Due to current Provincial Public Health directives, Ontario public galleries remain closed. Please contact the gallery before visiting.
Current Exhibition – Johnnene Maddison: An Interior Life
Exhibition runs until July 31, 2021. View this exhibition online.
An archive of the pandemic period using the universal language of art.
Read Johnnene Maddison Undaunted in the Featured Artist section by our own Nida Doherty.
Current Exhibition – “Land and See” with Morag Webster, Linda Wiebe and Kim Wilkie.
The Garage Gallery Benmiller’s 2021 Exhibit is called “Land and See” with artists Morag Webster, Linda Weibe and Kim Wilkie. These artists will be showcasing a selection of paintings, mixed media art, sculptures and gallery installations exploring their perspectives or views on land and water.
Our exhibition season runs from June 3rd to September 30th this year in Benmiller, Ontario. Summer hours of operation are Thursdays to Sundays, 12 -5pm. For those who will be visiting our gallery, please note that the gallery is only accessible by a set of stairs. Please put [80602 Benmiller Line] in your GPS to find the gallery.
Morag is compelled to develop work that brings to light common interests like the beauty found in nature and the discrepancies found in the ever changing environment. – Morag Webster
Encaustic paint and a collection of materials, often found along the shores of Lake Huron, are my seeds for creation. With play and intuition my art emerges from the earthy and watery subconscious depths to become paintings that are maps for your journey and assemblages and sculptures that are signposts or stations along the way. – Linda Wiebe
Kim brings forward a broad discussion and acknowledges what we have overlooked many times in our reality, that we have created and inappropriately disposed of in our world. Phraseology is used to describe our underlying, decisive cloaking in a way of being, while simultaneously acknowledging it as a process of reconciliation.
– Kim Wilkie
Current Exhibition – Print London, Mastering Lithography – Tips from the Pros
PRINT LONDON presents a series of virtual artist talks in June by esteemed Canadian printmakers who are masters of stone and plate lithography. Speaking from the printmaking studios where they currently practice, these artists will take viewers on a tour of their work in this medium from the site of production.
These talks will be of interest to both printmakers and professional visual artists who have contemplated working with a custom printer.
Current Exhibition – becoming again beginning undone – Ellen Moffat
June 24, 2021 – July 24, 2021
becoming again beginning undone is an intermingling of sensorial, temporal, visual, and cognitive aspects of sound, space, and listening. Sound art expands our thinking and understanding about boundaries, space, and social relations with the world and with each other. Listening situates us to the world in relation to others. The ubiquity and expansive character of sound means we are always within sound; we cannot turn it off. Active listening to sound extends our awareness to others and to difference as mutable relations within the resonant space of the gallery. Moffat’s research is informed by such ideas and texts as Rosi Braidotti’s “as if” as the interconnectivity of events, forces, and bodies; Yves Lomax’s “conjugation” in which the coincidence of discrete actions results in a sonic event; and Salomé Voegelin’s “listening” from the position of the sonic subject engaged with the world as sonic perception.
Upcoming Exhibition – Quinn Smallboy: String Theory
(Postponed to) July 31, 2021 – September 26, 2021
The artist Quinn Smallboy uses string and rope to examine Indigenous cultural objects, identity, and worldview. For Smallboy, string functions as an aesthetic object and marker of negative space that prompts us to experience our surroundings in novel ways. Yet string also holds a close relationship to memory; it is a symbol or metaphor that helps us piece together abstract points in space and time that thread together the past.
Current Exhibition – ‘Blazes Along the Trail’: Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision
November 14, 2020 – June 26, 2021
Curator: Christopher Finn
David Milne’s significance as an early twentieth century Canadian modernist artist rests on his focused & deeply personal art making strategies informed by an innovative aesthetic & stylistic approach. The selection of works featured in this exhibition reveals the range of David Milne’s inspiration in exploring media which supported his painting while also fostering new considerations in his approach to his art-making.
Upcoming Exhibition – Common Collective: Controlled Burn
July 14, 2021 – September 18, 2021
Curator: Mary Reid
Common Collective is a network of audio/visual artists residing in Stratford, Hamilton and Montreal. This site-specific video and sound installation focuses on a barn burning and the challenges and stories of the local rural agricultural community.