ICONIC CANADA – L.E. Glazer Exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery

ICONIC CANADA
Exhibition Statement
We are pleased to let you know that L. E. Glazer’s new body of work entitled “ICONIC CANADA” will open this Tuesday at the John B. Aird Gallery at Queens Park, Toronto. Please join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.

Curator Carla Garnet writes about the Exhibition:

The Exhibition is comprised of 22 digital paintings loosely originating from the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company blankets the artist annually took to summer camp as a young boy.
Over time, the Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets have come to operate as a kind of national brand. The motifs are embedded with centuries of Canadian folklore from the time the Courier de Bois first bartered with Canada’s First Nations. Glazer has extracted, and abstracted this underlying iconography as the point of departure for his latest digital paintings on aluminum.

As objects, Glazer’s paintings have an uncanny quality. On one hand, they suggest contemporary cultures’ residual relationship to its past, while on the other hand, they are works that deconstruct specific meaning through the technology of image production. The resultant compositions oscillate between recognizable iconographic references and the unrecognizable form of colour field paintings.

This convergence of digital and fabrication technologies with art, culture, and commerce, produces the phenomenological affect unique to Glazer’s work.

The show runs from January 9 to February 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.

Please join us if you can!

2017 OSA New Members Exhibition Opening Reception

The OSA New Members’ Exhibition opening reception at the John B. Aird Gallery for member inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists in the years 2016 and 2017 was a delight for everyone. The art, the new members, the old members, the food, the conversation… everything was perfection.

OSA New Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception

Come for an evening of art and socializing and see the superb artwork of more than a dozen Ontario artists elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in the last two years!

All OSA members, as well as the public, are invited to the OSA New Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition and reception are at the John B. Aird Gallery, located at 900 Bay Street, in Toronto. The exhibition will be open from Dec 12, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018.

A Look at 2017 and Beyond

Here is a look at what the Ontario Society of Artists is planning for the upcoming year:

OSA Members’ 145th Anniversary Exhibition – May 11 – August 5 – 2017, Aurora Cultural Centre (Co-Chairs: Carmel Brennan & Clare Ross)

OSA Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition  July 14-16, 2017, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

OSA Annual Field Trip to Killarney – September 2017 (Chair: John Pryce & Heidi Burkhardt)

OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works – Carrier Gallery – November 2017 (Co-Chairs: Tony Vander Voet & Susan McCrae)

OSA New Members’ Exhibition – December 12 2017 – January 8, 2018 – John B. Aird Gallery (Co-Chairs: Lisa Murzin, Frances Patella, Dominique Prevost, & Bob Tunnoch)

OSA Killarney 2016

Everyone who came — OSA members, guests, and family members — had a fantastic time painting, drawing, photographing, hiking, socializing and eating at Killarney in September of 2016.

We will be going back next year in September of 2018! Stay tuned for details.