Three new works on paper now available through the gallery. Email for pricing.
untitled, 2014. 6.5 x 7.5 inches
untitled, 2014. 6 x 9 inches
untitled, 2014. 6 x 8 inches
Three new works on paper now available through the gallery. Email for pricing.
organic, an intimate exhibition featuring Tess Michalik (New York, NY) and Chantal Dupas (Winnipeg, MB) is a mélange of Michalik's colorful, sumptuously layered oil floral paintings with Dupas' finely drawn and meticulously painted botanical illustrations. Pieces from the WAG's decorative arts collection will appear alongside the works of these two artists, helping to uncover another layer for study and dialogue with art history and contemporary design. This show visually illustrates influences of both scientific and decorative art, capturing the beauty in the organic natural world.
For more infomration, visit www.wag.ca/upcoming
From January 25-28, LKAP participated in Art Los Angeles Contemporary. A sincere thank you to all who visited the booth, to Tim Fleming, Director of ALAC, for another banger of a fair, and to Canada Council for the support.
Corri-Lynn Tetz is currently part of the exhibition, life's not fair and people don't act right, pt. 1 of American Fine Arts, at BBQLA. Curated by Timo Fahler and Lara Schoorl.
Stephanie Rose Guerrero
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
BBQLA’s migrating exhibition series, american fine arts (afa), is touring the country throughout 2018. Starting at our home gallery in Los Angeles, afa will travel to various art spaces in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Miami. Part 1, life’s not fair and people don’t act right opens in Los Angeles with the artists listed above. As the show moves to its next destination, the narrative progresses; part 2 enters a voice of unified discourse, and while the initial artworks from part 1 remain, new artists enter at this point ad infinitum, through the end of our story…
All of the artists in BBQLA’s afa represent an emerging faction of the art world. They are early in their careers and their practice speaks to their ambition and drive while depicting cultural viewpoints that establish an overall sentiment of what it means to be making art in this time and this place. We have met with and visited artists from disparate walks of life and compiled a group that not only represents the future of the art world, but critically speaks to the existence of our collective voice and the hopes and fears of what we experience.
On view through March 3, 2018. A book is forthcoming.
Installation images by Jeff McLane.
Stages Speaker Series: Artist Talk with Erica Eyres
June 27, 2017 - 7pm to 9pm
former Globe Cinema, 3rd floor, Portage Place Shopping Centre, 393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Plug In ICA is pleased to present a talk by Glasgow based artist Erica Eyres, who is the 8th speaker in our 2017 Stages Speaker Series. This series is held off-site at the former Globe Cinema in Portage Place Mall, Winnipeg.
Erica Eyres’ artistic production is defined by an admirable proficiency in a range of media including drawing, film, and most recently ceramics. Thwarting her refined skills, she embraces awkwardness and humour that has a lo-fi aesthetic. Autbiography is often the subject of her work, which she obscures through costuming, narration and role reversals. She is influenced by the social and artistic milieu of Winnipeg, where Eyres was born and regularly returns to from her current home in Glasgow.
Eyres mines visual references from the surrealism of daily life and the aesthetic of TV, Eyres is interested in failure, and misaligned characters. Her drawings often play on sexuality and fantasy that is always slightly unsettled. In a similar mode her work with ceramics draws on everyday objects such as candles, insects, food or body parts, which operate as stand-alone objects that are decontextualized or estranged. Eyres graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. Recent exhibitions include The Vegetable Store, part of Glasgow International 2016; Holidays in the Future, at Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg (2015); and Biography Channel, ASC Gallery, London (2014). Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Queen’s Park Railway Club, Glasgow (2017). She is currently doing her PhD in Fine Art at Northumbria University.
This artist talk with Erica Eyres is part of Stages Speaker Series, which is offered in anticipation of Stages: Drawing the Curtain, a constellation of temporary public artworks to be launched in August 2017. This large-scale public art project asks artists to locate a site within the city of Winnipeg from which to contemplate the stage - its function as a platform; its meaning as a point of attention; and its physical design. Directed by their individual interests and material preferences, the artists will build sculptural ‘stages’ ranging in shape and form, connected as platforms for audiences to occupy, physically engage with and contemplate.
In keeping with the drive of Stages to bring art beyond our walls, all talks for Stages Speaker Series will be held at an off-site location. This presentation will be held at the former Globe Cinema, 3rd floor, Portage Place Shopping Centre, 393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg.
*Artists for Stages: Drawing the Curtain include: Abbas Akhavan (Toronto), Pablo Bronstein (London, UK), Erica Eyres (Glasgow, UK/ Winnipeg), Kara Hamilton (Toronto), Federico Herrero (San José, Costa Rica), Toril Johannessen (Tromsø, Norway), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg), Krista Belle Stewart (Vancouver) and Ron Tran (Vancouver).
**A selection of the Stages Speaker Series presentations are now online at https://plugin.org/videos
Stages Speaker Series and Stages: Drawing the Curtain are made possible through the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program.
Originally from Winnipeg, Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Through videos, drawings and sculptures, she explores narrative fallacies that complicate the viewer’s understanding of the author’s subjective truth, and problematizes the notion of the autobiographical. Frequently borrowing from the aesthetics of low-budget television, her videos centre around personal narratives and her own performance in her videos is revealed through a disembodied voice or pair of hands. This detached approach to performance is reflected in her recent series Conference Drawings (2016) and Life Drawings (2016).
Congratulations to LKAP artist Derek Dunlop who is participating in the International Studio and Curatorial Program's Spring Open Studios exhibition in New York this week.
Dunlop joins 37 other artists, artist collectives and curators from 22 countries currently in residence for the ISCP's twice-annual Open Studios exhibition, which invites the public to view current artwork and share conversations with the artists and curators currently in residence. This is a two-day exhibition located at the ISCP's post-industrial loft in Bushwick. Additionally, this year the ISCP has invited the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos (CCA), a non-profit based in Nigeria, as the 2017 institution-in-residence. As well, the group exhibition Gazelle Lost In Watts will be presented in the ISCP's Project Space
The opening reception is this Friday April 21. Open Studios exhibtion hours are Saturday April 22 1-8pm. The ISCP is located at 1040 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn New York
While LKAP attends Papier Montreal 2017, the gallery will be close Wednesday April 19th through Friday April 21st.
The gallery will be open Saturday April 22nd for the final day of This Must Be The Place (Home Pt 2).
We apologize for the inconvenience but the gallery will be closed today. We will reopen Wednesday at 12. The gallery will also be open by appointment only from April 20-22 while we are at Papier. Thank you.
Back in October, 2016, we were interviewed about the Daniel Johnston exhibition at the gallery and how to make a commercial gallery viable in a smaller market without compromising creative integrity. One excerpt here, but visit their website to read the full article by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir.
"...these tendencies aren’t deterring gallerists in cities across the country from putting on relatively niche shows. Take Winnipeg gallery Lisa Kehler Art and Projects’s recent presentation of work by cult musician and artist Daniel Johnston, whose drawings, created with marker, reference popular culture and dwell on his recurring theme of unrequited love.
“I was looking to bring Johnston’s work into Winnipeg and into the gallery, without really even knowing if there was a market for it. But it’s something that I’m so passionate about, that when I focus on the education aspect of the show, it’s almost creating a market for it,” said Kehler at the time."
"Aganetha Dyck has spent 20 years working with honeybees, placing found objects into their hives which will then become naturally coated in patches and layers of honeycomb. This transforms the look and feel of the objects into something new and strange. “Most of it is all their own decision, but she sometimes gives them hints about where she wants them to build using pheromones,” adds Falvey.
Interestingly and tragically, Dyck recently developed a “life-threatening allergy to bee stings.” She has not given up, enlisting the help of photographer William Eakin to replace her in the physical act of putting objects in the hives. Eakin then further adds to the collaboration by photographing the objects. It’s curious to consider that if anything were to happen to bees in this uncertain time for them, they will leave an artistic legacy behind."
Jeanette Johns The Weight Of The Earth's Curve at Arprim, Montreal. January 20th to February 25.
Winnipeg-born, Montreal based artist Jeannette Johns presents a series of new works on paper that explore historical representations of the Earth's sphericity. In various fields of knowledge - philosophy, topology, geography, astronomy - the three-dimensionality of the Earth is collapsed and distorted into two-dimensional representations of scale, dimension and distance. However our lived experience is necessarily tied to the Earth's volume, gravity and movements through three-dimensional space. Johns's works consider the complicated relations of optics, scale, abstraction in our desire to map truth.
Suzie Smith at Centennial Hall as part of a collaboration between Plug In ICA and the Winnipeg New Music Festival. January 20 to February 28.
Winnipeg artist Suzie Smith show new site-specific print works as part of a collaboration between Plug In ICA and The Winnipeg New Music Festival. Through repetition and intentional distortion of the five lined musical staff, Smith's work responds to the ephemerality of experiencing music. The series will be installed on the Piano Nobile Wall of the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St. Winnipeg)
Robert Taite in Plastic Rhymes at EAGM, Estevan Saskatchewan, January 20 to February 24.
Winnipeg artist Robert Taite shows new work in the group show Plastic Rhymes at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan Saskatchewan. Plastic Rhymes considers Picasso's assertion that painting produces geometrical rhymes in form, colour and space. Extending Picasso's observation beyond the surface of the canvas through the use of various non-traditional media, alternative frames, and by occupying unconventional gallery space, Taite's work critically re-evaluates the language and assumptions of painting.
We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) from January 26 - 29, 2017. One of only three Canadian galleries accepted to the fair, we will be exhibiting the work of Winnipeg-born, LA-based artist Jon Pylypchuk, Winnipeg-born, Boston-based artist Guy Maddin, and Winnipeg-based artist Robert Taite.
The fair opens to the public on January 26 at 7 pm. Tickets are available here. If you plan to be in the LA area, please let us know!
Come for a private viewing of Winnipeg-based artist, Suzie Smith's new solo exhibition while tasting incredible cheeses carefully selected by the Cheesemongers, and deftly paired with classic cocktails created by Josey Krahn from the Forth Bar.
Tickets are limited, and are available here.
LISA KEHLER ART + PROJECTS
Booth V06 (VERGE)
October 28 - 31, 2016
VIP Opening: October 27 (Tickets)
We are proud to present the work of Erica Eyres, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Guy Maddin, Jon Pylypchuk, and Robert Taite - a diversity in medium including collage, sculpture, drawing, painting, and textiles. We will also have a limited selection of works by Aganetha Dyck, and Kristin Nelson.
We are also honoured to have been chosen to present a special project featuring The Long Weekend, the collective of Winnipeg artists and filmmakers including Paul Butler, Galen Johnson, Julia Anne Leach, Guy Maddin, and Caelum Vatnsdal, with special guests Jonah Corne, Simon Hughes, and Alicia Smith. A series of 6 fantastical, faux movie posters mounted in light boxes will be on display in the cafe. Each work is available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you there.
Preview the works online now at Artsy.
REMINDER: THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 UNTIL NOVEMBER 1. WE WILL REOPEN NOVEMBER 2 AND RESUME REGULAR HOURS.
Opening night images from Message to Man International Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia. Curated by Sasha Ahmadshina
Winnipeg artist Robert Taite presents Acrow Pillow Prop, a collection of architectural paintings that explore the poetics of space. Using the gallery wall as a blank canvas for experimentation and play, Taite uses found fabrics as substitutes for mark-making. Paint mis-tints and structural forms create repetition in pattern and formation, striving towards a serendipitous abstraction through assemblage. Taite, a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competitions, has exhibited throughout Canada, most recently at the gallery AKA Artist Run in Saskatoon, SK.
Guy Maddin at Carpenter Centre for Visual Arts in Boston, MA
Guy Maddin at Message to Man International Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. September 23 - 30
Over a period of 5 days, Maddin will screen 7 films, as well as present an exhbiiton of collages at the Freud Museum of Dreams.
Kristin Nelson in Fibreworks 16 at Idea Works, Cambridge, ON
Fibreworks, now in its 16th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. All works selected for the exhibition are eligible for the Juror’s award and may be purchased by Idea Exchange as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art.
Fibreworks 2016 is juried by Sarah Quinton, Artist/Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto, ON) and Jaime Angelopoulos, Artist (Toronto, ON). This year, the jury received submissions from 194 artists from across Canada, after a thorough selection process 15 artists were selected for exhibition.
Kristin Nelson in Superimposition: Sculpture and Image | Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Mayer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts: at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, MB, October 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017
Curated by Jenifer Papararo
Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Maåyer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Roberts are connected in Superimposition: Sculpture and Image as artists who contend with the spatial terms of sculpture while also contemplating the flat surface of images. “Superimposition” is often used as a technical term in graphics to refer to the layering of photographic images or patterns. It can be as simple as placing a pattern over a shape to give it texture or more complexly creating an illusory effect by joining two photographic images seamlessly as if they were taken simultaneously. The commonality of this effect is exponential. The more acute outcome is that in superimposing one thing over another there is always a concealing of portions of one image or graphic for another that determines its transformative action. It is this characteristic that is overlaid on to the work in this exhibition not as a technique but as a method of approach.
Scott Benesiinaabaandan |Screens and Thresholds at Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Group show curated by Raymond Boisjoly : October 7, 2016.
Screens and Thresholds considers the possibilities and anxieties of visualising cultural knowledge, and highlights the potential for transformation.
Derek Dunlop residency at Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC September 27 - November 3, 2016
During this residency, Dunlop will be exploring two distinct projects that build off the lithography work that he recently produced in Montreal: mono-printing using fingers as tools for mark-making; and, exploring dry-point using mylar or plexiglass as the matrix for drawing into and inking.
Additionally, he will undertake research around abstraction as a way of thinking about subjectivity, taking inspiration from Karen Barad’s ideas about touch, Sarah Ahmed’s ideas about queer phenomenology, and new theories around embodied knowledge.