In #Q33R_WTCH_P155, a new site-specific project, the joint authorship reimagines and transforms Gairloch Gardens, suggesting an alternate queer-witch history for the site as Warlok Gardens.Learn more
Gallery TPW, the Art Gallery Of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries
ARTBUS Tour to Gallery TPW, the Art Gallery Of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries
Sunday 24 September 2017, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at Gallery TPW (170 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto)
$10 donation includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments
Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the fall's best exhibitions in the GTA!
This fall, the ARTbus begins at Gallery TPW with a visit to Triangle Trade, featuring Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner, a new commission made possible with the generous support of Partners in Art. Created during a year of cross-border conversation on their specific relationships to land and belonging, Havre, Smith, and Turner have collaborated on a new short film that will premiere at TPW. The film features three puppet avatars—performing the selves of Havre, Smith, and Turner—navigating distinct worlds that at once isolate them and offer them the possibility of transformative connection. As they move through their respective landscapes, Havre, Smith, and Turner's puppet selves reflect on blackness as a state of becoming, a mode of experience that reaches simultaneously into multiple futures and histories. The film is accompanied by a new multi-channel CCTV video installation developed by Smith, creating feedback loops of seeing and being seen amid an immersive environment.
ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA
Next, at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the ARTbus will visit walking across, talking through, featuring Dana Claxton, Nalini Malani, Lisa Myers, and Sumaira Tazeen. This exhibition presents the work of artists who examine the personal narratives and relationships to both land and nation that are inextricably tied to the act of moving from one place to another. These stories, which can be traumatic or triumphant, ubiquitous and yet often not shared, allow us to find common ground, and reach across and through histories and politics.
Lastly, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, the ARTbus will stop at the opening of Tamara Henderson's Seasons End: Out of Body. An itinerant, multi-part installation that has taken place previously in Glasgow, Los Angeles, and London. Out of Body expands on its previous presentations, bringing together an assortment of objects and materials collected by the artist on her recent travels. Altering these in fantastical and intuitive ways, often with a reference to dreams, fairy tales, the spiritual realm, and the natural world, Henderson presents a mise-en-scène of elaborate sewn sculptures, along with a collection of new props, objects and films. Tamara Henderson: Seasons End: Out of Body is produced with the support of Glasgow International and REDCAT, Los Angeles
Following that, at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens there will be a visit to the opening of FASTWÜRMS: #Q33R_WTCH_P155. Melding conceptual art with queer culture, performance art, Witch Nation mysticism, and an eclectic DIY sensibility, FASTWÜRMS (Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse) have enacted since 1979 an influential poly-disciplinary art practice premised on the mutual exchange and circulation of aesthetic knowledge. For Oakville Galleries, FASTWÜRMS will develop a new site-specific project, #Q33R_WTCH_P155, that continues their canny collision of iconographies, aesthetic systems, symbols, and affect codes.
12:00 pm: Gallery TPW. Visit Triangle Trade.
1:15 pm: Art Gallery of Mississauga. Visit walking across, talking through.
2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Tamara Henderson: Seasons End: Out of Body.
3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit opening of FASTWÜRMS: #Q33R_WTCH_P155. Opening reception with refreshments.
5:00 pm: Drop-off at Gallery TPW.
170 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy St, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Images (clockwise from top left): Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner, Triangle Trade (production still), 2017. Documentation: Alyssa Bistonath; Video still from Nalini Malani, In Search of Vanished Blood, 2012, single-channel video. © Nalini Malani. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong; Tamara Henderson, Seasons End: Panting Healer (2016). Exhibition view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox; FASTWÜRMS, C. A. T (Core Affect Traffic), University of Toronto Art Gallery, 2015. Courtesy of the artists.
Developed during a residency in Scotland in 2015, Seasons End is an itinerant, multi-part installation that has been staged in Glasgow, Los Angeles and London. On its final stop in Oakville, Out of Body expands on these previous presentations, bringing together an assortment of objects and materials collected by the artist on her recent travels.