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AGG presents Winter 2015 Exhibitions

AGG Presents: Terrene and Yes These Bones Shall Live.

Join us on Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm for the opening reception of the Winter exhibition program.

Kelly Richardson: Terrene
January 22 – March 29, 2015

Terrene features work by internationally renowned Canadian media artist Kelly Richardson and includes the North American premiere of The Great Destroyer, an 8channel video presentation, interspersed with Group of Seven paintings from MSAC’s permanent collections. The exhibition also includes photographic prints from the Scene Setters and Supernatural series, alongside early video works Wagons Roll and Ferman Drive, and a dual-projection of Richardson’s most recent piece Orion Tide. Terrene is curated by Scott McGovern and jointly presented by MSAC and Ed Video Media Arts Centre.

Exhibition Reception: Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm

Book Launch and Artist Talk: Thursday, January 29 at 4 pm

Kate Wilhelm: Yes These Bones Shall Live
January 22 – March 29, 2015

Yes These Bones Shall Live is Guelph artist Kate Wilhelm’s poignant and powerful photographic series of theatrically staged, domestic portraits of the women “warriors” who compete in the regional roller derby circuit. Photographed in their boutfits and skates and situated within intimate and familial environments, Wilhelm explores how these women contradict and conform to traditional gender codes in performing their identities. She asks: “What better way to subvert gender stereotypes than to don fishnets and engage in a full-contact sport that toys with performance, sexuality, aggression, and our expectations of femininity?” Wilhelm’s portraits are beautifully composed, conceptually nuanced, and unapologetically provocative, much like the women “warriors” that they portray.

Exhibition Reception: Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm

Book Launch and Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 24 at 4 pm

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