ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Krista Arnold - 2 of 2 Gallery - April 4th, 2013 - June 4th, 2013 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 03:56:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Andrea Geyer - A Space Gallery - April 13th, 2013 - May 25th, 2013 <div class="programdescription"> <p style="text-align: justify;"> The New York City-based artist Andrea Geyer will present a group of new works developed from her research on the repressed, yet insistently present history of women in the development of the early Modernist project. Drawings, diagrams and videos allow viewers to reflect on the influential work done by these early Modernists. For example, 50 of 300 artists in the groundbreaking 1913 Armory show were women, as were many funders of the show. Abby Rockefeller, Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Sullivan (MoMA), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Hilla Rebay (Guggenheim), Helen Clay Frick and Katherine S. Dreier (Société Anonyme) founded the institutional pillars of Modernism in New York City. Women wrote, painted, curated, organized, drew, danced, sang, protested and raised money. The financially fluent supported those with a cause. They met in salons, exhibitions, on boats out on the Atlantic, in speakeasies, at dinner tables, in bars and on the street. It was their work that allied them across class separations and cultural backgrounds. Futurism, political reform, feminism, cubism, birth control, blues and women’s suffrage linked them inextricably together in one of the most exciting and creative moments of the 20th century. Yet Geyer’s new works don’t simply offer a revisionist history of the Modernist project. They also insist that the tireless work, spirit and convictions that drove these women to create a cross-pollinating and far-reaching network across art, politics, education and social reform remains present wherever we closely look today. Her works invite us to rethink time, to liberate it from ideologically framed histories and discover it as a radical non-linear presence and source of potential that continuously surrounds us. </p> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;">BIOGRAPHIES</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="artistbio">Andrea Geyer lives and works in New York. She uses both fiction and documentary strategies in her image and text based works. Her works are temporal translations of specific social and political situations that address larger concepts such as national identity, gender, and class in the context of the ongoing re-adjustment of cultural meanings and social memories. Recent works include Comrades of Times, a series of video vignettes in which young women embody texts originating in the Weimar Republic invoking a political imaginary that resonates strongly with the current political climate; Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb, a six-channel video engaging the historic trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem (1961) and the questions it raised about the relationship of truth and justice and the responsibility an individual carries within a nation state; and Spiral Lands, a photographic and textual historiography of the ongoing dispossession of lands from Indigenous people by colonization, governmentality, and capitalist development that constitute one of the longest struggles for social justice in North America. Geyer's exhibitions include: MoMA, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art/New York; Artist Space/New York; RedCat/Los Angeles; TATE Modern/London; Serpentine Gallery/London; Generali Foundation/Vienna; Secession/Vienna; Witte De White/Rotterdam; the Turin Biennale/Italy; Athens Biennale/Greece; and documenta12/Kassel. She is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander/Cologne. Her books include History is Ours with Sharon Hayes (Kehrer/Nürnberg, 2009); Audrey Munson, The Queen of the Artists’ Studios (Art In General/New York, 2007), and Spiral Lands / Chapter 1 (Koenig Books/London, 2008). In 2012 and 2013 she has held the Annenberg Fellowship at the Museum of Modern Art. www.andreageyer.info</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="artistbio"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="artistbio">Vivian Ziherl (Brisbane/Amsterdam) is Curator at If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to Be Part Of Your Revolution, an institution dedicated to exploring performance and performativity in contemporary art. Her recent projects include "StageIt!" (2012-13) – a performance series co-curated with Hendrik Folkerts at Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); "Landings" (2013-14) – a research project that seeks cross-over readings of land history, geomorphology, rurality and corporeality initiated with Witte de With (Rotterdam); "A Present In Print" (2012) – a summer workshop, seminar and exhibition with If I Can’t Dance at the Copenhagen Contemporary Art Festival; and "Fluiten in het Donker" with de Appel Curatorial Programme (2010-11) at de Appel Boys’ School. Vivian is editor of The Lip Anthology co-published by Kunstverein Publications and MacMillan Press. Her writing has appeared in periodicals including Frieze (London), LEAP Magazine (Beijing), Metropolis M (Amsterdam) and Eyeline (Brisbane) as well as the Journal of Art (Art Association of Australia and New Zealand).</div> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:39:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Alex McLeod - Angell Gallery - April 27th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present OUTWORLD, a series of new digital landscapes by ALEX MCLEOD. The exhibition will be on display in the West Gallery from April 27, 2013 to June 1, 2013. <br /> <br /> An opening reception will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, with an ARTIST TALK at 3PM.<br /> <br /> ALEX MCLEOD is internationally recognized for his large-scale images of fantastic worlds that appear at first glance to be photographs of actual dioramas, so palpable are the porcelain clouds, plastic fir trees and satin-covered mountains that populate these futuristic ghost towns. In fact, in McLeod’s hybrid process these forms are digitally modeled, then printed as digital C-prints. The result is a photographic vision of an imaginary place in which the patently artificial looks startlingly real. <br /> <br /> In Outworld, McLeod uses the video game's virtual unreality as a jumping off point for the creation of new territories at the extreme ends of colour. Like postcards from another dimension, these lustrous visions of rainbow-hued crystalline islands, shimmering artificial beaches and shadow villages tantalize with their offer of impossible worlds made manifest.<br /> <br /> ALEX MCLEOD has a BFA from OCAD University. His work has been in exhibitions across North America and Europe including solo shows at MASS Moca (Massachusetts), Galerie Trois Points (Montreal) and rojo®artspace (Barcelona), as well in Toronto at Angell Gallery and Narwhal Art Projects. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Canadian Art, Blackflash and Carte Blanche 2 – Painting. Collections include Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA) and the BMO Financial Group.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:47:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Mitchell Chan - Angell Gallery - April 27th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present MITCHELL F. CHAN: STUDIES IN MOVEMENT, ABSENTIA, a new series of kinetic sculptures. The exhibition will be on display in the East Gallery from April 27, 2013 to June 1, 2013. <br /> <br /> An opening reception will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.<br /> <br /> Mitchell F. Chan is a new media artist who uses sophisticated electronics to explore notions of presence and absence, movement and stillness. In his latest series of kinetic sculptures, Chan continues his use of the motorized string as a point of departure. In Studies In Movement, Absentia, rapidly spinning coloured elastic strings appear as transparent helixes, volumetric yet intangible. Belying their actual nature by moving faster than the human eye can perceive, the spinning strings exists in a quantum state: a hyperkinetic one-dimensional line in no fixed location, producing an apparently static three-dimensional space. The result is a beautiful illusion.<br /> <br /> Mitchell F. Chan is a visual artist based in Toronto. He has a BA in Architectural Studies from Carleton University and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded the Trustee Scholarship. He has exhibited his work as part of Luminato and Nuit Blanche, and in galleries across North America, including at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Chan is the co-founder of the public art firm Studio F-Minus.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:51:22 +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 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 Gustave Doré, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Henri Fantin-Latour, Pierre Puvis de Chavanne, Auguste Rodin - Art Gallery of Hamilton - February 9th, 2013 - September 8th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Portrait photographs were widespread in 19th-century France, with painters often serving as photographers themselves or as subjects in pictures that not only recorded their work, their appearance and their workplaces, but that also assisted them in achieving a heightened social and professional standing. Currently on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, <em>The Painter Pictured: French Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Portrait Photographs</em> provides a rare opportunity to look closely at art and at the artists that produced it, giving viewers a glimpse into the richness of the French 19<sup>th</sup>-century art world. The exhibition, which is curated by Dr. Benedict Leca of the AGH, showcases 31 paintings and 10 sculptures mostly drawn from The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, matching them with rare private collection photographs of the artist who created each work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;This exhibition reminds us of the critical role photography played both as a medium on its own terms and as a tool with which artists defined themselves socially,&rdquo; said Louise Dompierre, President and CEO of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. &ldquo;We are committed at the AGH to a broad-based treatment of art in all media, highlighting the contrasts as well as connections in often unexpected ways, and this exhibition does just that.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each portrait photograph has been placed next to objects of the pictured artist&rsquo;s creation to enable viewers to experience a view of the French 19<sup>th</sup>-century art world across two media. From formal photographic portraits to studio views to casual snapshots of artistic life, the exhibited photographs form a visual record of some of the greatest artists of the period, including Jean-L&eacute;on G&eacute;r&ocirc;me, Henri Fantin-Latour, Pierre Puvis de Chavanne and Auguste Rodin.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;These photographs restore a bit of the backstory&mdash;the people and places behind the artworks that we so often see de-contextualized in museum installations,&rdquo; said Dr. Leca. &ldquo;They also give a perspective on the important place of photography in relation to art and artists in the world of images in 19<sup>th</sup>-century France.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With the gift of The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection of over 200 works of 19<sup>th</sup>-century European Art to the AGH in 2002, the AGH has become recognized as an important Canadian centre for the study of 19<sup>th</sup>-century French art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Painter Pictured: French Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Portrait Photographs </em>is comprised of two parts: Part 1 will remain on view until July and Part 2 will open on August 10, 2013.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:08:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Hamilton - April 12th, 2013 - May 12th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Native Arts and Culture students from Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School explore Aboriginal teachings and worldviews through symbols, stories, colours and cadence in <i>Songide'ewin: Aboriginal Narratives</i>. This exhibition combines visual and literary art as a means to foster dialogue that leads toward truth and reconciliation between Native and non-Native communities. Individual and collective learning is presented in the paintings and in the literary responses to them. Through the creative process, truth evolves and emerges. This exhibition was created by Rene Meshake, Ojibwe artist and author, and Dr. Kristiina Montero, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:03:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Meredith Bingham - Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex - April 20th, 2013 - July 13th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">ARTIST STATEMENT <br /><br /> "Sometimes the circle represents people in my life, sometimes it is about myself, always it is about wanting to manifest something beyond what I see and experience in my day to day life... To show that we are flawed, broken and beautifully unfinished. Some people say a perfect circle is the <i>shape of Heaven</i>; I love that." <br /><br /> - Meredith Bingham, 2013</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:14:17 +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 - July 19th, 2012 - April 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into five works of art from the Thomson Collection European Art at the AGO. Although each one is more than 500 years old, much remains to be discovered about these rare medieval carvings. Prized for their exceptional skill, craftsmanship and artistry, these mysterious objects inspire a range of questions: Who made it? How was it carved? Who owned it? How was it used?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and travel internationally to scrutinize related objects and research materials. They also deploy scientific technologies, such as X-radiography (X-rays), micro-computed tomography (CT scanning) and radiocarbon dating. New and in-depth research findings lead to a deeper understanding of these works and, consequently, the history of human creativity.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:24:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - December 1st, 2012 - July 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition features modern masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil, the devastation of two world wars, the advance of television and computers, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded them, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seeing and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of artmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression, with each generation ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:55:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Stanley Spencer - Art Gallery of Ontario - December 15th, 2012 - September 15th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing played an essential role in the art of British, figurative painter Stanley Spencer. From 1908 to 1912 he studied drawing almost exclusively at the prestigious Slade School of Art in London. Through his skill and proficiency as a draughtsman Spencer transformed his eccentric and visionary imaginings into reality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The AGO has a collection of almost 200 works on paper by Stanley Spencer and is now a destination for those seeking an in-depth understanding of the artist. This focused installation features drawings gifted to the AGO from private collections in the past five years shown in context with drawings acquired since 1992.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:41:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Richard Hamilton - Art Gallery of Ontario - January 26th, 2013 - June 9th, 2013 <p>Richard Hamilton (1922–2011) was a leading proponent of Pop art in Britain. In the 1950s, he became fascinated with the impact of mass media and popular culture on contemporary life. Newspapers, magazines and advertisements became the source of his ironic images, and were the inspiration for his art-making techniques. Hamilton was a committed printmaker who embraced new technologies, often combining cut-paper collage with offset lithography, screen printing and photography. By the late 1960s, his most memorable images related to his interaction with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe and Francis Bacon. Hamilton died in 2011 after a long, colourful and influential career. The exhibition features six major prints dating from 1966 to 1972.</p> <p>The Art Gallery of Ontario is grateful to Ann and Harry Malcolmson for their generous donation of an important group of Hamilton's prints.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:21:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list RichardHamilton - Art Gallery of Ontario - January 26th, 2013 - October 31st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Richard Hamilton (1922&ndash;2011) was a leading proponent of Pop art in Britain. In the 1950s, he became fascinated with the impact of mass media and popular culture on contemporary life. Newspapers, magazines and advertisements became the source of his ironic images, and were the inspiration for his art-making techniques. Hamilton was a committed printmaker who embraced new technologies, often combining cut-paper collage with offset lithography, screen printing and photography. By the late 1960s, his most memorable images related to his interaction with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe and Francis Bacon. Hamilton died in 2011 after a long, colourful and influential career. The exhibition features six major prints dating from 1966 to 1972.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Art Gallery of Ontario is grateful to Ann and Harry Malcolmson for their generous donation of an important group of Hamilton's prints.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 08:55:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list