Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Michael Belmore Settlement, 2009 Copper and river rock Courtesy of the Woodstock Art Gallery. Gift of Michael Belmore. Accession 2013.08.001.  Michael Belmore Settlement [Logée], 2009 Cuivre et roche de rivière Avec la permission de la Woodstock Art Gallery. Don de Michael Belmore. Numéro d’acquisition 2013.08.001.  Photo : Justin Wonnacott

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the opening reception of the Ottawa Art Gallery's fall exhibitions. Free to attend and open to all, guests are invited to meet and mingle with exhibiting artists while exploring all floors of the new exhibitions. See below for further details.

+Food by Jackson
+Cash bar

Karim Rashid: Cultural Shaping
The first large-scale presentation of the iconic designer’s work in Canada to date. The exhibition features industrial designs imbued with the sense of environmental responsibility and sustainability that is at the heart of much of Rashid’s current practice.

Michèle Provost: Everything must go | Liquidation totale 
Gatineau-based multimedia artist Michèle Provost presents an ambitious and poignant examination of the place of art and artists within a market-driven society. Highlighting the potential for commodification, she creates a liquidation sale of a line of handmade home décor items, aesthetically based on the legacy — both real and imagined — of an iconic Canadian artist of the twentieth century.

Firestone Reverb: Confluences and Tributaries: Michael Belmore and A.J. Casson 
Michael Belmore asserts an Indigenous, Anishinaabe world view, re-affirming Native ways of knowing into the stories we tell and images we show of the mountains, lakes and rivers which make up the land now geographically defined as Canada. The places depicted in A.J. Casson's oeuvre are places which, historically, bore spiritual and cultural importance to the various Anishinaabe peoples of the region.
Artist Talk on October 28, 2018
Support generously provided by 
the Eva Boros Furesz Estate
and the RBC Foundation 

Eclectic Geometric: Permanent Collection Highlight
Ghitta Caiserman, Pat Durr, Duncan de Kergommeaux, Claire Guillemette Lamirande, Norval Morrisseau, Gunter Nolte, Wendy Simon, Takao Tanabe, Gerald Trottier, York Wilson, and Jinny Yu.

This marks the first exhibition in the new Lawson A.W. Hunter Gallery dedicated to the Ottawa Art Gallery’s growing Permanent Collection. Revealing the multidisciplinary overlap between mathematics and visual art, this show brings together an eclectic range of work by artists who have engaged with the basis of geometry.

Patrice Stanley: Empyrean (Galerie Annexe)
This exhibition includes over 25 works from Stanley’s newest series of paintings on wood panel, canvas and Mylar. Stanley is a contemporary landscape painter; her work is fundamentally connected to "place”. Each series she has undertaken has derived from time spent away, mostly artists residencies, whereby site-specific influences imbue her work. She travels to places that inspire her to fully absorb and consider how to apply what she is experiencing, seeing, and learning to pictorial representation.