Local Art Events

McIntosh Gallery

Light Well (2014), printed using inkjet on Hahnemuehle Fine Art paper and mounted on Sintra.

Current Exhibition: Angela Grauerholz: Écrins Écrans
November 1, 2019 – December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14 | 8-10PM at the McIntosh Gallery, U.W.O., London
Guided exhibition tour with Gallery Director, James Patten: Wednesday, November 13th | 12:30 PM
Art Now! Presents Catherine Bédard in Conversation with Angela Grauerholz: Thursday, November 14th | 7PM in the North Campus Building, room 117

The artist, Angela Grauerholz, presents an ensemble of photographic projects in which individual and collective memory become entangled in magnificent yet somewhat disturbing images. Écrins Écrans focuses on the body of colour photographs taken beginning in 2001, the year the artist produced ‘Privation’, a project that documented the charred archives of the artist’s library following a house fire and symbolically marked her passage from analogue to digital photography.                    

This exhibition comprises forty spare, frameless prints in which we see how the artist explores a new form of proximity and intimacy. Desire shows through as much as the memories, between drapery, curtains and chicanes devoid of human presence.

Aegyptus (detail), Dil Hildebrand (2017), acrylic, nylon fibre & sand on acrylic panel. Crosscurrent No. 8 (detail), Patrick Thibert (2017), powder coated aluminum

Current Exhibition: Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert: Dancing on the Grave
November 2, 2019 – January 25, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2 | 2-4PM at the Woodstock Art Gallery
Artist Walk & Talk: Saturday, November 2 | 3PM

Featuring recent works by Dil Hildebrand and Patrick Thibert, the tongue-in-cheek title of this exhibition conjures up associations to mortality and re-birth, but more directly references the genre of abstraction. In the last 100 years, abstraction has been sought after, theorized, given life and meaning to, only to be re-interpreted and re-invented many times over. Both Hildebrand and Thibert are part of this complex and faceted trajectory, coming to abstraction from their own individual positions of experience and place. Seen together, the works of Hildebrand and Thibert reveal shared common links but also the diverse tangents that the genre of abstraction possesses.

 

 

 

CommunionMan (left) and CommunionWoman (right)

Current Exhibition: ErikFlock: Evolutionary Art
November 2, 2019 – January 25, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2 | 2-4PM at the Woodstock Art Gallery

Mathematical Artist ErikFlock (a.k.a. F A.M. E) began his artistic career in Evolutionary Art in 2014 with a self-devised mathematical formula and a computer. ErikFlock is a digital colourist and mathematical theorist. He is the inventor of Digital Press Ink (DPI) for Digital Machine Art (Digimacha). ErikFlock envisions an algorithm to predict a pattern of prime numbers in a square, defines this pattern as a digital algorithm and creates a process to produce evolutionary art of artistic and technical merit “of equivalent infinity and figurative plausibility.” His belief, simply stated, “Art Made Man.”

 

Museum London

Yhonnie Scarce, Hollowing Earth (2017), blown and hot-formed uranium glass

Current Exhibition: Yhonnie Scarce & Michael Belmore: Ways of Being
September 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Fall Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29 | 2-4PM at Museum London, London
Yhonnie Scarce & Michael Belmore Exhibition Talk: Sunday, September 29 | 1PM
“Art Now” Artist Talk with Michael Belmore: Thursday, October 17 | 7PM

This two-person exhibition brings into dialogue the work of the Australian Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha and Nukunu peoples) and the Canadian First Nations artist Michael Belmore (Ojibway). Working primarily in glass, Scarce makes visible the oppressive histories of Aboriginal peoples in Australia, examining relations between human bodies and the land. Through his deliberate use of materials, especially metal and stone, Belmore’s work similarly embodies Indigenous knowledge, material realities of the land, and the experience of living in relation to its sense of time.

 

Glorious Bones (2018-19), 46 repurposed football helmets, African wax prints, soil, metal

Current Exhibition: Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat
September 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Fall Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29 | 2-4PM at Museum London, London
Exhibition Tour with Esmaa Mohamoud & guest curator Matthew Kyba: Sunday, November 10 | 2PM

The works of Esmaa Mohamoud imaginatively re-purposes sports gear to re-examine understandings of contemporary Blackness, questioning the definitions of Blackness as a colour & shade, &/or as a societal or cultural contruction. The London, Ontario-born artist transforms athletic equipment and symbols to illustrate pervasive, discriminatory behaviours and attitudes based on race, class, gender, and sexuality.

 

Urban Renewal with Sailors (1968), gelatin silver print on paper

Current Exhibition: THE LOST CITY: Ian MacEachern’s Photographs of Saint John
September 21, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Fall Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29 | 2-4PM at Museum London, London

From the 1950s through the 1970s, cities throughout North America engaged in disruptive periods of massive “urban renewal” of older, poorer areas. These aged neighbourhoods were razed to make way for highways, housing projects, sports arenas, and acres of open, unoccupied space.

Ian MacEachern focused his camera lens on one such neighbourhood in Saint John which was not simply transformed over time, it was obliterated.

MacEachern’s images represent a rich trove of human stories about community, family ties, the disappearing architectural landscape, and the face of powerful change during the mid-twentieth century. They portray the day-to-day adversity, but also the episodes of sympathy and joy that surrounded inner city urban life not so long ago. These photographs show us a Saint John that was tired but full of energy; decaying but full of life. This is the lost city.

 

Tony Urquhart (c. 1960s), gelatin silver print on paper

Current Exhibition: Ian MacEachern & Don Vincent: London Lens
September 21, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Fall Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29 | 2-4PM at Museum London, London

London Lens brings together the imagery of two London photographers from the 1960s. Artists who were also friends, Ian MacEachern and Don Vincent portrayed life in this city’s downtown, capturing glimpses of work and leisure, and recording the creative cultural upheaval in which the London Regionalists—artists, filmmakers, novelists, poets, musicians, and activists—flourished. 

 

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Current Exhibitions: Jenn E. Norton: Slipstream & Siphonophora
October 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 | 6-9PM at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia
Members Reception: 7PM | RSVP Required

Slipstream

Inspired by a residency in Paris and her particular interest in making the invisible visible, Jenn E Norton combines the influence of Art Nouveau with movement reminiscent of Loïe Fuller’s (1862 – 1928) serpentine dance. Credited as an innovator of modern dance, Fuller used her voluminous robes as a performative sculptural object, radically positioning dance within a conceptual realm. Channeling theatrical strategies from a century ago, Norton employs choreographed movements and digital technologies to position the body as a site of metamorphic potential. Choreography performed by Katie Ewald. Read our recent review by Madeline Lennon on this exhibition: Click here.

 

Siphonophora

Jenn E Norton’s concurrent exhibition, Siphonophora, is an immersive installation made from an assemblage of refuse materials that writhe and move as though part of a single collective body. Heaps of plastic become animated with movement and light in the manner of the twinkling bioluminescence of hydrozoans. Forms undulate and inflate, morphing between forms of detritus, marine species, and finally an anthropomorphic giant. The installation draws the viewer in and eventually reveals itself as a looming self-portrait of habitual consumption.

 

EXCAVO Fine Art

Chamber Skin (2016), acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36″

Upcoming Exhibition: Lauren Pelc-McArthur: Breakneck Glimmer
November 14, 2019 – December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14 | 6-9PM at Central Studios, London

The Toronto born, Montreal-based artist, Lauren Pelc-McArthur’s work explores the relationship between fabricated dimensions and the experience of the viewer. Evoking the instability of the digital realm, the artist addresses a contemporary culture inundated with visual information via digital platforms and the subsequent distortion of how art is ultimately produced, disseminated and absorbed.  

 

 

 

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Strand Fine Art Services

Ningiukulu Teevee, Floral Transformation, stonecut & stencil, 61.5 x 79.7 cm

60th Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection

October 19, 2019 – November 16, 2019

Located on the southern tip of Baffin Island, Cape Dorset is hailed as the most artistic community in Canada and the undisputed capital of Inuit art. For 60 years, Kinngait and Dorset Fine Arts has provided a global community with this annual release of extraordinary works in lithography, etching, stone cut, stencil, and screen print.

 

 

Westland Gallery

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