Artworks will be available for sale both from the site and from the gallery as of Thursday April 12th via telephone or email to the gallery at:
401 Richmond Street W, Suite 115
As a leader of Contemporary Figurative Op Art, Alex Garant's oil paintings offer a graphic quality combined with traditional portrait techniques. Garant uses patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery. Alex Garant's paintings are certainly conversation pieces as they are meant to engage the observers into an image investigation process and hopefully enlist their senses differently while doing so.
loop Gallery presents
Adrienne Trent | The Nature of Reality and the Reality of Nature
Popular culture revolves around the idea that actors, sets, spoken lines and special effects are not a constructed reality, shot frame-by-frame to enable the viewer to get lost in the plot, but rather reality itself. This creates a ‘false consciousness,’ based on ersatz representations which television and film makers intend for viewers. I began to pursue the idea of exploring this false, fabricated reality as the basis for an exhibition.
John Ide | What Paper Remembers
What Paper Remembers continues Ide’s exploration of the connections between memory, history and the artistic process. He sheds light on this process in the following quote: ”Earlier this year I was going through some old drawings and wondered what would happen if I erased some of them and reworked what was left. I've been erasing ever since, and redrawing based on what the paper remembers.”
Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Images chronicle the life of Dr. Garnet Kearney. After serving as a surgeon in WWI, he went west permanently. His many adventures are local lore in the Peace River area and photographs sent home to his Ontario relatives were a window into his frontier life. He conducted surgery by radio on a distant trapper, converted his jeep into the town's first ambulance. Prints on embroidered linens suggest his Ottawa Valley Victorian upbringing and provide an evocative printing surface.
Etobicoke Civic Center Art Gallery
Come see the Big Art Buzz! This is a great opportunity to view a variety of work by artists of Ontario. Come meet the artist for the closing reception at the beautiful Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery. The show is directed by Keith Moreau. You might like to check out some of the artists at his site: www.bigartbuzz.com
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton-based artist Stephanie Vegh was invited to explore the Gallery’s historic and modern holdings and envisaged aesthetic and thematic links between three seemingly disparate artworks: Edmund Kanoldt, Sappho on the Cliff of Leucadia (1879); Paul Nash, Monster Shore (1939); and Aline Myles Banting, Self Portrait (c.1932). Shown in situ with new drawings by Vegh, the collection artworks will be imbued with new meaning – and set on a narrative trajectory to reflect the ecological uncertainty of our present time.
A.G. SMith's Material Culture Project is based on the concept that human need and available material combine to create forms that are inherently iconic.