February Art Gallery Exhibits In Windsor Essex

Friday, February 1 to Thursday, February 28


January 11 – February 9, 2019
THE TEMPLE OF THE GLORIOUS – ARTHUR DESMARTEAUX (MONTREAL, QC): The Temple of the Glorious is a satirical exhibition around the religion of hockey. The exhibition includes two installations an altar on which visitors can place their offerings to the hockey gods, and a confessional titled Exercise in self-mutilation, in which there is a video showing a hockey coach (played by the artist) giving a bilingual speech to hypothetical losers.
Opening Reception: Friday January 11 at 7pm

Wed – Sat 12pm – 5pm
519.977.6564, www.artcite.ca
Artcite Inc. – 109 University Ave. W., Windsor


February 9 – May 12, 2019
Deicing/Decolonizing: Hockey Histories in Canadian Contemporary Art: This exhibit is an innovative interpretation of hockey in Canadian contemporary art. Inspired by the idea that hockey is much more diverse than the popular stereotypes have led Canadian society to believe, this exhibition will call into question the entangled relationships between hockey and Canadian identity by making the invisible bodies in hockey visible.

February 9 – May 12, 2019
Johan Grimonprez: Dialogues: This is the Belgian multimedia artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez’s first solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Through a cinematic lens, he provokes daring conversations that challenge notions of globalization, and the political relationships between people and their governments on the big screen.

November 30, 2018 – May 12, 2019
KENNETH SALTMARCHE: DEDICATED VISIONS: This exhibition presents a range of Saltmarche’s art which demonstrates his interest in exploring several art genres over the duration of his artistic practice. Landscape, still life, official portraits as well as informal portraits of family members and acquaintances were also subjects which Saltmarche rendered in oil, watercolour and ink mediums.

Opened November 30, 2018, *ongoing*
LOOK AGAIN! CELEBRATING THE AGW COLLECTION AT 75 YEARS: The Art Gallery of Windsor’s “Look Again” exhibition will include many of your favorite works and those which have truly defined the Gallery’s collection as high quality – Prudence Heward, Emily Carr, members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Notably enriched in this exhibition is the Gallery’s continuing commitment to Indigenous histories, especially in the Great Lakes basin, featuring important works by Bonnie Devine, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Angus Trudeau.

Wed – Sun 11 am – 5 pm, $10/Admission
519.977.0776, www.agw.ca
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor


February 5 – March 2, 2019
*ZIP CODE (N8H 1M4): Zip Code is an exhibit of selected works from the region by a guest curator. The exhibit’s focus is to bring together a collection of efficacious works in a variety of mediums and subject matter throughout the artist’s careers.  The LAC is proud to feature and welcome new exhibiting artists to the LAC and our region.
Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7pm

February 5 – March 2, 2019
TWENTYfive%: 25 reasons to make art this Winter! The LAC offering 25 free canvas to 25 artists to create 25 finished works with 25% off art supplies for the TWENTYfive% exhibit to be featured. And the winner of the people choice votes will receive a $25 Gift Certificate for Art Supplies at the LAC.
Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7pm

PERMANENT COLLECTION: Leamington Arts Centre: The SEAA/LAC’s collection is of great pride amongst its staff, members, and constituents. We take seriously our mission to enrich culture through the collection and preservation of art. Since its founding in 1971, the SEAA/LAC has acquired hundreds of works of art, collecting in the areas of Canadian and international historical and contemporary art.The collection has been built both through donated gifts and considered purchases. Approximately 90% of Gallery acquisitions come from private donors—often dedicated collectors looking for a permanent home for their works where they will be appreciated, cared for, and put on display for others to enjoy. Artists also donate their work, such as Jeet Aulakh’s Namo Ek Yoge; 2010 oil on canvas. It is because of the generosity of these donors that the SEAA/LAC enjoys the position it holds as a collecting institution.
Opening Reception: Fri Feb 15, 7pm

Tues – Fri 10 am – 4:30 pm, Sat 12 pm – 5 pm
519.326.2711, www.leamingtonartscentre.com
Leamington Arts Centre – 72 Talbot St. W., Leamington


January 17 – March 9, 2019
NEW WORKS BY MATTHEW HAWTIN: Matthew Hawtin, in his first solo show at SB Contemporary continues his exploration of line, form and colour with a new body of work produced on the occasion of this exhibition. Working with his signature “torqued” canvases, Hawtin has created a new installation of paintings, exploring the randomness of placement and the notion of visual noise while investigating the dialogue that occurs between the work and the space. Alongside the paintings will be a selection of drawings, an integral part of Matthew’s practice used in the development of his work. Matthew’s work sits within the historical canon of minimalist abstraction with his focus on hard-edge and colour field painting using a precise and personal palette within his aesthetic language.
Opening Reception: Thursday February 7 from 6 – 9pm

Wed 11am – 3pm, Thurs 11am – 6pm, Fri 11am – 3pm, Sat 10am – 3pm
519.819-0536, www.sbcontemporaryart.com 
SB Contemporary Art – 1017 Church St., Windsor