STOP EXTINCTION! RESTORE THE EARTH
Embassy Cultural House & Gardenship & State l London, Ontario April 22, 2021 Earth Day
The Embassy Cultural House (ECH) and Gardenship and State are pleased to present a virtual group exhibition Stop Extinction! Restore the Earth to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Work in the exhibit features artists from within the ECH community and Gardenship and State participating artists. Artworks in the exhibit address the broad issues related to the climate crisis, and other threats to our ecology. Works also address the intersection of sustainable living and the respect for Indigenous land rights.
Thank you to Ron Benner for including Unleashed as part of this exhibition.
UNFURLED: UNSETTLING THE ARCHIVE FROM A MORE THAN HUMAN PERSPECTIVE
Orillia Museum of Art and History l Orillia April - August, 2021
This is an exhibition that playfully speculates on how animals might choose to engage with, frame, label and question natural history objects held within the archives of museums. The North American Fur Trade lasted approximately 350 years between 1530 and 1880. The Atherley Narrows, a site that sits between Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, was a source of fishing and hunting for local Indigenous people as far back as 5000 years ago. With the advent of the fur trade, and a visit by Samuel de Champlain in 1615, the Narrows became a key site of cultural and capital exchange, and led to the eventual formation of Orillia as a European settlement in 1840. Drawing on narratives and word play based on animals hunted, trapped and exchanged, Unfurled utilizes objects and materials held within OMAH’s historical collection, as well as objects created by Price, to discuss how the thriving abundance of animals led to the material wealth of their prime predators, human beings.
THANK-YOU TO THE PAUL QUARRINGTON LEGACY FUND FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS EXHIBITION.
John B. Aird Gallery l TORONTO
Online Exhibit / Art Book Launch: March 15, 2021 Jurors: Steve Khan & Neda Omidvar
This juried/curated exhibition will showcases John B. Aird’s 22nd edition of its annual drawing exhibition. This year showcases over 50 drawings by contemporary Canadian artists that reflect a wide variety of contemporary drawing materials, techniques, and practices. Drawing 2021 is presented in a virtual exhibition, accompanied by music selected by the jurors, and a digital catalog that is available to the public.
Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser
Exhibition: November 29 - December 20, 2020
To celebrate the holiday times of 2020, we’re excited to announce our first ever Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser! Up until previous years, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) has facilitated both the annual 100 Small Artworks Show and Sale and the Annual Juried Art Show.
For this year’s event, we’re especially excited to announce an online catalogue to view and purchase work from your own home! Launching on the day of the exhibition, the online catalogue gives a chance for audiences to peruse incredible local art if making it into the gallery isn’t possible.
John B. Aird Gallery l TORONTO
Online Exhibit / Art Book Launch: October 22, 2020
This juried/curated exhibition will showcase paintings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a painting is defined as a work of art made from paint applied to canvas, wood, paper, or other support. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary painting techniques and practices.
A Sculpture Exhibition provides some respite in these challenging times. A sense of abstract reality is a tool that enables us to make sense between truth and untruth, fantasy and reality. Currently, the society we know is fractured and disconnected; we find ourselves in limbo. The arts help us cope; sharing the creativity and vision of these artists provides a much-needed grounding in these uncertain times. Curated by Jeanette Luchese.
An exhibition drawing attention to time as an unpredictable and sometimes imperceivable material.
Zach Atticus, Franziska Barczyk, Erin Candela, Felicia Cirste, Dorota Dziong, Christopher Gardiner, Tonya Hart, Dalia Hassan, Mary Kainer, James A. Laforet, (Jessie) Jihyun Lee, Neil Maguire, Linds Miyo, Hamid Mohammadi, Jill Price, Erin Williamson
Beginning in October of 2019, Akin launched its second year of hosting artists-in-residence at 158 Sterling Road. Working across a wide range of disciplines and at their own pace, the material realities of COVID 19 worked to draw attention to time as an unpredictable material that brings about change or taunts us with the unknown. Dedicated to sharing and growing their practice, the work on display represents some of the artists who chose to retain their studios with AKIN by working in intervals and following physical distancing protocols to thwart the risks of co-working spaces and shared public facilities.
Click on the invite to hear a short artist talk about my work Read the full exhibition essayhere.