Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the season's best exhibitions in the GTA! Visit Gallery TPW, the Small Arms Inspection Building and Oakville Galleries.Learn more
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
The work of Toronto-based artist Laurie Kang is rooted in an enduring concern with the body and the forces that shape it—political, affective and otherwise. Drawing on fields such as biology, feminist theory and science fiction, Kang stages installations that take up the body in and as a process, working with unstable, continuously sensitive materials that are functionally and metaphorically primordial and in flux.
In recent years, Kang has become known for her site-responsive wall sculptures, in which industrial materials such as steel studs and track are erected and skinned with exposed, unfixed photo papers to render scenes that are visceral and speculative in equal measure. Here in Beolle, the artist's first solo museum exhibition, she presents a series of seemingly deconstructed forms that turn away from the upright and toward the horizontal. Titled after the Korean word for “worm," Beolle largely grazes the floor, existing in a state between form and decay. From swarms of fermentation vessels to scattered casts of vegetal matter and knots of larval forms, the exhibition sees Kang engage closely with the conditions and structures of becoming, both systemic and organic.
The artist wishes to acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
Led by artist Robert Caspary, this three-week course will introduce participants to varied techniques and strategies of photogramming, a form of cameraless photography. Participants will explore a variety of different practices, including solar printing, gel transferring, collaging, and stitching to create images of their own making.Learn more
The installations of Toronto-based artist Georgia Dickie are composed from an ever-growing collection of found objects that she accrues in her studio. She selects and positions these according to an ulterior logic that eschews the values and meanings we usually assign to things. Staging, grouping, balancing, and placing are a primary focus of this artist's practice, activities that makes her presence integral to the presentation of the work.Learn more