Toronto, September 7th 2009 – Glendon Gallery, an integral part of York University, is launching its thirty-second annual program running from September 17th 2009 until April 29th 2009. This year’s exhibitions will highlight drawing, painting and photography - three well established techniques in the visual arts - focusing on themes of the body, clothing, perspective and space.
Glendon Gallery’s program comprises six exhibitions, each featuring an opening event, as well as guided visits with the guest artists and the gallery’s curator, Marc Audette. The new season presents two group exhibitions: the first in collaboration with ANTARES (Ontario) Publishing House, the second with SAGAMIE ÉDITION D’Art (Quebec); two solo exhibitions with Toronto artists Lorène Bourgeois and Charles Beamish; and two student exhibitions, one from Glendon’s visual arts class, and the other from an M.F.A. artist in the York University program.
September 17th to October 9th 2009 – Presencia/ Presence/ Présence, ANTARES 2009
Opening: Thursday, September 17th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
body, clothes / perspective, space
drawing, painting, photography
Carlos Aranha (painter, Ecuador) Encarnita Gardner (painter, Spain)
V. Tony Hauser (photographer, Canada) Guillermo Martinez-Cañizales (painter, El Salvador) Vincenzo Pietropaolo (photographer, Italy) Harry Tanner (painter, Canada, Cuba)
Presence gathers artists from the last edition of Antares 2009, a literary and artistic publication under the direction of Glendon professor emerita Margarita Feliciano. The exhibition is also part of the Festival of Images and Words 2009 – Beyond Frontiers: Manifestations of Hispanic Canadian Creativity.
For more information on Festival activities (September 17th to October 30th), which brings together visual arts, literature, and the Sí-Sí-Cine Toronto Latin Film Festival, please consult: www.sisicinetoronto.ca; www.antarespublications.ca ; www.festivalofimagesandwords.ca.
October 27th to December 11th 2009- enveloppes du corps / works on paper and slate
Opening: Tuesday October 27th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (guided visit at 5:30 p.m.)
Artist: Lorène Bourgeois (drawings, paintings)
Born in France, Laurène Bourgeois has lived in Canada since 1984. She has completed apprenticeships in Paris, Philadelphia and Halifax (MFA, NSCAD University). Her works (drawings, paintings, etchings) belong to both public and private collections and have been shown across Canada, as well as in France, Korea, Russia and the USA.
Glendon Gallery is pleased to present some of this talented artist’s latest creations. Her recent work, comprised of a series of drawings and paintings, explores the formal and material aspects of clothing and their relationships with human and animal bodies. The artist examines the tension created by these objects, teetering between the functional and the theatrical, the absurd and the menacing. The exhibit will focus on the point where clothing’s functionality becomes blurred. The sensuality captured by Lorène’s paintings provides new perspectives on viewing fabrics and clothing.
January 19th to February 15th 2010 – Spatial Networks
Opening: Tuesday, January 19th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (guided visit by artist at 5:30 p.m.)
Artist: Charles Beamish (drawings, paintings, sculptural environments)
Charles Beamish lives and works in Toronto. His formal education in architecture and the visual arts (MBA, MScAAD, B.Arch. BFA), formed his interest in studying the relationships between painting, sculpture and architecture. His work examines the theoretical and technical potential of these three dimensions.
The gallery presents an entirely new corpus of the artist’s work, conceived specifically for our space. The exhibit consists of large-format drawings, paintings and sculptures, aiming to stimulate the discovery of a new and different spatial universe in the audience.
The artist proposes a series of paintings where the vanishing point, horizon lines and even the frames, invite us into a constant flow of impressions and sensations to renew our artistic experience.
March 2nd to the 31st 2010-Digital Printing in Contemporary Art
Opening: Tuesday, March 2nd, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (guided visit by curator Marc Audette at 5:30 p.m.)
Launching of publication with Nicholas Pitre, director of Centre SAGAMIE.
Artists: Yvan Binet, Mario Duchesneau, Jocelyn Philibert, Catherine Sylvain
Glendon Gallery is proud to join Centre SAGAMIE (National research and distribution centre of digital contemporary art) situated in Alma (Quebec), for an exhibition of the work of several artists in residence, eventually presented in a publication. The four artists participating in this group exhibition address landscape as their central theme.
This exhibition is a companion event with the launching of the publication, in which artists, curators and theoreticians share their reflections around issues of the day and the implications, for the realm of creative art, of new instruments for digital creation.
April 5th to 16th 2010
Glendon Art Class Annual Student Show
Opening: Monday April 5th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
April 17th to 30th 2010
M.F.A. York University Student Exhibition
Opening: Saturday Aril 24th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A Word from the director
Glendon Gallery is more than just a space - it is situated in a liberal arts institution where artists, professors, students, as well as Torontonians at large can discover the world and reflect on the ideas and events of our time.
This year, twelve professional artists, as well as over twenty Glendon and York students will exhibit their work there. They come from many different backgrounds and locations, bringing their culture, language and their particular vision of the world. Our aim for the Glendon Gallery is to be a place for developing an interest in new contemporary art forms.
In my role as Artistic and Cultural Coodinator, and on behalf of the members of the Advisory Committee - Marc Audette, Omid Fekri, Colette Laliberté, Véronique Tomaszewski, Marcella Walton - as well as the gallery’s staff:: Chantal, Jonathan, Shirley, Omid, Kim and the others, I wish you a wonderful season of discoveries. Come and visit the gallery. It will be our pleasure to welcome you.
Published on September 8, 2009
We would like to thank all our media partners: L’Express and le Métropolitain, radio and television of Radio-Canada and ClicToronto.
The Glendon Gallery is part of the Department of Student Services at Glendon College, York University, under the direction of Associate Principal Rosanna Fuergiele.