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Prime Time, Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers

February 3, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Friday February 2, 6pm-9pm
John Boyko Author Talk: Sunday February 11, 2pm

The Art Gallery of Burlington is proud to present Prime Time, Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers in memory and honour of Hamiltonian Dr. William “Bill’ Bensen.

The exhibition provides a visual chronology of Canada’s Prime Ministers through a Pop Art filter with works created by Julio Ferrer. Highlighting important moments in the career of each Prime Minister, we can continue to reflect on the country’s history, and discover new facts and insights into this welcoming nation we call Canada.

Image: Julio Ferrer, Justin Trudeau


Storytellers

February 3, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Friday February 2, 6pm-9pm

This exhibition presents the work of five artists addressing the idea of storytelling. Hope Forstenzer revisits children stories with two glass installations, while Mary Philpott continues to explore stories of crows. Melanie MacDonald uses illustrations found in vintage scrapbooks to create paintings of heroic proportion. Olexander Wlasenko draws large scale urban scenes of everyday life inspired by vintage movies, while Maria Sarkany engages with the stories of Burlington.


Knobs, Finials & Handles

January 13, 2018 – April 8, 2018

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor
Opening reception: Friday February 2, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Mugs, cups, casseroles, or coffee pots, the ceramic pieces that are used every day, are often chosen because they feel good in the hand and are easy to use. If these pieces are well designed, one does not necessarily consider the reasons why one likes them, they just feel good. Knobs, finials, and handles not only make it easier to use a piece, but are routinely employed to give a piece the personal mark of the artist, yet while they are often ignored, they are often the most important detail in the design. See some of the clever solutions to this problem in Knobs, Finials and Handles.

Image: Donn Zver, Hexagon Box with Crested Handle, 1973-1974.


Holding by a Thread

December 1, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Thursday November 30, 5pm-7pm
Artist Walk & Talk: Saturday December 2, 2pm

The title of the exhibition Holding by a Thread stems from the popular expression Hanging by a Thread, but with a twist. While hanging is defined as suspending or to put to death by suspension, holding is to support or to embrace. Holding thus suggests a special care is taken. The play on word was intentional since some of the work in this show can be viewed as hanging while others as holding. The four artists selected, Carole Baillargeon from Quebec, Kelly Bruton from Newfoundland and Labrador, Line Dufour and Lorraine Roy from Ontario, present recent fibre art work. They address social, personal, and cultural issues woven with political, financial and artistic concerns. Their influences are varied and unique, yet they are all linked to humanity and a relationship to their surroundings.

 


Suited to a Tea: Forty Years – Forty Teapots

January 11, 2018 – April 17, 2018

Location: Perry Gallery
Opening reception: Friday February 2, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm

In honour of the fortieth anniversary of the Art Gallery of Burlington, we are kicking of this celebration with an imaginary tea party with forty teapots drawn from the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. Often considered the most challenging of functional forms, these pieces, ranging from the highly functional to the more creative, will demonstrate the eclectic variety of shapes, sizes, and styles that has made this shape such an appealing form for the potter to explore.

Related Events: Join us for our March Hare Tea Party on Sunday March 25 from 2pm-4pm in celebration of our fortieth anniversary, and fundraiser for the AGB’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics.

Image: Ian Symons, Teapot, 1991.


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