Five Next Exhibitions Open With Reception at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Friday

Wednesday April 18th, 2012

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The Art Gallery of Windsor is kicking off its Spring Season on Friday with an opening reception for its five new exhibitions.

The reception runs from 7pm to 10pm. Mingle with international artists and curators; enjoy live music by Kero & Annie Hall, studio activities and a cash bar. Admission is $7, free for AGW members and children 12 years and under.

The new exhibitions are:

Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra

For the last three decades, Jamelie Hassan’s art practice has consistently expanded the spectrum of contemporary art discourse in Canada. Hassan has received numerous awards including The Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2001 and most recently the Canada Council of the Arts International Artist Residency in Paris in the fall of 2012. Re-enacting Resistance brings significant photograph, film and video-based installations that highlight Hassan’s activist art practice. Focussing on Hassan’s significant contribution to the role of the artist as a cultural agent, she revisits her early works that served as interlocutors of social justice.

Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection
Works by Christine Burchnall, Stan Douglas, ThinkArchitecture, Bill Vazan and Douglas Walker
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra

This exhibition brings together a range of photographic practices – from ones that are conceptually staged to documentation and archiving practices – that examine, memorialize and interpret the conditions of the post-industrial landscapes and built environment of the Windsor/Detroit region through the lens of significant photographers from the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Correspondences
Works by Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen and Simon Payne
Curated by Nicky Hamelin with Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby

Celebrating three distinguished British artists working in diverse media Correspondences features work by the filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, painter Angela Allen and video artist Simon Payne. Organized to coincide with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival (May 22-26) this exhibition deals with questions of colour, frame, medium, perceptual modalities, and translation between media.

Female Self-Representation & the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection
Curated by Catharine Mastin

This exhibition explores the work of Mary E. Wrinch—painter, printmaker and educator from the first half of the 20th century. Working in advance of the Group of Seven, she too canoed and painted in the Muskoka region and, as a single woman, built a two-storey cottage which was her summer studio. By 1928 she shifted from painting to printmaking, developing throughout the 1930s a reputation as one of the country’s accomplished artists in linoleum block printing.

Re-appearances: Old “friends from the AGW Collection”
Curated by Catharine Mastin

From artist-members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in the 1880s and 1890s, to those of the Group of Seven, and the Montreal Automatistes movement to artists working independently of such socio-artistic organizations, the exhibit celebrates several major milestones in the establishment and diversity of art practice in Canada. Art by the Inuit in northern Canada is included here alongside artist contemporaries from major urban centres in the southern borders and artists from the Prairies and Western Canada to recognize the Inuit as important producers of visual art alongside (not separate from) dominant Euro-Canadian artists.

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