As part of the community-wide effort to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the following galleries will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice:
Art Gallery of Burlington (opening June 30, 2020)
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor
EXCAVO Fine Art
Gallery Stratford (opening June 30, 2020)
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Michael Gibson Gallery
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Woodstock Art Gallery
Current Artist in Residence – Johannes Zits: Listening to Trees
Curated by James Patten
McIntosh Gallery statement:
“It is with particular regret that we cut short Johannes Zits’ artist residency Listening to Trees. We thank Johannes, Mkomosé (Dr. Andrew Judge), and all the contributors for agreeing to reschedule events in order to complete the project in 2021. During the interim, from his Toronto studio, Johannes has been developing performances based on his research and documentation taken from his time in London. We will share online documentation of the project as it unfolds on social media.”
The Opening of a Leaf: Community Photography Exercise
“One aim of my residency at McIntosh Gallery is to acknowledge the life forces within trees. It is only through ongoing observation of minute detail that we become aware of their growth over time. Bearing witness to these ever-unfolding changes, we become intimate with the tree and acknowledging the life force within it.” – Johannes Zits
Stasis is not part of the natural world. Everything in nature, including trees, changes over time. Much of this is gradual & easily overlooked. Seasonal growth cycles provide the clearest evidence of the dynamic force that guides trees through time & space over their long lives.
Now is the best time of year to experience the changes in the trees around us. And with so many of us at home during this cool and quiet spring, we have opportunity to experience & celebrate what we often take for granted.
The McIntosh Gallery invites you to participate in Johannes’ ongoing residency by photographing unfurling tree buds in your backyard, in a park or an alley nearby, or anywhere trees grow in your community. Visit one tree at least twice a week over the next month to witness & document its growth. Share your images with the gallery on social media by using #TheOpeningOfALeaf or by tagging @McIntoshGallery, or email images directly to email@example.com. See community photo submissions HERE.
New limited hours!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ∼ 10AM – 6PM
Saturday ∼ 10AM – 5PM
Sunday ∼ 12AM – 4PM
Upcoming Exhibition – Eric Atkinson
July 21, 2020 – August 8, 2020
A solo exhibition of artwork by influential London artist Eric Atkinson.
Read our interview with the artist, From Leeds to London: In Conversation with Eric Atkinson (January 13, 2020), by Nida Doherty
Square Foot Show 2020
Applications open now, due October 10, 2020
Apply at westlandgallery.ca
New limited hours!
Tuesday to Friday ∼ 10AM – 5PM
Art works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection will be on display. Announcements regarding upcoming exhibits & revisions to opening hours will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Read our article, Curating Before & After the Pandemic (April 17, 2020), by Matthew Ryan Smith, the Curator & Head of Collections at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery.
Michael Gibson Gallery’s current exhibitions can be viewed online HERE & are open by appointment only.
Current Exhibition – Michael Smith: In Light of Time
June 4 – June 27, 2020
Michael Smith’s landscape paintings investigate the relationship between image and abstraction. Interested in illusions of illuminated space, he explores how light can be both incidental and instrumental in painting. Using an expressive impasto, Smith creates a visual language that tells a history of moments where atmospheric conditions have made claims on particular places.
Montreal painter Michael Smith shares a behind-the-scenes video of him painting the monumental 2020 triptych “Rouffignac” included in the exhibition. The painting was inspired by a 1972 trip to southern France where he discovered a hidden entrance to ancient paleolithic caves. Watch HERE.
Current Exhibition – Keiran Brennan Hinton: A Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day
June 4 – June 27, 2020
The 14 small canvases included in Brennan Hinton’s show are immediate observations of his surrounding environment. Painted between March and May 2020, the jewel-like paintings record the changes of Toronto’s night sky and intimate moments from his daily life during Covid-19.
For Brennan-Hinton, the title of the show, “A Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day”, signifies the strangeness of the way time passes during the pandemic, the uncertainty that we all feel and the way these paintings have been a way to pin down the present.
The broken clock doesn’t stop time, which nods to the state of our familiar forms of measurement falling short – life continues on without the second hand ticking. The “twice a day” also signifies the two parallel series, painting day and night, one of the only constants during this moment.
#MuseumLdn From Home
Virtual tours, online programming, view online collection, local history lectures, fun & helpful resources. Click HERE.
Art activities, virtual exhibitions, educational resources & more! At cityofwoodstock.ca.
Read our article, Given Her Due (May 7, 2020), by Mary Reid (Director/Curator of the Woodstock Art Gallery) where she discusses the winter exhibitions at the Art Gallery before the COVID-19 closure.
Current Exhibition – Carpe Diem: Multiplos
As part of the community-wide effort to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), EXCAVO will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Carpe Diem: Multiplos editions are available for online viewing. For any inquiries please contact Gallery Director Moira McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (519) 719-3190.
Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa (CDAP) is a contemporary art nonprofit and multidisciplinary visual arts structure based in Lisbon, Portugal with the aspiration to generate an international network of exchange between artists, critics, students and the public.
While the public art centre is closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they have invited the public to take a closer look at works from their collection & artists from the St. Thomas community with a series of images, stories & videos in an online exhibit.
Upcoming Exhibition – Selections from the Permanent Collection
Celebrating STEPAC’s amazing collection, Selections, will include some wonderful examples of portraiture, contemporary landscapes, abstract paintings & drawings including, Painters Eleven, and some new acquisitions.