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Please join Oakville Galleries to celebrate our fall exhibition openings on Sunday 23 September from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by a reception at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm. Need a ride to Oakville? Get on the ARTbus (details below).

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David Hartt: in the forest

23 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

in the forest extends David Hartt's ongoing interest in how societal values are expressed in the built environment. The exhibition investigates Moshe Safdie's abandoned Habitat Puerto Rico, a continuation of the architect's experimental housing typology initiated by Montréal's Habitat 67. A project of particular resonance in Canada—and originally intended for regions across the globe—Hartt considers the symbolism of this moment in late modernism: both the failure to build a better world and its colonial and nationalist undertones. Fifty years later, the issues it attempted to resolve are ever more acute. Borrowing its title from a chapter in Claude Levi-Strauss's Tristes Tropique, the exhibition includes the Montréal-born, Philadelphia-based artist's newest film, related photographs, sculptural objects, and an installation of tropical plants.

David Hartt: in the forest was commissioned by the Graham Foundation, Chicago, with additional support from Oakville Galleries.

Free exhibition tours:
Saturday 13 October 2018, 3:00 pm
Saturday 10 November 2018, 3:00 pm
Saturday 8 December 2018, 3:00 pm

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Gabriel Kuri: spending static to save gas

23 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

Encompassing work in sculpture, collage, installation and other media, Mexican-born, Brussels-based artist Gabriel Kuri often uses repurposed materials—natural, industrial and otherwise—to link questions of form with larger conversations surrounding how commodities are valued, circulated and assigned function. For his first solo exhibition in Canada, Kuri will present a new site-specific installation that recasts the architecture of Oakville Galleries' Centennial Square space, creating a static field to contain the gallery's energy use during the run of the show. Accompanied by a pair of sculptures that translate facts and figures into form, this gesture not only sets in motion a looping system (regulating a flow of energy, money and labour), but also functions as a tautology: an occasion that speaks about its occurrence, a space that assesses space, a possibility that reflects on possibility.

Gabriel Kuri: spending static to save gas is organized in collaboration with the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.

Free exhibition tours:
Saturday 13 October 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday 10 November 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday 8 December 2018, 2:00 pm

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ARTBUS: EXHIBITION TOUR

Sunday 23 September 2018, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto
$10 donation includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments

Our fall ARTbus begins at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with a tour of I continue to shape curated by cheyanne turions. The ARTbus continues to the Small Arms Inspection Building to visit forward motion curated by Noa Bronstein. Lastly, at Oakville Galleries participants will visit the opening of Gabriel Kuri: spending static to save gas and David Hartt: in the forest.

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CONSTRUCTED WORLDS: AN INTRODUCTION TO MIXED MEDIA

Saturdays, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
20 October – 10 November 2018
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Led by Oakville-based artist Dominique Prévost, this course will introduce participants to a variety of mixed-media approaches to artmaking, with an emphasis on documenting the world around us, both natural and built.

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IKEBANA WORKSHOP: LIVING WORKS OF ART

Sunday 21 October 2018, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arranging, is an art form rooted in principles of abstract thinking, imagination, creativity and observation of the natural world. In this hands-on workshop with Linda Hartley, participants will draw on these tenets to experiment with floral arrangements of their own making.

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FREE TALK WITH ALISSA YORK

Thursday 1 November 2018, 7:00 pm
Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed writer Alissa York in parallel with our fall exhibition David Hartt: in the forest. Alissa York is the award-winning author of the novels The Naturalist, Fauna, Effigy and Mercy, and the short fiction collection, Any Given Power. This program is presented in partnership with the Oakville Public Library.

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FREE FAMILY ART WORKSHOP

Sunday 18 November 2018, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by David Hartt's exhibition. Take in a brief tour of the show, then head to our Education Centre to make a series of drawings, which will then be photographed in motion to help form the basis of a collaborative animation. A parent or guardian should accompany children for the duration of their visit.

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FREE TALK WITH MARK CULLEN

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7:00 pm
Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium

Join us for our Big Thinkers speakers series with Canada's top horticulture expert Mark Cullen and his son Ben Cullen. Held alongside David Hartt's exhibition at Oakville Galleries, the bestselling author and horticulture consultant will discuss topics ranging from garden and nature as therapy to practical tips for cultivating and coexisting with your garden. Presented in partnership with the Oakville Public Library.

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ABOUT OAKVILLE GALLERIES

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum located 30 km west of Toronto. Housed in two spaces—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and another in a lakeside mansion and park—Oakville Galleries is one of Canada's leading art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world.

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Tuesday to Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
120 Navy Street, Oakville
Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Admission is free.

For more information about Oakville Galleries, our exhibitions or programs, visit www.oakvillegalleries.com or call 905.844.4402.

Images (from top to bottom): (1) David Hartt, Guayama, 2017. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey and commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. (2) Gabriel Kuri, untitled (moth wings) (detail), 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin. (3) Nicholas Galanin, Things Are Looking Native, Native's Looking Whiter (detail), 2012. Courtesy of the artist; Meera Margaret Singh, Split (detail). Courtesy of the artist; Gabriel Kuri, Energy saving chart (detail), 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Andrea Rosetti; David Hartt, Carolina I, 2017. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey and commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

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