Canada on Screen: Installations
Thursday, June 15 - August 13, 2017
TIFF Lightbox Gallery
A very special exhibition, with works by Stan Douglas, Vera Frenkel, Rodney Graham and Michael Snow, will open at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 continuing until August 13th, and will mark the closing of the TIFF Lightbox Gallery. And if you're curious about the work and the artists, we'll be talking on a panel the next day, Friday, June 16th, at 6:30 PM. Admission FREE! Everyone welcome!
National Gallery of Canada
This work deals with the attempt to remove autobiographical and ritualistic activities from their normal context and place them within an art context in order to reconsider their meaning. This transformation is effected by the decision itself to subject these activities to an aesthetic attitude and isolate them as images. But more important is the transposition of real gestural activity in three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface, where it takes on a unique existence related to the brushwork of painting.
JOSEPH D. CARRIER Gallery
An eclectic mixture of recent work by three long-time artist friends. Abstract, representational and figurative works in a variety of sizes and using different mediums including acrylic, oil and cold wax.
Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Sir Walter Stewart Library
Sacred Dot Paintings investigates the nature of making as meditation in the style of the Aboriginal Australian dot painting. Taking a single image & portraying it only in dots is challenging & liberating.
In Indigenous and non-Indigenous floral cultures, the use of flowers in art objects becomes a marker of cultural identity as well as a source of beauty and an act of elegance. Cultural identity through floral symbolism provides a source of distinct placement and allows cultural mapping through art objects. Curated by Jaime Koebel Artists: Christi Belcourt, Barry Ace, David Charrette, Kelly Duquette, Nathalie Mantha, MyrosiaHemeniuk, Kirk Brant, Simon Brascoupe.
Patricia Moore, painter
Gallery on the Bay
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Gallery on the Bay will be exhibiting 150 works by gallery artists, depicting aspects of the provinces and territories of Canada. Gallery on the Bay (905) 540-8532. www.galleryonthebay.com
Loop Gallery presents:
Michael Pflug: Paintings
Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, August 6, 2017
Oening Reception: Saturday, July 15 at 2 PM
Since the 1940’s, Pflug has produced an incredible oeuvre of modernist and post-modern painting. Inspired to respond to the European movement of New Objectivity, Pflug continues to paint vitally personal and poetic scenes from everyday life to abstract expression. Inspired by artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Saul Steinberg, Pflug decided to innovate into new painterly styles that were unseen at the time. Through his iconic body of work, Loop Gallery is ecstatic to present Pflug’s first ever Toronto retrospective.
Tony Urquhart in a two person show
Hatch Gallery, Prince Edward County
Hatch Gallery is pleased to announce it's next exciting exhibition opening July 01, 2017. The show features pioneering Canadian abstractionist artist, Tony Urquhart and important new work from his Organic Gesture series. This Canada Day opening exhibition will also feature several historical pieces by Urquhart, including 2 very significant museum works from 1965. Tony Urquhart has been honoured with the Order of Canada and exhibited work in the Canadian Pavilion during Expo '67 celebrations in Montreal, Quebec. The opening will also include brand new work by emerging Canadian abstract artist, Cynthia Chapman. www.hatchgallerypec.com
David Kaye Gallery
Oh Canada! is a celebration in maple leaves. Tracey Lawko recreates this iconic symbol in soft textile sculpture. The life-size leaves are individually stitched and nuanced representing the beautiful diversity of our land and people. No two leaves are the same, nor will they ever be.
Colours in Black and White
August 9 - September 10, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday August 12, 1 - 4 PM
Headwaters Gallery, Alton Mills Arts Centre
A series of large (some 5 feet wide) mixed media landscapes on canvas that work to convey a sense of distance, movement, and the energies of a place in black, white and nuances of gray. I want to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. I want to convey the sensations of movement and energy -whether beneath the soil or under the skin - with little detail as possible and still evoke the feeling and power of place. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday and the artist is in attendance on Saturdays and Sundays while the show is on. Free admission.
Using a combination of plein air paintings and studio work, this body of work reflects on the Grand River and its surrounding area known as the Haldimand Tract. Using visual language in landscape art, it speaks softly to the teaching of the two row wampam belt; Living side by side, journeying together, with mutual respect, honour and humility.
Canadian Sculpture Centre presents:
500 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C8
Celebrating Canada's 150th - the Sculptors Society of Canada is pleased to present a portraiture exhibition in all media - exploring National Identity.Featuring works by: Adrienne Alison, Eden Bender, John Clinton, Art DiLella, Karen Stoskopf Harding, Elaine Jaques, Saulius Jaskus, Marlene Kawalez, J.Mac, Richard McNeill, Elizabeth Merei, Peter Shoebridge. (Please note: Gallery will be closed Jun 30-Jul 8).
Every June, Gallery 200 at The School of Dance in Ottawa shows a highly diverse and fascinating thematic summer group exhibition. This year’s challenge is Self Portraits (not Selfies) In the tradition of, or perhaps, breaking the tradition of the artist’s portrait of his/herself. The exhibition will run from June 8th to September 12th. Additional information can be found at: www.theschoolofdance.ca/gallery200
Ysabel Sureth Privatgalerie
Photo-based artist Becky Comber and acrylic and mixed media painter Heidi Berger will be exhibiting exciting new work this May in Germany. Hosted by Ysabel Sureth Privat gallerie in AchterstädterStraße, works will be on display from May 21, 2017 to July 26, 2017. An opening reception will be on Friday May 21st, beginning at 3PM. Visit heidiberger.com or beckycomber.com for further information.