Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

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.

Community Event: Fibre Content

September 9, 2014 – September 16, 2014

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery

Juried Exhibition of Fibre Art

This exhibition will display 124 fibre art quilts and mixed media works by 80 artists from across Ontario from the following groups:

Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA)
Grand Guild of Fibre Artists
Burlington Fibre Arts
Oakville Fibre Artists
Connections Fibre Artists
Group of Eight Fibre Artists
Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild
Burlington Hooking Craft Guild

 

Admission is Free

A full colour catalogue of all works will be available for $5.

Get the full experience by purchasing a keepsake catalogue of all pieces with artist statement details and promotional discounts at local fabric, bead and wool stores.

The Jurors for Fibre Content 2014

Emma Quin
Executive Director
Ontario Crafts Council
Virginia Eichhorn
Director & Chief Curator
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Sandra Dupret
Dean/Principal, Fleming College
Haliburton Campus

For more information http://www.fibrations.org/

Albert Cote, I Gotta Crow, n.d. View Full-Size Image

Coast to Coast to Coast

September 27, 2014 – November 9, 2014

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Curator: Jonathan Smith
Reception: Sunday September 28, 2-4pm

The growth of the Collection over the years has enabled us to recognize not only the breadth of expression that the ceramic medium encompasses but also the national, international and regional influences that are expressed in the work. Regional differences influenced by historic developments and nurtured by the craftspeople and institutions bump up against international art movements that help create artists with highly personal viewpoints. Canada with its multicultural background has welcomed these influences and grown with them. The idea of ceramics as an art form is a relatively new development in the history of the country only arising in the late fifties and early sixties. Before then the medium had only existed in the mass production of functional pieces. The movement began with the influx of artists working in the tradition of Leach and Hamada, and the young generation of Canadians that arose in the sixties.

The new energy that arose in the sixties was at first focused on expressive functional work. Over the ensuing decades this has broadened out with ever increasing emphasis on the sculptural aspect of the medium, in particular with the rise of artists who investigate the intersection of the functional with ever increasing sculptural intentions. This in turn is pointing the medium in the direction of multi disciplinary intersections such as installation and video. This exhibition looks at the roots of the movement, the regional origins of trends and the growing maturity of Canadian ceramics in the wider world.

Exhibition presented by: Judith King-Siganski & Peggi DeGroote, Wellbeings

Mary Philpott, Hare
, 2014View full image

Vicki Easton-McClung: Recent Work

October 11, 2014 – November 9, 2014

Location: Perry Gallery
Artist: Vicki Easton-McClung
Curator: Denis Longchamps
Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2-4pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, October 19, 2:30 pm

The Exhibition:

‘Squaring Off’ is a new series of abstract mixed media paintings playfully exploring the contrast of colour and balance. These paintings all contain small squares of completed paintings balancing against each other causing colours to collide and bounce off each other, tickling the eyes of the viewer. These new works are all about fun and having a good romp across fields of colour. These paintings are a party.
-Vicki Easton-McClung

 Image: Vicki Easton-McClung, Joy, 2014.

 

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