This gallery is currently closed until September 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Kassandra Graham – Un espace/ de mémoire (A place/ from memory)
February 13 to April 19, 2020
Opening: Thursday, February 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tour with the artist (bilingual): Friday, February 14, 12:30 pm
Kassandra Graham, Maison Centris no.1 (prototype 2) (installation view), 2019, wood, inkjet prints and MDF, 4 x 5 x 2 m, courtesy of the artist
Kassandra Graham, study for Un espace/ de mémoire, 2019, courtesy of the artist
The title A place/ from memory can refer to two separate things, namely the places produced from memory and the places generated from memories. In the first case, fragments of memory construct the place. In the second case, the place causes memories to resurface. My installation can therefore be read in two different, yet complementary ways. It is a fictional place that nevertheless produces echoes of our actual homes, of our actual ways of life. As its title suggests, the project tightly interweaves place and memory, in such a way that it becomes hard to remember which one serves as the premise for the other. Through the objects and materials it displays, this exhibition awakens memories that belong to us, but that can also belong to others.
- Exhibition booklet excerpt by Kassandra Graham, with the assistance of Dany Massicotte
Kassandra Graham is an emerging artist originally from Quebec City. Having completed a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts at Université Laval in 2018, she is now pursuing a master’s degree in visual arts at the same institution. She has participated in several group exhibitions, including ExoMars, a satellite exhibition presented as part of the Manif d’art 9. Graham was awarded the 2018 Prix Louis-Garneau. Her first solo exhibition, titled Expo de banlieue, was presented in February 2019 in the exhibition hall of Université Laval’s Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins.
This exhibition A place/ from memory (Un espace/ de mémoire) was made possible by a project grant from Quebec’s Première Ovation funding program, to which the artist offers her sincere thanks.
Anna Williams – Untold Stories I Once Wished Lost
Postponed until the 2021 season. Exhibit dates to be announced in Fall 2020.
May 7 to July 12, 2020
Anna Williams, The Allegory of Atalanta: Atalanta's Return, 2019, linocut, 41 x 56 cm, courtesy of the artist
This exhibition reflects on what we have lost in our passage from nature to culture—our skewed experience of the natural world and female identity, and how this dissociation has impacted the stability of the human mind. These works, and their relationships, investigate how family history, identity, and mythologies of womanhood intersect to offer alternative definitions of what it means to be female.
Kim Vose Jones – Cirque de-Vice
September 24 to November 29
Opening: Thursday, September 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Kim Vose Jones, Sparkle Pig, ta da!, 2019, sequins, Styrofoam, clay, glass, wood, 213 x 30 x 46 cm, courtesy of the artist
Cirque de-Vice is a sculptural installation that reflects on intertwined themes of sin, carnival, and (over)indulgence. Inspired by fin-de-siècle circus culture, transgressive art history, and natural history museum displays, these hybrid animal forms reveal the dissonance, affect, disempowerment and angst that lurk within popular manifestations of putative harmony and celebration. The Cirque’s denizens are silently displayed and entertainingly decorated, yet also burdened by the selfish profit seeking of others.
City of Ottawa Art Collection – 2020 Additions
December 15, 2020 to February 7, 2021
Opening: Tuesday, December 15, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
This exhibition features a selection of artworks added to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2020 through purchase, donation and commission. Artworks from the City’s Collection are on display in over 170 municipal buildings and spaces across the city.
2020 Exhibitions Peer assessment committee members: AM Dumouchel, Annie Thibault, Alexandra Nahwegahbow