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2018 Gallery Archive

Gesture & Geometry: the collective works of Chris Ahlers, David Brown and Laurie Skantzos.

'Gesture & Geometry: Navigating the threshold between observation and abstraction' Assembled in the Minarovich Gallery at The Elora Centre for the Arts, the work of award winning artists Chris Ahlers, David Brown and Laurie Skantzos calls your attention and requests your presence. Dawn Owen, Curator at Guelph Museums describes the show best in this excerpt from her critical essay (see attached): “‘Gesture and Geometry’ features the work of three abstract painters. They share a mode of expression and have parallel interests in materiality and process, as well as techniques. This exhibition marks the first instance in which the paintings of...

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Ryan Price: Pencil Drawings Done While Listening to Heavy Metal Music

This October, the Minarovich Gallery at ECFTA is featuring the works of Guelph artist and illustrator Ryan Price. The exhibition entitled “A Series of Meaningless Pencil Drawings Done Over A Short Period of Time While Listening to Heavy Metal Music” runs through November 18th. Curator Micaela Campbell

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C. Anthon: Anatomy of a Parlour

Largescale Artworks by Tattooist C. Anthon In the Harris Exchange Gallery

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THIS WAY OUT: Contemporary Landscapes by James Ridyard

THIS WAY OUT: Contemporary Landscapes by James Ridyard Toronto-based artist James Ridyard uses images of Elora and its iconic surrounds as aides-mémoire to produce richly layered, atmospheric landscapes at once familiar and foreign. Curator Micaela Campbell            

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GRAZYNA ADAMSKA AND NORMAN BUSSE Finding the Nest: Self-Identity and Otherness captures the ambiguous connections between our understanding of oneself and our striving for wider forms of acceptance and recognition. The exhibition features the paintings of Grazyna Adamska and Norman Busse. Exploring the relationship between power and positionality, both artists' works show an intense commitment to the human form as vehicle for interpretation of self and other within the diversity of contemporary realities. Curator Micaela Campbell

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Beverley Hawksley, Carmen Hickson, Supria Karmakar, and Tanya Zaryski: Response (and Responding)

A 4-person exhibition of exploratory work Sunday January 14th – Sunday March 4th, 2018 Minarovich Gallery at ECFTA Response (and Responding) features the work of Beverley Hawksley, Carmen Hickson, Supria Karmakar, and Tanya Zaryski. Exploring the theme of art as embodiment of mindfulness, these four artists working in a variety of mediums, challenge themselves to engage more deeply with their individual and collective creative process. Response (and Responding) addresses the space between action and reaction; the quiet reverberations moving from the creative source to the maker and from the maker to the viewer. Opens Sunday January 14th and runs through...

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Tania Love: Cyanotypes

Harris Exchange at the ECFTA Opening Reception Friday January 12th, 7 PM Sponsored by Awareness Yoga The cyanotype is a 19th century photographic printing process named for its distinctive cyan blue hues. Circulation, a series of largescale cyanotypes by Toronto-based visual artist Tania Love, uses the process to map the cracks in sidewalks and roadways overlaying the Garrison Creek watershed; to bring to the fore both the intersecting language of and conflict between human made and natural systems. Love’s work calls forth the primacy of water and invites contemplation on the metaphor of circulation. Circulation runs through March 4th in the Harris Exchange. Creative Direction Bear...

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