Current Exhibitions

Sunday, September 23 to Friday, December 28, 2018

Embodiment

30 Years of Sculpture by Susan Low-Beer

Place of Becoming, Installation at the Art Gallery of Algoma, 2016, Susan Low-Beer.

Co-curated by Jasmina Jovanovic and Stuart Reid, Embodiment is a 30-year retrospective of ceramic sculpture by Governor General’s Award-winning artist Susan Low-Beer. The exhibition examines more than three decades of the artist’s practice. Recurring themes include identity and mortality as well as the simultaneous power and vulnerability of the body.

Also on view is an adjoining exhibition of new works from Low-Beer’s Specimen series, curated by Sheila McMath.

Susan Low-Beer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Mount Allison University and her Masters of Fine Arts in the United States at the Cranbrook Academy of Art with a major in painting. She has exhibited internationally in Europe, United States, Japan and Korea, as well as nationally in both juried and invitational exhibitions and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. In 1999 she received the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts and in 2000 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She currently teaches and works in Toronto.

Susan Low-Beer presented an artist talk on Saturday, September 22 at 7pm.

The exhibition is organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Algoma and generously funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Museums Assistance Program. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.  

This exhibition has been made possible in
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Teapot by Judy Donaldson. Winner of the Craft Ontario Best in Show Award 2016.

EARTHBORN 2018

Earthborn is an annual, juried exhibition of works by members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, a non-profit co-operative organization celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Established in 1968, WPW is located in Waterloo Park and occupies the historic Jacob Eby farmhouse, which functions as a work/learn space for members and a teaching facility for the public. This year’s juror is Scott Barnim, a Dundas-based potter. Barnim obtained his MFA in Ceramics from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, School of Art and Design, Wales, and in 2016 received the lifetime achievement award from the City of Hamilton Arts Awards.

Participating artists’ artwork is accompanied by the work of past Juror’s, including 2018 Juror Scott Barnim. Juried artists: Rosemary Aicher, Anne Beyers, Carol Blake, Laurie Cowell, Judy Donaldson, Harriet Falk, Stephen Hawes, Hette Hilsdon, Jason L’Abbe, Claudia Lambert, June Macdonald, Joanne Makulski, Marlen Moggach, Trudy Schulz, Indira Singh, Stewart Smith, Connie Straicher, Jacqueline Tate, Eekta Trienekens, Cynthia Trombley, Dorothea Tutte, Nicole Waddick and Daphne Wang.

Earthborn reception and awards ceremony was held on Sunday, September 23 at 1:30pm.