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The AGW Announces its Fall/Winter 2017-18 Season
Opens October 20 at 7:30 pm!

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(Top left) Isabelle Hayeur, Citoyens de seconde zone 01, Parlement Européen, 2012-2013; inkjet print on polyester, 61 x 91 cm
(Top right) David Milne; David Milne, Hill Reflected, Bishop’s Pond, 1920; watercolour on paper, 46 x 55 cm, Collection of the AGW
(Bottom left): William Stidworthy, Staircases, 1961; watercolour on paper; Collection of Stan Bergeron
(Bottom right): David Trautrimas, When the Place You Know Isn’t The Place You Know, 2016 archival inkjet print, 87 x 87 cm;
Courtesy of the Artist

Downtown/s - Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow,
The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art

Isabelle Hayeur: Corps étranger/Foreign Body

'Blazes Along the Trail': Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision

William Stidworthy: A Historical Downtown

Exhibition Dates: October 21, 2017 – January 28, 2018


ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS

Downtown/s - Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow,
The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art

Downtown/s - Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art brings together examples of contemporary art made by 22 artists living and working in Southwestern Ontario, Windsor-Essex and the Greater Detroit region surrounding the theme of downtown. Since the major economic downturn that started in 2008 as well as Detroit’s bankruptcy in 2013, Windsor has seen a significant amount of transformation. Like many urban centers across North America, this city has continued to experience a variety of shifts in economic, agricultural, social and cultural growth. To reflect the expanding footprint of Windsor’s downtown core, artists are engaging with and presenting work in additional venues, including the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Capitol Theatre, Windsor Sculpture Park – City of Windsor and Artcite Inc.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD
Guest Juror: Kirsty Robertson, PhD, Associate Professor, Western University, Canada


Isabelle Hayeur: Corps étranger/Foreign Body

In Isabelle Hayeur: Corps étranger/Foreign Body, Montreal-based artist Isabelle Hayeur reveals the many ways in which a downtown urban landscape is influenced and transformed by civic politics and false hope. During a residency at La Chambre in Strasbourg, France, Hayeur observed three northwest neighbourhoods known for their residential nature, yet strong political affiliations: Wacken, l`Orangerie and Robertsau. Reflective of the ethics of the European Union, these three communities are expected to exemplify all forms of equality surrounding the ways in which its residents live, where they live, and how they perform acts of citizenship. But, in this body of photographs, Hayeur uncovers many opposite effects of urban renewal in a city that houses the European Parliament. For example, images of inner-city camping, overlapping skylines that blur the boundaries between rural and urban as well as abstract reflections of buildings on mirrored high rises suggest a disembodied urban space.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD


'Blazes Along the Trail': Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision

Over the course of his career, David Milne (1882-1953) recorded his beliefs about artmaking and his own artistic practice. Milne’s inspiration to explore other mediums to support his painting helped to foster new considerations in his approach to his art-making. …What I had in mind was exploration. Each print-making or painting process has possibilities of its own, not to be found in any other. Milne adds that the resulting dry-point printmaking efforts provided …blazes along the trail.

This exhibition presents a selection of works from core areas of Milne’s artistic practice in oil painting, watercolours, dry-point prints as well as acquisitions which have been newly conserved for this display. The exhibition also includes photographs of David Milne by Douglas Duncan, Canadian art collector, and Director of the Picture Loan Society who was a long-time friend of the artist. All works on display have been drawn from the Art Gallery of Windsor’s collection.

Curated by Christopher Finn


William Stidworthy: A Historical Downtown

William Stidworthy: A Historical Downtown offers insight into the life and career of the Canadian artist William Stidworthy, (1889-1977). Loaned to the AGW by local collector Stan Bergeron, the paintings depicting landscapes in and around Windsor-Essex recall our city’s past all the while commenting on the ways in which this region has grown, evolved and truly become urban. In the context of the Triennial and the Isabelle Hayeur: Corps étranger/Foreign Body, this exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings offers moments for contemplation. On the heels of the industrial revolution, urban life was transitioned by new kinds of manufacturing and new possibilities for growth through technology and improved infrastructure. Stidworthy’s work offers insight into the changing lifestyles of the time and the new standards of living in the Windsor-Essex region.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD


PUBLIC PROGRAMS

October 20: 7:30–10:30 pm
Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Fall/Winter Exhibitions
Admission: $15 Non-Members | FREE to AGW Members and children under 6


TRIENNIAL ARTIST TALKS

October 19
1pm: Cyndra MacDowall & Joshua Babcock
2pm: Vince Allen Kogut

October 21
12pm: Meaghan Hyckie
1pm: Taien Ng-Chan
2pm: Carey Jernigan

November 18
1pm: Shane Darwent
2pm: Jessica Thompson
3pm: Terry Sefton & Kathryn Ricketts

November 30
6pm: Laura Marotta
7pm: Nadja Pelkey & Joey Stewart

January 27, 2018
1pm: Susan Dobson
2pm: Greg Ludlow


CURATOR TALK

November 4, 1pm
Join Curator of Education, Christopher Finn, for a talk and tour of the exhibition ‘Blazes Along the Trail’: Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision


PUBLIC WALKS

Reconnaissance, Heart + Soul: the Windsor Armouries
October 20, 12pm
Join In/Terminus Creative Research Collective & Hamilton Perambulatory Unit (Lee Rodney, Michael Darroch, Taien Ng-Chan and Donna Akrey) for a walk downtown. Meet at the AGW.

Chris Edwards: Downtown Walk
October 22, 1pm
Meet at the AGW for a presentation before heading out on the walk.


For more information contact Nicole McCabe at nmccabe@agw.ca or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
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The AGW would like to acknowledge the City of Windsor and funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.



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