Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kassandra Graham.......CANADA

 City Hall Gallery

110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

Kassandra Graham – Un espace/ de mémoire (A place/ from memory)


February 13 to April 19, 2020 
Opening: Thursday, February 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tour with the artist (bilingual): Friday, February 14, 12:30 pm

 The title A place/ from memory can refer to two separate things, namely the places produced from memory and the places generated from memories. In the first case, fragments of memory construct the place. In the second case, the place causes memories to resurface. My installation can therefore be read in two different, yet complementary ways. It is a fictional place that nevertheless produces echoes of our actual homes, of our actual ways of life. As its title suggests, the project tightly interweaves place and memory, in such a way that it becomes hard to remember which one serves as the premise for the other. Through the objects and materials it displays, this exhibition awakens memories that belong to us, but that can also belong to others.


Kassandra Graham  is an emerging artist originally from Quebec City. Having completed a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts at Université Laval in 2018, she is now pursuing a master’s degree in visual arts at the same institution. She has participated in several group exhibitions, including ExoMars, a satellite exhibition presented as part of the Manif d’art 9. Graham was awarded the 2018 Prix Louis-Garneau. Her first solo exhibition, titled Expo de banlieue, was presented in February 2019 in the exhibition hall of Université Laval’s Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins.
This exhibition A place/ from memory (Un espace/ de mémoire) was made possible by a project grant from Quebec’s Première Ovation funding program, to which the artist offers her sincere thanks.

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Ten Collective...............................CANADA

T  H  E    T  E  N    C  O  L  L  E  C  T  I  V  E
A group of ten Canadian artists featuring
diverse backgrounds and styles of painting.
THIRD ANNUAL SHOW | ALL NEW WORK
April 4 & 5, 2020 | 10am-5pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Free Admission & Parking
Show Venue | Mississippi Valley Textile MuseumA National Historic Site of Canada
3 Rosamond Street East
In the charming town of Almonte, Ontario
First Show | March 31-April 1, 2018
Second Show | April 6 & 7, 2019
Third Show | April 4-5, 2020

Lily Swain, Charlie Spratt, Kaija Mountain, Marina May Raike, Maria Moldovan, KatherineMcNenly, Rosemary Leach, Eileen Hennerman, Jill Halliday Amelia Ah You

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Andrew Wright.................................CANADA

City Hall Ottawa
on display at Corridor 45|75 from January 16 to March 29, 2020. 
110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1




Filmtrack 4 A Sound: Suite Kurelek de Fiala (2010-2020) is inspired by a pristine, unopened box set of records from the 1980s that Wright found in 2009. A perfectly preserved artefact of a more idealistic time, Canadian Anthology (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1987) is carefully unboxed, played and recorded a single time, and then resealed. Within the anthology is George Fiala’s (1922-2017) Kurelek Suite (1982), an orchestral piece in which each of the five movements is composed in response to a particular painting by William Kurelek (1927-1977). Taking Fiala’s homage one step further, Wright makes a filmic chronicle of the unboxing event, which is then screened as three contiguous fields on the gallery walls. The result is a visual journey across vast arctic landscapes of snow and ice – or so it would appear.
-Excerpt from the essay by Adrian Göllner
Biography
Artist Andrew Wright (link is external) creates works in many media and has been preoccupied with using photography in traditional and decidedly non-traditional ways for over 25 years. Wright has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad with shows in places such as the U.S., the U.K., the E.U., Korea and China. He has exhibited at such venues as the London Gallery West; the Polygon Gallery, Vancouver; the Art Museum at the University of Toronto; the Art Gallery of Ontario; the University of California, Berkeley; Oakville Galleries; and the Today Art Museum, Beijing. His works can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the X'i’an Art Museum in China, the City of Ottawa, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the University of Toronto, the Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada’s High Commission in London at Canada House and private collections around the world.
A six-time nominee for the Sobey Art Award, Wright was a semi-finalist in 2007. In 2011, Wright won the inaugural Gattuso Prize at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto. His work has been curated by Joan Fontcuberta and he has shown alongside artists such as Michael Snow, Iain Baxter&, Ed Burtynsky, Rebecca Belmore and Kelly Mark. Andrew Wright is an Associate Professor of Visual Art and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.
FILMTRACK 4 A SOUND: SUITE KURELEK DE FIALA coincides with another exhibition by 2019 Karsh Award laureate Andrew Wright. APEX: Interloper will be on display at Corridor 45|75 from January 16 to March 29, 2020.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Carrie Brummer - Hanna ..........................................USA

Carrie Brummer: Anonymous Woman
November 28, 2019 to January 7, 2020
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1


Anonymous Woman is a collection of artworks portraying unknown women from historical moments. They were photographed and documented, but no one found it important to share their names. This series uses traditionally female materials like embroidery and gold leaf to honour their memory.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Atte Ourie...........(see the movie)...................FINLAND


SEE THE MOVIE - Into The Woods - vimeo 1:30 - Atte Ourie - movie by Helene Lacelle
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOVIE ----- INTO THE WOODS ------

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Annette Hegel & Deborah Margo - By the Bee ....................CANADA





Annette Hegel and Deborah Margo – By the bee

July 18 to September 29, 2019
Opening: Thursday, July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Artists’ talk: Sunday, September 22, 2 pm
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

By the bee is an evolving project by collaborating artists Annette Hegel and Deborah Margo. Bringing together scent, sound, light and three-dimensional elements, it is a representation of bumble bee culture. Variations in the size of the sculptures in the installation, shifts in the volume of sound, emerging scent, changing light conditions, and the tactile nature of the plant components, make this work an immersive experience.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tammy Salzl....................CANADA

The Ottawa School of Art Byward Market Campus is proud to present Beauty and Folly, an exhibition by Tammy Salzl. Beauty and Folly is on display from Thursday February 21 to Sunday March 31, 2019 at the Ottawa School of Art’s Gallery located on the main floor of the Downtown Campus in the Byward Market. All are welcome!

Tammy Salzl is a Montreal based interdisciplinary artist who completed her Master of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2014. Salzl has presented her work across Canada, as well as in Germany, Mexico, and the US. She is a Tedeschi Scholarship recipient, a 2018 OALA/Ground Award recipient, a 2011 Honourable Award Winner in The Kingston Prize, and has received grants and residencies from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, I-Park International Artist in Residence Program, US; the Vermont Studio Centre, US; the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Centre, Yukon; The Banff Centre, AB; and KHMessen Art House, Norway. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include the Two Rivers Gallery, BC, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, AB, and Gallery 101, ON. Salzl has upcoming exhibitions in Montreal, North Bay, and Edmonton.

“My interdisciplinary practice is driven by a keen interest in the power of storytelling and the connections I see between contemporary society, the human psyche, and our relationship with the natural world. The works in Beauty and Folly combine metaphor, material, moving image and sound to examine the psychological complexities of living in a shifting world.”
“My works assign personal and altered narratives to familiar objects and stories, transforming them to reorient thinking about our relationships with the planet, other species, and each other. They draw on the female body and voice (often my own) as a frame of reference, and on the influence of ecology, pop culture, and myth. The gallery becomes a place where we can re- conceive our interconnections with the organic and inorganic world, and where moments of self-awareness and unease are translated into shared experiences and wonder.”
The opening night vernissage & reception will take place at the OSA Main Gallery in the ByWard Market on

Thursday February 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Admission is free.

This free exhibition runs from February 21 to March 31, 2019.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Nathalie Quagliotto.................................CANADA


City Hall Art Gallery
February 7 to April 10, 2019 
City Hall Art Gallery, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa 
Vernissage Feb 7 - 5:30 to 7:30pm

Nathalie Quagliotto  SAFETY MEASURES

(The gallery is open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., including holidays)
This exhibition presents sculptures and an installation that consists of reconfigured childrens’ objects. It looks at how humour and play can affect reform in a social setting. The work presented revolves around the thin line of safety vs. risk and the resulting relationships that can surface out of the objects.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

KALEIDOSCOPE.........................................from CANADA



City Hall Art Gallery 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario

Date December 06–January 30, 2019
 
“Kaleidoscope” highlights new additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2018. Artworks are added to the Collection each year by way of a peer assessment process through purchase, donation and/or commission.

Tiffany APRIL, Shahla BAHRAMI, BHAT BOY, James BOYD, Craig COMMANDA, Kristina CORRE, Lynda CRONIN, Josée DESJARDINS, EN MASSE, Tony FOUHSE, Sarah FULLER, Christopher GRIFFIN, Laurence HYDE IAMRURIK, David KAARSEMAKER, Claude LATOUR, Jim LOGAN, Hayden MENZIES, Drew MOSLEY, Marie-Jeanne MUSIOL, Mélanie MYERS, Nadia MYRE, Jay ODJICK, Theo PELMUS, Annie POOTOOGOOK, Barry POTTLE, Ramona RAMLOCHAND, Leslie REID, Philip ROSE, Mana ROUHOLAMINI, Vera SALTZMAN, Komi SESHIE, Meredith SNIDER, Svetlana SWINIMER, TAFUI, Katherine TAKPANNIE, John TENASCO, Anne Wanda TESSIER, Douglas WALKER, Tavi WEISZ, Colin WHITE, Anna WILLIAMS, Andrew WRIGHT

Saturday, November 3, 2018

LIfeCycle - Barbara Brown & Cynthia O'Brien - Karsh Mason Gallery - Ottawa



LifeCycle Conversations is inspired by the theme of memento mori – a reminder of human fragility, mortality and the inevitability of death. In traditional Western painting it is represented symbolically by flowers, fruit and other objects, but here memento mori has been transposed into immersive installations created collaboratively by Barbara Brown and Cynthia O’Brien.

This is the first time that Barbara Brown (photography) and Cynthia O’Brien (clay sculpture) have chosen to work in a collaborative manner – their new works are the fruit of their combined artistic vision. Though the artists work in different media, both employ the changing beauty and delicacy of plants and flowers as a commemorative act and as an observance of transience, loss, memory, decline and rejuvenation in all living things. Brown and O’Brien’s installations also reflect the emotional impact that working as artists in a long-term care residence, where they befriend individuals who are near the end of their lives, has had. Their work reveals profound insights gained from this experience.

Karsh /Mason Gallery
110 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa Canada

Friday, August 3, 2018

FRANCINE CHAMAILLARD.................from CANADA


Francine, je ne suis pas sur Facebook - merci pour la belle home-made carte postale! Keep sending them in!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jordan Seal...........................................CANADA

Artist statement excerpt

I wish to create a garden for you. It is overgrown, alive and bustling with alternative plants and insects. Fauna and flora from a secret world, an untouchable realm. I wish to express the principles of the divine through a plethora of organic abstraction. I strive to construct creations that lie outside our universe and yet parallel it. Nature begins again in isolation. I have eschewed measurements, sketches, references, strict geometry. I denounce the brutal vulgarity of the straight line and the square. I begin from nothing and build into a frenzy. I champion the curve, indulging in sensual textures. I am driven to express the uniqueness that pervades being.


Jordan Seal – Wealth of the Eternal Garden

March 22 to May 23, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, April 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm (joint opening with the Karsh-Masson Gallery).
Artist talk: Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Helene Lacelle from........................................CANADA