University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries

Downtown

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Out of the Frame

Salish Printmaking

June 8 to October 1, 2016

In collaboration with Wachiay Studio (Andy McDougall) and curated by Dr. Andrea N. Walsh.

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

Featuring work by Charles Elliott, Doug LaFortune, Angela Marston, Andy Everson, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Chris Paul, and Dylan Thomas.

Coast Salish artists challenge ideas about printmaking by bringing the process of printing into relation with cultural traditions, personal experiences and the material world.


Celebration Event + Artist Roundtable

September 24, 1 - 4pm

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

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Campus

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The Averted Eye Sees

The Life and Work of Glenn Howarth

July 30, 2016 to October 23, 2016

Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik (UVic MA, 2015)
With supervision from Caroline Riedel (Legacy Art Galleries)

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Glenn Howarth was a pillar in Victoria’s arts scene from the late 1970s until his death in 2009. He was an innovative creator and inspired teacher searching for ways to communicate the artistic process and the perceptual functions of the eye and brain that contribute to visual perception. He was also responsible for innovations in computer graphic art in the early 1980s working on the Telidon system as an artist in residence in the Engineering Department at the University of Victoria campus with Dr. Ernest Chang. In 1983 he represented Canada in the Sao Paulo Biennale with some of this work and also presented it locally at  the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and UVic’s Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery. 

The Averted Eye Sees draws on UVic's significant collection of Howarth paintings from the Michael C. Williams estate, as well as Howarth’s writing, sketches, ephemera, and digital archive, part of the regional artists archive initiative of UVic Libraries Special Collections and Archives. It also includes a fascinating case study on the challenges of ‘retro-computing’ in recreating Howarth’s early experiments in  digital artwork.


Curator's Tour + Reception

Friday, October 7 3:30-5pm

Room 027 - Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

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Natural | Supernatural

Natural | Supernatural

Nuu-chah-nulth Serigraph Prints from the University of Victoria's Permanent Collection

Curated by Allison Grey Noble and Caroline Riedel

First Peoples House

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This exhibition of serigraph prints by artists Patrick Amos, Joe David, Ron Hamilton (Chuuchkamalthnii), Tim Paul, Art Thompson (Tsa-Qwass-Upp), and Glen Webster visually articulates knowledges of histories and stories that are important to the people of the Nuu-chah-nulth nations. These prints are from the university's permanent collection and originate from the print making studio of Vincent Rickard, who worked with these artists in the 1980s and 1990s. Rickard and donors George and Christiane Smyth have given the university nearly 3,000 contemporary Northwest Coast prints, making UVic's collection the most comprehensive in Canada.

Image: Supernatural, Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth)

Upcoming

INDEFIANCE

IN DEFIANCE

Artist/collaborator -
Lindsay Delaronde

October 8, 2016 to January 7, 2017

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

The exhibition premiering at the University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, IN DEFIANCE emerges from Iroquois Mohawk artist Lindsay Delaronde's photographic project entitled Squaw. This project, in utter defiance to that negative word long often used to denigrate Indigenous women, seeks to break down the stereotypes. These individual portraits dismantle the negative stereotypes of First Nations women by allowing the individuals to portray themselves more authentically reflecting truth of diversity, power, and respect.

Celebration Event
Friday October 21, 7-9 pm *Food + Light Refreshments Provided

Mask Making with Lindsay Delaronde
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 1-4 pm

Cornhusk Doll Making with Lindsay Delaronde
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 1-4 pm

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WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:
BCARTSCOUNCIL

INDEFIANCE

The Averted Eye Sees

The Life and Work of Glenn Howarth – Part II

October 15, 2016 to January 7, 2017

Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik (UVic MA, 2015)
With supervision from Caroline Riedel (Legacy Art Galleries)

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

Glenn Howarth was a pillar in Victoria’s arts scene from the late 1970s until his death in 2009. He also had an enduring connection to the University of Victoria -- as a Visual Arts student in the 1960s, a sessional instructor, an artist-in-residence with the Engineering Department, and recently with a bequest of his archival papers and digital art. Howarth was an innovative creator and inspired teacher searching for ways to communicate the artistic process and the perceptual functions of the eye and brain that contribute to visual perception. His work was often infused with surrealistic imagery which recalls the work of Francis Bacon. Howarth was also responsible for innovations in computer graphic art in the early 1980s working on the Telidon system as an artist in residence at UVic’s Engineering Department with Dr. Ernest Chang. He represented Canada with this work in the Sao Paulo Biennale and at Expo 86.

The Averted Eye Sees draws on UVic's significant collection of Howarth paintings primarily from the Michael C. Williams estate, as well as Howarth’s writing, sketches, ephemera, and digital archive, part of the regional artists archive initiative of UVic Libraries Special Collections and Archives. It also includes a fascinating case study on the challenges of ‘retro-computing’ in recreating Howarth’s early experiments in digital artwork.

Due to the popularity of the exhibition on campus this summer, a second edition of this exhibition will be featured in the small gallery downtown, allowing for the viewing of a larger selection of Howarth’s powerful oeuvre.

Events & Programs

outoftheframe

Celebration Event + Artist Roundtable

Out of the Frame: Salish Printmaking

Food + Refreshments Provided
Free + open to the public | *Please note seating is limited.

September 24, 1 - 4pm

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

An afternoon event featuring an artist roundtable discussion with the artists from Out of the Frame: Salish Printmaking on the role of printmaking in their practices and new directions for printing taken up in the exhibition. Discussion will be moderated by curator, Dr. Andrea Walsh. Featuring a guest talk reflecting on the production of prints by Salish artists given by independent scholar India Rael Young.

1-2pm – Welcome + talk by India Rael Young "The Visual Vernacular in a World of Prints"
2-2:15pm - Break – light refreshments
2:15-3:15pm – Artist roundtable
3:15–4pm - Celebration with the Tzinquaw Dancers

Out of the Frame artists are: Charles Elliott, Doug LaFortune, Angela Marston, Andy Everson, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Chris Paul, and Dylan Thomas

India Rael Young is an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellow in Art History at the University of New Mexico. Young’s research addresses the history of contemporary Native and First Nations prints from the Northwest Coast. More broadly, Young’s interests lie in North American print media, and emerging modes of reproduction. Her curatorship and writing negotiate feminist, post-colonial, and critical race frameworks to expose the complex web of cultural underpinnings in the North American art world.

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Curator's Tour + Reception

The Averted Eye Sees: The Life and Work of Glenn Howarth

October 7, 3:30-5pm

Free & open to the Public

Room 027 - Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Join us for a curator’s tour and special showing of archival materials to celebrate local artist and educator Glenn Howarth and his lifelong obsession with visual perception. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints and Howarth’s pioneering work in digital art (recently restored by the UVic Libraries), for which he received international recognition at the 1983 Sao Paulo Biennale and at Expo 86. Highlights of Howarth’s extensive personal archive including journals, letters, sketches and photographs will be seen at this one-time event. Reception to follow.

Guest curator Jenelle M. Pasechnik was the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Russell Graduate Internship in Curatorial Studies, which supports the preservation of art created by BC artists.

Image: Howarth, Bus, 1976

HIWEST

HIWEST
(pronounced "hee-west")

Forum & Panel Discussion

Creation, Honouring & Preservation of Pacific Northwest Indigenous Poles / Monumental Wood Carving

* The event is free | ***limited advance tickets available here

Food + Refreshments Provided

September 30th | 6:30 -9:30pm

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

Poles and other monumental wood carving have been commissioned and installed throughout our region in recent decades, eliciting huge public interest and appetite to learn more about the traditions, practices and meanings. Further, the stewards of the poles struggle to best and most respectfully commission, preserve and honour these monuments that are rife with narrative and cultural significance. Join us for an event that will help all of us delve deeper into the understanding, honouring, and caring for the poles/monumental wood carving that are so rich with cultural significance.

Join us for a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Andrea Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria.

The artist panel will include Doug LaFortune, Lou-ann Neel, Rande Cook and Hjalmer Wenstob.

Featuring a brief presentation on the preservation of poles and monumental carvings by Heidi Swierenga, Senior Conservator at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia.

Title: A Considered Approach: The Care of Totem Poles and Monumental Wooden Carvings at the UBC Museum of Anthropology.

Abstract: Even though poles and other wooden outdoor carvings are inherently predetermined to deteriorate, MOA focuses on minimal intervention and preventative maintenance. Heidi Swierenga will introduce us to the care of poles by looking at a selection of examples and their particular treatment approaches. She will explore the factors that affect how they are conserved such as their construction, the nature of deterioration and the existence of written or oral understandings between artist and museum relating to long-term maintenance. She will address the challenges that occur when protocols are not in place, when the artist is no longer alive to consult, or when smaller institutions or private owners are at a loss as to what they can do to care for such works.

The HIWEST: First Nations Artist Forum supports the City’s Art in Public Places policy. For more information and artist bios, visit: www.victoria.ca

Created in partnership with the University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries & the City of Victoria.


INDEFIANCE

IN DEFIANCE - Programming

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street


In Conversation with Lindsay Delaronde & Sarah Hunt

Saturday, October 22, 2-4 pm

Light Refreshments Provided

Inspired by the courageous women who expose their inner worlds through self-portraits in the exhibition, In Defiance, artist Lindsay Delaronde, will facilitate a safe and creative environment to explore hidden aspects of ourselves that may have been oppressed by dominant culture and societal norms. Make a mask that shows your external persona and your hidden self. The workshop will begin with a discussion in the exhibition with the artist.

Mask Making

With Lindsay Delaronde

Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 1-4 pm

*REGISTRATION DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Inspired by the courageous women who expose their inner worlds through self-portraits in the exhibition, In Defiance, artist Lindsay Delaronde, will facilitate a safe and creative environment to explore hidden aspects of ourselves that may have been oppressed by dominant culture and societal norms. Make a mask that shows your external persona and your hidden self. The workshop will begin with a discussion in the exhibition with the artist.


Cornhusk Doll Making

With Lindsay Delaronde

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 1-4 pm

*REGISTRATION DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Facilitated by artist Lindsay Delaronde, as a group we will discuss identity and life experience in light of 33 self-portraits by Indigenous women in the exhibition, In Defiance. Using the discussion as a jumping off point, we will make corn husk dolls as an expression of our essential identities. Learn how the tradition of corn-husk doll making can be used in contemporary contexts to assert personal agency.

Education

Your collection. Your art gallery. Your resource.

The University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries is a teaching and research centre committed to fostering critical dialogue and meaningful change in our communities.

Visit the galleries on campus and downtown and use the exhibitions and collection to enhance your teaching and research. Gallery staff are available for tours as well as object-based learning opportunities in the classroom.

Your collection. Your art gallery. Your resource.

Contact - Gillian Booth, Academic & Community Programs Coordinator | gkbooth@uvic.ca | 250.721.0831

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Perpetual Salish:

Coast Salish Art in the Classroom

Perpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art in the Classroom is an online resource for teachers, offering cross-curricular lesson plans to engage students and facilitate their understanding of Coast Salish culture and art.

This site is based on the exhibition Perpetual Salish: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection, curated by Coast Salish artist lessLIE, and originally presented at the University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery Downtown (August 15, 2014 - January 10, 2015). The Legacy presented tours of the exhibition for grade four classes to educate the students about Coast Salish art and culture. Coast Salish Art in the Classroom aims to bring this educational initiative to a broader audience.

Click here to visit the website Coast Salish Art in the Classroom

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