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Whitby
1450 Henry Street, Whitby ON L1N 0A8 (corner of Henry and Victoria Streets)
hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-4:30, Thur 10-9, Sat & Sun 12-4. Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve & Day.
admission: FREE
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Exhibitions ... more
Exhibitions
Jun 3-Jul 2, 2017 | reception Sat 3 Jun, 1pm:
Barry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Five Great Lakes. Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin presents a new series of honouring blankets for the five Great Lakes. Hudson's Bay trade blankets are adorned with unique Anishinaabe blanket strips that remix intricately designed floral motifs and geometric iconography composed of traditional glass-cut beads and contemporary electronic components (capacitors, resistors, and diodes). Each blanket is a homage to a specific Great Lake and retells Anishinaabeg historical and cultural narratives through the use of mnemonic iconography and code embedded into each blanket strip. The suite of contemporary honouring blankets is witness to the persistence of Anishinaabeg cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary. Also presented in the exhibition is a select précis from the suite of photographic works entitled Memory Landscape. These works are a homage and requiem on the passing of a close friend documenting the artist's connection and travel on the land and water in the Great Lakes region of Manitoulin and Algoma. These sensitive and personal diptychs simultaneously capture a presence and absence of a life that once was and are beautifully embellished with beaded medicine flowers and iconography as honouring tributes ... more
Barry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Five Great Lakes.
Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin presents a new series of honouring blankets for the five Great Lakes. Hudson's Bay trade blankets are adorned with unique Anishinaabe blanket strips that remix intricately designed floral motifs and geometric iconography composed of traditional glass-cut beads and contemporary electronic components (capacitors, resistors, and diodes). Each blanket is a homage to a specific Great Lake and retells Anishinaabeg historical and cultural narratives through the use of mnemonic iconography and code embedded into each blanket strip. The suite of contemporary honouring blankets is witness to the persistence of Anishinaabeg cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary.
Also presented in the exhibition is a select précis from the suite of photographic works entitled Memory Landscape. These works are a homage and requiem on the passing of a close friend documenting the artist's connection and travel on the land and water in the Great Lakes region of Manitoulin and Algoma. These sensitive and personal diptychs simultaneously capture a presence and absence of a life that once was and are beautifully embellished with beaded medicine flowers and iconography as honouring tributes.
Jul 9-Sep 3, 2017 | reception Thur 13 Jul, 7pm:
David Wysotski: Temporarily Mine. It's been seven years in the making. Artist and illustrator David Wysotski has meticulously crafted over forty paintings exploring our fleeting ownership of vintage hand tools. It's an impressive body of paintings with meaningful resonance – the entire suite was made on-site at the gallery. Every Monday, the gallery hosts Open Studio in the downstairs studios; a safe, positive, free-of-charge workspace for local artists and enthusiasts. David's associations weave together with the gallery, long before he began regularly creating in Open Studio. In the summer of 2017, we uncover David's long-awaited series and celebrate an exceptional regional talent in our midst ... more
David Wysotski: Temporarily Mine.
It's been seven years in the making. Artist and illustrator David Wysotski has meticulously crafted over forty paintings exploring our fleeting ownership of vintage hand tools. It's an impressive body of paintings with meaningful resonance – the entire suite was made on-site at the gallery. Every Monday, the gallery hosts Open Studio in the downstairs studios; a safe, positive, free-of-charge workspace for local artists and enthusiasts. David's associations weave together with the gallery, long before he began regularly creating in Open Studio. In the summer of 2017, we uncover David's long-awaited series and celebrate an exceptional regional talent in our midst.
Events ... more
Events
Apr-Jun 2017:
Art Talks. (16+ years; FREE to attend) –
Wed 24 May, 7-8pm: Guest speaker and author Angie Littlefield will discuss her latest book, Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food.
Mon 5 Jun, 1pm
: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Arts Club Band" [...] this special art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record's psychedelic sleeve.
Thur 15 Jun, 7-8pm: Artist's Walk & Talk: Barry Ace. Ottawa-based Anishinaabeg artist Barry Ace presents a new series of honouring blankets for The Five Great Lakes. The blankets are witness to the persistence of cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary. Join SG Curator Olex for an interesting walk and talk through this thought-provoking exhibition during Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations ... more
Art Talks. (16+ years; FREE to attend) –
Mon 3 Apr, 1-2pm: "The Amended Landscape" – by Chai Duncan. This second curatorial talk by Chai Duncan, Curator of the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, will explore the concept of landscape – the role it has played and the evolution it has undergone in the world of art, as well as in the construction of Canadian cultural identity.
Thur 13 Apr, 7-8pm: "The Vinyl Story" – by Olex Wlasenko. At the Whitby Public Library, an art talk just in time for Record Store Day! Vintage album covers are a fascinating entry point to the world of visual art. Curator Olex Wlasenko shares his passion for collecting vinyl records and brings in his favourites that tell the captivating stories behind the music.
Thur 20 Apr, 7-8pm: "Not-so-Starving Artists." We've all heard of impoverished artists working tirelessly for their craft through the ages. This encore art talk reaches beyond the well-worn stereotype to explore the connection between wealth and artistic achievement.
Mon 1 May, 1-2pm: "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" Art can be distressing. some artists check the bounds of their profession through tests of hardship, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. This talk explores artistic extremes through performances, Endurance Art and creative feats of stamina.
Thur 11 May, 7-8pm: "The Daves We Know" – by Olex Wlasenko. At the Whitby Public Library. We'll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of "David." From Michelangelo's famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name – during this hour we'll explore the works of David Blackwood, Caspar David Friederich, David Hockney, David Bowie, Jacques-Louis David, and Micah Lexier.
Thur 18 May, 7-8pm: "How Appropriate?" Appropriation has been a strategy used by artists for over a century. In this encore presentation, we'll survey how artists adopt, borrow, recycle or sample cultural production to make new statements with old images.
Wed 24 May, 7-8pm: "Tom Thomson" with Angie Littlefield. Guest speaker and author Angie Littlefield will discuss her latest book, Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food.
Mon 5 Jun, 1-2pm: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Arts Club Band." Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles' eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, this special art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record's psychedelic sleeve.
Thur 15 Jun, 7-8pm: Artist's Walk & Talk: Barry Ace. Ottawa-based Anishinaabeg artist Barry Ace presents a new series of honouring blankets for The Five Great Lakes. The blankets are witness to the persistence of cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary. Join SG Curator Olex for an interesting walk and talk through this thought-provoking exhibition during Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations.
Thur 20 Jul, 7-8pm: "The Daves We Know." We'll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of "David." From Michelangelo's famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name – during this hour we'll explore the works made by artistic Davids – not to mention, we'll be surrounded by David Wysotski's solo show.
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