Out of Line
21 June – 5 September 2015

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square

Having long since shed its status as a marginal or elementary practice, the medium of drawing has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent decades. No longer the domain of the merely preparatory, drawing's position in the contemporary art landscape is a vital one, offering countless artists the means to describe their worlds, document their visions and detail the intangible.

Out of Line brings together recent works by more than thirty contemporary artists from across Canada working in drawing's expanded field. Encompassing a broad array of styles and strategies—from representation and figuration to gestural abstraction and conceptual engagement—the works assembled here assess the impressively diverse and ambitious ways in which the drawing impulse is currently taking shape.

Moving from pencil, ink and watercolour to sculpture and collage, the works in Out of Line offer up an arresting depiction of the social, psychic and material realities of our current moment. With approaches both intimate and grand, traditional and novel, political and autobiographical, these works demonstrate drawing's near limitless capacity to generate, transform and sustain new visual forms.

Participating Artists

Saimaiyu Akesuk, Jaime Angelopoulos, Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle, Krista Buecking, Tammi Campbell, Mario Doucette, Jean-Paul Kelly, Siassie Kenneally, Lyse Lemieux, Jason McLean, Elizabeth MacKenzie, David Merritt, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Olia Mishchenko, Kim Moodie, Ken Nicol, Alison Norlen, Luke Painter, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Ed Pien, Itee Pootoogook, Margaret Priest, Joshua Schwebel, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Derek Sullivan, Zin Taylor, Howie Tsui, Papiara Tukiki, Kelly Wallace, Charmaine Wheatley

Opening Hours

in Gairloch Gardens

Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

at Centennial Square

Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Please note the Galleries will be closed Wednesday 1 July and Sunday 2 August 2015.

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