ARTbus Exhibition Tour
Sunday 21 June 2015

Ryerson Image Centre, Blackwood Gallery and Oakville Galleries

Program description

Exhibition tour to the Ryerson Image Centre, Blackwood Gallery and Oakville Galleries

Sunday 21 June 2015, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at the Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, 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 summer's best exhibitions in the GTA!

Ryerson Image Centre

The summer ARTbus begins at Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) with a tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Mark Ruwedel. Mark Ruwedel has become one of Canada's most respected landscape photographers during a career spanning three decades. Working primarily in the western territories of the United States and Canada, Ruwedel documents traces and imprints of human activity on the earth. Celebrating Ruwedel's selection as winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award, it includes works from the artist's many long-term projects, including Terre des Hommes, The Italian Navigator, Westward the Course of Empire, Shelter and Desert Houses. The following exhibitions will also be on view at the RIC: Scott Conarroe: Canada By Rail and By Sea, Phil Solomon: EMPIRE x 8 and Michèle Pearson Clarke: Parade of Champions.

Blackwood Gallery

The ARTbus continues to the Blackwood Gallery for a tour of the exhibition The Figure in the Carpet. Taking the ethnographic museum as a subject, artists Sameer Farooq & Mirjam Linschooten exaggerate its repeated forms and reveal the "blueprints of distress" of its makers. In their treatment of museum display as an aesthetic medium, a complex space of social codes, ideological agendas and haphazard protocols emerge from the glass. Proposing alternative models of display, this site-specific installation reflects on the ways by which cultural artifacts can be transformed into public knowledge, all the while recognizing that the fingerprints of the institution will always be on the material. The ARTbus will also receive a tour by guest curator Julia Abraham of Always Already, an exhibition of the Blackwood Gallery's recent acquisitions of work by Alison Kobayashi, Ryan Park, Roula Partheniou, Jon Sasaki and Joshua Thorpe.

Oakville Galleries

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square and Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, visit the opening of Out of Line, a group show surveying Canadian artists working in the expanded field of drawing. Bringing together recent work by more than 30 artists, the exhibition assesses the significant ways in which drawing practices are taking shape at the present moment. Artists include Jaime Angelopoulos, Shary Boyle & Shuvinai Ashoona, Tammi Campbell, Jean-Paul Kelly, Lyse Lemieux, Jason McLean, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Olia Mishchenko, Ken Nicol, Luke Painter, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Ed Pien, Itee Pootoogook, Margaret Priest, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Derek Sullivan, Howie Tsui, Kelly Wallace, and many others.

Program details


11:45 am: Meet outside the Ryerson Image Centre for sign-up.

12:00 pm: Ryerson Image Centre. Tour.

1:30 pm: Blackwood Gallery. Tour.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of the first part of Out of Line.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit the second part of Out of Line. Opening reception with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at the Ryerson Image Centre.


Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy St, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Images (left to right): Mark Ruwedel, California Valley #4G, 2006. Pigment inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist, Gallery Luisotti and Art 45; Istanbul Archeology Museums, 2015. Courtesy of Sameer Farooq & Mirjam Linschooten; Luke Painter, Drapes (Floral to Geometric and Some With a Little Bit of Both), 2014. Courtesy of the artist.


Related Exhibitions

Out of Line

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square

Bringing together recent work by more than 30 artists, the exhibition assesses the significant ways in which drawing practices are taking shape at the present moment.

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