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Opening party for summer exhibitions

Monday, 2 May 2016, 5:00 p.m.

 
Please join us from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. for the opening of Meryl McMaster: Confluence, Maura Doyle: the Vessel, that with fugitive Articulation answer’d, how deep is your love?, Noriko Shinohara: Cutie and Bullie, and Keeping Record: The Documentary Impulse in Inuit Art. Artists Meryl McMaster, Maura Doyle, Noriko Shinohara, and Barry Pottle will be present.

Sylvie Gilbert, Director of the Visual Arts Section at the Canada Council for the Arts, will provide opening remarks. DJ Memetic will be playing an all vinyl set including tracks from his RIDEAU2RICHMOND and TIMEKODE X projects.

We are excited to launch the catalogue Meryl McMaster: Confluence with essays by Gabrielle Moser and cheyanne turions, and an interview by Heather Anderson.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 4:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the new visitor parking in the P18 parkade. 
   

CUAG in Conversation: Noriko Shinohara and Cayllan Cassavia

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 6:00 p.m.

 
Please join us for a conversation between Noriko Shinohara and curator Cayllan Cassavia, in conjunction with the exhibition Noriko Shinohara: Cutie and Bullie. They will discuss the centerpiece of the exhibition, a large painting entitled Love is a Roarrr—!!!, which immerses viewers in the narrative world of Cutie and Bullie, fictional characters representing the artist and her husband.
 
Noriko Shinohara is an independent Japanese-American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A multi-disciplinary artist, Shinohara has expressed herself through painting, sculpture, writing, and etching. Her Cutie and Bullie series inspired the 2013 Academy Award nominated documentary film Cutie and the Boxer, which focused on Noriko’s forty-year marriage to famed Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara.
 
Cayllan Cassavia is an emerging curator living and working in Ottawa, ON. She completed her Masters of Art History at Carleton University, and has held internships with the National Gallery of Canada and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. Her interests include contemporary art, curatorial practices, and working with active artists.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 5:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.
 

CUAG in Conversation: Barry Pottle and Amy Prouty

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 6:00 p.m.

 
Please join us for a conversation between curator Amy Prouty and Barrie Pottle, one of the artists featured in the exhibition Keeping Record: The Documentary Impulse in Inuit Art. Pottle’s photographs document and explore contemporary issues and realities facing urban Inuit populations, highlighting Inuit culture, identity, tradition, and lifeways.
 
Barry Pottle is an Inuk artist from Nunatsiavut in Labrador (Rigolet), who now resides in Ottawa. He is an emerging photographer who documents and works closely with and for the Ontario Aboriginal Arts community. His photos have been published in Makivik Magazine, Inuktitut Magazine, and Inuit Art Quarterly, and he has also contributed images to a number of local community initiatives and events.
 
Amy Prouty is a MA student in the Art History program at Carleton University. She is completing a thesis on contemporary Kinngait drawings and will be beginning doctoral studies at Concordia University in the fall to examine the practices of urban Inuit artists. Amy has worked with the Inuit Qaujisarvingat research centre at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami writing about the history of Inuit research and is currently a research assistant for the SSHRC-funded Thinking through the Museum project.
 
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 5:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.
 

CUAG Workshop: Woven Wall Hanging

Sunday, 29 May 2016, 10:00 a.m.

 
In the exhibition Meryl McMaster: Confluence, photographer Meryl McMaster uses yarn, fabric, and found materials to create props and sculptural garments, unravelling identity and subjectivity as something that is never complete, but always in process and invariably formed from within. Inspired by the colours and textures in McMaster’s photographs, learn how to use yarn to weave a wall hanging for your home! 
 
Led by local artist Natalie Eedson (http://woolgatheringottawa.tumblr.com/), you will learn basic skills for prepping and finishing weavings, as well as some techniques to personalize your hanging, including the basic back and forth technique, tassels, and creating shapes.
 
All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring yarn if you have a specific design in mind.

Registration is required and there is a fee of $15. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register or if you have any questions.

The gallery will provide coffee, tea, and treats. Workshop 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.
 

CUAG in Conversation: Meryl McMaster and Steven Loft

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 6:00 p.m.

 
Please join us for a conversation between Meryl McMaster and Steven Loft, in conjunction with the exhibition Meryl McMaster: Confluence. They will be discussing the artist’s explorations of identity, representation, storytelling, and the environment through photographic self-portraiture.

Meryl McMaster is a Canadian-based artist and a graduate in photography from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her artistic practice begins with photography, evoking a journey that follows a path of self-discovery. She is interested in exploring questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history, and culture. McMaster is the recipient of the Canon Canada Prize, the Nora E. Vaughan Award, the Design Medal from OCAD, the Vistek Photography Award, Heartline Pictures Award, and SNAP!Stars TD Award.

Steven Loft is a Mohawk of the Six Nations with Jewish heritage. He is currently Coordinator, Aboriginal Arts Office with the Canada Council for the Arts. A curator, scholar, writer, and media artist, in 2010 he was named Trudeau National Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University in Toronto. Loft has also held positions as Curator-In-Residence, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Director/Curator of the Urban Shaman Gallery (Winnipeg); Aboriginal Curator at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Producer and Artistic Director of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (Hamilton). He has curated group and solo exhibitions across Canada and internationally; written extensively for magazines, catalogues, and arts publications, and lectured widely in Canada and internationally. Loft co-edited the books Transference, Technology, Tradition: Aboriginal Media and New Media Art (Banff Centre Press, 2005) and Coded Territories: Indigenous Pathways in New Media (University of Calgary Press, 2014).
 
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
 
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 5:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.

CUAG Artist Talk: Maura Doyle

Monday, 20 June 2016, 6:00 p.m.

 
Join artist Maura Doyle for a talk and walk-through of the exhibition Maura Doyle: the Vessel, that with fugitive Articulation answer’d, how deep is your love?. In the newest iteration of our Collection Invitational exhibition series, Doyle selected a number of pre-Columbian pots from Carleton University’s collection and over repeated visits, communed with them, meditating with a focus on a single sense (sight, touch and sound) for each sitting. Hear how Doyle considers the vessel, a hollow form with a hole, and how we come to know it through interaction and use, representation, and museum display.

Maura Doyle lives and works in Ottawa. Her multidisciplinary practice has included video, ceramics, sculpture, book works, printed matter, and drawing. Her recent work focuses on the medium of clay, prehistoric pottery, and processes, which includes the traditional techniques of hand building and open flame firing. Her work has been exhibited across Canada in artist-run centres and art institutions, as well as internationally in New York, Japan, Sweden, and Vienna. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.
 
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
 
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 5:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.