Laura Millard in Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art
February 9 – May 12, 2019

Participating artists: Judy Anderson, Scott Conarroe, Adrienne Crossman, Barrie Jones, Cyndra MacDowall, Hazel Meyer (with the Canadian AIDS Society), Laura Millard, Kent Monkman, Didier Morelli, François Morelli, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Liz Pead, Liss Platt, and Victor Romao.

Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art is an innovative exhibition exploring hockey through the eyes of 14 artists from across Canada. Inspired by the idea that hockey is an inclusive sport, this exhibition explores themes of nationalism, gender, race, equity, sexuality, physical and mental health, and self-esteem. Organized into four sections: hockey jerseys, hockey masks, hockey cards, and hockey equipment, Power Play includes 45 artworks in addition to memorabilia from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

By recognizing that the bodies that play hockey include people from many identities, the artists are proposing revised histories, alternative narratives, and provocative power plays within the game of hockey.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD

The Art Gallery of Windsor would like to acknowledge the support of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian AIDS Society, and the Windsor AIDS Committee for their contributions to the exhibition.

 

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Windsor 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON
Website: 
www.agw.ca
https://www.agw.ca/exhibition/483
poster for power play exhibition, features a graphic of a hockey face mask

Laura Millard: Crossing

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

Laura Millard creates large drawings in the landscape using skates and snowmobiles on frozen lakes. The tracks and patterns are photographed from above by a drone and then printed on rag paper or fabric. The fabric images are mounted onto recyclable aluminum frames and back lit with LED lighting.

With the lake the primary drawing surface, shifting winter temperatures allow earlier drawing traces to slightly sink. As a fresh layer of ice and snow form on top, a new set of tracks are imprinted, creating depth and unity to the otherwise singular images. Animals randomly and unwittingly contribute contrasting markings to Millard’s purposefully sledded drawings.

Laura Millard has engaged with the language of drawing and gesture in relation to the landscape, while questioning the traces our actions leave behind. She creates large drawings in the landscape using a snowmobile on frozen lakes. The tracks and patterns are often animated with a leaf blower and a snow thrower to create veils of glistening crystals. Photographed from above by a drone, the images are then printed on rag paper or fabric. In her studio, Millard enhances her paper images with graphite and watercolour, while the fabric images are printed with water-based ink to complete these strikingly unexpected images. The fabric images are mounted onto recyclable aluminum frames and backlit with LED lighting.

Yet, for this environmentally-conscious artist, her chosen artistic tools are curious. They are explicitly loud and fumy, intrusive and whining; juxtaposing greatly with the serenity and freshness of the wintry landscape. In an unvarnished sense, her deliberate selection of irritating machinery summons needed responses to the blatant mismanagement and plundering of our landscapes and natural resources. Millard’s images continue to bring together contradictory ways in which we see, alter and represent the landscape while questioning the traces our actions leave behind.

Laura Millard’s exhibition Crossing is supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

Supported from its inception in 2004 by the Whyte Museum, Exposure, Alberta's Photography Festival, has grown to include numerous galleries, institutions, various levels of photographic professionals and audiences. The festival's mission is "to generate participation in photographic image making and to engage practitioners, photo professionals, and audiences in dialogue about the medium, its past, present and future."

In 2019, the Whyte Museum's Exposure exhibitions include Toronto-based photographer Laura Millard's Crossing; NSCAD University master’s student Philip Kanwischer's Inhospitably Ours; selections from the Whyte Museum's collection, Thirst for Wilderness, and a guest-curated exhibit of work by Ron Brown, A Few of My Favourites: Tom Willock and Susan Sax. See Exhibitions for more details.

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Main Gallery Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 111 Bear St., Banff, AB
Website: 
https://www.whyte.org/exhibitions
http://www.exposurephotofestival.com/
photo of the exhibition poster for Crossing

LandMarks 2017 Art + Places exhibition

Image of a sewing machine and clothing in the wilderness
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

LandMarks: Art + Places is a group exhibition created by OCAD University students at Rouge National Park. The exhibition is the result of a-cross disciplinary course bringing curator Tania Willard and artists Cheryl L'Hirondelle and Camille Turner in conversation with students to produce multidisciplinary site-specific works.

In the form of limited-term on-site interventions at Rouge National Park, the artists’ works considers the political, economic and cultural implications of the stories we tell about ourselves through our relationships to land. These works reflect the very concept of nationhood by reconstructing narratives of identity that embrace indigeneity, engage with realities of colonialism and reimagine contemporary Canada.

Participating artists: Abigail Permell, Cassandra Smyth, Debora Purcelli, Dimitra Roussakis, Kaiatanoron Bush, Lizz Khan, Natasha Hirt, Robin Love, Tia Cavanagh, Yawen Guo and Vishal Luthra.

In the course, through readings, conversations with the artists and curator, site visits and ongoing discussions, students and faculty sought to problematize ideas of nationhood, concepts of nature, and explore intimate and public relationships to land. This course frames a critical context that marks a multi-faceted dialogue about land and the occasion of 150 years of Canada, pointing to futures and to much longer histories than 150 years of confederation. Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, OCAD University Faculty of Art, is the Lead Advisor, Curriculum and Curatorial Engagement, for the LandMarks2017/ Repères2017 project. 

Faculty: Min Sook Lee and Laura Millard

Opening reception: Friday June 23, 11 a.m., Rouge Beach, Rouge National Park

Free bus charter from OCAD University to Reception: Location, Bus leaves from OCAD University 100 McCaul St. at 10 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Rouge Beach, Rouge National Park Free bus departs from OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. at 10 a.m.
Cost: 
Free

New Course: Landmarks: Art + Places (April 26)

New Course
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Be part of a groundbreaking public art project that will reimagine Canada in 2017

New Course from the Faculty of Art
Open to Majors and Thesis Students entering fourth-year of study in 2016-17

CROS-S4001 Landmarks: Art + Places brings together educational institutions, curators, artists and students from across the country to engage in a multi-faceted dialogue about Canada resulting in the installation of public artworks in Parks Canada sites and in an online platform. Responding to the themes of five national curators, students will engage with diverse issues such as: concepts of nature, post-colonial issues of nationhood, narratives of identity, community and citizenship, ontologies of landscape and public parks as socio-cultural spaces of collective memory and expressions of power. Drawing upon Indigenous epistemologies that consider, respect and map land acknowledgements, various methodologies will be employed. You can take this course in lieu of your thesis or as an elective. 

When: Starting Winter 2017
Credit Value: 1.0 credit
Instructors: Laura Millard and Min Sook Lee
Registration: By application (for more information email lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca / minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca or attend one of the information sessions below)

Prerequisites one of: CRCP 4002, HUMN 3017, VISA 3023, VISA 4009, VISA 4022, VISM 4010, CRCP 3002, CROS 4006, DIGF 3001, ENVR 3003 or CROS 3001 and 14.0 credits, including all first-year and second-year requirements and/or permission from the instructor.

Information Sessions:
Thursday, April 14, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 19, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 26, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)

Venue & Address: 
230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Email: 
lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca; minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca

New Course: Landmarks: Art + Places (April 19)

New Course
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Be part of a groundbreaking public art project that will reimagine Canada in 2017

New Course from the Faculty of Art
Open to Majors and Thesis Students entering fourth-year of study in 2016-17

CROS-S4001 Landmarks: Art + Places brings together educational institutions, curators, artists and students from across the country to engage in a multi-faceted dialogue about Canada resulting in the installation of public artworks in Parks Canada sites and in an online platform. Responding to the themes of five national curators, students will engage with diverse issues such as: concepts of nature, post-colonial issues of nationhood, narratives of identity, community and citizenship, ontologies of landscape and public parks as socio-cultural spaces of collective memory and expressions of power. Drawing upon Indigenous epistemologies that consider, respect and map land acknowledgements, various methodologies will be employed. You can take this course in lieu of your thesis or as an elective. 

When: Starting Winter 2017
Credit Value: 1.0 credit
Instructors: Laura Millard and Min Sook Lee
Registration: By application (for more information email lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca / minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca or attend one of the information sessions below)

Prerequisites one of: CRCP 4002, HUMN 3017, VISA 3023, VISA 4009, VISA 4022, VISM 4010, CRCP 3002, CROS 4006, DIGF 3001, ENVR 3003 or CROS 3001 and 14.0 credits, including all first-year and second-year requirements and/or permission from the instructor.

Information Sessions:
Thursday, April 14, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 19, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Tuesday, April 26, 3 p.m., 230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)

Venue & Address: 
230 Richmond Street West, Room 322 (third floor)
Email: 
lmillard@faculty.ocadu.ca; minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca