Kristine Moran
Swimming at the Edge of Utopia

On View: October 16, 2021 - January 8, 2022

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Swimming at the Edge of Utopia presents a new series of paintings by Kristine Moran. Formerly based in New York City, Moran now resides in Owen Sound where her practice has shifted to an exploration of her obsession with durational swimming and all of the sensations, rhythms and mental states that surface while moving across a large body of water. The exhibition will immerse viewers in a space where a group of swimmers are vying to reach a utopian milieu, represented through the depiction of idealized, abstracted landscapes. Cumulatively, the works evoke the nature of human persistence and offer introspections on our lives in disputed solitudes as we move through uncertain waters. 

Image Credit: Kristine Moran, In Search, 2021, oil and acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist. 


Facing It

On View: October 23, 2021 - January 15, 2022

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This exhibition will bring together contemporary artists and works from our collection to evoke themes of social isolation, the power of kinship, and the ways in which art literally faces the unknown. The exhibition will meditate on people and our inextricable and profound interconnectedness which is across time, cultures, and demographics. In the narratives of individual and community, it will illuminate the darker potency of solitudes and our deepest desire to find a reflection of ourselves somewhere in each other.

Image Credit: Don Kwan, It's Been a Long Year, 2020, Chinese takeout menus, glue, thread. Courtesy of the artist. 



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An intimate exhibition showcasing highlights of the Gallery's Collection of Tom Thomson works and artefacts.