Shuvinai Ashoona

Woven Thoughts
September 20 – October 11, 2014

CPT 7885-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feheley Fine Arts is delighted to present Woven Thoughts, an exhibition of recent works by Cape Dorset artist, Shuvinai Ashoona, curated by Nancy Campbell. Through continuous experimentation with subject matter, Ashoona’s inventive drawings are consistently at the forefront of contemporary Inuit art. Her recent drawings are a combination of reality and the disturbingly imaginative. Her intricate compositions often involve a highly developed colour spectrum and her own abstract outlook of northern life. Shuvinai Ashoona’s unfailing devotion to developing her art and individual style have made her one of the most prominent contemporary Inuit artists.

Shuvinai Ashoona’s work continues to gain momentum and exposure; her artwork has been exhibited alongside the work of Annie Pootoogook, Sobey Art Award winner, and Shary Boyle, who represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Ashoona has been featured in curated exhibitions including SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, Sakahàn at the National Gallery ofCanada, the 18th Sydney Biennale, Oh Canada at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collectionat the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the TD Bank Financial Group.

Meet the Artist:  Thursday, October 2, 5 – 7 pm.

Luminescences MTL-TO

Luminescences MTL-TO
July 26-August 23, 2014
Vernissage: Saturday July 26 @ 3 pm

Blinder and Orange Box

Luc Courchesne – Karilee Fuglem – Dil Hildebrand – John Latour – Marie-Jeanne Musiol – Roberto Pellegrinuzzi – John Player – Chih-Chien Wang

Image credit: Chih-Chen Wang, Blinder and Orange Box, 2009

Luminescences draws attention to the discreet yet important role that light plays in a wide range of artists’ work. It alludes to light’s ability to reveal and reflect, to shimmer or glow, to cast shadows or fade. Luminescences celebrates both the intangible and ephemeral nature inherent in light and the works they inspire.

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Image credit: John Player, Facility, 2014

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

Open until July 19, 2014

Kenojuak Exhibition

After passing away last January, Kenojuak Ashevak remains recognized as one of the greatest Canadian artists of the 20th and 21st century. From her first drawings, done in the late 1950’s, to those completed shortly before her death, she has dazzled audiences with her signature style and brilliant works.

This exhibition reflects her vast creativity through her ability and willingness to create drawings, sculptures and various forms of prints. The fact that she continued to experiment with the abstract and the scale of her drawings, even in old age, is representative of her imagination and dedication. Feheley Fine Arts’ Kenojuak Ashevak show is a retrospective journey that contains work from throughout the fifty-year career of this artistic icon.

Marc Audette and Adad Hannah

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Featured Scotiabank Contact photography festival
May 3 – May 31, 2014
Opening May 3, from 3 to 5 pm

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is proud to present as part as Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival this exhibition which features new works by Toronto-based photographer Marc Audette and Montreal-and Vancouver-based artist Adad Hannah. Unifying these two bodies of work are the artists’ expressive interaction between photographic history, nature, and current technology.

Audette exploits and explores the conventions and technological features of photography, establishing both the limits and the possibilities of the image while creating wonder and incongruity. Through videos, photo projections, back lit and still photos with video overlays, he re-stages core processes for viewing, imagining, and communicating. The Line is a series of photographs in which Audette plays with a custom-made, portable lighting system in forests of the Americas. The bright line of light that runs through the photographs operates like a drawing tool, exploring and embracing the landscape while suggesting narrative possibilities.

Hannah is known for his signature video, photography, and installation works that often reference or re-enact famous artworks. Hannah’s Blackwater Ophelia painstakingly restages the 1852 painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais, drawing attention to the artifice of photographic images. The exhibition also includes works from The Russians, a series set in the Russian countryside, which are based on the early colour-photography techniques of Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii.

Image: Marc Audette, Castlegar, 2014

Jutai Toonoo – Still Life

March 22 – April 26, 2014

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Feheley Fine Arts is thrilled to present Still Life, an exhibition of recent works by one of the most well-known and cutting edge contemporary Inuit artists, Jutai Toonoo.

Always experimenting with media, style, and composition, Toonoo’s innovative drawings are consistently in the vanguard of contemporary Inuit art.  He gives life and texture to his still life drawings by integrating different types of media, such as oil pastel, acrylic paint, watercolour pencil, and pencil crayon.

Jutai Toonoo’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the TD Bank Financial Group.

Still Life will be at Feheley Fine Arts and Centre Space from March 22 – April 26, 2014, with a public reception and artist talk on April 5th, 2014, 3 – 5 PM.

Opening this Saturday, February 15

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EDWARD MALONEY
February 15 – March 15, 2014

Not far from downtown are the silhouettes of industries the city was built upon. In that first wave of industrial growth the coastlines were sharpened, tributaries confined, vistas obscured. The landscape became a background.

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain presents Edward Maloney’s first solo exhibition in Toronto. This exhibition brings together three elements of the artist’s practice: drawing, video, and life-size installation – each chosen as alternative interpretations of realism. The central installation reconstructs a mirrored warehouse facade that integrates gallery visitors into a reflection of Montreal. The 15 minute scene presents the skyline as an archaeological image from a historical vantage point in Griffintown. Accompanying this is a series of drawings using words from signage in the industrial areas of Toronto and Vancouver, playing with typographical and business motives, and complementing a single-channel video of North Vancouver seen though the shipping yards of Railtown.

Industrial areas in cities show an early relationship to the landscape – governed by physical boundaries while demonstrating an ambition to extend beyond the water’s edge. In these renderings of historical city areas there is an organized abstraction of nature; from an environment into a collection of hurdles toward progress.

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Kenojuak Ashevak Anniversary Memorial

The internationally renowned Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak passed away on January 8th, 2013. Pat Feheley, a good friend of the artist, hosted a memorial service to commemorate the anniversary of her passing.img_3214-nggid0286-ngg0dyn-0x0x100-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010

 

Kenojuak Ashevak’s signature style and bold, colourful artwork was well-awarded;  she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1967, elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1974, and received the Governor General’s Award in 2008.  Additionally, three of her prints (‘Enchanted Owl,’ ‘Return of the Sun’, and ‘The Owl’) were replicated on Canadian stamps.   However, the artist was arguably most famous for over fifty years of contributions to the Cape Dorset Print Collection, ultimately culminating with seven works in the 2013 Print Release.

The gallery was decorated with an assortment of drawings and prints from throughout her career.   The works on display included ‘Serpentine Wolf,’ one of her prints from the latest Cape Dorset Print Release, and an unfinished large-scale drawing that she was working on before she passed.

The memorial had an incredible turnout as friends and family flew down from Cape Dorset to attend, thanks to their friends Barry Appleton, Marnie Schreiber and John Price.   In attendance were Kenojuak’s children, Adamie and Silaqqi Ashevak, daughter-in-law Ooloosie, niece and nephew, Mary and Dennis, and friends, Jimmy and Pitseo Manning.

During the ceremony, speeches were given by the Inuit Art Foundation‘s Jimmy Manning and Pat Feheley, as well as the artist’s daughter Silaqqi Ashevak.   Quotes from printer Qavavau Manumie, Kenojuak’s artist nephew Tim Pitsiulak, and John Price were also read during the ceremony.

Christine Lalonde and Will Huffman from the Inuit Art Foundation announced the establishment of the Kenojuak Memorial Fund.   This bi-annual scholarship will commence in 2015 to grant an Inuit artist a residency, supporting the development of Inuit arts and culture.   For more information on this exciting initiative, pay a visit to the Inuit Art Foundation Website.

Edward Maloney

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February 15 – March 15, 2014

The artist’s first solo exhibition in Toronto combines new large-scale video work with drawings that indicate a precarious harmony in the transformation of Canada’s major cities through industry and development.

Image credit: Depth Breadth Length Width – Vancouver, 2011, HD video, ed. of 3

Dil Hildebrand: And so on, and so forth …

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Dil Hildebrand: And so on, and so forth …

November 21 – December 21, 2013
Opening November 21 from 5 pm to 7 pm

Join us for the artist’s talk by Dil Hildebrand at 2 pm Saturday November 23rd followed by a talk at 3 pm by Nancy Campbell on Marcel Dzama’s benefit exhibition held at Feheley Fine Arts for Plug-In Institute.

To read Petra Halkes’ essay on Dil Hildebrand’s new body of work in relation to his overall practice since having won the RBC painting competition in 2006, and to see all the works of the exhibition, click here

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Chih-Chien Wang

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Chih-Chien Wang

September 12 – October 13, 2013

Opening: Thursday September 12 from 6-8 pm.

Talk: As part of the annual
Gallery Hop, Canadian Art contributor Sam Cotter will talk about Chih-Chien Wang’s exhibition at 65 George Street, 2pm.

Chih-Chien Wang’s practice involves the presentation of found objects and the process of collecting or recreating them. This process builds up his understanding of the living space and the cultural diversity of the city. These concerns resemble his understanding of people, reflect the place where he lives in, and reveal his doubt about the self.

Photography, video and installation constantly serve as the main tools for Wang’s creation. With these media, he is able to preserve the fresh impression of specific moments while enjoying the capability to recreate scenery generated from collected experiences. Photography, video and installation continue to offer him great diversity in examining content and challenging the presentation of concepts.
CW_CS_title_2013Green Is Our Shadow, a selection of ten images

This series of images are to be presented together in the same space to form a visual dialogue among different gestures, body parts, objects and processes. The images came from various projects ranging from 2004 to 2011, and each project had its specific theme and process. However, these selected images share the common interest, which I have been exploring throughout my practice. It’s about the existence of the body, the interaction with the surroundings, and the actions to examine such existence and interaction.

In details, the actions include: applying color in a given physical space to distinguish the subject from its surroundings, using thread to interact with the space and the body, hardening cloth to form interior landscape, piling objects, cutting, collecting and offering objects, and packaging the body. These actions transform objects, interior scenery and the body, and then they were recorded and presented in the form of photography.

It is worth mentioning that this series of images are chosen to form a set of installation. The installation as the work opens up the association of the images in terms of the content and the form, it turns the series into a unique and complete unity, and it also reflects my approach to the visual language.

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I shook the box every time I arrived at the studio. I shook it to see if they were still tightly holding to each other, how much particles would fall from them, and with which posture they would posses that day.

The box was an enclosed space, and the two items had a connection within the space since escaping from the box was not an option. Even though the flower was picked by Shaore, my 3-year-old son at the time, and the branch was given to us by a neighbor who saw Shaore holding the flower that afternoon, the accidental encounter was only the beginning of a little story which probably wouldn’t matter to anyone.

During the two or three months period before they dried out, I photographed them each week. The only thing I could say was that even though the space was tiny, they still developed possibilities. Judging by the way they hold each other you might notice that they have been dancing forever.

Born in Taiwan, Chih-Chien Wang lives and works in Montréal. He obtained a BFA in Theatre and Cinema from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei in 1994, and worked for several television companies producing documentaries before moving to Canada in 2002. Wang obtained a MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2006. He has exhibited in Canadian and International museums and artist-run centres, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (solo, 2013), Optica, Dazibao, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (for the Québec Triennial in 2008), the 5th edition of Orange in Ste-Hyacinthe, at Gallery 44 and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, and at Zenith Gallery in Beijing.

His works figure prominently in several public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – and in corporate and private collections such as Hydro Quebec, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, Desjardins, and Caisse de dépôt et placement.