Past

tibewh

Olivia Whetung

Gallery 1
Mar 3 - Apr 22, 2017

Please join Artspace for the opening reception of tibewh on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7-10pm

Ex Libris

Gallery 2
Feb 21 - Mar 4, 2017

Ex Libris features the printed work of 14 contemporary printmakers, many living and working in Ontario, including Kyle Topping, Chrissy Poitras, Peter Mennacher, Wendy Cain, Phoebe Cohoe, Rebecca Cowan, Josh Dannin, Genna Kusch, Pam Loebb, Otis Tamasauskas, Larry Thompson, Jessica Veevers, Terry Veevers, and Jan Winton.

Extra Baggage

Omar Badrin

Gallery 1
Jan 6 - Feb 17, 2017

Join Artspace on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 7 - 9pm for the opening of Extra Baggage, an exhibition of new work by Omar Badrin.

Forerunners

Alex Bierk

Gallery 1
Oct 14 - Nov 24, 2016

Please join Artspace on Friday, October 14 from 7 - 10pm for the opening of Forerunners a new exhibition by Alex Bierk.

Then, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7pm please join Artspace's Director Jon Lockyer for a discussion of the curatorial development of Forerunners.

Both events are free and open to all members of the public.

Constellation/conversation

Gallery 1
Sep 16 - Sep 30, 2016

Tanya Lukin Linklater
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
with
Cris Derksen
Layli LongSoldier
cheyanne turions

Tanya Lukin Linklater and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, along with Layli Long Solider, cheyanne turions, and Cris Derksen will present Constellation/conversation, a new collaborative performance and installation work.

Constellation/conversation will begin on Friday September 16th with a single-evening durational performance by Simpson and Derksen, where they will perform Simpson’s poem “How To Steal A Canoe.” The performance will be followed by responses from turions, Long Soldier, Lukin Linklater. Each response may assume different forms, including text, performance, and spoken word.

The Sun Sets Sideways

Walter Scott

Gallery 1
Jul 15 - Aug 19, 2016

A new collection of drawings, sculpture, installation and video comprise the fragmented elements of a narrative around Spike - a dog-shaped television writer living in the town of Sideways. Spike is visited by Octavia Chandrila Diazepene and Lick Mylegs, two non-human singer-songwriters who represent the beauty, danger, and soggy implications of invoking human-centric psychological metaphors onto the land and sea.

WAAWAASHKESHIWI-WIIYAAS

Dylan Miner

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
May 13 - Jun 30, 2016

Please join Artspace on Friday May 13, 2016 from 7 - 10pm for the opening of Dylan Miner's new project, WAAWAASHKESHIWI-WIIYAAS. The artist will be present and, in conjunction with members of the community, will offer a small feast of locally harvested fish and wild rice to those in attendance.

Wanderings

Meryl McMaster

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Mar 4 - Apr 8, 2016

Wanderings is a new body of work by the Ottawa-based artist Meryl McMaster that represents an aesthetic and conceptual progression in the artist’s practice, which draws in equal parts from sculpture, performance, and photography. McMaster’s work functions as an evolving exploration of the artist’s own relationship to cultural identity within the larger framework of historical and contemporary identity politics. As a person with both Indigenous and European familial lineages, her father is Plains Cree, her mother is British and Dutch, McMaster treats identity subjectively, as something that is never complete, always in process, but invariably shaped by both internal and external factors and actions.

Central East Correctional Centre

Sheena Hoszko

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Jan 15 - Feb 25, 2016

“[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.
        - Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? 2003

Central East Correctional Centre is the latest instalment in Sheena Hoszko’s ongoing intellectual and conceptual process of mapping human-made geographic locations and in the process, exploring human relationships with control, confinement, and movement. Through minimalist sculptural installation, drawings, as well as text Central East Correctional Centre addresses incarceration and immigration detention in North America and asks us to consider: What would a world without prisons look like?

Sometimes the Story is Obvious

Carolyn Code, Brette Gabel, Sarah Gibeault

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Nov 13 - Dec 31, 2015

November 13 to December 31, 2015
Opening Reception November 13, 7-10pm

Please join Artspace on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7 to 10pm as we celebrate the opening of Sometimes the Story is Obvious, an exhibition of new work by Carolyn Code, Brette Gabel, and Sarah Gibeault.

Sometime the Story is Obvious is an exhibition of new work by three emerging artists – Carolyn Code, Brette Gabel, and Sarah Gibeault - who work within the realm of contemporary craft. Each artist’s work is informed by personal stories and experiences. Some stories are obvious, while others are abstract, contained within the materiality of the work itself. Through their individual practices Code, Gabel, and Gibeault explore the physicality of objects that fill our day-to-day lives, and the emotional bonds formed with them.