Spring Exhibitions

Heads

Stephen Andrews, Sarah Cale, Colin Dorward, Lili Huston-Herterich, Patrick Howlett, Jay Isaac, Harold Klunder, Mack Ludlow, Katie Lyle, Vanessa Maltese, Kim Moodie, Kim Neudorf, Gordon Peterson, Adam Revington, Janet Werner
Curated by Sky Glabush

May 3 – June 16, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 7:00-9:00p.m.
Curator-led tour: Thursday, May 9 at 12:00p.m.

Harold Klunder, Hart Street (Self-Portrait), 2011. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery.

In an age where images are more ubiquitous than text, where pictures bombard the psyche in a fleeting, buzzing, ephemerally digitized omnipresence, the corporeality of art offers something else. It is viscous, bodily, physical. It holds the trace of the hand and the gesture is preserved and registered like a Paleolithic butterfly trapped forever in amber.

It is easy to fetishize the materiality of painting and sculpture, but here it is held in distinction to the selfie, the photo-shopped, the sterilized, branded commodity of popular media. Heads is an exhibition that revels in the distinctive language of the portrait as a place where the poetic potential of the mind is located centrally in the body, in the gut, in the hand, in the foot.

About the curator:
Born in 1970 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Sky Glabush lives and works in London, Ontario, Canada where he teaches studio art at Western University. He holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from the University of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include The Valley of Love at Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, The New Garden at MKG127 in Toronto; The Window is also a Door at Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger Norway; What is a Self? at Oakville Galleries, Oakville Ontario; and The Painting Project at Galerie de l’UQUAM, Montreal, Quebec. Glabush’s work is in many public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, Bank of Montreal, Toronto Dominion Bank, Scotiabank, Royal Bank, Ivey Collection, McIntosh Gallery, Museum London, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and The National Gallery of Canada.

Sanaugavut: Art from Kinngait

Curated by Nakasuk Alariaq

May 3 – June 16, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 7:00-9:00p.m.

Shuvinai Ashoona, Untitled, 2016. Coloured pencil and ink on paper. Collection of McIntosh Gallery, Western University, 2018.

Curating an exhibition of Inuit art from the McIntosh Gallery collection was just the beginning for Nakasuk Alariaq, a Department of Visual Arts graduate student from Kinngait, Nunavut. Her home town, also known as Cape Dorset, is widely recognized as a major centre for Inuit art. As she did her research, Alariaq found many works in the McIntosh collection by artists whom she knew personally. The project became even more personal when she chose to include art from her own collection in the exhibition. This provided an opportunity to reveal the diverse array of creative expression in Kinngait, which includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture and more traditional Inuk media such as textiles, beadwork, and doll making.

“Sanaugavut” means “that which we have made” in Inuktitut. It is a fitting title for this intimate exhibition that provides a unique and valuable perspective on Inuit art from within the community known globally since the 1960s as a centre for innovative art practices.

About the curator:
Nakasuk Alariaq is currently a Master of Art candidate at Western University. Her thesis focuses on her hometown of Kinngait (Sikusilak/Cape Dorset), Nunavut, and its role in the development of the commercialization of Inuit art. Sanaugavut: Art from Kinngait is the first exhibition she has curated. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Anthropology and a Minor in Art History and Criticism. Alariaq has been involved in the digitization of the Inuit art record under Anna Hudson at York University, along with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2014 and 2015.

For more information about McIntosh Gallery and these exhibitions, contact Abby Vincent, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, avince5@uwo.ca, 519.661.2111 ext. 87576.

Free admission to all exhibitions
Monday to Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 4 PM

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