La Petite Mort Gallery presents...
FIVE DAY EXHIBIT
Dubbel Zout / New works
March 25-31, 2011
Vernissage: Friday March 25, 2011 / 7-10pm
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Darren Grainger, the local artist reputed for his provocative work and guerilla marketing techniques takes aim at the establishment once again with a collection of new works he has dubbed Dubbel Zout. Dubbel zout, a translation of double salt, is a term used to describe the feared, heavily salted Dutch and Scandinavian licorice. It is overwhelming in it’s intensity, love at first bite for some, an acquired taste for others and flat out despised by many more. Grainger draws comparisons between the salty, black confection and his work: “It’s not for everyone, but there is a contingent of people who get and appreciate it. It’s kind of a love/hate thing.”
306 Cumberland St.
Galerie SAW Gallery is pleased to invite you to
The ecosexual wedding of Elizabeth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle and YOU to the Snow
Performances by: Luna Allison, Cindy Baker, Juliana Barabas, Kate Barry, Ivana Borojevic, Chikonzero Chazunguza, Dirk Bag, The Dirty Thirties, Excedera, nichola feldman-kiss, Kinky and the Brain, Hélène Lefebvre, Natalie Loveless, Mikiki, Matt Miwa, Taylor Norris, Glenn Nuotio, Caitlyn Pascal, Theo Pelmus, The Puff Sisters, Steve Rose, Rusty Star, Morgan Sea, Stefan St-Laurent, Jessamy Tedlie Nick Torok, Tommy Toxic, Tobaron Waxman, Angeline Woon + Zorba the Greek
Presented in collaboration with La Petite Mort Gallery, the University of Ottawa, Sexual Overtones, Venus Envy and the Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa
Gather at 2:30PM
Ceremony at 3PM
Reception from 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Dress code: All guests must wear something white.
Advance tickets: $10. At the door: $15.
Tickets are available at Venus Envy (320 Lisgar Street, Ottawa) and Galerie SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa), and by e-mail at email@example.com.
Adventures of the Love Art Lab; Assuming the Ecosexual Position
"Together we will shift the metaphor from 'Earth as Mother' to 'Earth as Lover'”
Stephens and Sprinkle will take you on a fun, inspiring journey as they show and tell about their art experiments in romance, breast cancer, radical sex education, and artificial insemination. Currently they are exploring their “eco-sexuality,” taking the Earth as their lover, and developing a new field of research they coined “Sexecology.” They’ve had ten big performance art weddings where they have married each other, and the Earth, Sky and Sea, in collaboration with hundreds of artists, academics, sex workers, gender-queer communities, and environmental activists. The Love Art Lab projects aim to instil hope, create an antidote to fear, and act as a call for action.
Stephens and Sprinkle will be performing their White Wedding to the Snow, Saturday, March 26, at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (hosted by Galerie SAW Gallery). Ceremony at 3PM, and the reception is from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. For more info about Annie and Beth's past wedding projects: www.loveartlab.org
Screening of David Rimmer’s works
Date: March 26th at 2pm
Location: National Gallery of Canada, Lecture Hall, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Drawn from the Film and Video Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, a screening of Governor General Award’s in Visual and Media Arts Award winner David Rimmer’s work.
Jumping Off the Blueprint
Blueprints are a sort of map of a house or building that architects and builders use. Starting from existing blueprints, draw and create your own dream house or neighbourhood!
March 27th and April 3rd
Looking forward to seeing you!
ART PAPER SCISSORS: Creative Sundays!
Every Sunday between 1 pm and 3 pm at the Ottawa Art Gallery
Free hands-on art-making activities for children and adults!
THE OTTAWA ART GALLERY
2 avenue Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2
e(verb) Sneak Preview and Artist Talks
Don’t miss your chance to preview the 50 works up for silent auction and meet some of the artists involved in this unique event.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Arts Court Studio
2 Daly Avenue (corner of Nicholas & Daly)
Join artists, Carol Bretzloff, Sylvia Bretzloff, Kevin Benson, Kim Burke, Makhaila Jade and curator and artist S.G. Taylor in the Arts Court Studio to learn more about the inspiration behind their works.
1 artist's work re(invented) by 50
A Fundraiser for the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation
Saturday & Sunday
The final 2 free contemporary dance performances choreographed for Reid McLachlan's exhibit Moving Narratives are scheduled for this Saturday March 26 at 7pm and Sunday March 27 at 3 pm in the OSA Orleans Gallery at the Shenkman Centre. Both painter Reid McLachlan and choreographer Anik Bouvrette will be on hand at each performance to introduce the show and give an artist's talk and take questions. The crowds attending the other performances had much to say after the event, making Moving Narratives a performance that engages not only the artists and the works, but the audience as well. The art exhibit continues until April 1. For more information on the show go to http://www.redcanoes.ca/reid/mntitlepage.html
Currently showing at Dale Smith Gallery (until April 30) is 'Echo of the Dance, an exhibition of photo-based works by acclaimed Ottawa artist Joy Kardish.
This beautiful series features images of three derelict spaces before their inevitable reinvention or demise: the elegant Crystal Ballroom at Toronto's King Edward Hotel, the Valley Halla mansion in Rouge Park, east of Toronto (now used primarily as a film set), and the recently vacated Soeurs de la Visitation convent in Ottawa.
Appropriately, Kardish uses a myriad of 19th- and 20th-century alternative photographic techniques to capture the mood of these abandoned spaces. In so doing she successfully negotiates the line between 'then' and 'now' to reveal tantalizing glimpses into a past that is no more.
"While photographing, I often wondered: what happened in these buildings that were once alive and now lie dormant? Within the confines of these haunted walls where history intersected with my imagination, I wanted to create images to reflect this weaving together of reality and fiction.
What began as a curious need to gain entry to spaces that I was told I could not enter has now become an ongoing project. What will become of buildings that are reminders of previous eras? Only time will tell."
137 Beechwood Ave.
PAULA ZOUBEK (Visual Artist)
Encounters The Middle Place by Andrew Kushnir
March 29 – May 22
Thursday March 31, from 6 - 8 pm – Opening Please join us at a reception and meet Paula prior to the premiere of the play that evening.
Much of life is about loss…..loss of our childhood, loss of our childhood places, and the loss of people we love, but my works also speak of the loss of a permanence of place and of being. The children in my compositions are blank. Colour in each blank with your childhood. It is memories of our childhood that shape us and in these works “give us shape”, as does the immutable Canadian landscape that surrounds us.
Also on Display during this show is a mural painted by homeless youth in a unique collaboration with MASC Ottawa. Paint to the Point. Your Mark. Your Space.
MASC and the Youth Services Bureau are working in partnership to bring engaging arts programs to street-involved youth. Under the guidance of visual artist Nicole Bélanger, 10 youth from the Young Mens Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program created collaborative murals for their living space, one of which is on display at the Fritzi Gallery.
MASC is a bilingual, non-profit charity committed to connecting artists and learning by providing schools and communities with experiences of artistic excellence and creative process.
The Lorraine 'Fritzi' Yale Gallery
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Avenue), Ottawa.
2nd Floor Level
Entrance is Free and paintings are for sale
Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
All weekend long!
This weekend, Camp it up in Vanier with Lemonjellow. The new DIY collective plans to bring together some seriously delicious cheese for an evening (and afternoon) of debauchery. Julie LaPalme, the show's curator explains, "We wanted to do a Camp theme for this show. We are bringing together some provocative art that is totally tongue in cheek. It's art that makes you look, think and chuckle."
This group show features the work of 11 local artists including Daniel Martelock, Chris Johnson, Maya Hum, Justy and Julie LaPalme to name a few.
Head down to the den featuring Barbie art unfit for your livingroom. Boxed Barbies are effective conversation pieces that evoke childhood memories and adult fantasies. These pieces are inspired by observations one of the founding artists and curator, Julie LaPalme, made in Holland of prostitutes standing exposed in their decorated windows. The pieces evolved as vehicles for nostalgia, ridicule and amusement. Boxed Barbies offer a polarizing commentary on the various roles available to women or inhabited by them. While some of these art pieces are quirky and fun, others have darker undertones.
And there is more! You can dance it up with DJ Saxon and check out The Underwear Affairwww.uncoverthecure.org who will be dropping by in their finest undergarments to spread the word about their fundraising event in June.
Come on over Saturday March 26 (7 pm onwards) and Sunday March 27 (noon to 4). The event takes place 25 Charlevoix (near Beechwood and Vanier Parkway). On street parking is available. Buses: No. 1, 7, 9 or 5.
To get more information or to find out about about Lemonjellow Productions, call Julie LaPalme at 613-796-7168, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or head towww.lemonjellowproductions.com