145th Open Juried Exhibition

The 145th Open Juried Exhibition will be held at the John B. Aird Gallery from April 10 to May 4th. The Opening is Thursday April 12 starting at 6.30pm. The Gallery is located in the Macdonald Block at Bay and Wellesley in Toronto – on the SW corner of this intersection, two blocks west of the Wellesley subway stop.

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

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!

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.

OSA Member E.B. Cox’ Sculptures

The OSA has received an invitation from Kathy Sutton – the daughter of OSA member E.B. Cox (1914-2003), widely accepted as the foremost Canadian sculptor in stone. In addition, her father was a member of the OSA-led group which lobbied the Ontario Government to create Killarney Park in the 1960s.

Two events will be held during September which will give us a chance to see his sculptures. All members of the OSA are encouraged to show their support for public art by attending one or both events.

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