Mark the Spot: Mediation as Medium

Visit this unique exhibition in the Canada Council’s Âjagemô Space and meet three leading artists as they create new works.

Each artist, selected by curator Wayne Baerwaldt, brings different experiences, approaches and practices, and all are skilled at engaging with the public through their art. Join painter Michael Morris (Vancouver/Victoria), performance artist Thierry Marceau (Montreal) and multi-media Métis artist Katherine Boyer (Winnipeg) as they each make Âjagemô their studio through a series of week-long residencies. Visit the website for more details on the exhibition, residencies and the many public activities. Organized by the Canada Council for the Arts as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.

On view from September 18 – January 2, 2018
Âjagemô Space
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin Street
Free admission

Michael Morris
The Letter Paintings, and Other Concerns
Residency and public program: September 18-23, 10 am – 5 pm
Artist tour: Friday, September 22 at noon
Exhibition: September 18 – October 22

This critically-acclaimed painter and winner of a 2011 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts will produce watercolour sketches for Ottawa Letter, a large-scale painting to be produced in 2018.

Thierry Marceau
The Great One’s Back
Residency and public program: October 30 – November 4, 10 am – 5 pm
Artist tour: Friday, November 3 at noon
Exhibition: October 30 – November 26

This performance artist will focus on his latest installation, comprised of a video re-creation of scenes from Wayne Gretzky’s wedding. Each day, Marceau will transform himself into a version of the hockey icon for photo opportunities and discussion with visitors.

Katherine Boyer
To Bead is To Visit
Residency and public program: December 7-14, 10 am – 5 pm
Artist tour: Wednesday, December 13 at noon
Exhibition: December 7 – January 2, 2018

This emerging artist will develop a work in the traditional style of Métis beading that will be created as the public joins her to bead, drink tea and explore the exhibition.


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