Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

In the Garden

April 12, 2014 – June 1, 2014

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Artists: Claudette Losier, Wayne Moore, Victoria Pearce and Susan Rankin around Victor Cicansky’s piece Garden Ruins from our collection
Curator: Denis Longchamps
Opening Reception: April 13, 2-4pm
Catalogue Launch Reception: May 25, 2-4pm
Image: Victor Cicansky – Garden Ruins (1986)

Immerse yourself and experience the beauty of floral works by Claudette Losier, Wayne Moore, Victoria Pearce and Susan Rankin. Losier depicts meditative dreamlike flowers, while Moore pays interest to the plant’s structure. Pearce creates dramatic still life studies, and Rankin incorporates floral elements into her glass blown vases.

Join us on Sunday May 25th at 2pm for the launch of the In the Garden exhibition catalogue. Winners of the Haiku Poetry Contest will be announced and presented with their awards. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and poets in a celebration of their work.

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Wayne Cardinalli: Structural Tea

May 24 – August 17, 2014

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor
Curator: Jonathan Smith
Reception: Sunday June 22, 2-4pm
Curator Walk & Talk: Sunday June 22 at 2:30pm
Image: Wayne Cardinalli – Cocoon (2014)


Wayne Cardinalli, a well known and respected ceramist and instructor, has spent his lifetime perfecting the art of creating teapots.  These pots are more than just a container for making tea; they have evolved into a showcase for the sculptural and decorative skills of the artist himself.  These pots engage the imagination and charm the viewer with their endlessly inventive forms.

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Infinite Daydreams: Reflections on the Sublime Imaginary

June 14, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Curators: Caitlin Sutherland & Kendra Ainsworth
Reception: Sunday June 22, 2-4pm

Clouds function as fuel for the imagination of children and adults everywhere, and can still evoke a sense of wonder in even the most staid adult. This participatory exhibition uses Max Streicher’s immersive Alto Cumulus installation as a physical touchstone through which audiences, in particular youth, can engage with the concept of the sublime.
Image: Max Streicher – Alto Cumulus

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Call for photo submissions for our upcoming exhibition ‘Infinite Daydreams: Reflections on the Sublime Imaginary’. The exhibition explores how we respond to the sublime in nature – that sense of wonder, power and beauty we feel looking out at blue skies filled with clouds over the lake’s horizon. This is hard to capture in one photo, so we need lots!

To be a part of a photo installation in the gallery, please send our guest curators:
– one photo of the sky over the lake, or
– one of the horizon

Photos will be added to the exhibition throughout the summer.

Email photos in .jpg format along with your name to


The exhibition will run June 14 – August 24, 2014.

Greg Payce and the Space Between

July 13, 2014 – August 31, 2014

Location: Perry Gallery
Curator: Jonathan Smith

Anyone who has walked past the Art Gallery of Burlington is familiar with ’Alumina’, our Greg Payce sculpture of seven ornate vase forms.  But the surprise of the piece is the negative spaces (the shapes between the vases), which resemble standing female forms.  Payce has spent over two decades exploring these often ignored spaces, creating magical works where the forms and the spaces work together to form a visual poetry.  The AGB received its first donation of Payce’s work in 1997 and we eagerly collected his work until 2008, when after several years of fundraising, we were able to commission Payce to create ‘Alumina’ for us.  This year Payce has donated to us an important work from 1998, ‘Seventeen Albarelli’ – a work that is based on the idea of a lenticular photograph.  As one walks past the work one sees a progressive series of images of a raindrop falling.  Here the artist has expanded the scope of his work by introducing the element of time, a departure from the static nature of ceramics and a direction he has followed since that time, resulting in his latest video work.


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