Current Exhibitions

Interstice

Interstice

Soheila K. Esfahani
Interstice
September 8 – October 7, 2018
in the Coppa Gallery
Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 7pm

Drawing on more than one cultural repertoire, Soheila K. Esfahani has created a cross-cultural dialogue filled with delicacy, grace and astonishing beauty. Since the early part of the millennium, her intricate works deploy a profound sense of personal exploration and temporal investment, social and cultural commentary.

Soheila Esfahani’s art practice navigates the terrains of cultural translation and draws on her experience of living in both Western and Eastern (Iranian) cultures. As a culturally diverse artist living in Canada, Esfahani cites a “Third Space” in which she explores the cultural elements within her work and inviting viewers to “read” the work by bringing in their own narratives which in turn opens an in-between zone. She underscores the cultural importance of visual ornamentation in Islamic art and participates in its manifestation in the work of contemporary Muslim artists.

Esfahani creates enduring bonds by amalgamating both Canadian and Iranian concepts, belief systems and visual languages. Through this synthesis of her ancestral homeland and adopted country, she eloquently speaks from the
“in-between” of varied social and cultural realities.

One Canadian Morning

One Canadian Morning

September 8 – October 7
Durham Potters’ Guild
in the Heritage Galleries
Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 7pm

When we start our day what is our common experience of being in Canada? Some of us live in quiet small towns, in the suburbs or in a large city. We interact with family members and friends. We respond to our surrounding environment in very different ways. We all have various opinions, concerns, unique memories and our own personal histories. Despite how different we may be, what makes it a Canadian morning? Is it what you see, how you feel or something you experience?

In celebration of the Guild’s 30th anniversary, our Heritage Galleries will hold functional creations and beautiful forms. The Durham Potters’ Guild was created to provide members with an opportunity to participate in workshops, to exchange ideas and knowledge, to promote pottery and also as a social meeting-place to become acquainted with other local potters.

Comprising of both full-time and part-time potters, with experiences ranging from just a few years to over thirty plus years, the Guild’s membership has nearly thirty active members. Each potter has an individual style thereby creating a varied selection of both functional and decorative works.

Emeritus

Emeritus

September 8 – October 7, 2018

Michael Vahey
in the Jill Dyall Community Gallery
Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 7pm

September is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) month in Canada.

Peterborough-based artist Michael Vahey explains: “Since I was diagnosed with DMD, I have turned to art as my career path. Art is something I can do, despite my physical limitations. I don’t allow my limitations to inhibit me from creating.”

Vahey is a recent graduate of Durham College. His solo show focuses on rusticated scenes celebrating a bygone glory of the automotive age.

Image: Michael Vahey, Forest Find, acrylic on panel, 2016.

 

Cool Idea?
We Want to Hear About it!

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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