The Robert McLaughlin Gallery – Summer Exhibitions

Francisco-Fernando Granados, project sketch from duet, 2018

duet: Jack Bush + Francisco-Fernando Granados

May 18 – September 22, 2019

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 7, 7PM – 10PM

duet brings together work by Jack Bush and Francisco-Fernando Granados to both invoke the aesthetic legacies of modernist abstraction and to initiate a dialogue on contemporary understandings of this period and its visual strategies. By pairing paintings and prints from the mid-twentieth century with site-specific and digital works from a contemporary moment, the exhibition creates a conversation on abstraction that transcends space, time, and medium.

Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Peterborough and the City of Peterborough. Curated by Fynn Leitch and Leila Timmins.

Installation Photograph of Germaine Koh: Home Made Home – Patch Work, 2019 Copyright The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Germaine Koh – Home Made Home: Patch Work

May 11 – September 8, 2019

Home Made Home: Patch Work is a new project by Vancouver-based artist Germaine Koh, which explores complex housing issues relevant to the Durham Region, and opens a conversation about civic responsibility, housing standards and the potential of alternative building models. For the exhibition, Koh has designed two provisional structures which provide practical solutions for emergency shelter. Working together with members of the community, each of the panels were created by various groups offsite and then brought together within the gallery.

William Ronald (Canadian, 1926 – 1998), J’accuse, 1956, oil on canvas; Purchase, 1971

In Our Minds: Partnership with Ontario Shores

July 6, 2019 – June 14, 2020

Opening Reception: July 9th, 5-7pm

Together with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, The RMG is highlighting the importance of open dialogue about mental health through a new community driven Permanent Collection exhibition. Working collaboratively with three advocates for mental health, artworks by the abstract expressionist group, Painters Eleven, will be selected that resonate with their personal experiences with mental illness. The resulting exhibition will include personal reflections, and reminds us of the power of art to communicate and drive community conversation.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is situated on the ancestral lands and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the traditional territory of the Mississauga Nation.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a vibrant and engaging art gallery dedicated to sharing and protecting the stories of our communities through art, shared authority, education, and engagement. The Gallery is a meeting place for exploration and experimentation, a place where art, artists, and the community come together in conversation.

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The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario
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