ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Maya Hayuk - Cooper Cole - February 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:39:24 +0000 Kristina Burda, Greg Murdock - Olga Korper Gallery - February 28th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:54:14 +0000 Howard Hodgkin - Nicholas Metivier Gallery - March 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition with Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain&rsquo;s most celebrated painters and printmakers. The exhibition will open on March 5 and will be on view until March 28 with an opening reception on March 5 between 6 and 8 pm. This exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Alan Cristea Gallery in London, UK.<br /> <br /> Since the 1950s, Howard Hodgkin has made an impressive number of original prints. This exhibition highlights a selection of his hand-painted and relief prints made between 1990 and 2014, with a focus on his latest releases. As with his paintings, Hodgkin&rsquo;s prints often appear spontaneous however they are the result of an extensive process of layering and over-painting. Throughout his career, Hodgkin has continually explored the possibilities of printmaking and employed a number of techniques including sugarlift aquatint and lithography in addition to experimenting with scale. The most recent prints were made using a combination of carborundum relief and hand-painting.<br /> <br /> Almost all of Hodgkin&rsquo;s works refer to memories and personal experiences but deliberately avoid the representational. A self-described painter of &ldquo;pictures of emotional situations&rdquo;, Hodgkin offers insight into his subjects with titles but it is his intuitive use of colour that evokes a specific place, object or feeling. Now 82 years old, Hodgkin has been studying colour for most of his life and has become recognized internationally for his handling of it. The colours and compositions of Hodgkin&rsquo;s most recent prints are some of his most lucid and energetic pairings to date.<br /> <br /> Hodgkin is a devout collector of Indian miniature paintings and has slowly amassed one of the finest collections of its kind in the world. Hodgkin&rsquo;s work has also been deeply influenced by India, a country he has visited many times since the 1960s. His collection of Indian miniatures and his paintings about India will be featured in two separate exhibitions - <em>Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin</em> and <em>Inspired by India: The Paintings of Howard Hodgkin</em> - at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and will run February 21 &ndash; June 22, 2015.<br /> <br /> Howard Hodgkin won the Turner Prize and represented Britain in the Venice Biennale in 1985. His work has been the subject of major retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Tate Gallery, London, UK; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Reina Sofia, Madrid. His paintings and prints are held in the collections of museums including MoMA, New York; the Tate Gallery; the Metropolitan Museum and the British Museum, London, UK.</p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:19:28 +0000 Krista Belle Stewart - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - March 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Mercer Union is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Krista Belle Stewart, opening Friday 13 March 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Krista Belle Stewart</strong>&rsquo;s work engages the complexities of intention and interpretation made possible by archival material. Her work approaches mediation and storytelling to unfold the interplay between personal and institutional history. Stewart&rsquo;s recent exhibition <em>Motion and Moment Always</em> at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015) marked the first solo exhibition of her work and the culmination of fall 2014 residencies at the Nisga&rsquo;a Museum and Western Front comprising new works developed in Nisga&rsquo;a and at her ancestral home in Douglas Lake, BC. She has exhibited in group shows including <em>Where Does it Hurt?</em>, Artspeak, Vancouver (2014), <em>Music from the New Wilderness</em>, Western Front, Vancouver (2014), and <em>Fiction/Non-fiction</em>, Esker Foundation, Calgary (2013). Stewart holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College in New York.&nbsp;She is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation, and lives and works in Vancouver and Brooklyn.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Presented in collaboration with Images Festival</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignnone" src="" alt="" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:59:04 +0000 Silke Otto-Knapp - Art Gallery of Ontario - March 18th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Los Angeles&ndash;based painter Silke Otto-Knapp is known for her complex, delicate paintings. Working mostly in a black, grey and silver palette, Otto-Knapp's largely monochrome works are studies in the use of light and translucency. Every composition is carefully constructed, and Otto-Knapp's subjects are pioneering women artists, modern dancers, interiors, landscapes, seascapes and avant-garde stage designs. Unlike traditional watercolourists, Otto-Knapp paints on canvas and linen, which allows her to repeatedly wash away and rebuild layers of paint, lending her delicate images a distinctive flatness and luminosity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For her first major exhibition in North America, the AGO presents approximately 30 of her recent canvases, ranging from barren ocean seascapes to sharply defined silhouettes of modern dancers. Three of Otto-Knapp's paintings, including <em>Sailboat with Moon</em> (2012), will go on display in the AGO's <a href="" target="_blank">Thomson Collection of Ship Models</a>. The spare simplicity of these canvases stands out boldly in relation to the painstakingly detailed models displayed in the space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by Art Gallery of Ontario</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artist talk and opening reception with performance</strong><br /> March 18, 2015<br /> Artist talk: 5:30 pm, Jackman Hall, free<br /> Public opening: 6:30 &ndash; 8:30 pm, Walker Court, free</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening reception will feature artist Ei Arakawa's collaboration with New York&ndash;based Hawaiian dance team Hālau Hula O Na Mele 'Āina O Hawai'I, led by the native Hawaiian Luana Haraguchi. They will perform traditional hula (Kahiko) in Walker Court beginning at 7 pm, telling stories of the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, Pele. Otto-Knapp and Arakawa are frequent collaborators.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:16:08 +0000 Joshua Abelow, Bjorn Copeland - Cooper Cole - March 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:39:40 +0000 - Art Gallery of Ontario - March 28th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained international recognition for his powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism, identity and social tension. On the occasion of the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada, we gather artists, writers, historians, and other creative thinkers together to consider the legacy of Basquiat&rsquo;s work, and its continued relevance. How can we extend Basquiat&rsquo;s groundbreaking artistic approach to confront issues of racism, class struggle, social hypocrisy, while challenging perceptions and opening up new dialogues?</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:18:26 +0000