The Eloquence of the Everyday
Over the course of the last 50 years, Gabor Szilasi has created one of Canada’s significant and influential bodies of photographic work, comprising environmental portraits, domestic, commercial, and urban views of Montreal and Budapest, and images of rural Quebec. His photographs have been sustained by an unwavering belief in the humanistic and documentary value of the medium. This exhibition uncovers the essence of Szilasi’s artistic vision through his observations of urban and rural life and his recordings of the connections between culture and community.
Organized by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in collaboration with. Musée d’art de Joliette. Presented by Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking
This year, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, celebrates 50 years of making prints. Initial experiments in linocut, stonecut and stencil began in the late 1950s and culminated in the inaugural collection of 1959, the first catalogued prints to be made by Inuit artists. This significant exhibition pays tribute to the anniversary and continued dynamism of Cape Dorset artists by pairing recent and innovative work, including prints from the Fall 2009 release, with the 1959 collection, being shown for perhaps the first time in five decades.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in
collaboration with Dorset Fine Arts.
Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears
Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears presents over 70 drawings, paintings and murals dating from 1928 to 1967 by the important New Brunswick artist, Miller Brittain. Realist images of the social crises of the 1930s and of his life in the air force during the Second World War are preludes to Brittain’s religious and visionary post-war paintings and drawings. This exhibition provides a significant introduction to the life and work of this renowned Canadian artist.
Organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream
These works were executed over the past five years by Canadian multimedia artist David Hoffos. The series consists primarily of small, realistic-looking dioramas of dwelling spaces as well as urban and suburban landscapes that are hallmarked by Hoffos’ signature low-tech but highly effective illusionism.
Organized by Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University in collaboration with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the TrépanierBaer Gallery.