Past Exhibitions

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
8 October 2021 to 6 February 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
18 June 2021 to 5 September 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
30 March 2021 to 6 March 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
27 March 2021 to 23 May 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!
18 September 2020 to 23 May 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
Charlena Russell playing violin next to two video screens featuring Peter Morin's NDN Love Songs
30 May 2020 to 9 August 2020
Curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson How can a score be a call and tool for decolonization? Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts features newly commissioned scores, performances, videos, sculptures and sound by Indigenous and other artists who respond to this question... Read More
Michel-Thomas Tremblay's Accroche-Toi is a predominantly black mixed media artwork with abstract white diagonal shapes edged in blue, yellow and orange interrupting the darkness; two small steel hooks hang over the centre of the artwork by a suspended v-shape of thin yellow string
21 March 2020 to 21 March 2021
Curated by Jennifer Bullock Featuring works by Ernane Cortat, Ken Danby, Joseph Drapell, William Kurelek, Rita Letendre, Jean McEwen, Kent Monkman, Norval Morrisseau, Cheryl Ruddock, Richard Sturm, and Michel-Thomas Tremblay What does it mean to follow one’s own stars rather... Read More
Detail of Woven Together, a wall-mouted series of round shapes woven with yarn
7 May 2020 to 30 June 2020
Due to our ongoing Gallery closure to contain the spread of COVID-19, Expressions 45: Rework/Revisit is now being presented as our inaugural digital exhibition. You can now view works of art from over 40 students from across Waterloo Region in our new Digital Exhibitions section... Read More