Oakville Galleries Winter Exhibitions

Oakville Galleries Winter Exhibitions
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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 winter exhibitions—A Noble Line, a group exhibition presenting contemporary artists’ takes on the horizon line, and a solo exhibition highlighting the work of British Columbia-born artist Sonny Assu.

A Noble Line

1 December 2013 – 16 February 2014
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Appearing and disappearing depending on one’s vantage point, the horizon line—the place where the sky meets land or sea—has effectively instilled fear, wonder and sublime contemplation throughout the ages. Bringing together work by Robert Burley, Dan Flavin, Yves Gaucher, April Hickox, David Rokeby, Soft Turns, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Colette Whiten, and Kevin Yates, this exhibition looks at a range of contemporary renditions of the horizon line, underscoring that the urge to know beyond the immediately visible—to contend with the limits of vision, life and knowledge—continues to be powerful.

Curated by Marnie Fleming, Curator of Contemporary Art.

Sonny Assu: Possession

1 December 2013 – 16 February 2014
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

Through his work in sculpture, painting and other media, artist Sonny Assu looks at identity through the lenses of indigenous history and politics, consumer culture and social media. Possession revolves around several of Assu’s canny sculptural installations, which draw on pop cultural forms (from cereal boxes to Starbucks cups) to consider timely questions of value in the context of often-conflicting indigenous and colonial worldviews.

Sonny Assu: Possession is presented with the generous support of the RBC Foundation.

Curated by Jon Davies, Associate Curator.



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