Past Exhibitions

Installation view of Expressions 47 displaying art in two salon-style groupings, small sculptures on a large white table and a video screen
February 19, 2022 to May 22, 2022
Curated by KWAG Public Programs Department Selected works from the Permanent Collection and students from Waterloo Region Every year, Expressions showcases student art from across Waterloo Region and highlights the perspectives and experiences of young artists in our community... Read More
A black and white Milutin Gubash photograph of a strange brutalist monument on a hillside, framed low against an expansive grey cloudy sky with hints of birds
January 28, 2022 to June 12, 2022
Curated by Žana Kozomora Featuring work by Milutin Gubash, Jamelie Hassan, Tristram Lansdowne, Meryl McMaster, and Joseph Tisiga “Today, a thought which desires to move beyond itself has to face the journey into the unknown without the reassuring distinction between what is and... Read More
Shapes of Facts video still with choppy grey newspaper fragments diminishing into the far black distance like an alien landscape
September 10, 2021 to January 16, 2022
How do you know the truth? More specifically, how do you come to know the world and culture in which you currently live? Beyond a direct experience of the people, places and things around us, we often turn to forms of mass media to help inform our place in the wider world. This... Read More
Two women seen from behind, nude from the waist up, as one draws lines on the other's back that the recipient translates to lines drawn on the white wall before them
October 8, 2021 to February 6, 2022
Curated by Crystal Mowry and Leila Timmins Organized and produced in partnership with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa As a surface with only one side, the Mobius strip resists orientation. To trace its surface is to experience left becoming right, outside flipping in, and... Read More
A black and white Lynne Cohen photograph of a tiled spa interior dominated by a round white structure that fills the low-ceilinged space
June 18, 2021 to September 5, 2021
Curated by Crystal Mowry Featuring works by Hattie Amit'naaq, Shuvinai Ashoona, Irene Avaalaaqiaq, Deanna Bowen, Jack Chambers, Christo, Lynne Cohen, Stanley Cosgrove, Kathleen Daly Pepper, Elizabeth Eastman, Colwyn Griffith, Milutin Gubash, Adad Hannah, April Hickox, David... Read More
David Rifat's One Tulip Doesn't Seem Much is a pale silkscreen print of blurred horizon lines in red ochre, black and blue
March 30, 2021 to March 6, 2022
Curated by Lucy Bilson Featuring works by Barbara Astman, Walter Bachinski, Susan Coolen, Michael Flomen, John Hofstetter, Thomas Lax, Ron Martin, David Rifat, Michael Snow, Douglas Walker, Joyce Wieland, and Ossip Zadkine “I have never been very interested in pushing the limits... Read More
A painted diptych of a tree frog, with the left painted in a realist style against a green background while the right is abstracted with geometric shapes against a purple background
March 27, 2021 to May 23, 2021
Selected works from the Permanent Collection and students from Waterloo Region Curated by KWAG Public Programs Department Expressions 46: Through a New Lens will be on view as a Digital Exhibition on our website starting Saturday 27 March - click here to view this exhibition... Read More
An archival poster reading Fugitive Slaves Attention. The Slave-hunter is among us! Be on your Guard! An Arrest is planned for To-Night. Be Ready to receive them, whenever they come!
September 18, 2020 to May 23, 2021
Curated by Crystal Mowry For more than twenty years, Deanna Bowen’s practice has evolved from its roots in experimental documentary video into a complex mapping of power as seen in public and private archives. Research and exhibitions are rarely mutually exclusive modes for... Read More