On Friday night, Wurm Gallery (aka Invisible Cinema) is presenting the work of Danica Olders in in a show called “People on the Side: New Work by Danica A. Olders.” She’s a recent NSCAD grad (good cred) and fibre artist. Check out her Tumblog for some sneak peeks into the work that will be in the show, including small oddball drawings and embroidery. I particularly enjoy this little guy (boy scout)? People on the Side: New Work by Danica A. Olders, Wurm Gallery (Invisible Cinema, 319 Lisgar St.), Friday, June 15, 8-11pm, FREE.
Over at SAW Gallery, there’s a group show of Punk photography in Ottawa called “Vacant Stares,” documenting the alternative punk scene that’s been in this city for three decades. The title of the show refers to all those soulless government employees that call Ottawa home, courtesy of Canadian punk band ‘The Red Squares.’ Featured photographers include David Forcier and Nick Shaw. This show is on for a couple weeks, so drop by when you’re downtown. Vacant Stares: Ottawa Punk Photography Spanning Three Decades, SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St.), until June 23rd, FREE.
If you’re in the mood for photography, Greg Zenha, the artist-in-residence over at School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, will be giving an artist talk on Saturday afternoon at the Red Wall Gallery. His work on view, “I said house not home,” is a visual manifestation of the process of self analysis he had experienced recently. Greg Zenha Artist Talk, Red Wall Gallery (168 Dalhousie), Saturday, June 16, 2pm., FREE.
Your weekly requisite art party comes to you from Patrick John Mills Gallery, who will be throwing a (open bar!) party as part of the titillatingly titled current show “Naked Naked Naked.” There is a LOT going down at this party: live nude model drawing, a drumming circle, poetry readings, burlesque courtesy of Sin Sisters, live painting, and a heck of a lot more, I’m sure. Should be cray. Let’s Get Naked, Patrick John Mills Gallery (286 Hinchley Ave.), Saturday, June 16, 5pm - whenever, $20.