This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s art scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Marisa Gallemit on visual art in Ottawa.
Central Art Garage
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.
The festival takes place from June 15 to July 23 at numerous venues. Prices vary and a great deal of the programming is free or pay-what-you-can.
Jessica Bell’s Fits and Starts is at Central Art Garage until May 31.
The approach each artist takes is described by Central Art Garage as ranging from theatrical to literal. The artists have taken an old practice of using hard-edged work and combined it with the unconventional use of modern materials for the creation of each piece. Each artist has picked a particular way to observe and display […]
Walk a little bit down Lebreton Street in Chinatown and you will see a parking lot to your right and a white garage. Enter the building, and there’s no sign of an automotive repair business. What you will find instead is the Central Art Garage. It opened its doors last September and is bringing challenging […]