Upcoming Exhibitions

January 17th to March 27th, 2016

Crossing Natures

Guest Curated by Paul Petro, Director Paul Petro Gallery

Crossing Natures is a group exhibition that explores cross-generational influences and affinities, and a lineage of feminism, found in the work of Joyce Wieland (1931-1998), Christiane Pflug (1936-1972), Janet Morton and Mélanie Rocan. Crossing Natures looks at the idea of thresholds that convey aspects of our relationship to habitat and the natural world.


Dermot Wilson, Two Notch Spiral, felt pen and pencil on Arches paper, 2010


January 17th to March 27th, 2016

Our Cosmic Geometries

Curated by Robert Alton, Exhibitions Coordinator

Dermott Wilson and Lesczek Wyczolkowski

This exhibition incorporates different media brought together under the “magical” philosophies and cosmologies of Sir Robert Fludd, the last of the great British Alchemists.  The artists will invite the city to help create a pseudo-scientific map of the community’s circles that will be interpreted and presented in accordance with some of Sir Robert’s ideas about microcosm and macrocosm.




The river in the tree I (detail), plywood bas-reliefs, 2015


January 17th to March 27th, 2016


The River in the Tree


Curated by Heather Hughes, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions


Yechel Gagnon


Close engagement with the material qualities inherent to each form and medium has served as the foundation for Yechel Gagnon’s artistic practice, encompassing plywood bas-reliefs, embossed prints, frottage drawings, etchings, cast-aluminum works and large-scale architectural installations. In The River in the Tree, Gagnon carves and creates sculptural bas-reliefs in response to existing works in the TOM’s permanent collection, creating new work that challenges ideas around landscape, environmental issues and the inevitable forces of nature. The River in the Tree reveals the symbiosis between the natural and the man-made; how they coexist and relate in nature.  Gagnon’s works have been exhibited in more than twenty solo exhibitions and over fifty group shows in commercial galleries, artist-run centres and museums across Canada, in the United States, China and France. Yechel Gagnon lives in Montreal and is represented by the Cynthia Reeves Gallery in New Hampshire and Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary.




January 17th to March 27th, 2016

Recent Acquistions to the Collection

Curated by David Huff, Curator of Collections





Images of the Gallery’s Tom Thomson collection will soon be added to the new on-line Tom Thomson catalogue raisonné (a comprehensive, annotated listing of all the known artworks by the artist), but to facilitate the photography, no Tom Thomson works will be on view at the Gallery, October 13 – 15. There will still be lots to see, as all other exhibitions remain open, over 70 Canadian historical works, and Aganetha Dyck’s “Denouement: Memories of the Hive”, and “Train Dreams”.