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ART HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES presents: Dr. Sarah Stanners

“Jack Bush and the Catalogue Raisonné Today”

 Tuesday October 16th 5:00 pm

 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Lecture Room

 Reception to follow talk

 Dr. Sarah Stanners is currently directing and authoring the Jack Bush catalogue raisonné of paintings and co-curating a major Jack Bush retrospective exhibition with Marc Mayer for the National Gallery of Canada (scheduled for October 2014 – January 2015).

 

VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Hadley+Maxwell

LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102
MONDAY, OCT 1st 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Currently based in Berlin, the collaborative pair Hadley+Maxwell employs iconic images and traditional references using a range of media including sculpture, video, installation, and sound for arresting, highly evocative artwork that is socially and culturally resonant.  With ascending international reputations, Hadley+Maxwell recently exhibited at Witte de With, Rotterdam; the 4th Marrakech Biennale; and at the Bergen Art Museum.  They are participants in the 2012 Toronto Nuit Blanche.

 

VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Margaux Williamson

LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102
MONDAY, SEPT 24th 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Multifaceted Toronto artist Margaux Williamson was known and
appreciated for her brusquely beautiful paintings with peculiar storyline titles before she stopped painting in 2008 to become a filmmaker.  Remarkably, her first film “Teenager Hamlet” was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim.  She subsequently started a blog about movies at “Movie Is My Favourite Word” and shortly thereafter co-created the cultural review site “Back to the World”.  Recently the Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Williamson has has again returned to painting.

Visiting Artists & Speakers presents: SÉAMUS KEALY

NEW LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102
MONDAY, SEPT 17th 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Director and curator of The Model in Sligo, Ireland, Séamus Kealy was awarded the 2007 Curatorial Writing Award by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries when he was with the University of Torontoʼs Blackwood Gallery. Kealyʼs programming involves experimental, urgent programming, including projects that have critically tackled social, political, and pedagogical issues.

Opening July 12th at G Gallery: Kika Thorne / mediCINE

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Kika Thorne

July 13 - August 12, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday July 12, 7 to 10pm

Kika Thorne has recently returned to Toronto from Vancouver. Largely known for experimental documentary film/video and collaborations with groups such as SHE/tv, the February Group and the Toronto Free School, Thorne’s recent art has evolved into highly expressive abstract forms. She received her MFA from the University of Victoria, BC and has exhibited extensively including projects at Murray Guy, New York; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; the G8 Designated Protest Zone 2010, Huntsville, ON; 2011 Forum Expanded, Berlinale.

Exhibition organized by Nestor Kruger with support from G Gallery, friends, CSA Space, Art Gallery of Windsor, York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Visual Arts andNo Reading After The Internet. This exhibition is part of a series of conversations instigated by Christopher Brayshaw of CSA Space in the fall of 2009, and curated by Srimoyee Mitra at the AGW, this autumn, 2012.

No Reading After The Internet, cheyanne turions and the artist will host a conversation within the sculpture from 3-5pm on Tuesday, August 7.

 

G Gallery
134 Ossington Street (Entrance on Foxley Pl, rear of building)
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Z5
647-340-3998 
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Gallery Hours: Friday to Sunday 12 - 5pm

Visiting Artists & Speakers | Candice Hopkins

Candice Hopkins, of Tlingit heritage, is the Sobey Curatorial Resident, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. She is formerly Director and Curator of exhibitions at Western Front in Vancouver, BC.


Her writing is published by MIT Press, Black Dog Press, New York University, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Revolver Press, Banff Centre Press, Museum|London and the National Museum of American Indian. She has been an invited speaker at Tate Modern, the Dakar Biennale, Tate Britain, Denver Art Museum. Recent curatorial projects include Jimmie Durham: Knew Urk, (Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, UK, touring); “Architecture and Disaster” (Western Front); “Before the Internet: Networks and Art” (Western Front) and Shapeshifters, Timetravellers and Storytellers (Royal Ontario Museum). First Nations / Second Nature, (Simon Fraser University’s Audain Teaching Gallery). Hopkins developed the thematic artist residency “Storytelling and Fiction” for the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff.
 
Monday February 27th 2012
6pm Mackinnon Rm. 114

ALL WELCOME - FREE ADMISSION


For further information please contact Julia Hall

 

Visiting Artists & Speakers | Gordon Monahan

Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a composer and sound artist, he juxtaposes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements of media technology, environment, architecture, popular culture, and live performance. The renowned composer John Cage once said, "At the piano, Gordon Monahan produces sounds we haven't heard before."

Monday January 16th 2012
6pm Mackinnon Rm. 114

ALL WELCOME - FREE ADMISSION

For further information, please contact Julia Hall.

Art History Speaker Series presents: Dr. Ruth Philips

“Dress, Display, and Dispossession Indianness and Visual Culture in 19th Century Ontario”

 

Dr Ruth Phillips is the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture at Carleton University and former Director of the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.  Her new research centres on two new book projects, whose working titles are “Museum Pieces: Exhibiting Native Art in Canadian Museums”, and “Transmission and Translation: Visuality and Art in the Great Lakes”.

 

Wednesday January 25th, 5:00 pm
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Lecture Theatre
Reception to follow talk