ARTbus: Exhibition Tour
Sunday 27 January 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at Gallery TPW
$10 donation includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments
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.
This winter, the ARTbus begins at Gallery TPW with a tour of Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau's What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? curated by Daniella Sanader. Presented as a choreographic mini-opera, the exhibition stages a conversation about illness, pain, and what it means to become inanimate. Acting as a narrative of chronic illness, What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? is also a romance between body and object, a score for chorus and mezzo-soprano, an autofiction, a fantasy.
Small Arms Inspection Building
Next, the ARTbus will visit Amy Malbeuf's exhibition Tensions at the Small Arms Inspection Building. Here, the artist presents a body of work that considers multiple manifestations of tension—the physical act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained; and the mental and emotional consequences brought by trauma such as intense stress, anxiety and avoidance. The multidisciplinary work in Tensions is centred around tarps, objects that are utilitarian, practical, and a necessity, but through Malbeuf's intervention the tarps become symbolic and functional— on one hand serving as tools for rural, utilitarian pursuits and necessities of life, while on the other, in the hands of Malbeuf, the tarps become cultural markers, drawing from the artist's personal, familial, cultural and environmental relationships.
Lastly, at Oakville Galleries participants will visit the opening of our winter exhibition Valérie Blass: The Mime, the Model and the Dupe. Spanning a striking range of techniques and approaches—from moulding and casting to carving and modelling—the sculptures of Valérie Blass cleverly distill visual and material histories, acting as a levelling force between the traditional and the idiosyncratic, the high and the low. Occupying both Oakville Galleries venues, this exhibition will survey the past ten years of Blass' output, cataloguing the artists' ongoing—and often razor-sharp—reflections on our current moment in material culture and art history.
12:00 pm: Gallery TPW. Visit What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest?.
1:30 pm: Small Arms Inspection Building. Visit Tensions.
2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Valérie Blass: The Mime, the Model and the Dupe.
3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Opening of Valérie Blass: The Mime, the Model and the Dupe continues, with refreshments.
5:00 pm: Drop-off at Gallery TPW.
170 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto
Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy Street, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Images (left to right): Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau, What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest?, 2018. Video still. Two-channel HD digital video. Dancers: Mary St-Amand Williamson, Karen Fennell, Maxine Segalowitz; Installation view of Tensions at Artspace, Peterborough. Photo: Matthew Hayes; Valérie Blass, One couple, a single one (detail), 2015. Image courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.