Ben Globerman – Call to Prayer
January 17 to March 14, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, February 8, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Musical performance and Q&A: Sunday, February 18, 2:00 to 2:45 pm
Call to Prayer is an immersive, sonic installation which draws on the musical traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Beginning as separate threads, the voices of three local vocalists gradually become entwined, forming a tonal fabric that finds harmony in difference. Call to Prayer is an attempt to harmonize the music of religious thought and scripture into an inclusive, visceral, and ultimately emotional experience.
Ben Globerman, Call to Prayer (installation view), 2017, three-speaker audio installation, 28:00 mins. Photo: Lisa Palladini, courtesy of the artist.
Jordan Seal – Wealth of the Eternal Garden
March 22 to May 23, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, April 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Jordan Seal's work is a mass of multimedia art that comes in all shapes and sizes. Featuring drawings, paintings and sculptures, his exhibit explores spirituality through organic abstraction. A metaphorical Eden overflowing with details, it showcases colours, curving shapes, floating glyphs, and ever-expanding lines. Seal invites viewers to celebrate his interpretation of other worlds and encourages them to explore his dense visionary imagery.
Jordan Seal, Ojilsha Tern, 2017, watercolour on paper, 15 x 27 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Anna Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe – void loop()
May 31 to August 8, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, May 31, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
void loop() hovers between the tangible world of objects and the fleeting structures of the virtual. This exhibition of recent works by Anna Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe focuses on ideas of frontier and utopia in the digital age, examining the intimate relationship between idealism and technology. The works in this exhibition function simultaneously as record, artefact, and love letter from an imagined digital future.
Anna Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe, no-fluke/no-feed/no-swim/no-play/no-fun, 2017, aluminium, Plexiglas, and electronic components, 153 x 275 x 121 cm. Courtesy of the artists.
University of Ottawa MFA candidate – Thesis exhibition
August 16 to September 30, 2018
As a supplement to our regular programming, City Hall Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts to provide this valuable professional development opportunity.
Cheryl Pagurek – Fragile
October 11 to November 27, 2018
Vernissage: Thursday, October 11, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Videos and photographs from the Tea Cups series explore the tenuous state of current world affairs. Made by projecting contemporary global news imagery into delicate vintage tea cups, these works evoke our own human fragility, the shattering of fragile notions of peace and social democracy, and the vulnerability of the earth itself to natural disaster, all while bringing worldwide events ‘closer to home’.
Cheryl Pagurek, Green Tea Cup / Damascus, 2016, digital print, 43 x 65 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery.
City of Ottawa Art Collection – 2018 Additions
December 6, 2018 to January 30, 2019
Vernissage: Thursday, December 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
This exhibition features a selection of artworks added to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2018 through purchase, commission and donation. After the exhibition closes, artworks will be installed in municipal buildings throughout Ottawa's neighbourhoods.