ARTbus Exhibition Tour
Sunday 29 March 2015

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and UTAC, Art Gallery of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

EXHIBITION TOUR TO THE JUSTINA M. BARNICKE GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ART CENTRE, ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA AND OAKVILLE GALLERIES

Sunday 29 March 2015, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Pick-up and drop-off at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
(Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto)

$10 donation includes admission to all galleries and afternoon refreshments by Trafalgar Brewing Company and Whole Foods Market, Oakville

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

JUSTINA M. BARNICKE GALLERY AND UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ART CENTRE

The spring ARTbus begins at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery for a tour by Liora Belford of her University of Toronto Masters of Visual Studies (Curatorial) Thesis Exhibition Image Coming Soon #1. Image Coming Soon #1 re-stages the late American composer John Cage's groundbreaking composition for a museum, titled museumcircle (1989-1995). Following the tour, the graduate students of the 2015 Master of Visual Studies program will provide a walkthrough of their graduating projects at the University of Toronto Art Centre. Featuring work by Roya Akbari, Jesse Boles, Ali El-Darsa, and Claudia Zloteanu.

ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA

The ARTbus continues to the Art Gallery of Mississauga for a tour of Erika DeFreitas: The Work of Mourning by curator Kendra Ainsworth. DeFreitas presents a new body of photographed performance and textile-based work in which she calls stark attention to the contrast between personal, private acts of mourning and public perception of acts of grief. Using as her reference point information in the public domain—photographs of bodies at crime scenes, public displays of mourning after tragic events, obituaries—DeFreitas examines the rituals surrounding grief and mourning. In doing so, The Work of Mourning affirms the presence of those we have lost, and makes visible to viewers the effects of death, loss and grieving. Participants will also visit Minimized Histories: Marginalization and Unrest, a series of miniature dioramas by TALWST that insert marginalized narratives from contemporary culture into the Western Art canon, creating prototypes for a responsive, diversified and inclusive history.

OAKVILLE GALLERIES

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square visit the opening of Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick. For Not a new world, just an old trick, Roy-Bois has constructed a large-scale model for an imaginary building. The work exists as an edifice and sculpture, and—housing a number of artworks that Roy-Bois has selected from Oakville Galleries' collection—connotes the idea of an art gallery or museum. Visitors are welcome to enter this rough, tiered structure and explore its interior.

Finally, at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, participants will visit the opening reception of Roula Partheniou: House & Home & Garden. For her first solo museum show, Partheniou will expand on her recent work in sculpture to construct an installation environment that ingeniously shifts visitors' understanding of space and materials, decoration and utility, order and disorder. In the rooms of Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens—a former estate house—Partheniou will present uncanny environments seemingly undergoing renovation and sculptural objects that evoke the gallery's domestic origins.

PROGRAM DETAILS

TIME

11:45 am: Meet outside the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery for sign-in.

12:00 pm: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery followed by UTAC. Tour.

1:30 pm: Art Gallery of Mississauga. Tour.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit Roula Partheniou: House & Home & Garden. Opening reception with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

LOCATION

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto 

416.978.8398 

www.jmbgallery.ca

University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King's College Circle, Toronto
www.utac.utoronto.ca

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga Civic Centre, 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

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Samuel Roy-Bois

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