October 11, 2017
Autumn is a time for transition: Temperatures begin to drop. Leaves start to fall. Days shorten.
But change is something to celebrate, and Oakville Galleries is making that clear with its two current exhibits, Tamara Henderson’s Seasons End: Out of Body and FASTWÜRMS’ #Q33R_WTCH_P155.
Tamara Henderson: Seasons End: Out of Body
September 24, 2017 – December 30, 2017 at Oakville Galleries in Centennial Square
Seasonal shifts are all about change, and Tamara Henderson’s Seasons End installation certainly captures this concept. First shown in Scotland last year, the exhibit - now in its final form as Seasons End: Out of Body - can currently be seen at Oakville Galleries’ Centennial Square location.
Focusing on the theme of travel, the exhibit features a collection of humanoid “voyagers” whose clothing has adapted to each new environment they've inhabited. An even more significant change can be found in the exhibit’s largest piece, the Bar of Body. Originally a giant “Garden Photographer Scarecrow,” the figure was actually cremated and placed within the “stomach” of the Bar of Body, a winged figure supported by a mechanical breathing apparatus. Just as the pieces travel from site to site, they also transition between states of being, making the theme of change an all-encompassing one.
Over the course of two years, Seasons End has truly transformed in every way. Be sure to see its final form at its final destination in Oakville.
September 24, 2017 – December 30, 2017 at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
Toronto-based collective FASTWÜRMS elevates change to new heights with #Q33R_WTCH_P155, altering the exhibit’s site and reality itself. Located at Gairlcoh Gardens (renamed “Warlok Gardens” within the exhibit), this is an installation that just might change the way you see the world around you.
Featuring sculptures, wall art and mixed media pieces, this display is an eclectic mix of traditional symbols, modern technology and pop culture (including busts of Darth Vader). But what you see before you is only part of the story. Pick up an exhibit guide at the gallery’s front desk and delve into the alternate history of “Warlok Gardens,” the exhibit and our very world.
#Q33R_WTCH_P155 is an exhibit that alters its setting, history and reality itself. If you’re looking for a show that truly symbolizes change, look no further.
Both exhibits run until Dec. 30, 2017 at Oakville Galleries’ two locations. Visit Oakville this fall and welcome the winds of change with these innovative installations and at all of our cultural events.