Current Exhibitions

Mood Swings | Leah McInnis and David Peters | Flux Gallery

An exhibition of work by Leah McInnis and David Peters. Join us for the opening reception of Mood Swings, January 11th from 7-10pm.

Exhibition run: January 11-18

Statement:

Ladders, lofts, pendulum chairs and stairs to nowhere.
What haunts trestle and beam? What remains when we daydream?
We leave buzzing shadows as auguries.

Laminated castoffs and bindings, spines and gutters in faded jackets,
this is a search for the mercurial.
Out for a lark, an architecture to hide a dog ear.

Licking thumbs under glass cylinders.
Dark pools,
flip through paper ink indulgences
and wait for distances to diminish.

Leah McInnis and David Peters are artists based out of Victoria, BC and Winnipeg, MB. Both come from literary backgrounds, each having completed a BA English in addition to BFA and MFA degrees. Over the past year they have been building large scale interactive sculptures out of reclaimed lumber while completing the MFA program in 2018 at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. It is important to them to use combined skill sets to produce situations that foster community building.

Flux Gallery exhibits engaging contemporary art in any medium by early-stage emerging artists, located within aceartinc.

Seasons of Togetherness | Toby Gillies | Main Gallery

Launch: 7pm, Friday 18 January
Artist talk: 7pm, Friday 15 February
Exhibition run: 18 January – 15 February 2019
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12-5pm

Seasons of Togetherness incorporates drawing, collage, and animation in an installation about human interaction and connection. Inspired by fantasies found within thrift-store relationship guidebooks, self-help Internet articles, and step-by-step illustrations, Gillies has made a playful attempt to discover new ways to experience closeness with others and the world around. Source materials have been abstracted through processes of re-creation and interpretation, amplifying both the awkward strangeness and beauty that exist within formalities of expressing.

Created through a practice of working intuitively and experimentally, the exhibition navigates a meandering course across themes of human connection, social convention, and ritual.

With the generous support of the Winnipeg Arts Council with funding from the City of Winnipeg.
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Seasons of Togetherness | Toby Gillies

Seasons of Togetherness réunit le dessin, le collage et l’animation dans une installation sur l’interaction et la connection humaine. Inspiré par des fantaisies trouvées dans des guides sur les relations trouvés dans des magasins d’occasions, des articles de psychologie populaire sur Internet, et exécuté par des illustrations étape par étape, Gillies tente de découvrir de nouvelles façons ludiques qui permettent de vivre le rapprochement avec les autres et le monde qui nous entoure. Des abstractions faites de matériel de sources variées sont reconstituées et interprétées de manière que l’étrangeté aussi bien que la beauté qui existent dans les formalités de l’expression soient amplifiées.

L’emploi d’une pratique de travail intuitive et expérimentale permet la création d’une exposition qui emprunte un chemin sinueux abordant les thèmes de la connection humaine, des conventions sociales et des rituels.

Grâce au soutien généreux du Conseil des arts de Winnipeg et subventionné par la Ville de Winnipeg.

Translation/traduction : Simone Hébert Allard