power | Taqralik Partridge: ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit) | Up Front: Jessica Winters

Exciting Winter 2024 Exhibitions at Onsite Gallery

Onsite Gallery is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of three exhibitions, power, Taqralik Partridge: ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit), and Jessica Winters | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery on Wednesday, January 24 at 5 p.m.

You are invited to join us in celebrating our new exhibitions at our opening reception on Wednesday, January 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Onsite Gallery.

Ekow Nimako, M A A M E W A T A, 2023, 64 x 40 x 45 in, LEGO®, metal armature. Photo by Samuel Engelking


January 24 to May 18, 2024

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith, power offers artworks that challenge dominant capitalist and state capitalist worldviews. Seven Toronto-based artists use their eloquent sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, and video practices to inspire and reflect ways of being that reposition the meaning of power to be grounded in respect, cooperation, and emotional intelligence.

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We acknowledge the support of this exhibition from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Government of Ontario, Toronto Arts Council and Nexus.

Taqralik Partridge, Ukpik, detail, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.

Taqralik Partridge
ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit)

January 24 to May 18, 2024

Guest curated by Linda Grussani, Mawadishiwewin (visits) is a two-part collection of solo exhibitions that delve into the connections we form through visiting, creating, and sharing. The first exhibition, ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit), features artwork by Taqralik Partridge, contemplating a space to honour and visit with loved ones that have moved beyond the physical realm.

The Mawadishiwewin (visits) exhibition series is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario through the Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse program.

Read more about ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit)

Jessica Winters, Hopedale, 2023

Jessica Winters | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery

January to April 2024

In partnership with the Inuit Art Foundation (IAF), Onsite Gallery presents Jessica Winters | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery. Inuk artist Jessica Winters is a painter, biologist and curator raised in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut and is currently based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In her commissioned mural, Hopedale, Winters celebrates the land and people that build the foundation of home, the space that provides a depth of sustenance, responsibility and enduring connections.

Hopedale is jointly commissioned by Bonavista Biennale 2023, the Inuit Art Foundation, Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq / Pijariuqsarniq Project, and Onsite Gallery at OCAD University.

Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery is made possible with the support from the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund and the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.

Read more about Jessica Winters | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery

Khadijah Morley, Apollo (Blue), 2023, 11 x 13 in, linocut, woodcut. Image courtesy of the artist.

Onsite Gallery is generously supported by The Delaney Family.

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Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s flagship professional gallery, presents contemporary, Indigenous, and public art and design to advance knowledge creation and stimulate local and international conversations on the urgent issues of our time.

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