ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Daniel Hutchinson - Angell Gallery - August 22nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><strong>ANGELL GALLERY</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>DANIEL HUTCHINSON:&nbsp;</em><em>WHEN THE LIGHTHOUSE IS DARK BETWEEN FLASHES</em>, new paintings by this acclaimed Canadian abstractionist. The exhibition is in the West Gallery and Project Room from&nbsp;<strong>August 22&nbsp;to&nbsp;September 27, 2014</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><strong>Daniel Hutchinson</strong>&nbsp;is fast becoming one of Canada's most esteemed abstract painters. In this exhibition</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Hutchison</strong>&nbsp;pushes his signature form - near-black monochromes in which meticulously painted abstract shapes glisten in response to light - in dazzling new directions.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><strong>Daniel Hutchinson&nbsp;</strong>received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver and his MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax. He has exhibited across North America, Australia and Sweden. In 2013, Hutchinson's work appeared in solo exhibitions at YYZ Artists' Outlet and Angell Gallery in Toronto, in the national survey The Painting Project, at L'Universit&eacute; du Qu&eacute;bec &agrave; Montr&eacute;al, and in the Micah Lexier curated show, More Than Two, at The Power Plant in Toronto. Accolades include two times semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and the prestigious Brucebo Foundation Artist Residency in Gotland, Sweden, among others. Upcoming projects include a two-person exhibition at Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax and Painting Hamilton at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in November 2014.</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:35:54 +0000 Rafael Ochoa - Angell Gallery - August 22nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Concurrently in the<strong>&nbsp;East Gallery&nbsp;</strong>we are&nbsp;pleased to present&nbsp;<em>RAFAEL OCHOA: OVERWROUGHT</em>,&nbsp;a series of new digital paintings. The exhibition is on in the east gallery from&nbsp;<strong>August 22&nbsp;to&nbsp;September 27, 2014. &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>An opening reception will be held on&nbsp;August 22, 6 to 9 PM.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While&nbsp;<strong>Rafael Ochoa's</strong>&nbsp;digital paintings may broadly be categorized as Post-Internet art, they occupy a distinctive territory within this genre, distinguished as they are by the artist's singular technique and his creative remix of imagery drawn from pre-20th century art. Like many artists whose careers began in the last decade,<strong>Ochoa</strong>&nbsp;scours the Internet for inspiration, honing in elements of Old Master paintings that catch his fancy - a gesture here, a face there. Using these diverse sources as models, he builds from scratch new forms, using a complex and labour-intensive rendering process he has been developing over the past seven years.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:12:33 +0000 Alex Colville - Art Gallery of Ontario - August 23rd 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario starting in summer 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist&rsquo;s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO&rsquo;s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville&rsquo;s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Known for painting decidedly personal subject matter, Colville&rsquo;s painstakingly precise images depict an elusive tension, capturing moments perpetually on the edge of change and the unknown, often imbued with a deep sense of danger.&nbsp;Featuring works assembled from museums and private collections nationwide, many of which have never been shown publicly, the exhibition spans Colville&rsquo;s entire career, including iconic paintings such as&nbsp;<em>Horse and Train</em>, 1953;&nbsp;<em>To Prince Edward Island</em>, 1965;&nbsp;<em>Woman in Bathtub</em>, 1973; and&nbsp;<em>Target Pistol and Man</em>, 1980.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Toronto in 1920, Colville was a painter, printmaker and veteran who drew his inspiration from the world around him, transforming the seemingly mundane figures and events of everyday life into archetypes of the modern condition. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1982 and won a Governor General's Visual and Media Arts Award in 2003.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:11:38 +0000 William Lees Judson - Museum London - August 23rd 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This retrospective exhibition examines the work of teacher, portrait artist and landscape painter William Lees Judson; tracing his early life in Thamesville, Ontario, his career as a local painter and teacher in London, Ontario, and finally his exodus from Canada and his new life in California where he helped to found the School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. The exhibition includes numerous works local collections, never before exhibited, as well as several loans from public and private collections in California.</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:19:06 +0000 Allen Ginsberg - University of Toronto Art Centre - September 2nd 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized in collaboration with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, the exhibition comprises over 150 photographs taken by the legendary Beat poet and activist Allen Ginsberg, capturing his life, loves, and artistic community, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Peter Orlovsky and others of the Beat generation of writers, poets, and activists. The photographs are drawn on the collection of close to 8,000 prints recently donated by The Rossy Family Foundation to the University of Toronto Art Centre and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Lead Sponsor: The Rossy Family Foundation.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:36:05 +0000 AA Bronson - University of Toronto Art Centre - September 2nd 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring work by AA Bronson, artist, healer, and surviving member of General Idea, this exhibition centers on a series of life-size, diamond-dusted self-portraits of Bronson as artist-shaman alongside experiments with self-portraiture from the late 1960s to the present. &nbsp;AA Bronson: Life and Work considers the revolutionary power of queer politics, self-representation, and artistic practices of healing. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto.</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:36:10 +0000 Robert Giard - University of Toronto Art Centre - September 2nd 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Disarming in their unadorned, straightforward style, the portraits featured in this exhibition are drawn from a multi-year gift of 53 works of American photographer Robert Giard to the University of Toronto. In this series, Giard ambitiously set out to create a portrait archive celebrating American and Canadian lesbian and gay literary figures in the wake of the AIDS crisis. The Robert Giard photography collection was generously donated by Jonathan Silin.</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:53:05 +0000 Gina Rorai - Corkin Gallery - September 3rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>The work of Gina Rorai are hybrids combining aspects of still life, abstract, and landscape painting. She believes in the totality of painting and sees the emotional connection of the painting to the viewer as the critical element.</p> <p>In the still life paintings she uses her own collection of objects and fabrics. She combines interior still life and outdoor landscapes on the same plane making the final painting ambiguous.</p> <div> <p>Gina Rorai completed her BFA at York University in 1989. She was included in 60 Painters at Humber Arts and Media Studios and in Contingency and Continuity: Negotiating New Abstraction at the Macdonald Stewart Art Gallery at Guelph. This is her first exhibition with Corkin Gallery.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:41:16 +0000 Nicholas Di Genova - LE Gallery - September 5th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:17:18 +0000 Amie Siegel - Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) - September 5th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest film from American artist Amie Siegel is part of a constellation of works exploring an emblem of mid century modernism: furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret as part of their utopian conception for the Indian city of Chandigarh.&nbsp;<em>Provenance</em>&nbsp;is exhibited with the video&nbsp;<em>Circuit</em>, film&nbsp;<em>Lot 248,&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;a&nbsp;Lucite&shy;-encased inkjet print&nbsp;<em>Proof&nbsp;</em>(Christie&rsquo;s 19 October, 2013).</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:36:22 +0000 Simone Jones - Christopher Cutts Gallery - September 6th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:44:58 +0000 Yvonne McKague Housser, Caroline Farncomb, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Farquhar McGillivray Knowles - Museum London - September 6th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This historical exhibition brings together imagery and ephemera related to art education and artist associations in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in Canada in general, and in Ontario and Middlesex County in particular. Topics to be addressed include the role of the Western Art Association, Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Artists, and others, groups which helped support and promote artists in the years before increased government support of culture (1950s-60s). These associations also endorsed their own aesthetic standards in Canada for generations. This exhibition also features artworks and objects of material culture that evidence ways in which the arts were taught in regional schools such as Hellmuth College (London, ON) and Alma College (St. Thomas, ON).</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:04:40 +0000 Paul Peel, J.R. Peel, Mildred Peel - Museum London - September 6th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition brings together works and artifacts from the Peel family, which exist at the intersection of artistic and historic significance in London, Ontario, during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The environment in which Canadian painter Paul Peel grew up encouraged his bourgeoning talent, largely due to the influence of his father John Robert Peel, a leading figure in the local arts scene. Along with Charles Chapman and the Griffiths brothers, J.R. Peel was involved in several initiatives to stimulate a passion for arts in the community, including co-founding the Western School of Art and Design and organizing the first Art Loan exhibition in the city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From a young age, Paul and his sister Mildred Peel were artistically inclined, working in both painting and sculpture. The two siblings later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in France, with such notable artists as Thomas Eakins and Benjamin Constant. Paul Peel became one of only two Canadians to win a Paris Salon medal while Mildred Peel became a successful working artist in her own right, one of the first women in Canada to complete publically-commissioned sculpture works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of the works and objects in this exhibition came to Museum London through descent from the Peel family. Traces of familial artistic tendencies remain in a recently donated painting by Paul Peel&rsquo;s daughter, Marguerite.</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:15:14 +0000 GERALD FERGUSON - Olga Korper Gallery - September 6th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:27:51 +0000 Alan Sakhavarz, Joanne Sipos - Westmount Gallery - September 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:32:33 +0000 Ian Johnston - McMaster Museum of Art - September 11th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Chamber</em>&nbsp;is an installation by architect-turned-sculptor Ian Johnston, whose work raises questions about our relationship to material culture&mdash;or, more specifically, about our current culture&rsquo;s voracious appetite for the consumption of material things.&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;</em><em>Chamber</em><em>&mdash;</em>one part of a series of works titled,&nbsp;<em>Reinventing Consumption</em><em>&mdash;</em>is an inflating and deflating piece which shrouds and reveals an enormous mass of household items diverted from waste stream in Medicine Hat.<em>&nbsp;</em>It provides&nbsp;a space to contemplate the environmental impact of mass production through the forces of breath, fire, and water.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ian Johnston is based in Nelson, BC. He studied architecture at Algonquin College and Carleton University in Ottawa, and with the University of Toronto at Paris, France. From late 1990 to late 1994, Johnston was based at the Akademie of the Bauhaus Dessau and co-developed experimental and interdisciplinary studio programs working through architecture, design and urban planning.&nbsp; He returned to Canada in early 1995. He has exhibited his sculptural ceramic work internationally since the mid-nineties. His current work examines our relationship with the environment in installations that use ceramic and mixed media and appeal to multiple senses of the viewer.<br /><br />Presented in partnership with the Esplanade Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Dunlop Art Gallery and Access Gallery. The catalogue produced by the gallery partners, includes essays by Kimberly Phillips (Access Gallery) and Ihor Holubizky (McMaster Museum of Art).</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:28:49 +0000