So far, this week has already been packed with visual arts events, and this city is just getting started!
Tonight, the Ottawa Art Gallery celebrates the opening of their winter exhibitions David R. Harper: Entre le Chien et le Loup and Remi Theriault: Front. Harper’s objects exemplify carefully considered ventures into the history of humankind, while Theriault’s large-scale colour photographs focus on the transformation of World War I sites. Make sure you hit up the afterparty at St. Alban’s for the Destroyer show.
Also happening tonight is SAW Video’s annual screening of new video works by members, RESOLUTION 2014. Head to the Bytowne Theatre for some drama, documentary, animation, and experimental works. This is a really great opportunity to see what local artists have been up to recently, all in one go!
If you’re in Westboro, you can also check out the opening at Exposure Gallery, above Thyme & Again (and why not pick up one of their Valentine’s Day packages). Their new exhibition, Inkerman, depicting a return to the places of old memory from photographer Michael Marquette’s small town of Inkerman, Ontario. Curated by Olivia Johnston, the photographs bring a tangible and visual recollection to the nostalgia of home.
And if that’s not enough choice, and you’re in the mood for some DIY (and karaoke), head to Shanghai tonight for some Hearts’n’Crafts, hosted by Ravenswing and China Doll.
On Saturday night, Wurm Gallery at Invisible Cinema will be hosting SOMEONE TALKED with Chris Colohan and Joseph Sulier, who will be doing readings from Negative Space and A House full of Broken Instruments.
I’m running out of time, and I’m sure there are many more artsy things happening around the city! Tweet me what I’ve missed!