Imago Mundi — Great and North opens at Onsite Gallery

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

More than 300 people attended the opening night of Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, Imago Mundi – Great and North. Presented for the first time in Canada, the exhibition includes more than 700 works by artists, writers, designers and architects from across Canada.

The public opening reception featured remarks by Elder Archer Pechawis. A performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator and member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, Elder Pechawis thanked President Sara Diamond and OCAD University for its dedication to fostering the recognition of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, and their significance in contemporary art and culture.

Francesca Valente, Lead Curator of the exhibition, selected artists from Central and Eastern Canada working in several disciplines: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, cinema, music and literature. Jennifer Karch Verze curated contemporary Western Canadian, Inuit, and Indigenous artists from Canada and the United States. 

Among the featured artists are: Rebecca Belmore, Edward Burtynsky, Mary Pratt, Robert Houle, Douglas Cardinal, Jack Diamond, Moshe Safdie, Andrew Jones, Michael Snow and Margaret Atwood.

Presented with the support of the Luciano Benetton Collection and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, the free exhibition runs through to December 16, 2018.

Address:

199 Richmond St. W., Toronto

Gallery hours:

Wednesday – Noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday – Noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.

Opening reception: Imago Mundi — Great and North. Photo: Henry Chan.
Opening reception: Imago Mundi — Great and North. Photo: Henry Chan.

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Opening reception: Imago Mundi — Great and North. Photo: Henry Chan.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

More than 300 people attended the opening night of Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, Imago Mundi – Great and North. Presented for the first time in Canada, the exhibition includes more than 700 works by artists, writers, designers and architects from across Canada.

The public opening reception featured remarks by Elder Archer Pechawis. A performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator and member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, Elder Pechawis thanked President Sara Diamond and OCAD University for its dedication to fostering the recognition of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, and their significance in contemporary art and culture.

Francesca Valente, Lead Curator of the exhibition, selected artists from Central and Eastern Canada working in several disciplines: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, cinema, music and literature. Jennifer Karch Verze curated contemporary Western Canadian, Inuit, and Indigenous artists from Canada and the United States. 

Among the featured artists are: Rebecca Belmore, Edward Burtynsky, Mary Pratt, Robert Houle, Douglas Cardinal, Jack Diamond, Moshe Safdie, Andrew Jones, Michael Snow and Margaret Atwood.

Presented with the support of the Luciano Benetton Collection and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, the free exhibition runs through to December 16, 2018.

Address:

199 Richmond St. W., Toronto

Gallery hours:

Wednesday – Noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday – Noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.

Poster: 
Opening reception: Imago Mundi — Great and North. Photo: Henry Chan.