Category Archives: Art Gallery of Hamilton

SuperCrawl Information!

Ok so first off its SEPTEMBER 10/2011!

Time-1pm till 12pm but there a couple after parties!
(Also don’t forget Country Music Fan stuff too!)
CCMA FanFest

WHERE
Jackson Square rooftop
WHEN
Saturday, September 10, 2011
TIME
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Also they have a FREE shuttle between the Lock St Street Festival and Super Crawl on James St North!

Music-BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
J MASCIS
PALEY & FRANCIS
JUNIOR BOYS
SAID THE WHALE
RIDLEY BENT
BASIA BULAT and the HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
RAH RAH
DINNER BELLES
SEAN ROWE
JACQUES GREENE (dj set)
THE HEARTBROKEN
DINOSAUR BONES
YOUNG RIVAL
TURKEY RHUBARB
REBEKAH HIGGS
MAYOR McCA
ELECTROLUMINESCENT
LIVE HOW YOU LIVE
COWLICK
OLENKA AND THE AUTUMN LOVERS
MONSTER TRUCK
THE REST
BA JOHNSTON
SARAH LOWES
FRY TRUCK
HAMILTON HIP HOP ALL-STARS
MOTEM & CO.
McMASTER LAPTOP ORCHESTRA
DJ OLLIE
DJ BASCO
EARTH, WIND & CHOIR
plus
DMC 2011 WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS: CANADIAN FINALS
and
WAR CHILD Busking For CHANGE

Visual artists include:
THE BEEHIVE CRAFT COLLECTIVE
http://www.beehivecraftcollective.ca/

SHAYNE DARK
http://www.shaynedark.com/

GARETH LICHTY
http://www.garethlichty.com/

MARIE-JEANNE MUSIOL
http://www.musiol.ca/

CHRIS SHEPHERD
http://chrisshepherd.net/

SHAKE -n- MAKE

MAX STREICHER
http://maxstreicher.com/

MARK AINSLIE
http://markainslieart.blogspot.com/

JASON FREIBURGER
http://www.circlearts.com/artisans/freiburger.shtml

ROBERT MICHAEL
http://robertmichael.ca/

JIM RILEY
http://www.jimriley.ca/

TH&B
http://www.thbcollective.com/

PETER MICHAEL WILSON
http://www.flickr.com/photos/petermichaelwilson/

http://www.supercrawl.ca/

Also Spectator article about it all

AGH Comes to James St North!

First off congrats to AGH executive-director Louise Dompierre and the AGH in general for attaching itself to something outside it self and join the ever increasingly successful James St/Artcrawl scene. As the spec and others have stated recently…

“The gallery announced Thursday it is opening additional digs on James in the spring to house a second AGH store, and another exhibit, events or community room.

“It’s probably the biggest retail store to open in decades on James Street North,” said Tim Potocic, co-owner of 118 James St. N., the renovated building where the AGH will take up 5,000 square feet on the street level.”

(Also congrats to Tim Potocic for resisting the urge to fill his space with just another Money Mart  its sadly rare when people with means resists the urge to go make money at any price.) My only concern for the AGH’s move is the potential to crush the local business/art institutions. Its interesting that the specatator’s main message of their article wasn’t about artists or institutions or even businesses it was about people living downtown? While I’m all for this I’m not for James turning into another Locke St. If the AGH was smarter it would have done a blue banana/ agh store in their making it a pusher of local talent, think the recent Honey Bee collective sale on a more perminant basis. Or even something like a visiting artist apartment space in the area. Just imagine if the AGH sponsored one or two international artists to live in Hamilton for a year to work?

http://hamiltonlive.ca/hamilton-news/2011/8/27/art-sophistication-comes-to-james-street-north.html

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/585103–art-sophistication-comes-to-james-street-north

 

Outdoor Cinema!

This Saturday July 2/2011 at city hall…..

Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton ilovefilmseries and City Hall. Screenings begin at dusk. “Whip It” Drew Barymore’s directorial debut and before the feature, “Hugs and Bruises” a short documentary film about the local derby scene and the Hammer City Roller Derby Team. Film was the winning submission in both the 2010 Hamilton Film and Music Festival and Cinema Hamilton Night at the 2010 AGH World Film Festival.

The evening will also feature members of the Hammer City Roller Girls flat track roller derby league!!!!!

Limited seating, bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket!
Country Style Lounge will be open for refreshments in City Hall.

Save the dates:
Screening August 20th – Avatar
and as part of the AGH World Film Festival, September 24th classic film Cinema Paridiso.

AGH ART SALE!

terraInterested in Art? sick of paying ridiculous prices? Huh? Huh? all kidding aside, this Thursday May4/2011 marks the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Spring Sale! so everything from these cool hangbags, to art by local artists are for sale. Thursday is Terra Lightfoot in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum. On the Friday night is Devon Craig from Frathouse doing a vinyl only dj set!


 

Also a nice little video by Terra Lightfoot if you’ve never heard her before
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL3PHRskgyc]

Weekend What’s Next Festival and Voting for the Arts!

Winter has been too good for me and sorry for the lack of updates, anywho this weekend is the What Next? Festival Line up as follows—-

Thursday February 3, 2011
8:00 pm
Pop-folk sensation Basia Bulat with the HPO
Hamilton Place Studio Theatre
Friday February 4, 2011
5pm
Panel Discussion: “Interdiscipline” & Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby’s Surface Tension for disklavier and video
AGH Pavilion

6:30pm
A Musical Gallery:
McMaster University’s Cybernetic Orchestra
Art Gallery of Hamilton

8pm
Rain Coming: Chamber music by Takemitsu, Golijov, Abigail Richardson and more
AGH Pavilion
Saturday February 5, 2011
Co-presentation with the New Harbours music series.

8:00 pm
Buzz and Hum: Chamber Music for brass
The Cathedral

10pm   Switched On:
Laptop Music with Jeremy Flower
and Experimental Music with O/H
The Cathedral

Sunday February 6, 2011
1pm
Panel Discussion: Dissonance
The Pearl Company
2pm
Kiss On Wood: Chamber Music for strings
The Pearl Company
3pm
The Attar Project for violin, tabla & dance
The Pearl Company

Hamilton Arts Awards!

nomination clinic
Get Informed!

Learn more about the City of Hamilton’s renewed Arts Awards Program.  After a two-year hiatus, the annual award program has expanded from 6 to 11 categorieswith an increase in award money to artists from $6,000 to $38,500!

Drop in to any of the following nomination clinics to learn more about the program, pick up a nomination form and have your questions answers.

Central Public Library
February 8, 2011 | 7:00-8:30 PM
55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

Dundas Public Library
February 10, 2011 | 7:00-8:30 PM
18 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, ON

Valley Park Recreation Centre
February 13, 2011 | 2:00-3:30 PM
970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek, ON

Visit our Facebook page to learn more and to RSVP

Nominations are due on or before
Friday February 25, 2011 at 4:00 PM

CONTACT
Email: artsawards@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.7612
FIND US on Facebook
VISIT our website www.hamilton.ca/artsawards

Mail or drop off applications to:
City of Hamilton Arts Awards
c/o Culture Division
77 James St N, Suite 305
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2K3

Location Note: 77 James St North is the Hamilton City Centre (the former Eaton’s Centre). Suite 305 is located on the third floor near the south escalators.

ART CRAWL THIS FRIDAY! DEC 10/2010

HAMMER CITY RECORDS- WaxWorks Group Show

Vinyl LPs and 7” singles have escaped the turntable only to land on the walls of Hammer City Records. Talented artists and designers, friends of the shop and Schizophrenic Records, from Hamilton and beyond, have committed their unique artwork on wax to make this a great night of music and art. Expect to see waxworks from:

Stef Bell,Scott Bentz,Chany,The Chew,Jamieson Kilmister,Kate Munn Kruitof,Adam Invader,Adam Swinbourne,Chelsea Watt
Marie Wilson & others from Hamilton and beyond!

Hammer City Records
228 James Street North (Rear Unit, First Floor)
Hamilton, ON

Friendship Shop-Art on The Fly!

118 James St. North
(next to the Tivoli)

Admission: Pay-What-You-Can

Spread some Christmas cheer and join us at the James St. North Art Crawl for a gala fundraising event. DJ Realistic will be spinning music and there will be plenty of arts and crafts alongside a cash bar.

Plus see two visual artists square off in a boxing ring in a battle of wits and creativity and have an opportunity to score the winning creation!

This is a one-time event taking place in the heart of James Street North during the hottest night of the month for Hamilton artists!

HISTORY AND HERITAGE- SLEEK-HAMILTON’S MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE
(cont’d this month)

Hamilton Modernist Residential Architecture 1950-1975 a series of photos displaying some Hamiltonian examples from this era.

YOU ME GALLERY -YULE  LUV ‘ IT !

you me gallery’s xmas collection including lamothe,gugler,loney,kozowyk,ibing,kelly,van gemerden,davis,davis,paxton,inglis,mansaram,mayrhofer,yates, jackson,carley,seepaul,sovereign,ziolkowski,
strutt,duchesene,kanbara,proulx,allan…

SKYDRAGON – Jennifer Emily

No description given.

ART WORD ART BAR -Roger Ferreira and Kareem Ferreira

Roger Ferreira, paintings of Hamilton, and Kareem Ferreira, paintings and sculpture of steel-drum players. Kareem Ferreira is a 4th year student at McMaster in the Fine Art Department. He was born and grew up in Canada but his explorations and subject matter have usually come from the Caribbean, while his father Roger, who grew up in Trinidad, has been exploring Hamilton

Stephanie Vegh-Open Studio

Drawings from my solo show at the Leeds College of Art in October are safely back in Canada, this seemed like a good time to let everyone have a look before they head off to Kitchener next month for my next exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery.

2nd Floor 126 James St North

THE FACTORY – 5th Annual Member Screenings

Independent Shorts 7pm, Feature-Skinning the Cat 8pm Feature-Let Him Be 9:30pm

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-SWARM:  The Annual Members Exhibition 2010

Swarm implies the combined industrious strength of many persons or things; as a verb, to swarm is to move towards – to approach, though not necessarily resolve – a common purpose as a group that is constantly in motion rather than standing still.

MULBERRY CAFE – Bryce Huffman and Lester Coloma

Paintings from Bryce Huffman and Lester Coloma

THE PRINTSTUDIO – Annual Members Show

Various Works from members of the printstudio, pickup a gift just in time for the Holidays!

BOOKS &BEEATS -TBA
170 James St North

THE CLAY STUDIO- 175 James St N.

MELAINE GILLIS STUDIO -126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

SYLVIA NICKERSON ILLUSTRATION-126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – 195 James St N.

Between the Mulberry Cafe and the Brain

WACH- tba

Super Crawl This Saturday!!!!

Supercrawl is a free evening of art and music on James Street North in Hamilton!

Musical acts that will be playing this year include:
ELLIOTT BROOD, CADENCE WEAPON, …BRUCE PENINSULA, LOST IN THE TREES (newly signed to Anti-/Epitaph) , NEW LOOK, EIYN SOF
WAX MANNEQUIN, LEE REED, TERRA LIGHTFOOT, JOEL ELLIOTT AND THIN LINES
ANNIE SHAW and SARAH GOOD, MEAN OLD HAMMER (featuring GORD LEWIS of TEENAGE HEAD)
SNOWBLINK, OPERA HAMILTON
WARCHILD CANADA BUSKERS, HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ALTOBEELAYS

Official after parties @ THE BRAIN, THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD & 118 JAMES ST NORTH featuring:
JUNIOR BOYS’ Jeremy Greenspan – DJ set
GINGER ST JAMES, WAX MANNEQUIN
C+C MUSIC FEST @ This Ain’t Hollywood
more to come

Dance Groups & Soloists including:
PRIME DANCE, PARAHUMANS
KASHEDANCE, INNER CITY BALLET
MATADANZE, RHYTHM DIVINE
HEIDI ANN CROCINI, TANIS MACARTHUR
CARISSA BOWERMAN, PEARL LALL

Art, Film and Installations including:
NFB SHORT FILMS, SOUTHERN SOULS
HAMILTON 24 FILMS, AGH & TIFF FILMS
ART INSTALLATIONS BY THE FACTORY & THE PRINT STUDIO
KELLY MARK
ADAM DAVID BROWN & more

SUPERCRAWL website: http://www.supercrawl.ca/

SUPERCRAWL Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamilton-ON/Supercrawl/138295686592

SUPERCRAWL Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/supercrawl

SUPERCRAWL MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/super_crawl

Next day on James st North is Streets Open, so this means more events and the street is still closed off!

Also-

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item for the Emergency Food Pantry to Open Streets! We will be set up under the big tents in front of New Horizons Thrift Store at 520 James North.

AGH FILM TIME!

The Art Gallery of Hamilton presents its annual film series, for all those of us unlucky enough not to be in Toronto for TIFF, this is a nice alternative.

Also one of the best things this year is it matches up perfectly with SUPERCRAWL!!!!! Check out all the performances with a ton of local musicians! (Jeremy Greenspan of  Junior Boys, Canadian Winter,etc etc)

I don’t know what city they filmed this video in but it kinda reminds me of downtown Hamilton…..

Oh and a last minuter reminder Supercrawl is coming……

This Friday is ARTCRAWL!!!!

The Printstudio- Studio 12 -Four Corners

Four Corners represent the four corners of the room, wall, picture frame, image, and the view finder which enables the artist to take images from four corners of the world.

Studio 12 is a photographic collective is best described as a participatory group of artistindividuals who share in the common objective of developing and sharing their artistic skills through the confluence of differing conceptual and formal approaches that each member brings to the group

Studio 12 is: Sol Algranti, Eric Bosch, Shirley Dennis, Mary Gilmour, Todd Murray, Jhon Overmeyer, Martin Renters, Ruth Renters Paul Roth

Loose Cannon – Amy Friend and Katie Pretti – Psychic Space

An examination of the tension between representation and abstraction, through the work of photographer Amy Friend and painter Katie Pretti.

Curated by Brad Isaacs

Exhibition runs from July 7- 31.

www.loosecanongallery.com

Know Your Ghosts – Jason Lee – The Middle Ground

A Selection of prints and drawings
255 1/2 James Street North Apt. 3
(One night only)

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC – Teri Donovan – Half Life

Co-mingling wallpaper patterns and paint layers, Donovan layers the past with the present to foreshadow a future embedded with forgotten remnants. Old notions, styles, and behaviours, like old wallpaper, are replaced by the new, but are never really gone. In the guise of memory and desire they linger on in a spectral half-life projecting into the future where they emerge to be re-enacted, re-contextualized, and re-interpreted.

Donovan’s work addresses that tenacious desire for life that guarantees the past’s role in the present and the future, and simultaneously suggests how the present secures its own place as it moves towards its inevitable fate.

Exhibition runs until August 14, 2010

Hamilton Hotel- Bryce Huffman Studio

Paintings, Prints and Hugs are all for sale during the art crawl this month. I won’t be there, but Robert Iszkula gives a mean hug!

A number of other studios will be open as well.

The Factory – Ashley Guindon – One Night Only A Great Mystery

Movie Screening, artist in attendence. Curated by Andrew Butkevicius

Artword Artbar – Holly Briesmaster and Janice Jackson – Arcangles

A two-person collaborative exhibition of fans and constructions that explores the arc form.
Friday July 9, artists present 7-10 pm for James North Art Crawl
July 2 to August 1, 2010

You Me Gallery – Michel Proulx -A Week at Rice Lake

Photographs by MICHEL PROULX
July 9 – Aug 8
Opening Reception: Friday, July 9, 7-10 pm (James North Art Crawl)
appetizers by Wild Orchid

WAHC -Continuing

SkyDragon  – TBA

History and Heritage -Bill. My Brother My Hero – Continuing

The tragic soty of a remarkable boy from Hamilton’s north end. As told by brother Ed Stewart and photographs by Bill Stewart.

BikeHounds -TBA

Socald Studio Gallery 244 James St. N. 905.934.7690

Featuring the work of Bill Sherwood.

Blue Angel- Continuing Art from Various Artists

The Clay Studio 175 James St. N.

Featuring the work of Grazyna Ziolkowski

Melaine Gillis Photography and Sylvia Nickerson Illustration

126 James St. N. 3rd Flr.  www.melaniegillis.com• www.sylvianickerson.ca

The Sonic Unyon Building 22 Wilson St.

Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio

AGH Thursday Night Brendan Fernandes: until we fearless

You probably want to go check this out tomorrow night-now the offical statement (oh and artcrawl is this Friday!!!)

(GOTO THE ARTSHOWS PAGE ON THE TOP TO SEE WHAT IS COMING, I WILL REPOST IT ALL TOMMORROW ON THIS PAGE)

The exhibition until we fearless pushes viewers to reconsider perceptions and inhibitions about the cultural identities associated with Africa and the African Diaspora.

until we fearless debuts Voo Doo You Doo Speak, an architectural sculpture created site-specific to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Viewers can enter the structure to experience a highly charged technological environment, including a multi-channel video installation of animated African masks, Dadaist sound poetry, and an electronic sound piece by Hamilton’s Jeremy Greenspan of the electronic pop music group Junior Boys. Voo Doo You Doo Speak intertwines notions of duality, hybridity, and nonsensicality, while negotiating the meaning and context of stereotypical African images and objects.

Love Kill is a new suite of animations shown on video totems throughout the space. Combining drawing, animation and music, they evoke dark humour in their display of animals at prey. Neo-Primitivism II features life-sized deer decoys wearing fabricated African masks, inviting viewers to think about the use of synthetic and natural materials, nature and culture, and again, hybridity.

This exhibition is Fernandes’ first solo exhibition at the museum level, and is the culmination of several years of his most poignant artistic investigations.

Born in Kenya of Indian heritage, Fernandes immigrated to Canada in the 1990s. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA (2005) from the University of Western Ontario and his BFA (2002) from York University. He has exhibited internationally, has participated in numerous residency programs and is the current recipient of the New Commissions Project through Art in General, New York. He is based between Toronto and New York. His work is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.

Brendan Fernandes has been long-listed for the 2010 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s preeminent prize for contemporary Canadian art. For more information about this award, visit: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/en/sobeyartaward.

A forthcoming exhibition catalogue will include an essay by Melissa Bennett and an interview with the artist by Eric C. Shiner, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

June 10 to October 3, 2010
opening reception: Thursday June 10, 7 to 9pm