Join Curator Olex for hour-long Art Talks at Station Gallery this spring. See the full list below.
February 20, 2020 @ 7pm
How does an artist know when a work is done? During this hour encore, we’ll investigate artistic choices—some deliberate, others circumstantial—which resulted in an incomplete creative statement. Artists leave behind uncompleted works for a variety of reasons. We’ll look at paintings, drawings and sculptures that remain unfinished to this day…
March 2, 2020 @ 1pm
Courtroom Sketches: Art & Law
Artists are no strangers to legal battles. Throughout art history, artists have challenged the boundaries of the law—or have found to be confronted by the law. During this premiere presentation, we’ll look at several famed court cases involving artists and their creations.
March 19, 2020 @ 7pm
Contentious Nude in Canadian Art (with John Di Leonardo)
The nude has been one of the more challenging images in the history of Canadian art, its depiction has seldom been objective, it has always been a reflection of the cultural and religious attitudes of its time. Join artist and educator John Di Leonardo in an encore discussion and visual presentation of this controversial theme. Explore why we as Canadians still feel uncomfortable with this subject, and why the nude has played an important role in the evolution of contemporary Canadian art in the early part of the 20th century.
April 6, 2020 @ 1pm – Synchronicities: Art & Cinema (part X)
Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator, Olex Wlasenko, for this premiere performance in an ever-expanding series—now in its tenth edition—exploring visual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa…
April 16, 2020 @ 7pm – 20th Century Focus: Conflict & Identity (1915 to 1969) with Steven J. Frank
With the advent of 35mm and other evolving formats, photography helped define the spirit of the times and in the process recorded major moments of the 20th Century. As documentarians attempted to capture the Great Wars, the Depression and the Cold War Era, photographers explored all aspects of the medium, and in doing so revealed much about who we are.
May 4, 2020 @ 1pm – May the Fourth be with you!
The future is today. We’ll riff on the catchphrase—“May the Force be with you”— inspired by the 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars. During this hour-long art talk, we’ll scan the vast artistic galaxy, sighting visual artists who imagined and depicted the future.
May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 – 8:15 pm – Building Your Business: It’s an ART! with Tim Westhead
Created for talented artists enthusiastic about starting their own business or expanding their existing venture in retirement, this enjoyable presentation with practical content will help cultivate your entrepreneurial interests. Try Tim’s simple-to-use but powerful approaches that build trust and business connections with motivational basics. PLEASE NOTE: This session does not focus on financial details or information about government start-up initiatives. Kindly bring donations of non-perishable items for Whitby’s food bank, The Deacon’s Cupboard.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for each Art Talk