BAU-XI PHOTO PRESENTS:
At Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills ON
Double Door Gallery: www.ddsag.com (705) 734-9856
ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION:
For his April exhibit at the Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills, Well-known Creemore artist Peter Adams has chosen to explore the limited palette that winter offers. This new series is a celebration of the winter drive between his home outside of Creemore and his studio in Collingwood's Tremont Building.
For many of us, saying goodbye to winter means we are happily entering a period of renewal, entering a season when our world gets a little larger. "There's something special and contemplative about winter however," says Adams. Lonely Avenue – and Some Minor Deviations is indeed a quiet and snowy journey. One that is at times icy and treacherous, but is ultimately beautiful and inspiring. "Like most people, my commute is somewhat repetitive, particularly during the winter months when my world feels so much smaller, but this drive also represents a creative opportunity.
"I'm fortunate to drive a picturesque route through Mulmur and Clearview townships, and I find great beauty in the ordinary," explains the artist. Most of these 25 small paintings are snowy observations along the rural roads of Mount Zion, Ruskview, Lavender, Dunedin, Glen Huron and Duntroon.
"The title of the show, "Lonely Avenue" is borrowed from the great Ray Charles song of the same name," says Adams.
Alongside these small acrylic and oil sketches, Adams will be exhibiting several of his larger works. "All of these works feature some new techniques that I have been experimenting with. Although I have always worked with oils, I have been integrating acrylic washes and acrylic paint markers into my oil paintings."
With an Exhibition Assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council, I have attempted to present my paintings in an entirely new context by framing them in brushed steel. It's a new look for me, and the custom made frames work well with these wintery images, all compositionally framed by the steel frame of my windshield."
The Double Door Gallery, located at 4004 Horseshoe Valley Road West in Anten Mills, Ontario, just (west?) of Barrie has become a popular destination for art lovers. Following an Opening Reception on April 14th from 12-4pm, the exhibition will continue until May 7th. For more information, visit www.peteradamsart.com or www.ddsag.com.
Lisa Steele, Vtape Creative Director
Please contact Erik Martinson at Vtape to book class visits to view any Vtape Video Salon program as well as other titles in the Vtape holdings and to have an orientation to Vtape and all the extensive research facilities available to students, curators, writers and the general public.
The Masters of Visual Studies Program at the University of Toronto Presents:
AGE OF CONSENT SOVEREIGN ACTS THE LAST THINGS BEFORE THE LAST
Curated by Talia Linz, Wanda Nanibush, and E.C. Woodley
AGE OF CONSENT @ Doris McCarthy Gallery
Opening reception: Saturday April 14, 2-5 pm
Works by Sue de Beer, Wendy Coburn, Kyla Mallett, Leslie Peters, Rebecca Fin Simonetti, Tobias Yves Zintel
Curated by Talia Linz
*Free shuttle bus for the opening departs 401 Richmond Street West at 2pm, returning at 5pm
Age of Consent brings together the work of six Canadian and international artists who look at adolescence in various forms, exploring experiences (real and projected), perceptions (internal and external), myths, dreams and desires connected to this demographic and this time of life. The exhibition includes work in various mediums from video to drawing, sculpture to photography, that looks at notions of socialization and anti-socialization: play, excess, experimentation, negotiating systems of authority, self-presentation and identity. There is a focus on the phenomenon of girlhood, the cultural erasure of the teenager, and ideas around sexualization and youth as biocapital. There is also a strong emphasis on teen agency and a number of the artists included work directly with adolescent co-creators. Temporality is a central factor in considering ideas around adolescence, which is often framed as emblematic of the liminal, as a transitional phase to move through to achieve a more stable state of being. Many of the works in Age of Consent celebrate wading in the uncomfortable unknowing of teenagedom, asking how this paradigmatic period shapes the formation of the self and continues to inform adult subjectivity.
SOVEREIGN ACTS @ Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 18, 7-9 pm
Works by Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Robert Houle, Terrance Houle, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas
Curated by Wanda Nanibush
The history of Indigenous Peoples performing cultural dances and practices for international and colonial audiences is an important part of Indigenous art generally, and performance art specifically. The Indigenous performers known as 'Indians' faced the conundrum of maintaining traditional cultural practices by performing them on stage while also having that performance fulfill the desires of a colonial imaginary. In Sovereign Acts, the artists Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Robert Houle, Terrance Houle, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff Thomas, contend with the legacy of colonial representations. Drawing on the depiction of the imaginary Indian – the ahistorical, pre-contact 'primitivism' in popular and mass culture – they recover and construct new ways of performing the complexity of Indigenous cultures for a contemporary art audience. Their work returns to the multi-levelled history of 'Performing Indian' to recuperate the erased and objectified performer as an ancestor, an artist, and an Indigenous subject.
THE LAST THINGS BEFORE THE LAST @ McMaster Museum of Art
Opening Reception: Friday June 1, 6-8pm
Works by Stephen Andrews, Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Ken Currie, Max Dean, Otto Dix, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Ludwig Meidner, Christiane Pflug, Gerhard Richter, Daniel Spoerri, Edvard Munch, and others.
Curated by E.C. Woodley
The Last Things Before the Last resurrects fragments of two earlier exhibitions at the McMaster Museum of Art within a new configuration of works from the collection. The reconstructed elements are from artist Alexander Pilis's 2010-2011 curatorial endeavour The Blind Architect Meets Rembrandt and from the 1994 installation that opened the new building of the MMA, featuring the donated collection of Herman Levy as it once hung in the Levy family home. These exhibition fragments are incorporated into a new composition with its own associational counterpoint on the theme of disappearance and reappearance. More particularly, the new configuration draws on the breadth of the time span of the MMA collections – from a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris tomb figure (1,000-500 B.C) across First World War-era pages of the Levy family photo album to Toronto artist Max Dean's self portrait Chair Without Front Legs from the 2011 series Objects Waiting. Outside the traditional format of exhibition-making that is structured around a delimited time frame, an art historical period, and/or a chronological form of presentation, this seemingly 'ahistorical' exhibition invites an excess of history.
Doris McCarthy Gallery
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
McMaster Museum of Art
Trinity Square Video (TSV) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for the production, presentation, education and dissemination of video by artists and community organizations. Since 1971, TSV has made access to the means of representation its priority, providing a diverse community of video practitioners media-arts related development through workshops, seminars and classes, as well as offering a space for the creation and exhibition of video art.
Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story
Need a ride to Oakville? Get on the ARTbus (details below).
With their hand-held camerawork, abrupt edits and nonlinear narratives, Keren Cytter's short films evoke an uncertain, frenzied atmosphere. Wine at a birthday party turns into blood and cake spontaneously combusts. A traumatic childhood piano lesson is re-enacted in a Greek restaurant. Characters bark at one another in languages they seem not to understand, mimic each another and morph into the same person. At once DIY in feel and impeccably crafted, Cytter's art borrows from sources such as avant-garde film, reality TV, musicals and novels to shed light on today's mediated culture: how our subjectivities can seem cobbled together from fictional scenes and images, as well as our own—and other people's—experiences.
Spanning both Oakville Galleries locations, Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story brings together nine films, as well as drawings, books and other printed matter, providing Cytter's most ambitious survey to date. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the 25th Images Festival, 12–25 April 2012. I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral, a performance by Keren Cytter, is being presented at the Images Festival on 19 and 20 April (details below).
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1977, Keren Cytter studied at Avni Institute for Art in Tel Aviv and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. After living in Berlin for several years, she has recently relocated to New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009), and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2008). In 2009 she received the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin's Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art.
ARTbus: Exhibition tour to the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Oakville Galleries
Sunday 15 April 2012, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Ride the ARTbus and take in some of this season's most dynamic exhibitions west of the city!
This spring's ARTbus begins with a stop at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, where participants will visit Mark Lewis: Rush Hour, Morning and Evening, Cheapside and Forte!. Visitors will also tour William Kurelek: The Messenger, the first large-scale survey of the highly regarded Canadian artist's work in 30 years. The ARTbus continues to Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square and Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens where Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story is on view. For more information, visit www.oakvillegalleries.com.
This event is generously supported by in-kind donations from Trafalgar Brewing Company.
Keren Cytter: I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral
Thursday 19 April 2012, 7:00 pm & Friday 20 April, 7:00 pm
I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral is a performance that plays with the structures of a theatre play and the theatre itself. On stage and off stage swap places, which means we see mostly the story that happens off stage. The intrigues between the actors are mixed with the rehearsal of lines and scenes. As the play develops, it becomes unclear what is acted or not. Both the stories and characters seem to mingle and at its peak it seems that the mixed-up mental state of the characters has taken over. The play builds up on overlapping dialogues, inner monologues and repetitive movements. This is all accompanied by video fragments showing part of the story and rehearsals; a mirror, table and chairs that represent some lost props and are the props at the same time; and lighting design that plays with the idea of being backstage.
I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral, is one of several new commissions and co-productions that Images Festival is supporting this year, and one of two major new international projects supported by Partners in Art in recognition of the festival's 25th anniversary.
Oakville Galleries has two locations:
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens is located at 1306 Lakeshore Road East, 2 km east of downtown Oakville. Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm–5 pm.
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square is located at 120 Navy Street in downtown Oakville. Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 12 pm–9 pm; Friday 12 pm–5 pm; Saturday 10 am–5 pm; Sunday 1 pm–5 pm.
Admission by donation.
For more information about Oakville Galleries, our exhibitions or programs, please call 905.844.4402 or visit www.oakvillegalleries.com.
Oakville Galleries gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, along with our many individual, corporate and foundation partners.
All artists interested in submitted work for the exhibition please come by the gallery to pick up an entry form or download the form from our website. www.latchamgallery.ca
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