Face to Face proposes a contrapuntal dialogue between two players: an artist and a scholar. Each will present his/her current art making or research concerns followed by an open-ended discussion that attempts to uncover correspondences hitherto unknown, bringing to the fore overlapping areas and converging ideas.
This February 4th we welcome artist Claire Savoie and Theorist
La présentation sera en français.
Remerciement au Conseil des Arts du Canada pour son appui a ce projet.
Thanks and acknowledgements to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support.
DATE: Friday, February 4th 2011
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Department of Visual Arts
100 Laurier Ave. East
FOLD, SPINDLE, MUTILATE
Artist: KARINA KRAENZLE
Vernissage: Friday February 4th, 2011, 18:00 - 21:00
On View: February 4th - 28th, 2011
Mon - Fri 10:00 -18:00, Sat 10:00-15:00
Fold, Spindle, Mutilate assembles in the Red Wall Gallery for the first time, photographic images from three related bodies of work by Karina Kraenzle. The Red Wall Gallery is located in SPAO at 168 Dalhousie, at the corner of Bruyère, in the Byward Market.
Reception at ASP gallery at Stafford Studios
"Mostly Masked," by Elisabeth Arbuckle
Elisabeth Arbuckle is an artist and teacher currently residing in the Ottawa region; she attended art schools in both Wales and England gaining a B.A in Graphic Arts and an Art Teachers Diploma. Elisabeth taught art in both England and The Bahamas before coming to Canada. In 2006 she joined the Stafford Studios Group in Nepean she is married with two adult children.
35 Stafford Road, Bells Corners,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre
Reception date: Friday February 4th from 6 to 8 pm.
Open gallery Saturday 5th- Sunday 6th
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
flâneur at uOttawa Gallery115
Friday, February 4, 2011
flâ-neur (noun): A dilettante observer of modern urban life. A voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world 'picturesque'.
In the present societal condition that imposes increasing use of and co-existence with technological developments, we experience the possibility of capturing any given moment with devices such as the cell phone and digital camera. Never before have we been able to document our experiences of the every day with such an amount of ease. The availability of such technology has perhaps created a desensitization to the wondrous ability millions of people have to eternalize experiences via photography.
The advent of photography instigated a continual negotiation with fine art practice. Many would claim that this struggle is concluded, that any musee des beaux arts or gallery would be deficient without a representation of photography, and thus one sees a victory for the medium. However, the swift development of commercial devices for the masses such as camera-phones and point-and-shoot cameras forces the re-evaluation of photography's place within fine art, a questioning of the validity of art employing such media, and a recommencement of the justification of photographic art utilizing such strategies. Just as Baudelaire championed the flâneur of the 1860's, so too do we seek to celebrate the camera-phone and its potential to record the manifold ephemeral moments of our collective experience and existence.
Photos by Richard Jansen
Curated by Natasha Chaykowski
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2011
MONDAY JANUARY 31- FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Galley115- University of Ottawa, Visual Arts Building 100 Laurier Ave E Ottawa, ON
You are invited to a
P R I V A T E VERNISSAGE
To view Katherine Jeans's new collection of
“L O V E CONQUERS A L L”
Sunday February 6, 2011
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
284 Clemow Ave, Ottawa, Ontario
There will be chocolate and bubbly.
Previews by appointment only!
February 6th – La Reine Malade (The Ailing Queen)
(2010, dir Pascal Sanchez, Canada)
A Québec film about colony collapse in honeybee populations and one Québec apiarist's positive response to it. Our very food sources are in jeopardy with this collapse, but few have any workable answers – except people like Anicet Desrochers. Awarded the Prix Écocaméra at RIDM (Rencontres Internationales de Documentaire de Montréal) 2010.
Café Molo (upstairs), 745 Riverside Dr., Wakefield (corner of River Road and
Valley Drive). Sunday screenings 5 pm & 7:30 pm.
The Dusty Owl Reading Series, for the next couple of months, will be
featuring special guest-hosts in place of Steve Zytveld, as we support his
ongoing schooling at St. Paul's University. Learning is good!
The next event at the Dusty Owl Reading Series:
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Bywords Warms the Night; launch of the new issue
of the Bywords Quarterly Journal
We've gone back to our old start time - 5:00 PM - so don't show up at 2, there may not be anyone home.
8th annual fundraiser for the Cornerstone Women's Shelter & launch of the
winter issue of the Bywords Quarterly Journal; www.bywords.ca
Music by Marie-Josee Houle and poetry by Jason Abdelahdi, Joseph Hutt, John
Kehoe, rob mclennan & Tim Mook Sang.
For more information on the Cornerstone Women's Shelter, please visit
cover photo by Stephen Switzer
As part of Steve Zytveld's spring term at school, this event will be
lovingly guest-hosted by Christine McNair;
The Dusty Owl Reading Series, 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month
Swizzles Bar and Grill,
246-B Queen Street (downstairs; 1 block w of Bank), Ottawa ON
5pm with featured performer(s) and open stage by 6;
Admission is free. Donations will be lovingly accepted.
DEPARTURES: An Exhibition of New Works by Andrew King
Wall Space Gallery welcomes an energetic show by Ottawa artist, Andrew King
from February 5th-21st, 2011. This year has brought many changes in the
artist’s life and his work. “Departures” is influenced by the events that
have marked this last year and aptly describes the development in Andrew’s
Andrew King: Departures - An Exhibition of New Works
When: February 5 to February 21, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday February 5, 6-9 pm | 358 Richmond Road
Join the artist in celebrating the opening of the show. Admission is free.
Anytime at all!
February 5 to 13, 2011
“Nature into Sculpture”. The National Capital Network of Sculptors and the Canadian Museum of Nature cordially invite you to visit their first exciting juried exhibition of nearly 60 sculptures.
Do come and Meet the Sculptors on Sunday, Feb.6, 10 am-4 pm. Learn how nature inspires and influences these sculptors’ visions and how they turn its bounty of raw materials into stunning works of art.
Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., (corner of Metcalfe) Ottawa.
Free with museum admission.
Any time at all!
The Art Studio for Artists Living with Mental Illness has an ongoing art exhibition with new works on display at Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue. The exhibit showcases artwork created by artists who participate in the Art Studio. The exhibition is located at the front corridor that extends from reception. Sales of art work are divided in a 70/30 split: 70% for the artist and 30% going back into purchasing art supplies for The Art Studio.
Exposure Gallery presents Aerial Abstractions: Louis Helbig (pictured: snowmobile tracks)
Although aerial perspectives afford great sweeping views, they also afford the opposite. Removing context provokes wonder, thought and reflection.
Communication is more about what one takes out than what one leaves in. Removing the horizon, tipping the camera down, accelerates parsing and simplifying. The moving, fluid environment keeps the aircraft aloft and the senses alive; ones imagination open and intuition unfettered.
I usually fly and photograph by myself in a 1946 Luscombe, a machine that is itself a study of design, function and simplicity.
Exhibition runs from January 20-March 15
Exposure Gallery | 1255 Wellington Street West
SAMSARA Sculptural Woodturning by Garry Bowes
This is a tribute to our beautiful trees. In this exhibition, a living material is reborn with a new life as wood sculpture. The memories trapped deep in the wood tell a story of the tree's life and the events it has silently witnessed. A second story in sculptural form is told by the artist. When the two tales support and augment each other a bond forms between the artist and the tree, and the tree lives once again.
The show runs from Jan. 13 to Feb. 15 in the Salon A of the Trinity Gallery and anyone interested in this art form is invited to join Garry on Sunday, the 16th from 1 to 3 pm, for the vernissage.
This is a growing art form and a number of woods and sculptural techniques are displayed. Garry's work can also be viewed at www.woodsculpture.ca. Please call 613 733-0540 for information.