Woodstock Art Gallery Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Join the Woodstock Art Gallery for our upcoming fall opening on Saturday, November 2. This season we are welcoming these new and exciting exhibitions by Canadian artists to the gallery.


John McEwen, Work Horse, 2019. Corten steel.

Walk On: the ongoing sculpture project by John McEwen

Exhibition Run: November 2, 2019 to June 27, 2020
Opening Reception & Book Launch: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 – 4 p.m.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7 p.m., Fanshawe College, Fine Art Department (London Campus)

Although there is some debate on who created the very first “installation work” in Canada, John McEwen is certainly one of the primary contenders of this distinction. It is from these early explorations of sculpture and space that began some 45+ years ago that McEwen has continued his investigation of understanding how we perceive and interact with inert forms and shapes. The works presented in this exhibition trace John McEwen’s sculpture practice throughout his career. Many of the pieces have been recently donated to the Woodstock Art Gallery.

To support this exhibition, a special limited-edition book tracing 50 years of McEwen’s practice is available for purchase in the Woodstock Art Gallery’s Gift Shop.


Top: Dil Hildebrand, Aegyptus, 2017 (detail). Acrylic, nylon fibre and sand on acrylic panel in wood frame. Bottom: Patrick Thibert, Crosscurrent No. 8, January 2017 (detail). Powder coated aluminum.

Dancing on the Grave: Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert

Exhibition on until January 25, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 – 4 p.m.
Artist Walk & Talk: Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m.

Featuring recent works by Dil Hildebrand and Patrick Thibert, the tongue-in-cheek title of this exhibition conjures up associations to mortality and re-birth, but more directly references the genre of abstraction. In the last 100 years, abstraction has been sought after, theorized, given life and meaning to, only to be re-interpreted and re-invented many times over. Both Hildebrand and Thibert are part of this complex and faceted trajectory, coming to abstraction from their own individual positions of experience and place. Seen together, the works of Hildebrand and Thibert reveal shared common links but also the diverse tangents that the genre of abstraction possesses.

This exhibition is co-produced by the Woodstock Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Burlington.


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