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Ontario Society of Artists

145 Annual Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 10 to May 4, 2018; Opening Reception: Thursday April 12, 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition Chairs: Jacquie Green, OSA and Marilena Isacescu Carlea, OSA. Exhibition Jurors: Richard Rhodes, William Huffman and Janet Herndershot, OSA. Exhibiting Artists: Anita Granger, Anne-Marie Cosgrove, Artifacts: Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee with Miklos Legrady, Asma Sultana, Bronwyn Mundell, Carmel Brennan OSA, Chris Keene, Clare Ross OSA, Colin Davis, Colleen Myers, Darren Rigo, David Connolly, David Kempton, Eileen Menzel OSA, Fiona Legg OSA, Frances Patella OSA, Helene Latulippe, J. Andrew Hillman, Jane Theodore, Janet Hunter, Jessica Lin, Josy Britton OSA, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Justin Mencel, Kim-Lee Kho, Kye Marshall, Lisandro Pena, Lori Ryerson, Lynden Cowan, Melanie Chirofsky, Michelle Tourikian, Min Soo Kim OSA, Natan Uzza Sivan, Norman Busse, Pauline De Four, Peter Adams, Ronald Regamey, Ross Winter, Sasa Rajsic, Shaheer Zazai, Shahrzad Amin, Silvija Saplys OSA, Sue Miller, Tanya Petruk, Tegan Smith, Tracey Lawko, Tyler Matheson, Winona Elliott-Schep OSA and Central Tech art student, Sarah Thompson.





What’s Next

Bill Jones, Waking Dream

A Primary ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 8 to June 8 2018; Opening Reception: Thursday May 10, 6 to 8 pm

The John B. Aird Gallery is delighted to present a primary solo exhibition for the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival by the renowned American artist, Bill Jones, entitled: Bill Jones: Waking Dream.

This exhibition represents the culmination of a multimedia project by New York-based artist Bill Jones that traces the first hundred years of photography, from its invention in 1839 to its modernist triumphs in the early 20th century. The exhibition integrates still and moving imagery and a wide range of media techniques to reinterpret historical works. Looking to tbehe composite images of 19th-century British photographer Henry Peach Robinson and the sequenced motion studies of Robinson’s contemporary Eadweard Muybridge, through to the advent of cinema, Jones maps early analogue history onto the contemporary digital landscape.

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Friday, May 11, 2018 – 12 to 1 pm:

Bill Jones & Dr. Matthew Brower Lunch and Learn

Bill Jones leads a walk-through of his exhibition Waking Dream, in conversation with photo-theorist Dr. Matthew Brower. Their discussion will centre on the photographic aesthetic developed during its first hundred years and the effect it has had on Jones’ life’s work as a visual artist, writer, scientist and inventor.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 1 to 3 pm:

Bill Jones & Stephen Andrews in Conversation

Bill Jones and Stephen Andrews have been friends and contemporaries for over 20 years. Each have novel approaches to media and mediation in their work and share a love of experimentation. On Saturday afternoon from 1-3, the Aird will present an informal discussion between Jones and Andrews about meaning and metaphor in the information age.



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The John B. Aird Gallery is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes contemporary artists and artworks through exhibitions and educational programs.

As the gallery enters a new phase in its life, support is needed to help fund new exhibitions that engage with themes that are socially relevant, thought provoking, inspiring, and representational of the current art scene in Canada. The gallery is open to the public and entry is free of charge. Your support is essential. To donate to the Aird Gallery click here. Donors of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt issued by Canada Helps.

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