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John Willard Fibre Arts Residency: Chandra Rice

November 17 to December 17, 2017

Location: RBC Gallery
Public reception: Thursday November 30, 5pm-7pm

The second recipient of the John Willard Fibre Arts Resident, Chandra Rice, presents her new work in this exhibition.

In the summer of 2014 the Art Gallery of Burlington proudly launched the John Willard Fibre Arts Residency to celebrate the remarkable life of John Willard. Not one to follow the rules of tradition, Willard turned the craft of quilting into a truly remarkable art form. With scissors, needles, thread and fabrics Willard created his own one of a kind quilt designs whether inspired by traditional patterns that he had deconstructed or by historical events. To continue Willard’s legacy as a fibre art teacher, the residency enables artists to have access to one of the AGB resident fibre studios in order to develop a body of work for a solo exhibition in the RBC Gallery.

About the Artist
In a world where each of us increasingly curates our own experience – choosing what Instagram accounts to follow and pages to like, carefully constructing selfies that show off our lives, and binging on Netflix – a traditional (fixed and untouchable) exhibition of art, as seen in many galleries, can create an insurmountable distance between artists and viewer. Chandra Rice seeks to bridge that distance, encouraging the viewer to interact with the work, to curate the exhibition themselves, and to become part of the artistic process.

Image: Chandra Rice, Birds of a Feather, 2017.

Flora & Fauna: Ann Cummings & Jim Hong Louie

November 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Perry Gallery

Plants and animals are not the first things one thinks about when considering ceramics.  Over the years, these two established ceramists have each pursued these ideas as a design motif – Cummings looking at flora, and Louie at fauna.  Their different approaches to their chosen subject matter create a lively dialogue looking at the relationship between style and subject.


Setting Ontario’s Table: Once Upon a Time

August 19 – December 31, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm

A special exhibition from the AGB’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Ceramics will explore functional ware from Ontario ceramists. Each artist selected will be represented through both a piece from their early years, juxtaposed against a recent work to explore the progression in their practice.


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