Ascension Launch Party

Ascension Launch Party

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for the launch of the OAG-commissioned light installation Ascension by The Latest Artists supported by Solotech and Ontario 150.

Enjoy canapes and beverages as we celebrate this major work illuminating Mackenzie King Bridge.

Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge Lobby
October 28th, 2018
3 PM to 6 PM (sunset)

Light-based art has evolved with the technology, from incandescent lighting and neon sculptures to the use of LEDs in recent new-media practices. This Ottawa artist duo, Andrew and Deborah O’Malley, have used the latter to create a wave graph that provides the Ottawa Art Gallery with a bright promenade along the Mackenzie King Bridge. The increasing intensity of the waves’ modulation, as they approach the front door, mimics the highs and lows of the Gallery’s history: from the seed planted for a municipal art gallery in the mid-1960s, to its new facility, inaugurated in 2018. The interactive work invites the public into the fold, as lights bounce along the graph in playful pursuit of passersby.



Photo : Chris Snow