19 November 2005 – 15 January 2006

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square

At a time when the effects of global warming might be twice as catastrophic as previously thought, and extreme climate events threaten us worldwide, it no longer seems mundane to talk about the weather. The exhibition Weathervane looks at how contemporary artists think about the weather. For some artists, the study and presentation of the phenomenological aspects of weather has enormous implications. Others use visual and textual strategies to link atmospheric conditions to psychological, social and environmental concerns.

The artists in Weathervane tackle the challenge of representation in complex ways, addressing the human condition in the context of local and global atmospheres. Weather is ever-present, ever changing and, inevitably for each of us, an integral part of our sense of self in the world.

Curated by Karen Love

Weathervane is a collaborative project of the Ottawa Art Gallery and Oakville Galleries. The Ottawa Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of its members, donors and sponsors, as well as the City of Ottawa, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Oakville Galleries gratefully acknowledges the support of its membership, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Weathervane received support from the Touring and Collaborations program of the Ontario Arts Council.


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