Visual Arts

Birdie Num Nums [HCA Gallery]

Ted Basciano: Birdie Num Nums

September 23, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Opening Reception: September 29, 2017, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Feast your eyes on 16 watercolour pencil drawings and 5 mosaic wall sculptures in this exhibition. Ten of the drawings were created while I lived and worked at the Suncheon Namdo Guesthouse in Korea between 2013 and 2015. The City of Suncheon could easily be a twin city with Hamilton with its large bay and its abundant amount of migrating birds. The hooded crane, white napped crane and egrets appear in these works along with their natural environment of rice fields, marshland and mountains.

Over the summer ( 2017 ), I finished 6 detailed drawings. In figurative works, colourful patterns appear in each character's clothing. Beautiful, exotic patterns reveal themselves in a little bench from Korea, a wooden rooster sculpture from Thailand and a wooden Italian instrument called a sordine from the 17th century. Two of my new drawings were originally sketches for my mosaics. These reworked sketches will be paired up with the mosaics that were born from them.

Four of the five mosaics were displayed earlier this year at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas for the first time. The fifth piece, "Thoughts That Grow" was made in 2005. Recently, I reworked the acrylic paint grout to give the mosaic some colour. This work will have a companion on the wall, a new drawing called "Something On My Mind" which has the same theme of thoughts growing into some form in the physical world.

Although the subject matter varies, the works will be displayed in two main groups; animals and people. They have a youthful quality showing individuals under 40 years old. Playful characteristics can be seen in each figure's face and clothing and in the cartoonish animals. There are lots of big smiles. And these works are intriguingly colourful. All of these birdie num nums are the seeds of my imagination.

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 11, 2017 (All day)
126 James Street South Hamilton, ON

WINTER Craft Mart* Smart Design & Craft [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market

WINTER Craft Mart* Smart Design & Craft

Art Crawl Friday November 10, 6-11pm
Saturday November 11, 12pm-6pm

Join us for Friday night during Art Crawl and all day Saturday for a pop-up market featuring the best of avant-garde craft and design.

Craft Mart* is an annual curated craft show hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewellery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions.

You can check out our vendors and sneak peaks of all their amazing work HERE

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:00 to 18:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Artist Talk – John Kissick [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Artist Talk – John Kissick

Painter and writer, John Kissick, creates abstract paintings that “feature a hybrid pictorial space which balances art-historical allusions with pop-culture references.” HIs exhibition record includes over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, the USA and Germany. John was the subject of a mid-career survey, “John Kissick: A Nervous Decade,” which toured through Canada in 2012. He is the author of numerous catalog essays and articles for periodicals. His work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Mendel Art Gallery, among other institutions.

John has held numerous academic posts, including Head of Critical Studies at Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts, Dean of the Faculty of Art at OCADU from 2000 to 2003, and from 2003-2014 was Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. He was elected into the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts in 2005.

Learn more about John and his work at www.johnkissick.ca.

Tuesday, November 14 – 10:30 a.m. – Free.  No registration required.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:30
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night

November 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. – DVSA Loft Studio

Fall’s most creative art party returns!

Listen for your number to be drawn and then choose your favourite from over 100 stunning art pieces all contained in a little black frame. Created by established and emerging artists, you won’t know who made your masterpiece until it’s in your hands.

Tag Vodka Cocktails – Hors d’oeuvres – Music – Art – Mystery  
It’s the perfect evening.

Schedule:
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and art viewing
8:00 p.m. – Art Draw begins

Proceeds from this event will help support DVSA’s groundbreaking hands-on art programs for participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 19:00
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

And We Won’t Give It A Name & Static Activity [Centre 3]

And We Won’t Give It A Name & Static Activity

Becky Katz & Stephanie Sikma
October 7 - October 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13 – 7:00pm - 10:00 pm

 

Becky Katz - And We Won’t Give it a Name

And We Won’t Give it a Name is a mixed media psychedelic exploration of [non] conceptions about Reality and Existence through different methods of providing data for our perceptions–our senses. What makes us human? What we know of reality is how each of us perceive it: through seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling, and hearing. All of which both happen to us, but that we also do—voluntary and involuntary; a double bind; a human phenomenon. But why define it? What? Uh, And we won’t give it a name.

Becky Katz, 33, is a Hamilton-born multi-disciplinary artist whose “primary” artistic focus is in printmaking—which she studied at McMaster School of Art from 2004-2008, although she dabbles in a lot, and is involved in several different creative projects and community-based programming, including (but not limited to) Centre[3], Strangewaves, Sourpussy, Ca$ino, glassEYElashes, SqWhere, among other creative outlets.

Stephanie Sikma - Static Activity

This collection of lino-cut prints represents my ongoing fascination with using positive and negative space to generate images that are both static and active. When I’m carving into a lino block, the motion and rhythm of the gouge lead me to the lines and shapes that will create a still image—an image which carries the echo of the force and activity that was necessary for its creation. The movement and physicality of carving into the lino block feel especially appropriate when the print rendered is of Hamilton’s heavy industry.

Stephanie Sikma is a visual artist and life-long Hamiltonian whose two favourite ways to produce art are relief printmaking and watercolour painting. Her other gigs include teaching English Literature and raising three indescribably lovely children with her cherished husband, Doug. After earning an honours degree in Fine Art and English at McMaster University, where she also completed an M.A in English, Stephanie attended Sheridan College and acquired a post-graduate certificate in Illustration. www.stephaniesikma.com

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 27, 2017 (All day)
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

Shelly Niro: 1779 [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed

 

Shelly Niro: 1779

On view October 20, 2017 to March 18, 2018
Co-curated by Melissa Bennett & Alana Traficante

Prompted by the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, renowned artist Shelley Niro looks back further to 1779, the year that 5,000 Haudenausaunee people arrived in Fort Niagara, having fled impending decimation in the state now known as New York. Forced from their homeland, many did not survive the migration. Those that did survive arrived starving and near death, seeking refuge from their British allies. As repayment for their loyalty and land lost, the Six Nations of the Haudenausaunee—Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora—were granted six miles of land on both sides of the Grand River, from its mouth to its source. This land has been continually depleted since the establishment of the Haldimand Proclamation in 1784; of the 950,000 acres originally set aside as the Haldimand Tract, only 48,000 acres remain.

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Niro was raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. The exhibition 1779 features new videos, mixed media sculpture with sound, prints and photography that incorporate Niro’s unique reflective and biographical approach to art making. Poetic and understated, her works bring power to issues that lie close to the heart. In this exhibition, she looks to Niagara Falls as a means of illuminating the erasure of her people from their homelands. To the Haudenausaunee, Niagara Falls represents all that is sacred, and in the face of intergenerational trauma, it is a site of remembrance and healing. Situating new artworks in conversation with historical works from the AGH Permanent Collection, Niro explores the colonial legacy of the Collection, and modes of occupation through which traditional lands were taken, and new nations formed.


The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com
http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

 

Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West, Hamilton, ON

Abedar Kamgari: The Journey West [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed

 

Abedar Kamgari: The Journey West

On view October 20, 2017 to March 18, 2018
Curated by Alana Traficante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



In late-August 2004, Abedar Kamgari began moving west. She traveled with her mother by boat and train, leaving Iran for Turkey as a refugee; this was the start of the journey that eventually brought her to Toronto in 2006, and to Hamilton in 2012.

The Journey West is a durational performance-for-video and creative retelling of Abedar’s experience as a refugee and immigrant, enacted on the thirteenth anniversary of her initial departure. Walking the 87-kilometre distance from Toronto to Hamilton, traversing the land between her two adopted hometowns, Abedar invokes memories of this formative passage.

For its debut exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Abedar’s 30-hour video will be shown alongside research materials that informed the artist’s process, including historical artworks, and family archives. Through the thoughtful juxtaposition of material objects and re-enacted histories, Abedar points to the ongoing nature of diaspora, displacement, and evolving notions of shared cultural heritage.


The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com
http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

 

Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West, Hamilton, ON

Robert Creighton - A Sense of Place [Gallery on the Bay]

GALLERY ON THE BAY
ROBERT CREIGHTON

"A Sense of Place" - new prints by Robert Creighton

WHEN: October 20 - November 12, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00 - 10:00pm (with live jazz by Henry Strong and Nick Deutsch)
WHERE: Gallery on the Bay - 231 Bay Street North, Hamilton, Ontario

 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:00 to Friday, November 10, 2017 - 17:00
231 Bay Street North, Hamilton, Ontario

Youth Studio Class: Teen Artist Experience [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed

 

Youth Studio Class: Teen Artist Experience

 

Learn how to make art and show it! Students will explore finding their curatorial and creative voices by sampling a number of different mediums and meeting artists and curators. Students will work together to present their work at the end of this 10 week class. All materials provided.

WHERE: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton ON
WHEN:Wednesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 *Registration Required

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com
http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 15:00
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West

Out There [AGH Design Annex]


 

The Design Annex is a creativity lab where experimental exhibitions are 
mounted and intimate performances staged, complemented by an exciting
home and office Art + Design Store and versatile venue rental space. 

Located at 118 James Street North in a beautifully restored 19th century
heritage building, the AGH Design Annex provides an alternate venue for
AGH programming and events that is unique in Hamilton.

 

OUT THERE: Hamilton’s Public Art Process

Sep 8, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017

Free Admission

Any artwork that is commissioned by a city for a public space is bound to face a tremendous amount of scrutiny, not only for the work that gets commissioned, but for the transparency and accountability of the process by which it was selected.  OUT THERE surveys a number of recent public art competitions organized by the City of Hamilton in order to reveal the process by which they were juried, offered for public feedback, constructed, and installed; the exhibition will present images of winning competitions, but also designs from shortlisted artists, samples of public commentary, design maquettes and more.

Friday, September 8, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 12, 2017 (All day)
AGH Design Annex, 118 James St North, Hamilton, ON

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