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New Fall Exhibitions On Display At The Woodstock Art Gallery

Photo credit: Director and Curator of the Woodstock Art Gallery, Mary Reid

Four new selections of artwork will be on display throughout the facility, featuring work from some of Canada's most prolific artists. An opening reception will kick off the fall exhibitions today at 2:00 pm.

WOODSTOCK - Starting today the Woodstock Art Gallery will be having their fall exhibitions on display.

There will be four selections introduced at an opening reception this afternoon.

Director and Curator Mary Reid says there will be a variety of them on hand.

"We've actually changed the Gallery from top to bottom and there's just going to be a fantastic selection of not only abstraction but figurative work looking at computer generated work, as well as work that deals with a reflection on yourself and art therapy."

Reid says this is their largest opening of the year.

"So we're very excited. One of our banner exhibitions is the work of sculptor John McEwen. John McEwen is probably one of the most prominent sculptors in Canada and you'd see his public commissions across the country, as well as internationally. He's probably most noted for the large searchlight spotlight work that is in front of the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto."

She adds McEwen recently received the Order of Canada and the WAG is honoured to have him in Woodstock.

The exhibitions will be on display across three floors in the facility, featuring work from some of Canada's most prolific artists. 

Walk On: the ongoing sculpture project by John McEwen, which goes back nearly five decades of his sculpture practice, and includes several pieces that have been recently donated to the Gallery.

Dancing on the Grave: Dil Hildebrand and Patrick Thibert explores the genre of abstraction, through recent works by both artists.

Woodstock artist ErikFlock (a.k.a F A.M. E) is a new artist whose work will be on the second floor called Community Gallery. Evolutionary Art. It features works created through a digital algorithm.

In addition, The Art of Self-Supervision: Studying the link between self-reflection and self-care will be available on the third floor. Visitors are invited to see this exhibition which features the research of Dr. Laurie Ponsford-Hill, who examined the use of self-portrait as a self-reflective tool for art therapists.

The exhibitions will remain open until next year. Reid says some of them will close in February and McEwen's exhibition will close at the end of June.

Admission is free and the reception starts at 2:00 pm.

The reception will have a volunteer appreciation award presentation and music performed by The Austins Classical Guitar & Flute Duo.

Hildebrand and Thibert will also have an artist walk and talk scheduled at 3: 00 pm.

The reception will go from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Photo credit: Director and Curator, Mary Reid


Photo credit: Director and Curator, Mary Reid

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