ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Ibrahim Abusitta, Jenna Allain, Michelle Kurancid, Ash Moniz, Christina Mazzulla, Rocio Soncini, Brian More, Raymond Salaber - 2 of 2 Gallery - November 8th, 2012 - March 23rd, 2013 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:36:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Art Gallery of Hamilton - June 30th, 2012 - January 27th, 2013 <p>The AGH is the fortunate recipient of many gifts of art. Special donations and grants also allow us to make important purchases. This exhibition highlights our recent acquisitions of historical and contemporary art, revealing the collecting mandate of the gallery, as well as the tastes of our local, regional and national donors. Collecting decisions are governed by the AGH Acquisitions Committee as well as curatorial staff, and together we are pleased to offer the public a first viewing of some of our most exciting and engaging new works. <br /><br /> Works by local, national and international artists, including Fiona Kinsella, David Milne, Joseph Hartman, John Hartman, Katherine MacDonald, Eldon Garnet, Anne Savage, Frederick Verner, Leon Kroll, Claude Tousignant, David Merritt, and Louis de Niverville make for a fascinating and varied presentation of art past and present, and serve to give an essence of how the permanent collection has been enriched in recent years.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:26:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Rhonda Weppler, Trevor Mahovsky - Art Gallery of Hamilton - August 25th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>The Searchers</i> is a startling new installation in the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Sculpture Atrium. Perched upon a high ledge, these five contemporary sculptures modeled after everyday youths look down upon visitors, activating the relationship between object and viewer. Referencing street culture, film, architecture and the occupation of public space, the figures have an enigmatic presence. The works take their title from John Ford’s classic western film wherein male figures are often juxtaposed against an expansive sky. In contrast, these sculptures are seated, decidedly loitering and assessing the scene at once. <br /><br /> Rhonda Weppler (born in Winnipeg) and Trevor Mahovsky (born in Calgary) are collaborative artists based in San Francisco and Vancouver.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 04:03:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno - Art Gallery of Hamilton - October 13th, 2012 - April 28th, 2013 <p>Zinédine Zidane was a member of the French national soccer team that won both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2000 Championship. In <i>Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait</i>, internationally renowned artists Douglas Gordon (b. Glasgow, Scotland, 1966) and Philippe Parreno (b. Oran, Algeria, 1964) have deployed contemporary conventions of mass media both to "paint" a portrait of the soccer star, and to portray our cultural creation of, and fascination with, heroes and icons. <br /><br /> This contemporary portrait of Zinédine Zidane was filmed during a championship match between Real Madrid and Villarreal on 23 April 2005. The artists positioned seventeen cameras throughout Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium and directed a team of camera operators to remain fixed on the French soccer star throughout the entire match. This installation juxtaposes a film composed of footage from all seventeen cameras with the raw footage from camera number one. Zidane’s image is projected larger than life so that his every gesture and expression are emphasized. The soundtrack shuttles the viewer between the sounds of the game and an ethereal, introspective space, creating a radically different experience of both soccer and portraiture. Zidane is highly experimental as a portrait, as cinema and as soccer, fusing familiar mediums and genres to produce a radically different experience of spectatorship.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:26:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Marc Bagus, Michael Bouchier, Tim Drake, Jenny Davis, Dino Mamone, Dave Snoddy, Sabine Noack-Haley, Daniel Waller - Art Gallery of Hamilton - October 20th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013 <p>While studying the History of Architecture, the students of Mohawk College's Architectural Technician, Technology and Building Renovation programmes went across Ontario to draw homes, churches, civic and commercial buildings that illustrate the diversity of architectural styles. Instructor Shannon Kyles asked her students to submit their drawings to a competition judged by local architecture and art experts Anthony Butler, Graham Crawford, Robert Hamilton, Craig Simms, and Drew Skuce. The winning drawings, produced in traditional and electronic methods, will be displayed.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:26:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Antoine-Jean Gros, Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Antonio Canova - Art Gallery of Hamilton - November 10th, 2012 - May 5th, 2013 <p>For all of his military exploits as the great conqueror of modern times, Napoléon was equally astute as a cultural imperialist, bringing French art and industry to a new flowering that aimed to surpass the achievements of antiquity while serving to cement his power and advance his geopolitical ambitions. Drawn from the Chalençon Collection (Paris, France), perhaps the world’s foremost private collection of Napoléonic material, <i>The Eye of Napoléon</i> presents some 200 rare objects that together provide insight into Napoléon’s aesthetic interests, private life, and the remarkable achievement of French painters, draftsmen, and decorative artists working in the Empire Style. <br /><br /> The exhibition’s exceptional quality and range of materials and techniques demonstrates how Napoléon nurtured and harnessed the glories of French art and craftsmanship, always with a special understanding of how things would be interpreted out in the world. From the period’s most renowned artists—painters such as Antoine-Jean Gros and Jean-Baptiste Regnault, and sculptors Jean-Antoine Houdon and Antonio Canova—Napoléon commissioned signal works that imaged the pomp of his reign and diffused his likeness, while gesturing to the cultural authority of the antique. Recalling from his readings in history that every great ruler pervaded an era, Napoléon likewise sought to impress his mark on every domain of the decorative arts, exemplified in the exhibition through magnificent examples of Sèvres porcelain, jewellery and elaborate personal effects. <br /><br /> Also featuring personal items, including Napoléon’s hat, snuffbox and collapsible campaign bed, the exhibition affords us a glimpse of Napoléon the man and functions as an object lesson on how the things with which we surround ourselves define our public identity.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:19:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Jean-Antoine Houdon - Art Gallery of Hamilton - November 18th, 2012 - May 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The "living cadaver" might at first glance seem horrifically bizarre. In fact, it continues the tradition of anatomical study that became a cornerstone of artistic training during the Renaissance. The exceptional accuracy of the figure prompted art academies around the world to order plaster casts of it from the artist, bringing the work into the ranks of the revered antique statues, casts of which formed the basis of artistic training. <br /><br /> The oldest sculpture in the Tanenbaum Collection, this <i>Écorché</i> or <i>Flayed Man</i> was an early work by Houdon, France’s greatest Neoclassical sculptor. Houdon created it while he was a Prix de Rome student at the French Academy in Rome during the 1760s, and later used the same skill at precise observation in bust-length portraits—such as that of Napoleon at the entrance to the main galleries—that would make him famous.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:48:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Marie-Josée Laframboise - Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex - November 17th, 2012 - January 19th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Following her inclusion in the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s 2011 Exhibition, <i>Out of Place / Non lieu</i>, Marie-Josée Laframboise was commissioned to complete a series of 20 small scale drawings based on data collected from various topographical and historical maps of Hamilton. The accompanying large scale drawings resulted from this fastidious working process and Laframboise’s ongoing impulse to explore notions of place. <br /><br /> This series of collectable works represents the second annual installment of an artist’s series commissioned by AGH Art Rental + Sales. The limited edition small drawings are available for purchase for $375 each.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 17:01:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Xiaojing Yan - Art Gallery of Mississauga - November 15th, 2012 - February 5th, 2013 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 17:08:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Group Show - Art Gallery of Mississauga - November 15th, 2012 - January 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style10">Contemporary artists attempt to locate a cross-cultural and social dynamic between China and the West.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em> (Da bao)(Takeout)</em></strong> is an attempt to locate a cross-cultural and social dynamic between China and the West, specifically Canada, by focusing on artists who investigate, adapt and instil ideas from abroad into their practices, while appreciating the palpable slippages that occur in the transference of ideas from one ethnicity to another. The selected artists explore ironic, metaphoric, humorous and even cynical perspectives on the import and export of people, cultures and ideas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title of the exhibition refers to occurrences of social and cultural shifts between people and places, using food as a metaphor for how we “digest” other cultures. Throughout China, Western fast-food chains are spreading quickly (including McDonald’s, KFC and Starbucks), keeping pace with the country’s hunger for economic growth. Chinese food has long been a favourite takeout food. Ironically, the ubiquitous white cardboard container used in the West for takeout Chinese food is completely unknown in China, and thus, the box becomes an iconic symbol of everyday misunderstandings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Culture, in general, can be regarded as a system of delivering ideas from one group of people to another. In this way, <strong><em> (Da bao)(Takeout)</em></strong> addresses the metaphorical concept of delivery and interpretation of cultural identity. Artworks from both countries challenge and play with the different cultural conventions and restrictions that exist between East and West.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists in this exhibition are a mix of second- or third-generation Chinese-Canadians, Chinese who have travelled abroad to study art, and Canadians who have travelled to China for residencies or exhibitions. They share the experience of being “taken out” of familiar contexts and encountering a strikingly different culture. While their individual voices each occupy a unique position, collectively, they speak to issues of cultural transference, highlighting the gaps, distances and misunderstandings inherent in communication across cultural divides.</p> <p> </p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:32:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - October 1st, 2011 - April 7th, 2013 <p>Joey and Toby Tanenbaum's dedication to the European Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario is palpable in each of the works that they have donated since 1985. Each betrays a love of richness and visual depth, an interest in the tension between pleasure and morality, and a dedication to the needs of their city public. The sensuous marble surface of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's bust of <em>Pope Gregory XV</em> (1621) proclaims Rome's papal authority, while the panel <em>The Expulsion of the Money-Changers</em> (1480-1500), attributed to the anonymous Master of the Kress Epiphany, teaches about the boundaries between the sacred and secular with a riot of figures and movement. Hendrick Andriessen's <em>Still Life (Vanitas)</em> (c. 1637) uses an array of fascinating objects, richly rendered, to warn its viewers of the impermanence of the senses and life. All the Tanenbaum gifts offer AGO visitors a window into the dynamic and exciting history of early modern Europe. Come explore this unique collection and share Joey and Toby Tanenbaum's passion for the richness and beauty of European art.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:24:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - April 4th, 2012 - February 3rd <p>This special exhibition honours Ayala Zacks, one of the AGO's great patrons, who died last August. Together with her husband Sam, she gave over 300 works of European and Canadian modern art to the Gallery. The 1971 Zacks Gift transformed the AGO's holdings in modern art, and this tribute to Ayala introduces a new generation of museum goers to key works from that gift — including paintings by Picasso, Modigliani, de Chirico and Chagall, and sculpture by Moore, Hepworth, Chadwick, Matisse and Degas.</p> <p>The exhibition also celebrates the leadership role that Sam and Ayala Zacks played both at the AGO and within Toronto's artistic community.</p> <p><em>A Tribute to Ayala Zacks</em> juxtaposes Ayala's artistic taste with her extraordinary life, her wartime heroics, her role in the founding and building of Israel and her powerful personality. Included in the exhibition is a video of reminiscences by friends about her extraordinary life and her collecting.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:13:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - April 14th, 2012 - January 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Take a nostalgic look back to 1964 — when the Art Gallery of Toronto (as the AGO was then called) thrilled Toronto audiences with the first-ever Canadian retrospective of Pablo Picasso’s artworks. The month-long visual extravaganza showcased 270 artworks on loan from all over the world. By 1960s standards, the numbers are astounding: 107,214 visitors and 23,736 copies of the catalogue sold.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Picasso and Man: The 1964 Exhibition</em> is the first in the AGO’s new program of Look Again exhibitions devoted exclusively to celebrating the Gallery’s history.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:33:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Pablo Picasso - Art Gallery of Ontario - April 14th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p>Take a look back to 1964 — when the Art Gallery of Toronto (as the AGO was then called) thrilled Toronto audiences with the first-ever Canadian retrospective of Pablo Picasso’s artworks. The month-long visual extravaganza showcased 270 artworks on loan from all over the world. By 1960s standards, the numbers are astounding: 107,214 visitors and 23,736 copies of the catalogue sold.</p> <p><em>Picasso and Man: The 1964 Exhibition</em> is the first in the AGO’s new program of Look Again exhibitions devoted exclusively to celebrating the Gallery’s history.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:16:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Michael Snow - Art Gallery of Ontario - July 18th, 2012 - December 9th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Michael Snow</strong> is a Toronto born artist known internationally as a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, musician and author. This exhibition celebrates his achievement as the 2011 winner of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Snow has always been a sculptor. "A pure sculptor," he explains, "an artist who makes objects." He makes things to look through, look around, look along, look at, up, down and behind, to look at yourself looking at things. By making vision the subject of the object, the looking activates the object. Looking that sometimes require touch, sometimes invites sitting and sometimes necessitates caution.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"All these works are Directors of Attention in the sense that their forms suggest the paths a spectator's eyes should take," he writes. In the most literal sense, Snow makes visual art: objects for you to see.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The sculptures in Objects of Vision are are abstract-form sculptures from three distinct yet essentially connected moments in the artist's career: the late 1950s, the late 1960s and 1982. The sculptures are instruments in the artist's orchestration of thinking about looking. While each work has a rich exhibition and publication history in varied contexts, they are presented here for the first time as one cohesive and focused investigation of sight and materiality.</span></p> <div class="row"> <p>This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario</p> <div class="image" id="image4834"><img alt="The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation" src="http://www.ago.net/assets/images/555/logo-iskowitz-foundation.jpg" /></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:23:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Michael Snow - Art Gallery of Ontario - July 18th, 2012 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Michael Snow is a Toronto born artist known internationally as a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, musician and author. This exhibition celebrates his achievement as the 2011 winner of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Snow has always been a sculptor. "A pure sculptor," he explains, "an artist who makes objects." He makes things to look through, look around, look along, look at, up, down and behind, to look at yourself looking at things. By making vision the subject of the object, the looking activates the object. Looking that sometimes require touch, sometimes invites sitting and sometimes necessitates caution.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"All these works are Directors of Attention in the sense that their forms suggest the paths a spectator's eyes should take," he writes. In the most literal sense, Snow makes visual art: objects for you to see.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sculptures in Objects of Vision are are abstract-form sculptures from three distinct yet essentially connected moments in the artist's career: the late 1950s, the late 1960s and 1982. The sculptures are instruments in the artist's orchestration of thinking about looking. While each work has a rich exhibition and publication history in varied contexts, they are presented here for the first time as one cohesive and focused investigation of sight and materiality.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:35:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list