Upcoming Exhibitions

LORNE WAGMAN, Calimari Tree, 2015, oil and gesso on board

June 26th to September 18th, 2016

The Resonance of the Tree

Guest curated by Stephen Hogbin, The Resonance of the Tree project features works by Lorne Wagman, Kevin Yates, Vera Dernovsek and Peter Pierobon that investigate natural history, early industries, and contemporary ecological issues.

Donefer, Winter Corona Basket, 2016, Blown and flameworked glass

June 26th to September 18th, 2016

With a Destiny

Glass artists Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley and Karina Guevin present sculptures and installations that explore ideas of destiny, chance and fate and their effects on both natural and personal environments.

Woodman, Agnes Martin from vanity fair assignment, 1988

June 26 to September 18, 2016

Agnes Martin and Me

From 1977 to 1984, photographer Donald Woodman was assistant to the renowned painter, Agnes Martin. The TOM presents never before seen photos of Martin by Woodman along with writings and ephemera. The exhibition documents Martin’s long struggle with mental illness and her heroic battle to keep her incessant inner voices in check in order to realize her unique vision as one of only a handful of women who were to emerge in the testosterone-fuelled climate of abstract expressionism and minimalism.

Staats, On the Edge of the Woods

September 25th 2016 to January 8th 2017

Greg Staats: On the Edge of the Woods

Greg Staats’ photographic, video and sculptural works investigate the trauma felt from his own existential displacement from the Mohawk language and subsequent relational worldview. The exhibition explores the dissociation and the existential loss of self, further amplified without language, and will include gestural and performative video works that incorporate signal responses and a vocabulary of event-based memories.

Continuing and Evolving Exhibitions…

 

Works by Tom Thomson are on view in our ongoing CANADIAN SPIRIT: The Tom Thomson Experience exhibition.  Paintings, memorabilia and archival images offer an insightful look at Thomson’s life, ranging from his early years in Owen Sound to his untimely death at Canoe Lake in 1917. Thomson remains one of Canada’s most influential artists of the 20th century and a true Canadian hero!
Canadian Spirit 2016 – On the Edge of all the Wild Stuff
This year’s theme On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff, will look at historical events that took place in 1916 such as Women winning the right to vote in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; the election of the first female magistrate in the British Empire (in Alberta); the creation of an all-black battalion of 500,000 troops by the Government of Canada; as well as Tom Thomson’s peripheral involvement with the War, city living and his continued time spent in Algonquin where his style became increasingly looser, more confident and poised for a major break-through. Canadian Spirit will celebrate these events through its Off-Site Multi-Arts Projects Program consisting of multi-disciplinary forms of visual, media, performing and literary arts, relevant to both historical and contemporary issues, that will challenge, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages.

 

More about Canadian Spirit exhibitions and programmes can be found  HERE