OPENING JUNE 28 AT ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO: Group show “Every. Now. Then. Reframing Nationhood”

Image by Andrew Hunter. 


This week my work will be included in two openings in the Toronto area – Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood opening June 18 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and A Necessary Fiction opening on June 29 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. The exhibition for the AGO also includes a commissioned work in partnership with LUMINATO. The work, titled Imposition of Order, is a panel of 4 images – Champlain’s map of New France, an image I photographed of the Champlain monument at Nepean Point in Ottawa, artist William Berczy’s painting of Mohawk chief Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) and The Haldimand Tract map that shows the territory given to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy for their alliance in the War 1812. The panel can be seen on the  facade of the St. Lawrence Centre until the end of September 2017. On the front of the Art Gallery of Ontario my image of artist Greg Hill at the Champlain monument in Ottawa faces Dundas Street.


From the Art Gallery of Ontario:

Taking over the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower, Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood explores three urgent questions through the eyes of some of the country’s best emerging and established artists: where has Canada come from, what it is now, and where is it going?

The 150th anniversary of Canada is a moment to rewrite and reclaim the official narrative of Canadian history and move into the future with new insight. Acknowledging that Canada’s sesquicentennial represents a narrow slice of time in the larger historical record of the land, the artworks featured in this exhibition engage with a broad range of cultural, traditional, spiritual and land-based stories. At the heart of the exhibition is the belief that Canada is a dynamic work in progress anchored by strong Indigenous voices and a complexity of cultures and identities.

The multimedia installation features new and recent projects by artists from across Canada, including Gu Xiong and Yu Gu, Robert Houle, Meryl McMaster, Seth, Esmaa Mohamoud, Ed Pien and Shuvinai Ashoona, among many others who are shaping Canada’s next generation of artists.

More information on the AGO website.


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