Emmanuel Osahor: What we tend

Summer 2023 Exhibition and Artist Talk at Latcham Art Centre

Emmanuel Osahor, Since there are no other worlds, 2022, oil on canvas, 90” x 44”. Image courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nicolas Robert.

Emmanuel Osahor
What we tend

Latcham Art Centre launches a solo exhibition by Emmanuel Osahor, entitled What we tend. The exhibition is on view from Friday May 26, through Saturday July 8, 2023. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 26, 7 – 9 pm. Light refreshments. All welcome, admission free.

In What we tend, Toronto-based artist Emmanuel Osahor offers a collection of recent works that present gardens as carefully considered, intricate sanctuaries. His paintings and etchings embody a collage-like sensibility, drawing from various sources to create new yet convincing garden settings that range from intimate to larger than life in scale. Handcrafted ceramic fountains contribute sounds of gentle, murmuring water, moving the exhibition toward the immersive. With a nod to Elaine Scarry’s writing on beauty and justice, Osahor’s gardens spark questions about inclusion and our relationship to the lands we tend.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 26, from 7 to 9 pm. Remarks will begin at 7:30. Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville for their generous support of this exhibition.

Artist Talk with Emmanuel Osahor
Wednesday, June 7, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Virtual; Admission free
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Join us for a talk between artist Emmanuel Osahor and curator Tyler Durbano, where the pair will speak about Emmanuel’s practice and the concepts embedded within his exhibition What we tend.

About the Artist:
Born in Nigeria, based in Toronto (ON), Emmanuel Osahor holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2021) and a BFA in Art and Design from the University of Alberta (2015). His work has been presented in multiple solo and collective exhibitions, including at BAND Gallery, The Art Gallery of Guelph, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, and The Art Gallery of Alberta. In 2014, Emmanuel Osahor was the provincial winner for the BMO 1st art Competition, representing the province of Alberta, and in 2018 he received an honorable mention at the 20th RBC Painting competition. Recently, he was announced as the winner of the 2021 Joseph Plaskett Award for Painting. His work is held in multiple public and private collections including The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Art Gallery of Guelph, The Royal Bank of Canada, National Bank of Canada, SNAP Gallery, and The University of Alberta. He is currently represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert.

About Latcham Art Centre:
Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery that inspires the community to engage with arts and culture through dedicated exhibitions of contemporary art that reflect a range of artistic media and the cultural diversity of our province. Latcham Art Centre offers vibrant education programs that cultivate creativity and experimentation through classes, workshops, artist talks, and tours. Latcham Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and is accessible via GO Transit. The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free.

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Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

For more information please contact:
Tyler Durbano, Curator
Latcham Art Centre

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