Current Exhibitions

Barry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Five Great Lakes

Barry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Five Great Lakes

June 3 – July 2, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 3 at 1PM

Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin presents a new series of honouring blankets for the Five Great Lakes. Hudson Bay trade blankets are adorned with unique Anishinaabe blanket strips that remix intricately designed floral motifs and geometric iconography composed of traditional glass-cut beads and contemporary electronic components (capacitors, resistors, and diodes). Each blanket is a homage to a specific Great Lake and retells Anishinaabeg historical and cultural narratives through the use of mnemonic iconography and code embedded into each blanket strip. The suite of contemporary honouring blankets are witness to the persistence of Anishinaabeg cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary.

Also presented in the exhibition is a select précis from the suite of photographic works entitled Memory Landscape. These works are a homage and requiem on the passing of a close friend documenting the artist’s connection and travel on the land and water in the Great Lakes region of Manitoulin and Algoma. These sensitive and personal diptychs simultaneously capture a presence and absence of a life that once was and are beautifully embellished with beaded medicine flowers and iconography as honouring tributes.

Image:
(l) Gichi-zaaga’igan Lake Ontario (Big Lake) (2016).
Hudson Bay blanket, velvet, beads, transistors, horse hair,
metal, mountain climbing rope. 183 x 228 cm.

(r) Ininwewi-gichigami: Lake Michigan (Illinois Sea) (2016).
Hudson Bay blanket, velvet, beads, resistors, horse hair,
metal, mountain climbing rope. 183 x 228 cm.

Steve Kean: Moving Landscapes

Steve Kean: Moving Landscapes

Steve Kean: Moving Landscapes

June 3 – July 2
Reception: Saturday, June 3 at 1PM

SG is honoured to mark Spina Bifida Awareness Month with a coinciding exhibition that welcomes back 2016 exhibiting artist, Steve Kean. This Toronto-based photographer seeks to capture moments on the move in his latest on-going series, Moving Landscapes, created on an iPhone from moving intercity buses and trains. He says, “As the world moved passed me at great speeds, I was struck by the stark intrusion of manmade objects on the land…The works in this exhibition are an allegory for what happens when the processes in nature are rushed and corners are cut.”

Footprints 150: Picturing Canada

Footprints 150: Picturing Canada

June 3 – July 2, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 3 at 1PM

Make a wish, Canada! SG’s Permanent Collection is a unique repository of the finest Canadian prints. During this summer’s sesquicentennial celebrations, we’ll feature defining moments in printmaking history and the gallery’s CanCon holdings. Footprints 150 tracks Canada, its terrain and this country’s diverse cultural mosaic through printmakers’ eyes.

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Interested in submitting an exhibition proposal?
Like most public art galleries, Station Gallery accepts unsolicited proposals by mail.

A standard package should include:

  • a covering letter addressed to SG Curator, Olexander Wlasenko
  • a specific written proposal for an exhibition and a statement of why you’d like to display at SG
  • image list detailing titles, media, dimensions and dates
  • a cv or resume detailing artistic accomplishments (exhibitions, grants, reviews, etc.)
  • a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of materials

Mail proposal to:

Curator, Olexander Wlasenko
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 0A8

The exhibition schedule for 2017 is in place and we are currently booking into 2018/19.

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