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The Art Gallery of Windsor Announces its Spring / Summer Season
Opens May 26 at 7 pm!

The Sandwich Project
Charles Pachter: The Cranbrook Years

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(Left): Charles Pachter, Portrait of Margaret Atwood, 1986; acrylic and pastel on canvas, 101.6 x 76.2 x cm; Collection of the AGW, Gift of the Artist, 2016
(Top right): Cynthia Greig, Representation no. 29 (toast), 2003, Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto; Chromogenic print; 50.8 x 61 cm
(Bottom right): IAIN BAXTER&, Iain Baxter as an open-faced sandwich, c. 1978; photograph mounted on plastic, 2017; 50 x 75 cm; Courtesy of the Artist

Join us for Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Spring / Summer exhibitions:
May 26, 7–10 pm:
Enjoy meeting artists and curators, a cash bar, music by Tino Popovich and the official launch of
The Sandwich Heritage Walking Tour!
Admission: $15; Free for AGW members and children under 6

ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS

The Sandwich Project
May 27 – October 1, 2017

The Sandwich Project is the brainchild of the internationally-acclaimed conceptual artist IAIN BAXTER& and is organized into a two-year project that explores the relationships between place, history and identity vis-à-vis food culture in Windsor between the 1950s to present. Originally named Old Sandwich Town, the neighborhood known as Sandwich in Windsor maintains many relationships to the word and meaning of “sandwich.” Established in 1749 as a site for French and British settlement (from Detroit), host of the War of 1812 and later home for black settlement, a shoreline upon which thousands found refuge from slavery in the United States, Sandwich is one of the oldest and most historically significant neighborhoods in the province. Incorporated as a Town in 1858, Sandwich – where the first urban settlements in Windsor were recorded – has upheld a reputation for being a “blue collar” neighborhood beholden to a community immersed in manufacturing and government services. Similar in name to the popular food item – sandwich – this section of town, like a sandwich, is rich in layers, albeit cultural, historical, economic and political layers rather than layers of ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato and bread.

Organized into six individual exhibitions, BAXTER&FOOD, Verner's Sandwich, SNACK, curated by Theresa Bembnister, organized by the Akron Art Gallery, LUNCH, Food, Feminism and Kitchen Culture, and Food and Film, co-curated by Vincent Georgie (Windsor International Film Festival). The Sandwich Project as a whole reflects upon urban renewal and historical preservation. Through food – more specifically the sandwich – the exhibition is strikingly political in its contemplation that food is a vehicle through which to map history, challenge gender stereotypes as well as survey the economics of an era.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche


Charles Pachter: The Cranbrook Years
May 27 – October 1, 2017

Charles Pachter: The Cranbrook Years will showcase new acquisitions by an artist whose practice includes Pop art and expressionism. During the 1960s, Pachter collaborated with acclaimed Canadian writer Margaret Atwood by illustrating her book of poems Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970). Created during Pachter’s years at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree, this, one of his six artist-book projects, is among Pachter’s most important works. Known for his signature Canadian flag paintings, his collaborations with Atwood show him as an expressionist image maker and collaborator, setting the stage for his larger commitment to icons of Canadian history informing his subsequent Pop art practice. As we continue to respond to art practice in the Detroit-Windsor corridor, Pachter’s Cranbrook story offers an international angle on the region’s creative history and a homecoming for Pachter in Windsor.

Curated by Catharine Mastin with exhibition texts by Michelle Staadegaard-Le Chien


Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection
Ongoing

Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection supports regional school board curriculum. This exhibition focuses on three core topics, Portraiture and the Body, Form and Design Through Abstract Art, and Canadian Heritage and the Land. The exhibition also includes the Moving Image Program and The Salon Wall, a splendid reconstruction of salon-style display dominantly profiling the Gallery’s pre-20th century painting collections. A special thank you, is extended to all of our multi-year exhibition sponsors who include Bill and Rochelle Tepperman, The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, The Graybiel Family, Jennifer and Sean White, and Mary and Bud Weingarden. Our gratitude is also extended to the 3rd floor Named Space donors who include Ginetta Cusinato Barbaro, the Graybiel Family, the Hatch Family, the Edmond Odette Family, the Louis Odette Family, Betty F. Wilkinson, Clare E., and Anne Winterbottom. TD Bank Group is Lead Sponsor-Education.

Curated by Catharine Mastin with the Education Committee


PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Friday, May 26: 7–10 pm
Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Spring / Summer Exhibitions
Admission: $15 Non-Members | FREE to AGW Members

Saturday, May 27
11:30 –12:30 pm:
Exhibition Tour of Charles Pachter: The Cranbrook Years with Charles Pachter
Free with Gallery Admission
12:30–4:00 pm:
Panel Discussion: How is Food Metaphorical?
Join speakers Vincent Georgie, Theresa Bembnister, IAIN BAXTER&, Anna Frlan and David McNamara.
Moderated by Jaclyn Meloche.
(with intermission and hot dog lunch served from 12:30 - 1:30pm)
Ticket price includes gallery admission.
Cost: $30.00 (AGW Members: $20.00)

Double Feature Film Nights
In partnership with Windsor International Film Festival
June 15:
Tampopo, 1985 (1h54min), 6:00 pm
Like Water for Chocolate, 1992 (1h45), 8:30 pm
September 14:
Big Night, 1996 (1h49), 6:00 pm
Documentary TBA, 8:30 pm
Members $15 Non-members $20
(Intermission with snacks)


For more information contact Nicole McCabe at nmccabe@agw.ca or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
Sign up to stay in touch to receive AGW program updates!

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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