Free Bus Tour
AGM | Hamilton Artists Inc. | AGH
Meet at the AGO (317 Dundas St W) at pm sharp
Free | Registration Required | RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
The AGM is excited to partner with Hamilton Artists Inc. and the Art Gallery of Hamilton to offer a free bus tour to all three institutions, leaving from and returning to downtown Toronto.
First Stop | Art Gallery of Mississauga
Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Canadian Landscape
Jason Brown, Jennifer Carvalho, April Hickox, Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, Gavin Lynch, Reinhard Reitzenstein, and Monica Tap
Homer Watson is considered to be one of the founders of the Canadian landscape painting tradition. He aimed to give a ‘truthful representation’ of the Canadian wilderness in his work, as distinct from the more romanticized style found in depictions of the English and European countryside. Contemporary Canadian artists looking at landscape must also find a way to access the ‘truth’ of a subject that is not only strongly represented in our national artistic history, but one that is both deeply political and personal. Placing contemporary work by emerging and established artists alongside that of Watson illustrates the universality of the quest to appreciate and capture the landscape in which we live.
Second Stop | Hamilton Artists Inc.
Into the Wild
Sonny Assu, Jason Brown, Leisure (Susannah Wesley and Meredith Carruthers), Duane Linklater, Alex McLeod, Darren Rigo, Elinor Whidden, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux as well as select works from the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre’s permanent collections
Into the Wild explores expectations of Canadian wilderness— the fictitious narratives and mythology surrounding a hyper-aestheticized Canadian landscape—how it is romanticized, and its role in the construction and perpetuation of a unifying national identity. The eight artists in this exhibition contrast idealized representations of Canadian wilderness and northerness with charged works highlighting the affects of colonial, infrastructural and environmental interventions as well as Canadians’ continued efforts to domesticate and insert themselves into these constructed mythologies. Into the Wild illustrates the political and contested nature of landscape in this nation. Landscape is political. It is framed. And most importantly, it is never neutral.
Last Stop | Art Gallery of Hamilton
are you experienced?
Nadia Belerique, Jessica Eaton, Olafur Eliasson, Dorian FitzGerald, Hadley+Maxwell and Do Ho Suh.
The AGH strikes out into our next century with a massive contemporary art exhibition. Bringing together artists from across the globe, the show offers works that appeal to the senses, making a point that an engagement with art can sometimes occur more readily if one does not have preconceived notions of what it should be. In this exhibition, experience creates meaning. Through immersive and interactive installations, photography, video, painting, sculpture and sound art, the artists engage viewers and invite participation. Familiar objects and images are presented in new contexts, suggesting alternative modes of understanding. The artworks appeal to the viewer’s psychological and intuitive senses, or memory, with the goal of promoting visual and aural awareness and engagement.
ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre right on Celebration Square across from Square One Shopping Centre. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.
Engage. Think. Inspire. This phrase opens the dialogue at the AGM. The Gallery connects with the people of Mississauga through the collection and presentation of relevant works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all audiences. The AGM employs innovative education, artist projects and other forms of dialogue to advance critical enquiry and community connection to the visual arts. The mandate of the Gallery is to “bring art to the community and the community to art.”
Shellie Zhang – Communications