Art Gallery of Windsor Spring 2022 Exhibitions + Program Highlights
The Art Gallery of Windsor has welcomed visitors back inside the gallery to experience five new exhibitions.
New Exhibitions On View
Crip Ecologies: Vulnerable Bodies in a Toxic Landscape
On view until May 22, 2022
This group exhibition, curated by Amanda Cachia, explores how both our built and natural environment sheds toxicity that disproportionately affects the lives of disabled people through contemporary art practices by chronically ill, disabled, and immunocompromised artists from the US, Canada, and the UK. The works are from Panteha Abareshi, Ezra Benus, Hayley Cranberry-Small, Alex Dolores Salerno, Sharona Franklin, Yo-Yo Lin, Logan MacDonald, Carly Mandel, Sunaura Taylor, and RA Walden. This exhibition is co-presented with Tangled Art + Disability.
Links as Bones: Sorel Etrog and the Fragile Body
On view until April 24, 2022
In 1967, while living in Italy, the Jewish Canadian artist Sorel Etrog was involved in a life-threatening car accident, breaking both legs, and injuring his right hand. Shaken by the accident, Etrog began to explore the fragility of the human body through his artworks. Exhibiting more than half of AGW’s collection of Sorel Etrog’s work with loans from The Estate of Sorel Etrog, the show is the first exhibition to date exploring the impact of these life events on Etrog’s artistic practice, allowing viewers to consider a powerful body of work with new understanding.
Michele Goulette: DOWNRIVER
On view until September 11, 2022
Curated by Nadja Pelkey, this solo retrospective of Windsor artist Michele Goulette brings together some of her earlier works in the collection of the AGW with video works made between 2008 – 2021.
Restored Treasures: Part 1
On view until May 8, 2022
In part one of this two-part project, Conservator-in-Residence Spencer Montcalm guides viewers through conservation projects from the AGW’s Collection. This behind-the-scenes project explores how art galleries take care of their collection and provides a wealth of information about art materials and how artworks age. Join Montcalm in the gallery to watch his artworks at selected times throughout the exhibition.
Valentin Brown: Welcome to my Regulated Body
On view until May 22, 2022
Guest curated by Noor Alé, this solo exhibition features textile and video work that probes questions about how transness, disability, and madness are similarly medicalized. Accessibility features such as closed captioning, audio description, and tactile sculptures inform the works, asserting accessibility as a political practice. Welcome to my Regulated Body emerges as part of the “crip horizon”—a term coined by curator Sean Lee—which is an ever-moving landscape that imagines potential futures for disabled people.
Meet our Conservator in Residence: Spencer Montcalm
Dates: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30
Join our Conservator in Residence, Spencer Montcalm, on select Saturdays at the Art Gallery of Windsor from 12-3 pm for a series of programs in the third-floor gallery!
Panel Discussion – Links as Bones: Sorel Etrog and the Fragile Body
Thursday, March 24 | 6 pm – 7 pm
Sorel Etrog is one of Canada’s most iconic artists, an artist who exhibited broad and wide to great acclaim and whose work is found in important museums’ collections both in Canada and abroad. With an illustrious career which spanned 5 decades, Etrog is most well-known as a sculptor of large-scale public objects in a variety of original styles and techniques. His oeuvre also includes work in other media, a diversity which speaks to the artist’s unrivaled creativity and inventiveness.
Art + Disability Mini-Symposium
In support of the exhibition, Crip Ecologies: Vulnerable Bodies in a Toxic Landscape curated by Amanda Cachia. This Mini-Symposium is presented by the Art Gallery of Windsor; Tangled Art + Disability; Health Equity and Social Inclusion Interdisciplinary Research Group and the Disability Studies Program, School of Social Work, University of Windsor; school of Disability Studies at X University.
Panel Discussion #1: Toxic Space/s: Illustrating Eco-Crip Theory
Wednesday, March 30 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Panel Discussion #2: Entwining Social Justice with Social Policy: Empathy in our Pandemic Environment
Tuesday, April 12 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Closing Keynote Lecture by Sunaura Taylor:
Disabled Ecologies: Living with Impaired Landscapes
Thursday, May 5 | 7 pm – 7:40 pm
AGW has reopened with COVID-19 health protocols in place – mandatory masks and social distancing among other measures.
The AGW is fully accessible.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Visitors are encouraged to bring their smartphones and headphones to explore engaging audio tours through our exhibitions.
Admission is $10, or free for members.
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