McIntosh Gallery

2014

(Re)Imagining Regionalism - Book Launch and Holiday Social

All that Glitters

December 6 at 4 P.M.
McIntosh Gallery
Free admission

(Re)Imagining Regionalism - Book Launch and Holiday Social

Help us celebrate the remarkable talent and hard work of the people who contributed to (Re)imagining Regionalism edited by Joel Faflak and Sky Glabush. Faflak is a professor in the department of English at Western University, where he is also the Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the McIntosh Gallery Committee. Glabush is a professor of studio art at Western University as well as an accomplished writer and visual artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Together, they carefully compiled the work of fourteen other extraordinary contributors to create a publication that departs from traditional anthologies by presenting creative writing pieces and discussion transcripts in addition to scholarly articles.

As the title indicates, (Re)imaging Regionalism seeks to examine the Regionalist movement in London during the 1960s – which was predominantly characterized by Greg Curnoe and Jack Chambers – in a new light. As a major event in London’s cultural history, Regionalism is often celebrated as a galvanizing force for the city’s creative sector. It focused attention on what it means to make art in a specific time and place. 

In short, (Re)imagining Regionalism functions as a meeting place for the exchange of ideas between the many people influenced by the legacy of Regionalism. It will be available to purchase for $20 at the launch. This anthology makes a great gift for art lovers and Londoners alike.

A full list of contributors to (Re)imagining Regionalism is as follows: D. M. R. Bentley, Paul Butler, Joel Faflak, Robert Fones, Sky Glabush, Sky Goodden, Jason Hallows, Patrick Howlett, Madeline Lennon, Lucy Lippard, Patrick Mahon, Jason McLean, Robert McKaskell, Kim Neudorf, Judith Rodger and Ross Woodman.

All That Glitters - SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

All that Glitters

November 21 at 6 P.M.
Forest City Gallery (258 Richmond Street)
Free admission
Organized with LOMAA and McIntosh Gallery

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES / Works by Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell

This screening brings together the two separate practices, but interconnected lives, of artists Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell. The screening focuses on works that skirt anxieties about life's follies, the lesbian renegade and the foreboding unknown that lies in wait for us all. With videos that span the gamut of both their practices - ranging from Logue's enduring, task-based performances and Mitchell's playful narratives - this program presents their similar use of endearing violence and, above all, wicked humour that will rattle you to the core.

For the past 20 years, the film and video work of Canadian artist Deirdre Logue has focused on the self as subject. Using ‘performance for the camera’ as a primary mode of production, her compelling self-portraits investigate what it means to be a queer body in the age of anxiety.

All that Glitters is a month of collabortaive programming organized by Forest City Gallery, LOMAA and McIntosh Gallery that explores complex expressions of queer identities through the lens of the camera.

For more information, please contact Lucas Cabral, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at lcabral3@uwo.ca.

Art Now! Speakers' Series | Louise Déry

Presented by the Department of Visual Arts in partnership with McIntosh Gallery


Carrier
Jacynthe Carrier, Parcours, 2012.
video still.

Thursday, November 6 at 7 P.M.
North Campus Building, Room 113
Free admission

Join Louise Déry, Director/Curator, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal, as she discusses the link between the emerging artist and the curator in the artistic development and in the establishment of career opportunities. Presented by the Department of Visual Arts in partnership with McIntosh Gallery, this free public lecture is part of the Art Now! Speakers' Series organized by the Department of Visual Arts.

A public opening reception of VideoZoom: Between-the-Images & The Grant and Peggy Reuber Collection of International Works on Paper follows at McIntosh Gallery beginning at 8 P.M.

For more information, please contact Lucas Cabral, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or lcabral3@uwo.ca and visit http://www.uwo.ca/visarts/news/2014/ANF14Dery.html.

Bata Shoe Museum & Gardiner Museum trip

Bata Shoe Museum

Presented by the McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

McIntosh Gallery is pleased to share the news of an exciting trip being offered this fall.

Presented by the McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee, this day trip offers a guided tour of the Bata Shoe Museum and the Gardiner Museum.  Both institutions offer extensive and renowned collections appealing to a variety of interests.

Please see the link to the following brochure for an itinerary and registration information: McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Commitee | Bata Shoe Museum & Gardiner Museum day trip brochure

For more information or to register, please contact Susan Henderson, Alumni Relations & Development, Western University, at susan.henderson@uwo.ca.

Exhibition Tour by Director/Chief Curator James Patten

Rob Nelson
Rob Nelson, Rob and Jen, 1992.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, September 27 at 1 P.M.
Led by James Patten, Director/Chief Curator of McIntosh Gallery

On Saturday, September 27, McIntosh Gallery welcomes you to join us for a free guided tour of our current exhibitions, Rob Nelson: Photographs 1977 to 2014 and Janet Werner: Another perfect day, at 1 P.M. led by James Patten, Director/Chief Curator of McIntosh Gallery.

For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

Homecoming 2014 Exhibition Tour

Rob Nelson
Rob Nelson, Rob and Jen, 1992.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, September 20 at 11 A.M.
Led by James Patten, Director/Chief Curator of McIntosh Gallery

Extended gallery hours:
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

As part of the Homecoming 2014 programming, McIntosh Gallery is pleased to offer extended Saturday hours as well as a guided tour of our current exhibitions. 

On Saturday, September 20, McIntosh Gallery welcomes currents students, alumni, and friends to join us starting at 10 A.M. and continuing through until 4 P.M. A free guided tour of our current exhibitions, Rob Nelson: Photographs 1977 to 2014 and Janet Werner: Another perfect day, begins at 11 A.M. led by James Patten, Director/Chief Curator of McIntosh Gallery.

For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

Alex Colville at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Presented by the McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee
Wednesday, September 17
Registration due Friday, September 5


Alex Colville
Alex Colville, Horse and Train, 1954, Glazed tempera, 40 x 53.3 cm
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of Dominion Foundries and Steel Ltd., 1957.

The McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee is pleased to offer an exciting day trip to Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario to see the exhibition Alex Colville, which features over 100 works by the iconic Canadian artist. The largest exhibition to date of the late artist’s work, this show honours Colville’s legacy and explores the continuing impact of his work.

Known for painting decidedly personal subject matter, Colville’s painstakingly precise images depict an elusive tension, capturing moments perpetually on the edge of change and the unknown, often imbued with a deep sense of danger. Featuring works assembled from museums and private collections nationwide, many of which have never been shown publicly, the exhibition spans Colville’s entire career, including iconic paintings such as Horse and Train, 1953; To Prince Edward Island, 1965; Woman in Bathtub, 1973; and Target Pistol and Man, 1980.

The deadline for registering is Friday, September 5. For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

McIntosh Gallery #RedDoors Photobooth

Red Doors

Friday, September 5
10am - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm

Come with friends to get your photo taken in front of McIntosh Gallery’s iconic red doors in celebration of O-Week 2014 at Western University.

At the McIntosh Gallery #RedDoors Photobooth, student photographers will be on hand to help you preserve a memory of your O-Week 2014 experience by snapping a pic on your phone and our camera in front of our red doors. 

Use the hashtag #RedDoors and mention or reply to @McIntoshGallery to see your photos shared on our twitter and instagram throughout the day.

The event runs from 10am to 5pm during regular gallery hours, and then again from 7pm to 9pm during the closing reception of our current exhibitions featuring Western University MFA candidates Jared Peters and Jennifer Martin.

For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

#RedDoors
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The Great Lakes Art Museum Tour

Presented by the McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee
June 25 to 26, 2014
Registration due Thursday, May 29

Toledo

McIntosh Gallery is pleased to share the news of an exciting trip being offered this summer titled The Great Lakes Art Museum Tour.

Presented by the McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee, this two-day trip explores the permanent collections of the Toledo Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Both renowned art institutions offer extensive and varied art collections which have garnered global attention.

Drawing inspiration from Mary Redekop's recent lecture series featuring the galleries and museums of Lake Erie, this trip will be animated by McIntosh Gallery Art & Travel Committee members Gloria Hinton & Julie Doran.

The deadline for registering is Thursday, May 29.  For more information or to register, please contact Susan Henderson, Alumni Relations & Development, Western University, at susan.henderson@uwo.ca.

Barbara Astman I as artifact Part 2

Barbara Astman

D. B. Weldon Library, Western University
April 6 to 30, 2014

I as artifact Part 2 grew out of the I as artifact series in a very organic way. I was looking through a book titled, Galaxies, and I could envision the floating faces directly on the galaxy pages.  After cutting apart the book and re-sizing the faces to fit the pages, I began feeding the book pages directly into my digital printer.  The ink sits on the surface of the glossy pages which made it very vulnerable.  They needed over a week to dry and during that time the vulnerability became a metaphor for this barely there face floating in the black void.  I think the confusion of the interaction of the face on the galaxy image adds another layer of mystery.  They question our relationship with the world and possibly position us as a part of the bigger word. – Barbara Astman

This display coincides with the exhibition Barbara Astman I as artifact on view at McIntosh Gallery from April 17 to June 7, 2014.

In her recent photographs Barbara Astman presents a collection of arresting, face-like constructions isolated by a dense void of deepest black. Each one appears momentarily caught, its angular eye sockets, flattened nose and individual mouth shape, projecting an animated personality. Intimidating, friendly, haunting, engaged, immediate yet somehow inaccessible, these monumental faces challenge us to consider the assortment of masks we wear every day to bridge the inner self to an outer reality.

Since the 1970s Astman has explored a wide range of photographic practices including an innovative use of new technologies such as SX-70 format film and digital techniques. She has been commissioned for numerous public art projects including the 1987 Calgary Winter Olympics and the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.  She has exhibited and lectured extensively and her work is represented in public and private collections across Canada and internationally including Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  She is represented by the Corkin Gallery, Toronto.

For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

Making the Case for Culture| Public presentations

Making the case for culture

Monday April 7 at 7 P.M.
Conron Hall, University College
Free admission

The organizers of "The Culture of Leadership" course in the Department of English at Western University invite members of the public, both campus and community, to hear students discuss the importance and value of campus art museums in the public presentations of Making the Case for Culture.

Using McIntosh Gallery as their case study focus, students from across Western University tell the story of the gallery from four perspectives. Each of the 20 minute case study presentations outlines the institutional history, strategic planning, and current programming of McIntosh Gallery, and develops a final project proposal that offers recommendations and ideas for future development.

The judges for the evening include Western’s Provost, Janice Deakin; the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Michael Milde; the Associate Dean (Academic), John Hatch; the Director of the McIntosh Gallery, James Patten; and the Chair of the Department of English and Writing Studies, Bryce Traister.

For more information, please contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

Dutch Masters | Weldon Library display

Weldon library

Organized by Catherine Wilkins and Laura E. Collishaw
D. B. Weldon Library, Western University
March 1 to April 5

A display of items from the print and digital collections at D. B. Weldon Library draws inspiration from the McIntosh Gallery exhibition Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes. Titled The Dutch Masters, this display features the subject of Dutch artists in the seventeenth century.  Organized by Catherine Wilkins, assistant university librarian, and Laura E. Collishaw, library assistant, The Dutch Masters continues to April 5 at D. B. Weldon Library. 

For more information, contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

McIntosh Gallery Lecture Series

 


Course:
The Great Galleries of Lake Erie
Instructor:
Mary Redekop
Schedule:
 March 6 to April 10, 2014
Time: Thursdays, 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Fee: $200
Location: Elise Perrin Williams Estate

The Art and Travel Committee of McIntosh Gallery is pleased to present a six-week lecture series called The Great Galleries of Lake Erie.

Join Mary Redekop on a slide-illustrated trip to several major art institutions around Lake Erie including:

  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Home of Diego Rivera’s spectacular frescoes created for Henry Ford between 1932 and 1933, the Detroit Institute of Arts holds a comprehensive collection ranging from panels of the Ishtar Gates of Babylon to works from the 21st century.

  • Toledo Museum of Art

More than 30,000 works are part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection including paintings and sculptures by masters such as Cézanne, Calder, Close, Cole, Degas, van Gogh, El Greco, Holbein, Kiefer, Matisse, Mirό, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Turner.

  • Cleveland Museum of Art

Dating from the earliest times to present day, works found in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection originate from Egypt, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Greece, Rome, Western Europe, and America.

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s collection chronicles the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with superb Western-European works from many of the major art movements including Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and more.

About Mary Redekop
After a thirty-five year career teaching visual arts in secondary schools in Toronto and London and sharing her love of Europe, its art and its ambience with adolescents and mature students, award-winning lecturer Mary Redekop has moved on to other forms of teaching and travel. Currently, she is an instructor in Art History in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto where she has twice won the Excellence in Education Award and has led more than sixty trips to various parts of Europe to share her passion for its culture with her travelers. Mary holds a BA and an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto and has studied at the Sorbonne and Boston University.

Limit of 30 registrants.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Henderson, Alumni Engagement Officer, at 519-661-2111 ext. 85871, or susan.henderson@uwo.ca.

Artist-Led Exhibition Tours


Three London artists offer their personal responses to Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes in a series of artist-led exhibition tours:

Wyn Geleynse

Wyn  Geleynse

Tuesday, March 11 at 12:30 P.M.
Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Wyn Geleynse and his family emigrated to Canada in 1953, before relocating to London in 1956.  With a career in film and video spanning nearly three decades, he is considered a pioneer in multimedia artistic practices in Canada.



Gerard Pas

Gerard  Pas

Tuesday, March 18 at 12:30 P.M.
Born in the Netherlands, Gerard Pas has lived in Amsterdam and New York City. He is an internationally acclaimed visual artist in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, performance and video.


Rosemary Sloot

Rosemary  Sloot

Tuesday, March 25 at 12:30 P.M.
Born to Dutch parents after their post-war emigration to southwestern Ontario, Rosemary Sloot has received degrees from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Western University, and the University of Alberta. Her third touring exhibition, IMMIGRANT, recently opened at Strand Fine Art.

All tours are open to the public and do not require preregistration.  For more information, contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

A Whisper in the Ear of the Condemned: Photographing Guatemala after the War

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.
Conron Hall, University College, Western University
Free admission

The Department of Modern Languages, McIntosh Gallery and Public Humanities @ Western are pleased to present A Whisper in the Ear of the Condemned: Photographing Guatemala after the War, a lecture by Jorge Uzon.

Jorge Uzon
Jorge Uzon, Guatemalan indigenous women perform a religious ritual over the remnants of three bodies after they were exhumed inside the church San Andres Sajcabaja, Guatemala, May 1997, colour photograph. Image courtesy of the artist

In 1996, Agence France-Presse hired Uzon as photographic correspondent for Guatemala. For five years, he covered the end of armed conflict and the transition to peace. A Whisper in the Ear of the Condemned: Photographing Guatemala after the War is to be presented in English, followed by questions and discussion in both Spanish and English.

Originally from Chile, Uzon documented the dramatic social changes in Bolivia under president Evo Morales, opposition to hydroelectric projects in Patagonia, and, most recently, the Idle No More movement in Canada. He currently lives in Toronto.

A Whisper in the Ear of the Condemned: Photographing Guatemala after the War is organized by professor Alena Robin and students enrolled in Western University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures course “Community Service Learning in the Hispanic World, in collaboration with McIntosh Gallery and Public Humanities @ Western.

For more information, contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.

Art Now! Speakers' Series | Gerald McMaster

Gerald McMaster


Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:45pm

Conron Hall, University College, Western University
Free admission, refreshments provided

The Art Now! Speakers' Series through the Department of Visual Arts at Western University presents an artist-talk, performance, and book launch featuring Gerald McMaster, Curator / Artist (Philadelphia), Moe Clark, Spoken Word Poet (Montreal), and Dolleen Manning, Curator/Scholar (Toronto).


Gerald McMaster is a Plains Cree from Red Pheasant, Saskatchewan, who, for the past thirty years, has worked as a visual artist, curator, and scholar. He was deputy assistant director for cultural resources at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, and Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO.

Moe Clark is a Métis spoken word artist who fuses her understanding of performance narrative with traditions of circle singing and spoken word. Following her debut album ‘Circle of She: Story & Song’ (April ’08) she toured Canada, Brazil and Belgium.

Dolleen Manning is an Ojibwe Anishinaabe interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and emerging curator. She curated ‘Gashka’oode: Tangled,’ an exhibition presented by Forest City Gallery and ‘Indigeneity, Art and Philosophy’ and a panel discussion co-presented by Museum London and FCG (2013).


Presented in partnership with McIntosh Gallery, Forest City Gallery, and Native Women in the Arts (Toronto).

For more information, please visit http://uwo.ca/visarts/news/2014/AN14McMaster.html.

REVERIE Arts Festival | McIntosh Gallery Exhibition Tour

Reverie poster


WHAT:
Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes exhibition tour
WHEN: Thursday March 6, 2014
TIME: 11.30 A.M., 12.30 P.M., 1.30 P.M.
LOCATION:
McIntosh Gallery

As part of REVERIE Arts Festival, McIntosh Gallery invites you to three guided tours of the acclaimed exhibition Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Led by James Patten, Director and Chief Curator at McIntosh Gallery, this tour offers insight into works on paper by Rembrandt and other Dutch Masters.

Join us on Thursday March 6 at 11.30 A.M., 12.30 P.M., or 1.30 P.M. to enjoy a guided tour of Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes. 

Presented by the Arts & Humanities Students' Council, Faculty of Information & Media Studies Students' Council, Faculty of Music Students' Council, University Students' Council, and McIntosh Gallery, REVERIE Arts Festival is an annual event taking place across Western University from March 3 to 7, 2014.

For more information, contact Kay Nadalin, Communication and Outreach Coordinator, at knadali@uwo.ca or 519-661-3181.

March Break Open House | UCC Drop-In Centre

March Break Open House


WHAT:
March Break Open House | UCC  Drop-In Centre
WHEN: Saturday March 8, 2014
TIME: 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
LOCATION:
Western University, UCC atrium

McIntosh Gallery is pleased to once again be part of the March Break Open House at Western University.  Taking place on Saturday March 8th , the March Break Open House offers prospective and incoming students an in depth look at Western’s academic programs and residences, as well as its strong network of support services and beautiful campus.

As part of the UCC Drop-In Centre, McIntosh Gallery work study students and volunteers will be on hand to provide information about the many exciting things taking place at the gallery and how you can get involved. Regular Saturday gallery hours of 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. offer visitors the chance to view our current exhibition Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Join us for the March Break Open House and learn why Western offers one of the best student experiences among Canadian universities.

For more information, contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at knadali@uwo.ca.

McIntosh Gallery Distinguished Lecture 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2 P.M.
Conron Hall, University College, Western University
Free admission

In recognition of the Ontario Arts Council’s 50th anniversary, join us for the McIntosh Gallery Distinguished Lecture 2014:


 Rembrandt
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Windmill, 1641.
Etching on cream laid paper, 14.7 x 20.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift in memory of Margaret Wade Labarge from her collection, 2010 Photo © NGC

Storms and Bright Skies: The Dutch Landscape Tradition

A lecture by Sonia Del Re
Assistant Curator, European, American and Asian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Canada

Opening remarks by Western Visual Arts alumna Carolyn Vesely, Director of Granting, Ontario Arts Council, and Janice Deakin, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Western University.

Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes,  curated by Sonia Del Re and organized by the National Gallery of Canada, will be available for viewing at McIntosh Gallery on Sunday March 2nd from noon to 5:00 P.M. and then during regular gallery hours until April 5th.

For more information, contact Kay Nadalin, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, at 519-661-3181 or knadali@uwo.ca.