Biking to CUAG tonight for our opening reception? We’ve updated our map to include the directions to the gallery by bike!

Collection Friday!
Robert Sargeant Austin, The Italian Mother, 1923. Etching on paper.
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Collection Friday!

Robert Sargeant Austin, The Italian Mother, 1923. Etching on paper.

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Ottawa Art Scene: May 8 - 14

The CUAG summer exhibitions open next week, so we have a few events on the list. There’s the official opening reception on Monday night, where you can check out Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary ArtInuit Art: Skin Deep, and Imaginary Worlds: Scottie Wilson and “Art Brut” for the first time. We will also be launching the seriously gorgeous catalogue for our fall 2013 exhibition Y & G #12 (curtain walls). On Tuesday, you can hear directly from the artists in Making Otherwise, as curator Heather Anderson will be moderating an artist roundtable with Richard Boulet, Marc Courtemanche, Sarah Maloney, and Paul Mathieu.

Before that though, there’s are a ton of artsy events happening around town.

Photography buffs, you’re in luck (or not, if you don’t have the ability to be in two places at once): there are two great photography events happening tonight.

At 7 p.m., Rémi Thériault will be giving a guided tour and talk of his exhibition at the Ottawa Art Gallery. His photographs capture private, public, hidden, and revealed sites of historical significance to the First World War.

Over at School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, there will be a panel discussion (also at 7 p.m. - sorry!) on "The State of the Photograph." Ottawa professors, artists, and gallerists will be discussing the always controversial and ever-changing “state of the photograph” in a time when proliferating digital technologies threaten to overwhelm analogue techniques and the ubiquity of the medium can question its relevance in the world of fine art.

If you still can’t get enough photography, on Tuesday evening Fine Art Photography: Ottawa is holding their monthly meeting at Pressed Cafe for some coffee and photography shop talk. This month’s edition features Olivia Johnston, an Ottawa-based artist who takes striking portraits.

Bonus event: The Outdoor Chemistry Magic Show is happening this Saturday, featuring a look at the inner workings of fireworks, spontaneous combustions and things that glow in the dark. Bring the kids for some hands-on activities before the show.

6ottarts,

Upcoming Event at CUAG: Making Otherwise Artists in Conversation 
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Join us for a public conversation with artists from “Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art.” Curator Heather Anderson will be talking with Richard Boulet, Marc Courtemanche, Sarah Maloney, and Paul Mathieu about their artistic practice, “reskilling” and the handmade, and the use of craft in contemporary art as a way of making differently or “otherwise.”
Click through for more info on the artists.
Image: Paul Mathieu, Odalisque Bowl, Ian/Edouard (2008). Porcelain.
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Upcoming Event at CUAG: Making Otherwise Artists in Conversation

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a public conversation with artists from “Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art.” Curator Heather Anderson will be talking with Richard Boulet, Marc Courtemanche, Sarah Maloney, and Paul Mathieu about their artistic practice, “reskilling” and the handmade, and the use of craft in contemporary art as a way of making differently or “otherwise.”

Click through for more info on the artists.

Image: Paul Mathieu, Odalisque Bowl, Ian/Edouard (2008). Porcelain.

6Making Otherwise, Paul Mathieu,

CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
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CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
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CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
ZoomInfo
CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
ZoomInfo
CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
ZoomInfo
CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
ZoomInfo
CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep. 
Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!
ZoomInfo

CUAG is right in the middle of installing our summer exhibitions Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art and Inuit Art: Skin Deep. You can check out how Marc Courtemanche’s installation, The Studio (2008/2014) will transform the High Gallery, as well as some of the beautiful seal skin objects that will be on display for Inuit Art: Skin Deep.

Join us on Monday, 12 May for the official opening reception!

Collection Friday!
Robert Savoie, Cozumel, 1976
Etching on paper, edition 48/50.
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Collection Friday!

Robert Savoie, Cozumel, 1976

Etching on paper, edition 48/50.

6Collection Friday, Robert Savoie, medium,

Ottawa Art Scene: May 1 - 7

Tonight is another Free Thursday at the National Gallery of Canada, and there is a special lecture by Spanish scholar Fernando Marías called El Greco: does he need a new history? Although he was an artist during the Spanish Renaissance, the Crete-born (hence the name) El Greco’s style was totally unique - elongated figures, dramatic lighting and colour - and really only gained appreciation in the twentieth century. This should be a fascinating talk!

A new Herman Ruhland show opens at La Petite Mort on Friday night featuring new sculptures by the Dutch-born, Ottawa-based artist. His sculptures explore the imagined limits of the figure form, and are created using materials like wood and scrap metal. The exhibition is on for a month, but the opening parties are always a blast, so be sure to stop in.

Another exhibition celebrating Ottawa artists opens at Patrick Gordon Framing on Friday evening. Today and Yesterday presents works by impressive Ottawa artists like Gerald Trottier, Duncan de Kergommeaux and Sharon Craig.

On Saturday night, there’s quite a cool collaborative event happening at St. Luke’s, presented by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, City of Ottawa Community Arts and Social Engagement and the Canadian Film Institute. Montreal animator Theodore Ushev and Ottawa musician Michael Dubue (of the Hilotrons) will be doing a improvised animation and musical performance. Definitely worth checking out.

On Wednesday, head to the south end of the city for the opening of  Andrew Smith: Warning Signs at Patrick Mikhail. Smith’s abstract paintings are full of motion, something he sees as central to the making and viewing of a painting.

Happy May Day, everyone!

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Collection Friday!
Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik, Untitled, 1997. Coloured pencil on paper.
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Collection Friday!

Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik, Untitled, 1997. Coloured pencil on paper.

6Collection Friday, medium,

Ottawa Art Scene: April 24 - 30

Our winter exhibitions close on Sunday, so if you haven’t had a chance to see Sharon Hayes: Loudspeakers and Other Forms of Listening and Dennis Tourbin: The Language of Visual Poetry, be sure to check them out. Maybe on the rainy Saturday this weekend?

Make a gallery-going day of it, and also check out the two new solo shows that opened at AXENEO7 this week. The Daniel Barrow exhibition includes The Thief of Mirrors, a monologue and vignettes that take place between media, combining pre-recorded sound and imagery with live voice, live or pre-recorded music and projection. His drawings, shown on overhead projections, are unforgettable. French artist Ingrid Luche’s installations take the gallery space as a starting point, using food and travel imagery to explore memory and deja vu. 

Starting on Friday, the graduating class from University of Ottawa Bachelor of Fine Arts program will be displaying their work around campus in their final exhibition, Preface 2014. The vernissage is Friday evening, so go check out some emerging Ottawa artists and congratulate them!

On Sunday, there is an artist talk by the great Ed Pien at the Ottawa School of Art Orleans campus. Pien’s drawings and delicate cut-outs are incredible, and he will also be giving a demonstration of his technique. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Ed Pien: Compelled, which will be on display until the beginning of June.

Lots of students are finished their exams and handed in their final papers, so there will be lots of celebrating this weekend. Let me know what I’ve missed!

What else are you looking forward to this weekend in the Ottawa art world?

6ottarts,

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