ARTbus: Exhibition tour
Saturday 19 September 2015

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Oakville Galleries

Program description

Exhibition tour to the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Oakville Galleries

Saturday 19 September 2015, 11:30 am–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 fall's best exhibitions in the GTA!


Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre

The fall ARTbus begins at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/UTAC with The Flesh of the World. Inspired by the 2015 XVII Pan Am and Parapan Am Games and the work of the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Flesh of the World is an exhibition presenting diverse and complex views of the body that might deepen qualities typically associated with competitive sports and games, such as the relationship between the body and technology, and how the senses might offer new forms of knowledge to corporeal performance and potential. Curated by Amanda Cachia, The Flesh of the World pushes the limits of the body and challenges dominant culture's understanding of normativity and embodiment through works by Canadian and international artists.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

The ARTbus continues to the Art Gallery of Hamilton for are you experienced? Curated by Melissa Bennett, the exhibition gathers the works of global contemporary artists who activate multiple levels of viewer awareness, effecting multi-sensory and intuitive responses. Nadia Belerique, Jessica Eaton, Olafur Eliasson, Dorian FitzGerald, Hadley+Maxwell, and Do Ho Suh propose distinct representations of familiar yet strange objects, events, people, and places, through video, installation, sound, sculpture, photography, and painting. With some political undertones, these artists ask viewers to see themselves seeing, to be transformed within an alternative environment, to think critically but with intuitive awareness, and ultimately to engage the body and mind through art.

Oakville Galleries

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, visit the opening of Jessica Eaton: Wild Permutations. Vibrant and enigmatic, Eaton's work considers the very nature of photography. Using a large format film camera, she has developed a complex and experimental approach to image-making. Calling up diverse references—from still life vanitas to hard-edge abstraction, color theory diagrams and optical illusions—Eaton's work engages with vision on physiological, technological and philosophical terms. Curated by Rose Bouthillier and organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Transformer Station, Cleveland.

Finally, at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens visit the opening of Derek Sullivan: The Missing Novella, curated by Jon Davies. Sullivan builds on historical legacies of both conceptualism and modernist art and design. Here, the artist will stage Gairloch Gardens as a fictional country house. Featuring installations of books, screens and furniture; wall drawing; and a selection of recent works from his ongoing Poster Drawings series—including new works evoking decorative mirrors—Sullivan reimagines Gairloch estate as the setting of oblique narratives of class conflict, romance, melodrama, and murder.

Program details

Time

11:30 am: Meet at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Visit The Flesh of the World.

1:15 pm: Art Gallery of Hamilton. Visit are you experienced?

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Jessica Eaton: Wild Permutations.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Visit Derek Sullivan: The Missing Novella. Opening reception with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at the 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
416.946.8687
www.utac.utoronto.ca

Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610
www.artgalleryofhamilton.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): Alexa Wright, Skin (Maxine) (detail), 2000. Digital C-Type print. Courtesy of the artist; Nadia Belerique, I Hate You Don't Leave Me (installation view), 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto. Photo: Mike Lalich; Jessica Eaton, MF 05 / Tricolour V 02: (R > R, G > G, B > B) Registered (detail), 2014/2015. Colour carbon print. Courtesy of the artist and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Derek Sullivan, #96, Four things happening at the same time (detail), 2013. Coloured pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Related Exhibitions

Derek Sullivan

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

The work of Toronto-based artist Derek Sullivan builds on historical legacies of conceptualism and of modernist art and design.

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Jessica Eaton

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

Vibrant and enigmatic, Jessica Eaton's work considers the very nature of photography. Using a large format film camera, she has developed a complex and experimental approach to image-making.

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