March 11 to April 18, 2021
Opening and artist tours: Thursday, March 11, 3 pm and 4 pm
All visitors must pre-book preferred tour timeslot on Eventbrite.
Free admission. Presented in English.
- Masks required
- Sanitizer stations available
- Staff on site to greet visitors
- Limited access through the Laurier entrance only
- Elevator access from underground parking is limited
- Stanchioned areas available to direct traffic flow and to manage visitor overflow
Please check the latest Ottawa Public Health safety guidelines prior to your visit.
Antonietta Grassi, Linkers no.1, 2020, oil, acrylic and ink on Belgian linen, 122 x 152 cm, courtesy of the artist
Antonietta Grassi, Free falling, 2020, oil and ink on Belgian linen, 145 x 145 cm, courtesy of the artist
Antonietta Grassi’s Linkers no. 2 (for Grace Hopper), like her other works in Lifelines Extended, tells the story of an art practice that is as layered and incandescent as the fuchsia, amber and coral coats of paint on its surface. The works in this exhibition pull together elements from different avenues of Grassi’s inspirations. Fielding her own story from within an array of women who came before her; linking the textile industry and the Jacquard loom to computer programming; and bridging art movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Post-Minimalism, Grassi’s work is rooted in history and research, while also open to chance and impromptu meanderings.
- Exhibition booklet excerpt by Amanda Beattie
Antonietta Grassi’s paintings and works on paper have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her work is in public, corporate, and private collections including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Global Affairs Canada, the Archives of Ontario, Groupe Desjardins, the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, the Boston Public Library and Yamana Gold. Grassi has participated in several residencies such as The Studios at MASS MoCA, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the recipient of awards and honours, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Grassi holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is represented by the Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montreal.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.