Oakville Galleries feature works by Aleesa Cohene, Shary Boyle, and Emily Vey Duke

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Oakville Galleries feature works by Aleesa Cohene, Shary Boyle, and Emily Vey Duke
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Matthew Hyland

Matthew Hyland

Matthew Hyland has been director of Oakville Galleries, since 2008. Educated in women’s studies and cultural studies at York University and the University of Victoria, respectively, Hyland has been with Oakville Galleries since 2006. Prior to joining the staff at the Galleries, Hyland held positions at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and the City of Toronto.

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Oakville Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of our fall exhibitions

I Know You Know, an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based artist Aleesa Cohene; and The Illuminations Project, a suite of drawings and texts by artists Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke.  Please join Oakville Galleries to celebrate the opening of these shows on Sunday 14 September from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by a reception at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm.

Aleesa Cohene: I Know You Know

14 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Over the past decade, Aleesa Cohene has achieved renown for her deft work with film footage—building nuanced characters, contexts and relationships from existing film and video material. In recent years her practice has expanded to encompass multiple video channels, painted environments, scents, and—as seen in this exhibition—sculpture, sound and dance. For I Know You Know, the artist presents a series of new works that thoughtfully explore human subjectivity: how we construct ourselves, our relationship to others and the world at large.

Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke: The Illuminations Project

14 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

For The Illuminations Project, celebrated artists Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke have come together to create a suite of visionary drawings and writings that richly illustrate a world of violence, fantasy and feeling. Over a ten-year period the two artists undertook a long-distance call-and-answer exchange, in which Boyle’s drawings and Duke’s writings responded to one another serially, resulting in 31 sets of remarkably incisive texts and images over 65 panels. Shown in its entirety for the first time at Oakville Galleries, The Illuminations Project draws on philosophy, religion and myths alike to weave a tale that speaks to the freedoms and dangers of the wild, the nature of power and desire, and the brutalities of contemporary life.

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