ARTbus Exhibition Tour
Sunday 20 March 2016

Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries

Program Description

EXHIBITION TOUR TO THE ART MUSEUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, THE ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA AND OAKVILLE GALLERIES

Sunday 20 March 2016, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle, Toronto)

$10 donation includes admission to all galleries and refreshments by Trafalgar Brewing Company

Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the spring's best exhibitions in the GTA!


ART MUSEUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

The spring ARTbus begins at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, with a tour of Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table. Composed by Emelie Chhangur, this exhibition is a rehearsal for Gertrude Stein's 1922 play Objects Lie on a Table. It is also a dramaturgical proposition for its contemporary staging and reception. Objects Lie on a Table is a “still life" but its composition is not simply what is fixed in the frame, static in the picture. In this non-narrative play, a constellation of activities—of objects and people coming and going—dynamically shape its form through an arrangement that is never resolved. Featuring arrangements by Diane Borsato, Aleesa Cohene, Erika DeFreitas, Derek Liddington, Gertrude Stein and Terrarea. The tour will also visit the MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibition, featuring works by Gillian Dykeman, Elisa Gilmour, Daniel Joyce, and Fraser McCallum, as well as the University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition curated by Masters of Museum Studies Students Samantha Purvis-Johnston, Katelyn Roughley, and Janine Zylstra under the mentorship of Renée van der Avoird.

ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA

At the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the ARTbus will visit Change Makers. Curated by Mandy Salter,Change Makers aims to re-evaluate the relationship between Aboriginal and Western cultures. This exhibition celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga's recent commitment to the study and exhibition of Indigenous art while providing diverse responses to what it means to be Indigenous today. Through their works, the artists engage with ideas of self-representation to question colonial narratives and present parallel histories while exploring relationships between the spiritual, the uncanny and every day. Featuring Shuvinai Ashoona, Wally Dion, Melissa General, Amy Malbeuf, Outi Pieski, Wendy Red Star, and Nicotye Samalyualie. The tour will also visit Fiona Kinsella: Pushing Paint and Claire Scherzinger: The zenith of my understanding is like water in a thimble at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

OAKVILLE GALLERIES

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, visit the opening of Aleksandra Domanović: Mother of This Domain. Aleksandra Domanović has garnered international acclaim for her highly researched works on the history of media and technology. Titled after a moniker coined by pioneering computer scientist Borka Jerman Blažič, Mother of This Domain sees Domanović create speculative narratives in order to reveal deeply personal interconnections between people and technology, especially women and technology. The video, sculpture and installations featured in the exhibition weave together the work of groundbreaking female programmers and the marginalized position of women in sci-fi and cyber-feminism with her own personal narrative—a narrative that corresponds directly to the rise of the Internet and the collapse of her home in the former Yugoslavia. Organized by Plug In ICA, Winnipeg and guest curated by Caitlin Jones.

Finally, at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens visit the opening of Corin Sworn. Glasgow-based Canadian artist Corin Sworn's solo presentation in Gairloch Gardens brings together two works that focus on perception, chance, and the unstable, transformative nature of the visual and material world. Endless Renovation (2010) takes as its starting point a collection of 35-mm slides found by chance in an alleyway near the artist's home. Sworn has created a spoken narrative to accompany these images, composed of found texts, poetic excerpts, and the artist's own thoughts and speculations. Shown alongside this work is Vibrant Matter (2014), a series of silk panels that have been hand-coloured with plant dyes, botanical specimens that are sometimes used in the dying process, and digitally manipulated photographs of plants. Contrasting precise methods of production with processes that are investigative and uncertain, the work draws on the idea that matter is “vibrant"—it is not static or set apart from us, but contingent, dynamic and alive.


Program Details

TIME

12:00 pm: Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Visit Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table.

1:30 pm: Art Gallery of Mississauga. Visit Change Makers.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Aleksandra Domanović: Mother of This Domain.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit opening of Corin Sworn.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

LOCATION

Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery: 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
416.978.8398
University of Toronto Art Centre: 15 King's College Circle, Toronto
416.978.1838
www.artmuseum.utoronto.ca

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
905.896.5088
www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy St, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
905.844.4402
www.oakvillegalleries.com

Images (clockwise from top left): Diane Borsato, Tea Service (the conservators will wash the dishes), 2013. Museum action/intervention and archival photographs. Courtesy of the artist; Shuvinai Ashoona, COMPOSITION (CLOCK), 2014, ink and coloured pencil. Courtesy of Feheley Fine Arts; Aleksandra Domanović, Untitled (30.III.2010), 2010, installation view at Plug In ICA, 2015. Photo: Bill Eakin.; Corin Sworn, With the dream of having a garden and space / vegetables (installation view), Inverleith House, Edinburgh, 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, and Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne.

Related Exhibitions

Aleksandra Domanović

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

Mother of This Domain sees Domanović create speculative narratives in order to reveal deeply personal interconnections between people and technology—specifically women and technology.

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Corin Sworn

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Corin Sworn's solo presentation in Gairloch Gardens brings together two works that focus on perception, chance, and the unstable, transformative nature of the visual and material world.

Learn more