Curate Your Night

Curate Your Night

Five different exhibitions. Four opening nights. One art gallery.

The AGB invites you to four evenings of inspiration and celebration.

Be one of the first people in Burlington to experience the beauty the gallery has to offer.

Arrive curious. Leave inspired. #CurateYourNight

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Tom Wilson - The Long Road Home Kahnawake

Tom Wilson

BEAUTIFUL SCARS
Mohawk Warriors, Hunters and Chiefs
The Art of Tom Wilson

Opening night reception: 6 – 9pm, November 30, 2018

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11/30/2018 06:00 PM
11/30/2018 09:00 PM
Mohawk Warriors, Hunters and Chiefs – The Art of Tom Wilson

Indigenous Artist Tom Wilson is a Canadian cultural icon from Hamilton, Ontario, who is well known for his musical work as Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Lee Harvey Osmond. Wilson has more recently been recognized for his literary endeavours thanks to the critical and commercial success of his 2017 autobiography Beautiful Scars. Wilson has been developing his visual art practice over the past two decades, and the AGB is pleased to present his first museum exhibition.

The works that make up the exhibition arise from the same creative journey as did Wilson’s autobiography. Wilson created both projects in response to his discovery at age 53 that he had been adopted, and that he is Mohawk. This exhibition forms an integral part of Wilson’s captivating story of his re-interpretation of his own identity.

Show runs from: December 1 – January 27, 2019

Generously supported by:

DANCING ON THE GRAVE:
Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert

Opening night reception: 6 – 9pm, November 30, 2018

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11/30/2018 09:00 PM
DANCING ON THE GRAVE:
Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert

As a sculptor, Thibert’s artistic practice has moved from a deep engagement with abstraction towards the figure and has since leapt back into the power of shape, line, and colour. A generation younger, Hildebrand’s paintings have evolved out of the magical realism of trompe-l’œil (to deceive the eye) into a playful struggle with the flatness of the green drafting grid. He is now embracing historical illustration as a jumping off point with his image-making.

It is their imaginative use of collage and layering that formally links these two artists. The resulting visual effects strike those elusive chords of emotional meaning. Both Hildebrand and Thibert force the viewer to put work into the process of looking. The reward is an unraveling of subtle nuances that tug at poignant memories and connections buried deep within us.

Show runs from: December 1 – January 27, 2019

Generously supported by:

Patrick Thibert - Inca No. 3, 2017

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Dil Hildebrand - The Mouth Breatheth Out, 2017

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Your itinerary for the night:

6:30  Official Welcoming and Public Opening

6:30 – 7:30 Explore the AGB, visit 5 exhibitions, wine tasting, food stations, cash bar, shopping and more

7:30  Symphonic Recital by Tom Wilson and Orchestra (a can’t miss performance!)

8:15 – 9:00 Enjoy all the gallery has to offer!

Coming up in 2019

Metal Work: Lou Lynn, Chantal Gilbert, Brigitte Clavette & Sylvia Taylor

Start date: February 2, 2019 - End date: March 31, 2019

Opening Night Reception: 6 – 9 PM on February 1, 2019

Behind Closed Doors: Contemporary Drawings from Private Collections

Start date: May 25, 2019 - End date: August 18, 2019

Opening Night Reception: 6-9 PM on May 24, 2019

Rainbow of Identities

Start date: August 24, 2019 - End date: September 6, 2019

Opening Night Reception: 6-9 PM on September 6, 2019

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