Spring 2024 Exhibitions at RiverBrink Art Museum

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 3-5pm | Please RSVP to jzylstra@riverbrink.org
RiverBrink Art Museum, Queenston, ON

Millie Chen, Onguiaahra / Niagara River

Millie Chen

May 11 – September 14, 2024
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 8 | 2pm

Turbulence is caused by unsteady vortices, chaotic eddies and other flow instabilities.

Turbulent events are caused by unrest, disruption, conflict and resistance.

Millie Chen’s exhibition, Turbulence, contemplates the interrelationship of phenomenon, history, social justice and sorrow. The exhibition title is named after a new series of drawings; the first three works in the series will be exhibited at RiverBrink Art Museum, along with older (2015-2023) works on paper.

Chen crosses the Onguiaahra (Haudenosaunee) or Niagara River almost daily. The new series of drawings emerges from years of walking along both banks of the river and gazing in awe at its flow. These drawings focus on river sites that have historic and symbolic significance, embodied in the turbulence created by disturbances under the water surface.

Dianne Davis, Untitled, 2024, cyanotype on paper.

We live the opposite, dar(l)ing
Dianne Davis

May 11 – September 14, 2024
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 3 | 2pm

For the exhibition We live the opposite, dar(l)ing, artist Dianne Davis has fashioned an alternative history for RiverBrink, inserting imaginary characters within an invented historical queer community in Niagara. Working in the media of drawing, photography, and installation, Davis has created fictional characters and relationships which pay homage to queer artists from the past and her current community. The third installment of a series the artist initiated in 2017, the exhibition is intended to disrupt the history of RiverBrink, the former vacation home of London lawyer and collector Samuel E. Weir. In this fabrication, the masculine space of the home, now a public art museum, becomes the site of an alternative domestic narrative. The exhibition is rooted in a reimagining and reconstructing of queer legacies from the past, with the goal of supporting dialogue with the present. www.welivetheopposite.com

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116 Queenston Street
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