Upcoming Exhibitions

Facing the Camera

Facing the Camera

Rosalie Favell
Facing the Camera
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2 at 1PM

“The series I call Facing the Camera is the start of a large document of Aboriginal artists. I am very aware of Aboriginal peoples’ very problematic relationship with photography, and how much they have quite rightly viewed the medium with suspicion. The legacy is one of subjugation where the “camera was another weapon in the wars of domination.” Nonetheless, I have received enormous support from my fellow Aboriginal artists.

The impetus for the series derived from my realization that a document had not been made of individuals who make up the Aboriginal arts community. I have liked taking portraits of people, and that coupled with the opportunity of going to a Banff residency in 2008 and seeing all these artists together as a group, made me want to embark upon this documentary project. I have continued to photograph artists in different cities in an attempt to give as much representation to my community as possible.

I use the portrait convention to acknowledge the agency of the individual in bringing together in a conscious and unconscious way, the numerous cultural and personal factors through which the sense of self is expressed. This idea applies to me taking pictures of myself, and others, who stand before my camera, seeing their selves revealed in the photograph.” – Rosalie Favell

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist born in Winnipeg, Manitoba who draws inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree, English) heritage.

Without Reservations: Contemplations of a First Nation Canadian

Without Reservations: Contemplations of a First Nation Canadian

Gerald Wayne McLeod
Without Reservations: Contemplations of a First Nation Canadian
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2 at 1PM

Artist, educator and docent Gerald Wayne McLeod originates from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation located on the picturesque shores of Georgian Bay. The artist writes: “The relationship between artist and viewer is in itself an impersonal one. But it is the artwork and its impact on the spectator that creates an intimate, shared experience.” McLeod’s varied material approach elicits a resonance with views. He shares a glimpse into inner visions, articulating a silent speech from the heart.

Put a Bird on It!

Put a Bird on It!

Opening reception: Saturday, June 2 at 1PM

For feathered fun—the next permanent collection exhibition takes its cue from a popular phrase exclaimed when adorning an avian creature on any “crafty” or “thrifted” item so as to make it totally adorable and artistic. With this ornithological themed exhibition, we’ll see how many SG collected printmakers and artists decided to… put a bird on it!

Image: Rudolph Bikkers, Frenzied Fowl, 1978.

It’s all Relative

It’s all Relative

July 14 – September 2, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, July 14 at 1PM
Group Walk & Talk – Speaking of Relatives: Thursday, July 19 at 7PM

Does the artistic gene run in the family? Do personal art collections begin with family relations? How do creative relatives form our understanding of visual culture? These are just some of the questions that will arise with It’s all Relative—a community-sourced show related to collecting, creative achievement and family. Every family has a creative member somewhere on the ancestral tree. It could be a painterly aunt, a sculptor brother or a great grandmother who loved to draw. When assembled, this crowd-sourced group display will bring together collected art, heirlooms and stories. Contribute a piece or join us for this enjoyable summer show, as we celebrate artistry and ancestry and gather to share our familial stories on the third Thursday evening of July. Everyone’s welcome.

SG members can submit completed entry form and artwork that responds to the theme, a work created by a distant or immediate family member, with your Station Gallery membership fee (if not already an SG member).

To submit your application, please download and fill out this form and return to Station Gallery between May 22 – June 22, 2018.

Family Ties

Opening reception: Saturday, July 14 at 1PM

Check out the selection of artwork created by participants of all ages in SG’s recent community education programs, and the breadth of art media and techniques that were explored. You’ll see a range of projects from drawing to 3D – shadow box projects with family scenes, a plaster piece with a symbol for family framed with mosaic tile, painted trees with family names carved into the trunk, and much more!

Metaphor

Metaphor

Barbara Buntin
July 14 – September 2, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, July 14 at 1PM

Barbara Buntin generates abstracted landscapes that are substituted glimpses into an inner life. She states: “My mixed media collage work is a visceral response to the world around me; layering my experiences and emotions with universal natural forms. Art making is less an intellectual pursuit for me; more a meditation
on how best to navigate our lives.”

In her work we find textures, movements and forms related to our physical world mirroring our inner selves—our human nature. Buntin’s studio practice invites us in to find minute details, the solitude of open spaces, and recognition of shared experiences.

Right Image: Barbara Buntin, Cold Mirage, mixed media collage.
Left Image: Barbara Buntin, Never Knowing, mixed media collage.

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
  • slides or a CD of electronic images (about 10-15)
  • 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

Whitby Station Gallery Floor Plan

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.
A response to the proposal package will take between 4 to 6 months.

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