The Art Gallery of Windsor presents five new exhibitions this spring
Jamelie Hassan, L'espace de l'alphabet (1997/ 2012), installation
Mary E. Wrinch Falling Leaves, Bathurst Street Ravine, ca. 1910-28 oil on board, Gift of the Gordon Conn-Mary E. Wrinch Trust, 1970
Fridays Live! April 20 7 – 10pm
Opening reception for spring exhibitions
Mingle with international artists and curators; enjoy live music by Kero & Annie Hall, studio activities and a cash bar. Admissions $7, free for AGW members and children 12 years and under.
Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra
For three decades, Jamelie Hassan's art practice has expanded the contemporary art discourse in Canada. Re-enacting Resistance brings significant photograph, film and video-based installations that highlight Hassan's activist art practice. Focussing on Hassan's contribution to the role of the artist as a cultural agent, she revisits her early works that served as interlocutors of social justice.
April 21, 1pm: Screening of The Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan and Tour
Curated by Julian Jason Haladyn and Mariam Jordan
Join Jamelie Hassan for a screening and discussion about her films and videos followed by a tour of a site-specific work created in 1997 Please register with Nicole McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org 519-977-0013 ext 134
April 26, 6.30 – 9pm: MayWorks Windsor tour and Artist Trading Cards and Stitch & Bitch
Join AGW Curator of Contemporary Art and the Director for tours of their exhibitions: Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan and Mary E. Wrinch, followed by a Stitch & Bitch and Artists Trading Cards exchange.
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 photographic practices that examine, memorialize and interpret the conditions of the post-industrial landscapes and built environment of the Windsor/Detroit region.
May 6, 1pm: Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection
A tour by Professor Starling
The AGW, SB Contemporary and Dodolab bring Professor William Starling to Windsor. A descendant of the European Starlings introduced to Central Park in the 1890s, Prof. Starling will tour Land Marks from his inter-species perspective discussing adaptation, invasive species and habitat loss.
Female Self-Representation & the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection
Curated by Catharine Mastin
Mary E. Wrinch—painter, printmaker and educator, worked 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. By 1928 she shifted from painting to printmaking, developing 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 Automatistes 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 Inuit artists 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.
Works by Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen and Simon Payne
Curated by Nicky Hamlyn with Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby
Celebrating three distinguished British artists Correspondences features work by the filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, painter Angela Allen and video artist Simon Payne. Coinciding with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival this exhibition explores colour, frame, medium, perceptual modalities, and translation between media.
Programs in partnership with Media City Film Festival and LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers)
Artist-in Residence: Nicky Hamlyn
April 25-May 16
Renowned British artist Nicky Hamlyn will spend three weeks creating site-specific films in Windsor and Detroit, intended for both cinema and gallery, culminating in their presentation during festival week (May 22-26).
Cameraless Filmmaking 16mm Film Workshop and presentation by LIFT
Sunday, April 29 11 am – 4:30 pm. FREE
Using 16mm sound recording film, flashlights and found objects participants will produce a short collaborative film in one session. The class is free and open to the public and will be instructed by LIFT's Executive Director Ben Donoghue and Education Coordinator Coral Aiken.
Film. Develop. Project.16mm Film Workshops with Nicky Hamlyn (UK)
Saturday, April 28 • Saturday, May 5 • Saturday, May 12 • 11 am – 4:30 pm
Free one-day intensive workshops with Nicky Hamlyn introducing participants to basic 16mm film production.
For registration and details:
The Art Gallery of Windsor: www.agw.ca
Media City Film Festival: www.mediacityfilmfestival.com
May 24, 2pm Correspondences tour and discussion
Join renowned artists Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen, Simon Payne for a tour of their exhibition followed by a panel moderated by Tess Takahashi.
IAIN BAXTER&: Super 8 INFORMATION
Friday, May 25 at 2pm, FREE
Rare Super 8 film screening, book launch and panel discussion moderated by Adam Lauder
This program will mark the first ever screening of IAIN BAXTER&'s Super 8 films from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. BAXTER& used Super 8 film to both document the activities of the N.E. Thing Co. and create independent artworks. Many of the films are of great historical significance to both BAXTER&'s own practice and to the larger field of conceptual art of the era (e.g. Lucy Lippard Walking North ). Intended to celebrate one of Canada's most significant artists, this program will feature between 12-16 single-reel Super 8 films (shown in their original format) accompanied by an animated talk by IAIN BAXTER& himself.
Spring exhibitions are on view until June 10, 2012.
Artists and Curator are available for interviews.
For more information about the exhibitions, please contact: Nicole McCabe, email@example.com 519-977-0013 ext. 134
AGW 401 Riverside Drive, Windsor, ON N9A 7J1 www.agw.ca
Media City Film Festival