This Week at Agnes

In the Galleries

Final week to see Humour Me and Superradiance

Agnes is turning over a few galleries in November. Now is your chance to see Humour Me, an exhibition of the topsy-turvy world of caricature and Superradiance,  featuring new work by Andy Berg, GHY Cheung, Bicky Marquez, Chrissy Poitras, Noah Scheinman and Kyle Topping. Both are on view through 7 November.

Images: Guided tour of Humour Me; KyleTopping, Limitless Water, 2021, screenprint. Collection of the artist

Art and Wellness

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online, Thursdays to 11 November, 4–5:30 pm (ET)

“Art Hive for me is like a date night I set aside with myself, a chance for making, making in a little community without worrying about product, it is really about process and about losing myself in artmaking […], says participant Bonnie Anthony. “Time just goes by so quickly, you are so involved.”

Make time for yourself to recharge and get inspired!  This weekly online program is free and projects are designed to use materials you already have on hand. Sign up for Meditation Flags and Banners on 4 November and Sock Puppets on 11 November. All levels of artistic experience are welcome. Sign up.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Take a Virtual Field Trips to AGNES

Exhibitions extend beyond our walls

Fall 2021

What’s so funny? Elementary Schools Analyze Caricature (Grades 5–8)
Focusing on critical literacy and media analysis, students will practice decoding historical caricature and contemporary media to identify underlying messages, values, intended audience and their own bias. This synchronous online school program lasts one hour and is available through 17 December. Request a booking

*Limestone District School Board is supporting all of their classes by waiving the fee.

Reflecting on Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds) (Grades 9–12)
Students consider the themes present in the exhibition including in/visibility, unseen forces and the natural environment. This asynchronous school program is designed to enrich Indigenous arts education with connections to the curriculum. Learn more.

View of Tannis Nielsen’s Creation in Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds). Photo: Nicole Gumapac

2021 Ontario Galleries Awards Shortlist

Drift: Art and Dark Matter shortlisted for Exhibition of the Year

Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries (GOG) is pleased to announce the Shortlisted Nominees for the 44th Annual, 2021 GOG Awards. Drift: Art and Dark Matter is being considered for the Exhibition of the Year (Budget over $50,000). The iconic GOG Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement, artistic merit, and excellence of arts institutions and professionals in the public art gallery sector.

Get your free tickets to the virtual awards ceremony on Monday 29 November, 6 pm EST and RSVP HERE. Award winners will be announced during the ceremony.

Josèfa Ntjam, Luciferin Drop, 2020, glass, metal, plastic and Myceaqua Vitae, 2020, video with sound. Collection of the artist. Installation view from Drift: Art and Dark Matter. Photo: Tim Forbes


Studios in Solitude

Studios in Solitude is a micro-residency program probing solitude’s dual potential as both a disruptive force and site of historic privilege. This past year has required artists to repeatedly pause, pivot and adapt their practices. In recognition of this precarious backdrop for artmaking, and in keeping with Agnes’s new iterative style of programming that emphasizes the social and civic function of the gallery, this micro-residency offers Agnes’s space and resources to support solitary contemplation or creation without the pressure of productivity. Participating artists-in-residence are site-specific theatre artist Mo Horner, multimedia and beadwork artist Shelby Lisk, graphic artist ck nosun and multimedia installation artist Vivian Sheng. Learn more.

Studios in Solitude is supported by the City of Kingston Arts Fund, Kingston Arts Council and the Bader Legacy Fund.

Mo Horner in the André Biéler Studio working with collaborator Devon Runions.

Jacob van Campen, Old Woman with a Book, 1625–1630, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013

Looking Ahead

Deep Looking

Studies in Solitude
Online, 16 November, 12:15–1 pm (ET)
Sign up

The Studio

Exploring Cultural Identity through Art with Karin Jones
In-Person,  18 November, 6–8 pm
Register ($25)

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