2018 Exhibits

Kapwani Kiwanga: Clearing

10 January – 11 March, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 10th at 7:00pm

Clearing features the work of internationally-acclaimed visual artist Kapwani Kiwanga. Born in Hamilton and raised in Brantford, Kiwanga attended Glenhyrst Art Gallery art camps from an early age. The City of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery is situated within the Haldimand Tract and thus the traditional territories of the Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples, who have longstanding relationships to the area. In this exhibition, Kiwanga returns to the site of her earliest arts education to consider her experience with the Gallery and the region’s unfolding relationship with colonialism, Indigenous populations, and the land. She questions how art and artists have been instrumental in the appropriation of land and the communities that reside on it.

Born in Hamilton and raised in Brantford, Kiwanga attended Glenhyrst Art Gallery art camps from an early age. In this exhibition, she returns to the site of her earliest arts education to consider her experience with the gallery and the region’s unfolding relationship with Indigenous people and the land. The City of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery is situated within the Haldimand Tract and the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, who have longstanding relationships to the land and region.

Kapwani Kiwanga lives and works currently in Paris (FR). In her most recent works Kapwani Kiwanga appears like a scientist, mobilizing her knowledge in social sciences to develop research projects. Following a singular methodology, she creates specific protocols she uses like filters to observe specificities and capacity to change of cultures; the result can take the form of installations, videos or happenings.

The Artist studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University (Montreal, CA). She has followed the program “La Seine” at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and also works at Le Fresnoy (a french national center for contemporary art). She was artist in residence at the MU Foundation in Eindhoven (NL) and at the Box in Bourges (FR).

Kapwani Kiwanga’s works have been already exhibited in Centre Georges Pompidou (FR), the Glasgow Center of Contemporary Art (UK), the Museum of Modern art de Dublin (IE), the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Almeria (ES), Salt Beyoglu in Istanbul (TK), the South London Gallery (UK), the Jeu de Paume in Paris (FR), the Kassel Documentary Film Festival (DE), the Kaleidoscope Arena Rome (IT) and at Paris Photo (FR). She has has been nominated as commissioned artist by The Armory Show, where a solo show is devoted to her work in 2016. Twice nominated for BAFTA, her movies have been rewarded in several international festivals.

Acknowledgements

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council, which has made Kapwani Kiwanga: Clearing and its related programs possible.

 

 

 


Re-imaginings: Selections from Glenhyrst’s Permanent Collection

March 24 – May 20, 2018

 

Glenhyrst’s annual permanent collection exhibition highlights the special contributions made by local, regional, national, and Indigenous artists from Canada. With the formation of Glenhyrst in 1956, a strong collection of historical, modern, and contemporary artworks were brought together and continue to grow. Today, Glenhyrst’s impressive permanent collection includes over 600 artworks.

This exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase some of the collection’s outstanding artworks. Over the past several years, Glenhyrst has made significant efforts to conserve important artworks in the permanent collection including those by Frederick Varley (Group of Seven), Kazuo Nakamura (Painters Eleven), and David Blackwood, as well as artworks that have not been shown in decades. It is with pleasure that we present these newly conserved works alongside other selections to show and promote the strength of our collection. From rare quilts and dynamic portraiture to abstract paintings and remarkable prints, these artworks come to locate and define our identities, histories, and communities.



A BIG congratulations to our award recipients:

Jurors’ Choice: Jessica Sallay-Carrington, Confectionate & Indulgence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award of Merit: Anita Granger, Kitchen Still Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

People’s Choice Award: Bryston Riches, Which Way?