The AGW Announces its Winter | Spring 2019 Season

Opens February 8 at 7 pm!


Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art
February 9 – May 12, 2019

Participating artists: Judy Anderson, Scott Conarroe, Adrienne Crossman, Barrie Jones, Cyndra MacDowall, Hazel Meyer (with the Canadian AIDS Society), Laura Millard, Kent Monkman, Didier Morelli, François Morelli, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Liz Pead, Liss Platt, and Victor Romao.

Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art is an innovative exhibition exploring hockey through the eyes of 14 artists from across Canada. Inspired by the idea that hockey is an inclusive sport, this exhibition explores themes of nationalism, gender, race, equity, sexuality, physical and mental health, and self-esteem. Organized into four sections: hockey jerseys, hockey masks, hockey cards, and hockey equipment, Power Play includes 45 artworks in addition to memorabilia from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

By recognizing that the bodies that play hockey include people from many identities, the artists are proposing revised histories, alternative narratives, and provocative power plays within the game of hockey.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD

The Art Gallery of Windsor would like to acknowledge the support of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian AIDS Society, and the Windsor AIDS Committee for their contributions to the exhibition.

Johan Grimonprez: Dialogues
February 9 – May 12, 2019

Johan Grimonprez was born in Belgium in 1962, and studied at the School of Visual Arts before attending the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He is an artist, filmmaker, curator and writer who divides his time between Belgium, Greece, and New York City. In Johan Grimonprez: Dialogues, the notion of dialogue becomes a tool for narration. For example, in dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Blue Orchids and Raymond Tallis | on tickling, all three plots are structured to resemble a dialogue–a conversation between two opposing sides, two political oppositions, and two different perceptions of truth.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD
Co-presented by the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor

Kenneth Saltmarche: Dedicated Visions
Until September 29, 2019

Enjoy the Art Gallery of Windsor’s tribute to its first Director, Kenneth Saltmarche. Discover his artistic vision as a practicing artist through his landscape images, still life studies and portraits.

Curated by Chris Finn

Look Again! The AGW Collection at 75 Years

This recently installed multi-year exhibition features new selections of historical paintings presented alongside old favourites on the Grand Salon Wall. Newly acquired historical, modern and contemporary works also enrich the continuing education programs Canadian Heritage and the Land, Portraiture and the Body, Math in the Gallery and Indigenous Perspectives through Art.

Co-curated by Catharine Mastin and Chris Finn

Exhibition Sponsors: The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, Windsor Mold Group, the Graybiel Family and the Chandisherry Foundation, Mary and Bud Weingarden, Jennifer and Sean White, and Tepperman’s.

Education and Public Program Sponsors: Bill and Rochelle Tepperman, Sharon Cassey, Horizon Capital Holdings, Anne Safranyos & Family, Mary Weingarden.


Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Winter | Spring 2019 Exhibitions
February 8, 7:00-10:00pm
Enjoy live music by the Jazzus Ensemble, refreshments by Thyme To-Go, and a cash bar.
Admission: $15 Non-members | FREE to AGW Members and children under 6

Artist Tour with Liz Pead
Saturday February 9, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm
Join Toronto-based artist and hockey player Liz Pead in the second floor galleries for an in-depth discussion about the role hockey plays in her studio practice.
FREE to AGW Members | Non-members FREE with general admission.

Panel Discussion: Art, Sports and Sexuality
Saturday February 9, 2019, 1:30-3:00pm
Join Los Angeles-based artist Hazel Meyer, Gary Lacasse, CEO Canada AIDS Society, and Michael Brennan, Executive Director of the Windsor AIDS Committee for a timely discussion about the relationships between art, sports, health, and sexuality in Canada. Hazel Meyer will unfold one section of the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt in a performance on the second floor before the panel discussion in the Valiant Corporation Suite on the third floor. Coffee and cookies will be served.
FREE to AGW Members | Non-members FREE with general admission.

Guided Curator Tours
Saturday March 2, 2019, 2:00-3:00pm
Saturday May 4, 2019, 2:00-3:00pm
Join Jaclyn Meloche, Curator of Contemporary Art, for an exhibition tour of Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art. Both tours will be held in the second floor exhibition galleries.
FREE to AGW Members | Non-members FREE with general admission.

The Art of Hockey: A Talk by Dr. Vern Stenlund
Thursday April 4, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm
Join this in-depth exploration into hockey and art told through the eyes of former NHL player and Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor, Dr. Vern Stenlund.
Second floor north point, coffee and cookies will be served.
FREE to AGW Members | Non-members FREE with general admission.

Artist Tour with Adrienne Crossman
Thursday May 2, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm
Join Hamilton-based artist Adrienne Crossman for a talk about her installation No Future in Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art.
Second floor galleries
FREE to AGW Members | Non-members FREE with general admission.

For more information contact Nicole McCabe at or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
Regular Admission: $10 adult; $5 youth; $5.00 students; Free to AGW members

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