Welcome back everyone! The campus is busy again (as experienced by the me on the bus commute to work) and it’s great to get back in the swing of things. It’s been a SUPER busy week at the gallery because everyone has been dropping off their art work (so much art work!!) for the 3rd Carleton Community Art Exhibition. It was quite a task to find space on the walls for everything, but it’s going to look amazing now that we’ve figured it out!
The show officially opens on Monday, 13 January at noon, so if you’re on campus, please drop by! There will be music, snacks, drinks, and a LOT of art.
Jennifer Lefort’s exhibition Red+Yellow+Blue If Ever There Was at Patrick Mikhail Gallery has been extended until January 17th, so go check out her large-scale paintings if you missed it last month. With this new series, Lefort explores the nature and language of abstract painting, reflecting on duality or “in-betweeness” of the painted space.
A couple other exhibitions are closing soon, including Sell Out? at the Ottawa Art Gallery, David Barbour: Home, at the City Hall Art Gallery, and Tavi Weisz: One Last Time at the Karsh Masson Gallery. Tavi Weisz will be doing a performance during the closing party on Saturday night.
A solo exhibition of Elise Rasmussen’s work, Finding Ana, opened last weekend at Gallery 101. Rasmussen’s photographs document a trip to Cuba to find a series of previously lost sculptures of the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta. A video about Mendieta’s tragic death, entitled Variations, also accompanies the exhibition.
Have a good weekend!