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Upcoming Exhibitions at the RMG

Visitor Information
April 29 – September 17
Opening reception: Friday, May 5, 7-10pm

Curated by Linda Jansma and Jayne Wilkinson

Lise Beaudry, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Martie Giefert, Morris Lum and Jeff Thomas

This exhibition brings together five Ontario-based artists who engage with various photographic processes to investigate the social histories of land, architecture and institutions. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the RMG, the gallery invited each artist to produce a new project that grapples with the shifting nature of Oshawa’s social, economic and technological fabric.

Drawing from accounts of Oshawa that range from its under-acknowledged history as a site of Indigenous occupation to the inescapable dominance of the 20th century auto industry, from explorations of familial archives to representations of institutional tech hubs, this exhibition weaves together narratives of Oshawa that offer a distinct view of the city, one produced by its visitors and its residents alike.


ab Next: Contemporary Abstraction by Emerging Canadian Artists
April 29 - September 3
Opening reception: Friday, May 5, 7-10pm

Curated by Linda Jansma and Simone Wharton

Colin Canary, Kelsey Galbraith, Gillian King, Caroline Mousseau and Sarah Pupo

ab Next serves to check in on the continuum of abstraction in Canadian art through emerging voices from across the country. The work in this exhibition by artists Colin Canary, Kelsey Galbraith, Gillian King, Caroline Mousseau and Sarah Pupo is part of a resurgence in painting in Canada by artists who have embraced painting unapologetically.

Artist and critic, Pete Smith writes that this new generation of painters, “Rather than having the intellectual pressure of defending their medium with every brushstroke, they could entirely focus their energies on the equally difficult task of making a good painting. Indeed, these artists are in a position that is not oppositional to, for example: representational painting, Pop art, or Post-modernism, but rather can concentrate on their individual practices and how they fit into current artistic/political/social/formal/environmental issues.

Stephanie Foden: Saudade da Bahia
May 6 – June 11
Opening reception: Friday, May 5, 7-10pm

Stephanie Foden’s latest series of works, entitled Saudade da Bahia, are taken while she has been living in Brazil while she has been documenting the Brazilian state of Bahia since 2013.

In this series we head for uncharted territory in search of Bahia’s secrets, off the beaten path of tourist-flooded postcards. In a world that is so overly documented, it feels as though much of its wonder has vanished. Yet Bahia has a way of surprising and disorienting us. Sometimes incredible, seemingly magical things happen out of nowhere.

The resulting images in this, Foden’s first solo exhibition, represent only a small portion of those that she has produced. They give us a sense of the people, culture, and colour that have absorbed this emerging talent for the past few years.

Also on view:

Then and Now: Oshawa at Play
May 5 – September 4
more info.

Abstraction: The Rebel Cause
April 22 – August 27
more info.

Image: Michèle Pearson Clarke, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, still from video, 2017
Image: Sarah Pupo, Untitled, mixed media on silk, 16"x20", 2016.


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