With daylight savings bringing an extra hour of sunshine to our wakeful time and the promise of light at the end of our workday, we hope this puts a little spring in your step ahead of the official change in seasons next weekend. There is plenty to do with that bit of extra pep this weekend, so without further ado, we give you: the Weekend Roundup.
Wall Space Gallery
After only a couple of short days since the last long weekend of the summer, we’ve arrived at yet another weekend – the second last before the official arrival of fall!
Brenda Dunn: If you’ve been feeling hectic and want a breath of fresh air, the current pairing at Wall Space Gallery is set to soothe. Crystal Beshara and Sharon Kelly pair up lovely synchronized palettes and even some crossover in subject matter. Their dual show L I N G E R AND L U R E is a luxurious collection of coastal landscapes, oceanic palettes, abstracts and florals.
It may not be possible to climb into Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, but Drew Mosley’s solo show A Rebellious Nature is about as close as you can get.
While this October’s Friday the 13th will no doubt be a time for early Halloween parties, dancing ghoulishly, and watching movies about men with chainsaws and too much free time, it will also be a great weekend to enjoy fall weather as Ottawa gears down from its perennially overwhelming festival season.
Brenda Dunn: “I am lying on my back, in an ocean of space. There is a whole galaxy above me. It is absolutely silent, utterly isolated, and completely peaceful. It is also a geodesic dome located in the centre of the Train Yards industrial complex.”
Stefan Thompson’s sustainable artwork is on display at Wall Space Gallery (358 Richmond Rd) in his new show, New Scratches.
When you walk into Wall Space Gallery, the wall furthest from the door to the far end acts as the greeting, the handshake of the gallery every time a new show is hung. Claire Desjardins’ The Secrets We Keep fills this space with her 4 x 5 foot piece “How Many Fingers” which gestures like […]
Ottawa artist Stefan Thompson is a bit of an enigma to most who see his work. Usually roughly sketched, slightly deranged looking animals appear either in portraits reminiscent of the prints by German artist Michael Sowa on Amelie’s bedroom wall or in an overlapped piece that evokes something between the haunting nature of Picasso’s Guernica […]
An important aspect of International Women’s Day is that it initiates a dialogue, a dialogue that resurrects past generations of struggle, contempt and discernment in a society that has persecuted individual’s opportunity on the basis of gender. A collection of works by five female artists are featured from now until March 30th at the Wall […]
The first image that came to mind when I heard about Lori Victor’s latest installation, How Would Mary Feel? was an icon of the Virgin Mary. ‘Tis the season. The work, to be displayed at Wall Space Gallery until Dec. 29, is essentially a wall of derogatory words that have been used to disdainfully describe […]
Digital painting, graffiti, lasers and DJs: Night Light Masquerade brings it together at Wall Space Gallery
It’s hot out there, Ottawa. If you need a reason to escape the heat this weekend, head over to Wall Space Gallery for a night of dancing, DJing, lasers and live digital painting by one of our favourite local artists, Stefan Thompson. You may already be familiar with Thompson’s work if you frequent the Idle […]