Events

Le pARTy Art Auction

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MAY 21, 2015

Le pARTy, the Ottawa Art Gallery's signature fundraising event, is a silent art auction of 65 original artworks by regional artists working in a variety of media.

Check out this year's artwork.

Programs

Reading Out Loud: Donna J. Haraway: “We Have Never Been Human”

Thursday April 30, from 7 to 9 pm | Free

Reading Out Loud is a reading event where participants take turns reading and discussing a text on art together. This is for people who like to stay informed but can’t find the time to read. In other words, just about everyone. No familiarity with the text or the author is required. No homework! Photocopies of the text will be provided.

This Reading Out Loud session will focus on Donna Haraway’s figure of the cyborg. The excerpt is taken from Part 1 of Haraway’s book, When Species Meet (Minnesota Press 2008).     

Introduced and facilitated by Petra Halkes

The evening will be free and open to all. However, we kindly ask that you RSVP to mrvial@ottawaartgallery.ca or call 613-233-8699, ext. 228

Curator's walkthrough

Friday May 1, 12 pm | Free

Join curator Ola Wlusek for an overview of the current contemporary exhibitions:

Andrew Wright: Pretty Lofty and Heavy All at Once. Ottawa-based artist Andrew Wright uses current lens-based technologies, as well as processes derived from historical photography. Wright’s art practice alludes to the immeasurable possibilities of the pictorial language.

Jon Sasaki: Two Paths Diverged in a Wood. Toronto-based artist Jon Sasaki pays homage to the life and accomplishments of painter George Thomson (1868-1965), an artist who was too often discussed only in connection with his famous younger brother, Tom Thomson (1877-1917).

Andrew Wright: Pretty Lofty and Heavy All at Once

Jon Sasaki: Two Roads Diverged in a Wood

Crowded on a Velvet Cushion

May 3, 2015, 1 – 4 pm | Free

Performance workshop with Jon Sasaki 

Location: Artscourt, the Library

During this hands-on painting workshop, participants can learn the meticulous, somewhat ritualistic painting method of George Thomson. Fastidious step-by-step instructions will be given by an instructor. Deviation from the prescribed technique will be strongly discouraged; however, convivial fraternizing with fellow participants will be mandatory, in the spirit of an artist who placed as much importance on community-building as he did on painterly skill. 

(Re)Mapping Place

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1 – 5pm | Free

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

An intergenerational creative workshop led by artist Barry Ace. Participants will contribute to a collaborative map of the City of Ottawa, by using mixed media to create a layered representation of their unique sense of place. All materials will be provided. People of all ages, abilities, and levels of creative experience are welcome.

This workshop is presented in the context of the exhibition Home Away from Home, presented in association with the NAC’s Ontario Scene.

Ottawa Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of RBC Foundation.

            

 

Exhibitions

Andrew Wright: Pretty Lofty and Heavy All at Once

January 23 – May 10, 2015

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

While using current lens-based technologies, as well as processes derived from historical photography, Ottawa-based Andrew Wright’s art practice alludes to the immeasurable possibilities of the pictorial language. 

Home Away from Home

January 23 – May 10, 2015
Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, Gerald McMaster, Ron Noganosh, Jane Ash Poitras, Jeff Thomas

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

The works in Home Away from Home address issues of space and place, belonging and home, as well as a relationship with landscape and the land. Whether interactions with nature, spiritual inquisitions or social and political interventions, the artists explore and engage with these subjects from varying, though intersecting, perspectives and Aboriginal cultural backgrounds. 

Ottawa Selects: Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

January 17, 2015 - ongoing

Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 pm
OAG Annex at City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.

Ottawa Selects showcases artwork from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, chosen by celebrities and high profile individuals associated with the Ottawa area. The breadth and diversity of this significant collection which spans the modern period (1880s-1980s) is highlighted through a variety of artists, media, subject matter and styles, including Group of Seven landscapes, vibrant abstracts, dynamic cityscapes and figurative works by Marcelle Ferron, Claude Picher, Molly Bobak and more.

Jon Sasaki: Two Roads Diverged in a Wood

January 10 – May 24, 2015

Opening: January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Three little-known works from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art by painter George Thomson (1868-1965) provide the foundation for a new body of work by Toronto-based artist Jon Sasaki. The exhibition pays homage to the life and accomplishments of an artist who was too often discussed only in connection with his famous younger brother, Tom Thomson (1877-1917).