This Week at Agnes

Deep Looking

Featuring Drift: Art and Dark Matter

Online, Tuesday 23 March, 12:15–1 pm (ET)

Take time to slow down and deeply observe works of art in select Agnes exhibitions. Through a contemplation practice, this experience allows for relaxation and new insights. Deep Looking welcomes Zachary Kenny, Communications Officer at the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, and a lead coordinator for the Drift: Art and Dark Matter project.

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Jol Thoms, n-land: the holographic (principle), 2021, video, sound, acid burn rocks, reproduction of Robinson Huron Treaty, c-prints, brass and rock sculptures, plug plate, gantry crane, cart. Collection of the artist

Public Talk

What is…Dark Matter? with Mark Richardson and Renée Hložek

Online, Saturday 27 March, 1–2:30 pm (ET)

Why are we talking about dark matter at an art museum? What even IS dark matter (spoiler: scientists still aren’t totally sure)? Join Renée Hložek, Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto and Mark Richardson, Education and Outreach Officer at the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute as they present a dark matter 101, discuss creativity in scientific research and how this links to the exhibition Drift: Art and Dark Matter.

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Image of the galaxy

Public Panel Discussion

Understanding the World through Aesthetics

Online, Wednesday 31 March, 11:30–1:30 pm

A conversation between Elvira Hufschmid, Doctoral Research Fellow, Agnes; Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art, Agnes; and Dr Erica Caden, Research Scientist at SNOLAB. This public event caps off a series of sessions with physicists focused on direct encounters with art in the interest of sharing ways of knowing across disciplines.

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Thanks to generous funding from the Queen’s Cultural Studies program and a MITACS Research Training Award, Hufschmid joins Agnes as a Doctoral Research Fellow. This talk is in partnership with Queen’s University Cultural Studies Colloquium series.

Josèfa Ntjam, Organic Nebula, 2019, carpet, photomontage. Collection of the artist

Frances K. Smith Panel in Canadian Art

Creative Nights

Online, Thursday 1 April, 7–9 pm (ET)

A free public panel, that brings notable academics and professionals together to speak on themes relating to the exhibition Nocturne. Speakers include Dr Will Straw, Professor of Urban Media Studies at McGill University, Ruhi Snyder, independent sleep researcher and educator and Alicia Boutilier, Agnes’s Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art.

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Otto Reinhold Jacobi, Sunrise, 1877, oil on canvas. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund. On view in the exhibition Nocturne.

The Studio

Digital Drawing from Screen to Paper with Chrissy Poitras

Online, Sunday 28 March, 1–3:30 pm (ET)

Chrissy Poitras, an artist who works in printmaking, painting, and public murals shares her favourite processes for seamlessly transitioning between digital concept and finished piece. Using digital drawing programs can make it easy to adjust the scale, color and design of your work before ever putting paint or ink to paper.

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Chrissy Poitras, Your Move, 2019, screen print

Agnes Story

The Art and Science of Medicine Collide

Agnes partnered with the School of Medicine at Queen’s University on The Artistry of Medicine, a project where residents in ophthalmology participate in a sculpture workshop at Agnes. The aims of this collaboration are two-fold: to increase physician wellness and surgical hand dexterity. Read more.

Residents in ophthalmology at Queen’s University take part in a sculpture workshop in Agnes’s studio.

Suzanne Carte. Photo: Yannick Anton

Looking Ahead

What is…Contemporary Art?
with Suzanne Carte
Online, Saturday 24 April
1–2:30 pm (ET)

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