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Embracing Winter


February 18 – March 18, 2015

Location: Community Gallery
Artist: Burlington Fibre Arts
Curator: Denis Longchamps

<p>Burlington Fibre Arts invites you to their latest show – Embracing Winter. We are inspired by the season – its cool crisp days, dazzling whites and special activities. All are interpreted in fibre and cloth, stitch and embellishment, colour and texture. Come and immerse your senses in a celebration of fibre art.

Image: Robynne Cole, Grey Skyscape. Sandy Simmelink, Peach Orchard. (Detail)

Love Kiss

January 16 – February 15, 2015 (Window projections Mon – Thurs, dusk – 10pm)

Location: Community Gallery
Artist: Jim Riley
Curator: Denis Longchamps
Reception: January 20, 5-7pm

This two-channel window installation is a continuation of Jim Riley’s exploration of temporary public art.  The video installation will be visible after dusk in two windows facing Lakeshore Road at the Art Gallery of Burlington.  During other gallery hours, monitors will play the videos in the Community Gallery of the AGB.

Riley’s art practice involves taking a moment of time, slowing it down, and placing it in a circle for the audience to examine.  The circle acts as a portal to that moment, for the viewer to explore.   As a non-linear story teller, Riley invites the audience to pause and view the two videos on a winter evening walk or, in a fleeting moment, from their vehicle. 

Image: Single Dad & Daughter – 2014 (Detail)



January 24 – March 22, 2015

Location: Perry Gallery
Artist: Lesley McInally
Curator: Jonathan Smith
Reception: February 8, 2-4pm

Born and raised in Scotland, Lesley McInally got her degree in ceramics and printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University.  She immigrated to Canada over a decade ago and settled in the Georgian Bay area, in Cookstown, in a landscape that reminded her of her homeland.  Her slab built paper clay vessels, while functional in form are inspired by the landscape of both Canada and Scotland, especially the historic stone structures that show the accumulated layers of age.  Her forms take on the soft rounded contour of stones that have faced the effects of weathering over time.  These forms are often pierced with openings so that pinpoints of light illuminate dark interiors. Her surfaces range from mists of colour to glaze that resembles cracked, blistered, and peeling paint.  In the last couple of years she has developed a technique where she uses her old printmaking techniques.  She layers ceramic pigments and hand coloured porcelain engobes to create complex textural surfaces that reveal hidden burst of colour similar to lichens.  Her work possesses evocative powers that drive the viewer to decode the narrative elements which she hints at but never states. 

Image: Lesley McInally – Re-Discovered Chamber (2012)

An Aqueous State


November 22, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Curator: Denis Longchamps
Reception: Sunday November 23, 2-4pm

Photographer Janusz Wrobel explores the interconnected processes that shape the foundation of the Canadian wilderness. With water as nature’s life source, the exhibition reflects on the delicate mutual relationship between this precious resource and humanity.

Image: Sweet Water Sea


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