aceartinc.: Seasons of Togetherness | Toby Gillies, January 18 - February 15, Opening Reception January 18, Artist Talk February 15
Launch: 7pm, Friday 18 January
Artist talk: 7pm, Friday 15 February
Exhibition run: 18 January – 15 February 2019
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12-5pm
Seasons of Togetherness incorporates drawing, collage, and animation in an installation about human interaction and connection. Inspired by fantasies found within thrift-store relationship guidebooks, self-help Internet articles, and step-by-step illustrations, Gillies has made a playful attempt to discover new ways to experience closeness with others and the world around. Source materials have been abstracted through processes of re-creation and interpretation, amplifying both the awkward strangeness and beauty that exist within formalities of expressing.
Created through a practice of working intuitively and experimentally, the exhibition navigates a meandering course across themes of human connection, social convention, and ritual.
With the generous support of the Winnipeg Arts Council with funding from the City of Winnipeg.