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SAW Video at CRITICAL DISTANCE
Featuring naakita feldman-kiss, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Henry Andersen, Mara Eagle, Phil Rose, Molly Teitelbaum, Anna Queen, and the Video in the Public Sphere Working Group

Curated by Neven Lochhead
and presented in partnership with SAW Video Media Art Centre, Ottawa

February 7 – March 31, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, February 9th from 2–4 pm. Gallery hours thereafter Wednesday–Friday 12-6, Saturday–Sunday 11-5, and by appointment.

Opening Reception – Impressions and Reflections

Impressions and Reflections

April 24 – 28, 2017 | Flex Studio 107

Hours: Monday 1-6pm, Tuesday 12-6pm, Wednesday 10-4pm, Thursday 10-4pm, Friday 11-1pm

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 26 | 6:00-10:00 PM | Free

Impressions and Reflections features artworks by Madison Winters and father David Winters.

RSVP to the exhibition show on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00-10:00 PM here.

David R. Winters

David was born in Port Arthur (now part of Thunder Bay) and raised in Schreiber, Ontario. The oldest of nine children, he attended primary school and high school in Schreiber and left the area in 1969 to study Architectural Technology at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. After three years of working in construction and then at Ontario Hydro as an exhibit designer, David enrolled at the Ontario College of Art to study Environmental Design (Interiors). In the late nineties he enrolled in and completed the Facilities Management certificate program at Ryerson University in Toronto.

As a youngster David was always interested in drawing and painting and started lessons early with Iris Lidkea, a local artist in Schreiber. In the early 2000’s David and his daughter Madison decided to take art classes together with Toronto artist Dianne Koci. Both David and Madison mounted exhibitions in Toronto, and David exhibited in Elmira Ontario as well.

Upon retiring David began to paint full time and has exhibited frequently in Schreiber and Thunder Bay ON. Since March, 2015, Edgeview Restaurant in Nipigon ON has hosted a continually changing show of his paintings. David is a member of artist run Definitely Superior Art Gallery (Defsup) www.definitelysuperior.comand his work has been included in many Defsup shows and events.

He paints abstract, impressionism, landscape and portrait pieces in acrylic on canvas, hardboard and plywood.

Madison Winters 

Madison was fortunate enough to grow up and live in downtown Toronto for her entire life. Being exposed to so many cultures, ways of life, food, art, and communities has impacted her lifestyle and values. She will be forever grateful to her mom and dad for letting her experience the beauty of Toronto, the arts, and self-exploration.

From a young age, Madison has been inspired by creativity; whether it was performing arts, calligraphy, jewelry design, pottery, or painting. Madison has studied acrylic, oil, and water colour painting for upwards of a decade with private teachers and independently. Her first art show at the age of 15 was a success with over 15 paintings and commissions sold. Although she never went to school for art, it has remained a beloved hobby and form of self-expression throughout her life.

Exhibition – Crossing the Line: Contemporary Art from Denmark

Crossing the Line: Contemporary Art from Denmark

November 5 – December 11, 2016 | Critical Distance, Third Floor Studio 302

Hours: Friday to Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM

Critical Distance is pleased to present Crossing the Line, a timely and provocative survey of contemporary Danish art curated by Earl Miller. Recognizing the transnational nature of much recent art from Denmark, the exhibition asks: Can a nation define itself culturally by looking beyond its traditional borders?

Often boldly political, the work of the nine featured emerging and established artists considers cultural hegemonies, the nation state in a global framework, post-colonialism, nomadism, and the Syrian refugee crisis. Through performance, photography, video, sculpture, and sound, Jeannette Ehlers and Patricia Kaersenhout, Søren Thilo Funder, Jens Haaning, Maj Hasager, Tina Helen, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Jane Jin Kaisen, and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen reveal migrant patterns and alter them in unexpected ways. Challenging traditional gender, racial, and national divides, the artists often reverse roles: women become men; black men become white; tourists become locals; locals become tourists. Ultimately, Crossing the Line examines the response of one country’s artists to questions of international import. For many Canadians, the exhibition will serve as an introduction to the vibrant contemporary art scene in Denmark. For several of the artists in turn, Crossing the Line will be the first exhibition to feature their work in North America.

Crossing the Line will be accompanied by a catalogue with curatorial essay by Earl Miller and Q+As with all of the artists in the show, as well as full photo documentation of the exhibition. CDCC will also debut a limited edition print by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen.