Winter Season Launch 2017

19 January 2017
Members' Preview: 5–6:30 pm, Public Reception: 6:30–8 pm

Five new exhibitions will be celebrated

Members will enjoy introductions to the feature shows at the Preview, 5 to 6:30 pm, with the Public Reception following the remarks at 6:30 pm, running to 8 pm. Meet the artist, curators and supporters who make these fine exhibitions possible.

Picturing Arctic Modernity: North Baffin Drawings from 1964 is a deeply original, revelatory show, and Curator of Indigenous Art Norman Vorano’s first major research project since joining the Agnes. Based on a selection of extraordinary works on paper from the collection of the Canadian Museum of History, and enriched by interviews Vorano undertook in Nunavut last summer, this show will travel to the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, and to North Baffin communities following its run in Kingston.

In Curator of Contemporary Art Sunny Kerr’s inventive The hold, we extend artistic themes of hospitality and collective awareness, once again stretching the definition of what a gallery space can be. Pursuing answers in another direction, The Unvarnished Truth and Key Works Unlocked exhibitions delve under the surface of historical paintings to discover new evidence and inform fresh accounts of their histories. Two of a Kind showcases the fascinating 18thcentury European tradition of pairing prints. This charming exhibition was initiated by, and honours, a great scholar and long-standing friend of the Agnes, the late W. McAllister (Mac) Johnson.

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