While the official launch isn’t until Sept. 20 — there aren’t a lot of people around the last week of August, after all, let alone the thousands of students who will be settling in on Queen’s University’s campus in the next few weeks — four new exhibitions quietly opened at Agnes Etherington Art Centre this week.
When you last found me here is a collection of sculptural portraits by artist Tau Lewis. Lewis is the Stonecroft Artist-in-Residence at Queen’s for 13 weeks, and will be hosting a figurative sculpture workshop Sept. 18.
A number of artists have pieces in the second iteration of The Hold, which “concentrates on hindrance and movement, from the global to the intimate,” according to a gallery press release.
In the Present: The Zacks Gifts of 1962 features a number of pieces that were considered cutting edge 56 years or so ago. In the pieces donated by Samuel and Ayala Zacks are works by Harold Town, Jack Bush, Anne Kahane, and Jock Macdonald among others.
This year marks a century since the end of the First World War, images from which are documented in the collection Printmaking at War, 1914-1918. The images come “from those who served and those who remained on the home front.”
The four exhibitions run until December, which is also when a fifth exhibition at the art gallery, Artists at Work: Picturing Practice in the European Tradition, also closes.
The official opening is, again, Sept. 20 with a members-only reception and showing from 5 to 6, after which it will be open to the public until 7:30. For more, go to agnes.queensu.ca.