SEED UN CEDE
Advisor: Bonnie Devine
Curator: Patrick DeCoste
Featuring Artists: Don Chretien, Bernard Leroux, & Shawn Johnson
EXHIBITION DATES: September 25 to November 26, 2021
OPENING: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 3 to 5 PM
The AIRD’s upcoming exhibition, SEED UN CEDE, is a visual arts exhibition featuring traditional and contemporary works by Bernard Leroux, Shawn Johnston, and Don Chretien. Curated by queer Acadian-Metis artist Patrick DeCoste, SEED UN CEDE examines the codes and the coding utilized in the Woodland School and more recent digital platforms to speak about colonization and futurism.
S E B A S T E I N M I L L E R
C I V I L D I S O B E D I E N C E
Curated by Carla Garnet
Essay by Phillip Dwight Morgan
Presented by the JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival of Photography.
Sebastein Miller’s Civil Disobedience variously references photojournalism, album art, protest imagery, comic books, films, and video games. The use of digital montage foregrounds his works’ constructed nature, highlighting the gaps between posited futures and depictable reality. Through animated counter-narratives, the Toronto-based artist uses satire to comment on science, race, and the nature of resistance, and to analyze how Black North American icons circulate in popular culture.
Juried by Robert Birch
We are excited to debut John B. Aird’s first edition of its sculpture exhibition juried by Robert Birch and publication design by Erin Storus. We received an outstanding amount of stunning and critical submissions, defining contemporary sculpture in this year’s showcase of over 50 artists that reflect a wide variety of contemporary materials, techniques, and practices. SCULPTURE 2021 is presented in a virtual exhibition, accompanied by a playlist by our juror, and a digital catalog that is available to the public.
STILL LIFE 2021
Online Exhibition + Artbook
CALL FOR ENTRY
JUROR: JUNO YOUN
All selected STILL LIFE works will be included in an online slide show and publication.
The intent of this call is to bring together a large array of works that encourage a rethinking of the traditionally narrow definition of ‘still life’.