Monika Aebischer: New Work

Monika Aebischer
Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 5:00am

Towne Square Gallery in Oakville presents an exhibition of new mixed-media work by alumna Monika Aebischer.

Venue & Address: 
Towne Square Gallery 94 George Street, Oakville, Ontario

Sculpture/Installation student wins First Capital Realty Public Art competition

Sculptural maquette, silver cylinders with bird like sculptures attached
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:15pm

Virginia Gail Smith, a third year student in OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation (SCIN) program, is the winner of the 2016 First Capital Realty Public Art Competition.

Smith’s sculpture, Urban Forest, combines casts aluminum and quarried stone and will be installed in Oakville, Ontario. Responding to ideas of sustainability and environmental stewardship, Smith’s project creates a space for conversation and relaxation for The Shops of Oakville South shopping centre.

Thirteen proposals were received from students in the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Design, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as well as submissions from recent OCAD U graduates. All of the shortlisted submissions will be on display in the Ada Slaight Gallery for the duration of OCAD U’s 101st Annual Graduate Exhibition (May 4 to 8, 2016).

Members of the jury:

  • Paul Aloisi, artist and instructor in the Faculty of Design, OCAD U

  • Matthew Hyland, Director, Oakville Galleries

  • Sandra Levy, VP People and Corporate Affairs, First Capital Realty

  • Mark Raynes Roberts, artist and architectural glass designer

  • Erica Segal, owner of the Julie M. Gallery

First Capital Realty, Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket- and drugstore-anchored neighbourhood and community shopping centres, has made a substantial commitment to sponsoring this public sculpture competition which is open to third- and fourth-year OCAD U students as well as recent graduates. As this year’s winner, Smith will receive a $5000 prize and First Capital Realty will cover the cost of fabrication, site preparation, transportation and installation of her sculpture. In addition, each of the shortlisted finalists will be awarded $350 for the production of a model, plus assistance from an OCAD U digital technician to create a professional 3D rendering of their models in situ for presentation. This year’s competition was coordinated by Derek Sullivan, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Sculpture/Installation program at OCAD U.

Derek Sullivan: The Missing Novella

abstract artwork
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:00pm

The work of Toronto-based artist Derek Sullivan builds on historical legacies of both conceptualism and modernist art and design. For his solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries, Sullivan will stage Gairloch Gardens as a fictional country house akin to those described by authors such as E.M. Forster and Patricia Highsmith. Featuring installations of books, screens and furniture sculptures; wall drawing; and a selection of recent works from his ongoing Poster Drawings series—including new works referencing decorative mirrors—Sullivan reimagines Gairloch estate as the setting of oblique narratives of class conflict, romance, family melodrama, and murder.

Venue & Address: 
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

You've Really Got a Hold on Me

Image of artwork from You've Really Got a Hold on Me
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00am

Featuring work by Wendy Coburn, Ian Car-Harris, Paulette Phillips and Colette Whiten

Oakville Galleries’ collection of contemporary art is, in many respects, the heart of this institution. Drawn from a curatorial program that encompasses many of today’s most accomplished visual artists, the Galleries’ holdings have grown to become an invaluable resource through which we can examine the past, describe the present and imagine the future.

On the occasion of my retirement, I am taking an opportunity to share some of the acquisitions that resonate most strongly for me. These objects and images represent just a fraction of the Galleries’ holdings, but offer a telling glimpse into our collection—art that has moved me, challenged me and made me think in new and unexpected ways during my twenty-plus years here.

While these pieces do not adhere to a simple unifying narrative, they do tell a notable story: not only of my two decades at the Galleries, but of the history of this institution and a diversity of art practices as they’ve unfolded since the early 1990s. Needless to say, securing a home for these works in Oakville over the years has brought me a great deal of pleasure. If I have had only one goal during my time here, it is that you, as viewers, have encounters with these works that are as satisfying as my own, luring you in, stirring your soul and prompting your imagination.

Marnie Fleming
Curator of Contemporary Art

Featuring work by Kim Adams, Stephen Andrews, Bill Barrette, Jeremy Borsos, Janet Cardiff, Ian Carr-Harris, Wendy Coburn, Greg Curnoe, Colin Darke, Stan Denniston, Susan Dobson, Aganetha Dyck, Paterson Ewen, Robert Fones, Angela Grauerholz, Susanna Heller, Spring Hurlbut, Tania Kitchell, Micah Lexier, Ken Lum, David Mabb, Liz Magor, Scott McFarland, David Merritt, Tatsuo Miyajima, Kim Moodie, Paulette Phillips, Ed Pien, Jeannie Thib, Ian Wallace, and Colette Whiten.

Image: Ken Lum, What is it Daddy?, 1994. Colour print, lacquer and enamel on Sintra and aluminum

Venue & Address: 
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square 120 Navy Street Oakville, Ontario