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The AGW Announces its Winter / Spring 2018 Season
Opening February 16 at 7 pm!
February 17, 2018 – May 13, 2018

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(Left):Arthur Shilling, Ojibway Dreams (Suzanne), (detail) ca. 1984; oil on board, 89 x 71 cm; Collection of Shilling Estate, Photo by Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Arts, Toronto, © Estate of Arthur Shilling
(Top right) Dave Hind in collaboration with The Aluminum Quilting Society, Made in Voyage, 2011; reclaimed aluminum siding, aluminum rivets; 213.4 x 274.3 cm; Courtesy CRC, Toronto
(Bottom right) Leah Modigliani, Basel, 1957, 2015; burlap, paper, plastic

ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS

Arthur Shilling: The Final Works
Curated by Arthur Kingfisher

Arthur Shilling: The Final Works profiles the late Ojibwe artist Arthur Shilling and the works he produced during the last decade of his life, 1976-1986. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, this engaging exhibition showcases an incredibly creative period during which time Shilling produced powerful portraits that reflect contemporary identity politics within Indigenous culture. Shilling was both a visionary and an activist who worked to transcend the lines between portraiture and politics. In works such as The Beauty of Our People (1985-1986), a 30-foot long mural, he conveys their power and energy in the contemporary world. But beyond serving as a monumental portrait, the mural offers viewers the opportunity to remember and reflect upon the many struggles that continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today. Arthur Shilling was born in 1941 on the Chippewas of Rama First Nation Reserve, Ontario. In his portraits of family and friends from his community, he contributed greatly to the emerging discourse of contemporary art in Canada from the 1960s-1980s. Through his expressionistic style, he portrayed Indigenous peoples as strong, confident and proud.


Leah Modigliani: Washington D.C., 1939; Basel, 1957; Paris, 1958; Berkeley, 1969; Chicago, 1969; London, 1969…
Curated by Pan Wendt

Organized and circulated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Leah Modigliani: Washington D.C., 1939; Basel, 1957; Paris, 1958; Berkeley, 1969; Chicago, 1969; London, 1969 is an exhibition of works by Leah Modigliani reflecting on themes of history, protest and power narrated through a feminist lens. Embedded within a discourse of representation, Modigliani challenges the ways in which political resistance has been disseminated and archived in popular culture. By reconstituting moments of activism inside the gallery, the artist is both commemorating moments in history as well as exemplifying methods for protest. In each instance, Modigliani has created a restorative gesture to critique the power of the photographic image, the document and the memory of history whose political efficacy remains an open question.


Hind vs. Hind
Curated by Simon Frank

The historical landscape works of William G.R. Hind and the contemporary landscapes `of his great, great, great, nephew Dave Hind are separated by over one hundred years and span a number of generations as well as an extensive period of time in Canadian art history. In Hind vs. Hind, organized by the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Brantford-based artist Dave Hind juxtaposes William G.R. Hind’s Pictou Sketchbook, a series of drawings and watercolours from the AGW’s collection with “aluminum paintings” that are created by cutting, grinding, and riveting colourful scraps of reclaimed aluminum. The new works produced for the exhibition are Hind’s responses to his late relative’s works, many of which he has only encountered as small reproductions in exhibition catalogues. From a historical perspective, this exhibition reflects upon the increasing influence that William G.R. Hind’s paintings have had on Dave Hind’s recent work, as well as the interesting and unexpected connections between the approaches and techniques that both artists employ in their work. In short, Hind vs. Hind utilizes this unique relationship between familial artists, to present viewers with an intriguing representation of the development and evolution of the landscape tradition in Canada, while offering a unique perspective on the history of the country itself.


PUBLIC PROGRAMS

February 16: 7–10 pm
Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Winter / Spring 2018 Exhibitions
Enjoy live music and a cash bar.
Admission: $15 Non-Members | FREE to AGW Members and children under 6

February 17, 12–1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Art & Activism
Moderator, Jaclyn Meloche will ask panelists Julie Sando, Leah Modigliani and William Kingfisher to respond to the following two questions in the context of their research and practice: What does it mean to be an activist, today?; How does activism translate into a material practice?
Admission: Free to AGW Members; $5 for non-members

February 17, 2– 3:30 pm
In Conversation: Hind vs. Hind
Moderator Chris Finn, Curator of Education, will lead curator Simon Frank and artist Dave Hind in a conversation about the exhibition Hind vs. Hind – an exhibition that juxtaposes Dave Hind’s contemporary paintings on aluminum with his late relative William Hind`s historical drawings and watercolours in the AGW’s collection of works on paper.
Admission: Free to AGW Members; $5 for non-members

First Thursdays
Beginning March 1, 2018, the AGW will offer extended hours on the first Thursday of the month with special programming. The gallery will be open from 11am to 9 pm. See our website for details.


For more information contact Nicole McCabe at nmccabe@agw.ca or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
Regular Admission: $10 adult; $5 youth; $5.00 students; Free to AGW members
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