Events

2016 OPENING RECEPTIONS

Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Performance: NOISE COOKING at 7:30 PM
Lisa Myers, Autumn Chacon, Melody McKiver 

Download a copy of the Winter Exhibitions booklet.

Gail Tremblay, It Was Never About Playing Cowboys and Indians, 2012, recycled 16mm film, leader, rayon cord & thread, 24.25 x 14 x 14 in. Photo: Rebekah Johnson. Artwork Courtesy of Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

ALL THAT YOU TOUCH

Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Ursula Johnson, Jaime Koebel, Lisa Myers, Melody Mckiver, Gail Tremblay 

All that you touch is an exhibition that showcases seven contemporary artists who work with unconventional materials or who use materials in a non-traditional way. Individually, their interests range from traditional connections to the land, familial and geographical histories, and the recuperation of cultural stereotypes. Together, they share an interest in the deeper meanings embedded in their chosen materials via cultural histories and contemporary practices. Read more

Gail Tremblay, It Was Never About Playing Cowboys and Indians, 2012, recycled 16mm film, leader, rayon cord & thread, 24.25 x 14 x 14 in. Photo: Rebekah Johnson. Artwork Courtesy of Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

Exhibitions

EARTH’S TEXTURES: MOMENTS OF STILLNESS

February 2 – March 5, 2016
Alan Mirabelli

Alan Mirabelli, Tapestry: Endings & Beauty, 2014, photographic print, printed on Plantine paper – K3 inks-archival, 25 x 68.5 cm

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Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18 at 6 PM

Alan Mirabelli, Tapestry: Endings & Beauty, 2014, photographic print, printed on Plantine paper – K3 inks-archival, 25 x 68.5 cm

Download a copy of the Winter Exhibitions booklet.

Photographer Alan Mirabelli sets out to perceive, appreciate and understand the beauty that is nature. Carrying a camera serves as his reminder to be attentive, open his heart, focus and document the moment. The resulting print is never his goal; it is the memory of a moment of stillness, a visual diary of a moment cherished. 

Coast to Coast

Features from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art 

January 23 – November 30, 2016

OAG Annex Gallery at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

LAMENT OF THE NATURAL WORLD

Gayle Kells, Lament 1, 2014, black ink on tinted paper, 22.9 x 27.9 cm.

January 23 – April 10, 2016

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OAG Annex Gallery at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Download a copy of the Winter Exhibitions booklet.

Gayle Kells, Lament 1, 2014, black ink on tinted paper, 22.9 x 27.9 cm.

Ottawa artist Gayle Kells examines identity and environmental issues through painting, drawing and her work with mixed media. In Nature Fall, her recent installation at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Kells repurposed plastic bags and recycled fibres to express her concern with modern consumption habits.  

Painting a Life Together

September 19, 2015 – February 14, 2016
Kathleen Daly and George Pepper

George Pepper, Old Barn, Québec, 1937, oil on canvas, Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, The Ottawa Art Gallery: Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1974.

Programs

Noise Cooking

Thursday, February 18, 7:30 PM | Free

Artists Lisa Myers, Autumn Chacon, and Melody McKiver will collaboratively perform Noise Cooking during the exhibition's opening reception, turning food preparation into a sonic experience.

I want to let the words seep into my marrow so that I too could one day make good soup

Friday, February 19, 6:00 PM | Free

Join us for a performance by artist Jeneen Frei Njootli with invited guest Danielle Printup.

"Writing is like cutting up meat. It can be done so gracefully, with purpose and ease. The grain of what was once warm in your hands, in your heart, and in your mind falls away cleanly, making thin enough slabs that could even sustain you in the winter. They could be disseminated.  They could be a thesis. If you aren’t seasoned, and are in fact, quite green, you may end up with many small pieces of varying thicknesses, too small or awkward for the pole, the printer, or the shelf. I still find this tool awkward to hold, even though I need it for survival here. Will you come over for tea instead? I want to let the words seep into my marrow so that I too could one day make good soup."

Following the performance there will be a discussion with exhibition artists moderated by guest curator Brad Isaacs. 

All that you touch Panel Discussion

Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM | Free

Following a 6pm performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli, guest curator Brad Isaacs will moderate a discussion with exhibition artists Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Jaime Koebel, Lisa Myers, and Melody McKiver. Take a look at the artists' bios. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Jewelry Making Workshop

Saturday, February 20, 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Free
Join artist Jeneen Frei Njootli for an afternoon jewelry making workshop at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health (299 Montreal Road). 
The workshop is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. Please contact:
mvial@ottawaartgallery.ca, 613 233-8699 +228

Indigenous Walks - Monumental Movement: Guys and Galleries

Saturday, February 27, 2:00 PM | Free
Meet in the OAG lobby, rain or shine. Join artist Jaime Koebel for a walking tour of Indigenous social, political and cultural spaces in downtown Ottawa.

Monumental Movement: Guys and Galleries is the first of a series of four walks performed in the context of the exhibition All that you touch. 

Kindly RSVP to: mvial@ottawaartgallery.ca
or 613 233-8699 +228