Taymaz Valley: “The pairing of these two artists is a spark of genius on the gallery director Carrie Colton’s part, not only because of the contrasting palettes with which these two artists exercise their creativity, but by the performativity that brings forth their interconnectivity.”
With May just around the corner, the weather has warmed from the snow and ice of a few short weeks ago and we can finally pack away our winter jackets. Going outside has become a whole lot more hospitable – and just in time, as there is plenty to get out and do this weekend in Ottawa!
Apt613 and a crew of #ottarts photographers were there for a special preview of the Ottawa Art Gallery, re-opening this weekend.
The Ottawa Art Gallery is set to open to the public on Saturday, April 28. Admission is free, as always.
Gatineau-based interdisciplinary artist Emily Rose Michaud was asked by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum to propose a site-specific work. She brings us on road trips to watersheds, dams and falls from Almonte to Maniwaki to discover our intimate, emotional relationship with water over time.
Seven Below, Ottawa’s newest gallery location, is tucked in the lower half of A Modern Space, the fine furniture store recently relocated to old Ottawa South.
Ghosts is on display at General Assembly until April 28, 2018.
Marc Adornato’s Ruined Landscapes painting series will be the Diefenbunker Museum from April 5 to July 15.
At the Central Art Garage, visitors are invited into a typical souvenir shop full of cheap mass produced, supposedly, Indigenous objects for Mi’kmaw performance and installation artist Ursula Johnson’s exhibition Indian Truckhouse of High Art.
It’s the final weekend of Winterlude, but maybe you’ve already seen the sculptures, skated the canal, and eaten all of the fried dough. Well, not to worry. There’s still plenty to do in Ottawa this weekend.
Andrew Ooi creates complex, colourful geometric artwork out of Gampi paper, a Japanese handmade tissue-like paper made from the bark of the Gampi bush. His work, Anatomy of Resilience, is on display until April 18, 2018 at Ottawa City Hall’s Karsh-Masson Gallery.
Modern Hyenas is a show about finding forms and scavenging means in order to provide. Visit The Sussex Contemporary before March 1 to enjoy the collection.
Jim Davies is the Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory. He’s spent his career exploring why we find things compelling, from art to religion and from sports to superstition. Apt613 asked him to share his findings on the appeal of art.
MERGER is a selection of photos from Christian Villemaire’s larger series Hull ( ) in which he explores the expansion of the Gatineau area and Hull’s consequent erasure.
After the exhibition ends on January 7th, keep an eye out for these artworks in city offices and public spaces across the city.