Both Sides Now: Paintings by Gary Evans and Frances Thomas

Both Sides Now: Paintings by Gary Evans and Frances Thomas

Friday, May 20 – Saturday, July 2, 2022 In Both Sides Now, Gary Evans & Frances Thomas exhibit two strikingly distinct approaches to abstract painting, and pathways that are embedded with an undeniable je ne sais quoi that tethers their organic language. The title of this exhibition is inspired by Joni Mitchell’s song of the same name and provides a lyrical entry point into the connection between the work of these artists; the two modes in which they paint, the way they address their subject and surface, and the hard to define connection between Evans’ use of density and Thomas’ tendency towards...

IMAGES 2021/2022: A Shattered Symphony

IMAGES 2021/2022: A Shattered Symphony

December 2021 – June 2022 Latcham Art Centre is thrilled to be partnering once again with the graduating class of Stouffville District Secondary School (SDSS) in the exhibition A Shattered Symphony. For over two decades, the grade twelve art students from SDSS have worked with the Art Centre’s curator to mount a professional exhibition that presents the artworks they have created over the course of their first semester. This year, due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual exhibition was exclusively online through the Latcham Art Centre website on December 14, 2021. It is important to recognize that these students...

Celebrations 2022

Celebrations 2022

Friday, April 29 – Saturday, May 14, 2022 As a part of National Youth Week, this annual exhibition of art by local children celebrates the creativity, energy, and ideas of students from Whitchurch-Stouffville elementary schools as well as Stouffville District Secondary School. 

Annual Juried Exhibition 2022

Annual Juried Exhibition 2022

Friday, March 25 – Saturday, April 23, 2022 This exhibition offers artists working in all media the opportunity to have their work evaluated by three visual art professionals serving as jurors. The public can discover a variety of work exploring ideas and themes by contemporary artists from all over Ontario while the Curator has the chance to engage with hundreds of Ontario-based artists. To read the artist statements, click here. Meet the Jurors Georgia Fullerton is a Jamaican Canadian practising visual artist, expressive arts therapist, arts educator, and public speaker. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts at...

Inward Identities | Recent Works by Vicky Talwar

Inward Identities | Recent Works by Vicky Talwar

Tuesday, February 1 – Saturday, March 19, 2022 Vicky Talwar is an interdisciplinary Whitchurch-Stouffville artist who draws upon her personal experience as a Hindu-Canadian to produce painting, mixed media and installation artwork. In her artistic practice, she addresses themes of cultural hybridity, displacement, movement and memory. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to host Vicky Talwar’s recent work which also serves as her Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design thesis exhibition with the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U). In her paintings, she expresses the contrasts of her identity by embracing both vibrant colour and textured materiality....

Jeff Thomas | The Indigenous Map Maker’s Room

Jeff Thomas | The Indigenous Map Maker’s Room

Saturday, October 30, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022 Jeff Thomas (b. 1956, Buffalo, New York) is a nationally recognized Urban-Iroquois photo-based artist, story teller, writer, and curator based in Ottawa, Ontario. Through his work, curatorial practice and written publications, he has led major projects at prominent national cultural institutions such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Woodlands Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Library and Archives Canada. Jeff Thomas’s ground- breaking work has solidified his place at the forefront of scholarship in Indigenous histories. In his photography practice, he examines historical and contemporary views of Indigeneity...

Scott Sawtell | Right Before Your Eyes

Scott Sawtell | Right Before Your Eyes

September 7th, 2021 – October 23rd, 2021 Regional artist Scott Sawtell channels the curiosity and imagination from his youth and takes inspiration from comics, music and animation to inform his abstracted environments. There is a purposeful tension between realistic and familiar imagery with palpable abstract and gestural mark making. Sawtell’s self-reflection during the pandemic has informed and strengthened his practice by exploring the creative chaos of living in a unprecedented time, sharing images that engage the viewer’s experience and provoke an uncanny feeling. Right Before Your Eyes represents a recent body of work that characterizes endless transformations in the balance...

Annual Juried Exhibition 2020

Annual Juried Exhibition 2020

March 7, 2020 – April 25, 2020 Artist(s): Alexandrea Nicholas-Jennings, Allan O’Marra, Andrew Cripps, Bob Tunnoch, Brandon Latcham, David Samila, Diana Hillman, Dianne Green, Edward Falkenberg, Emma Enright, Eva Folks, Gralyna Tonkiel, Heather Wheldrake, Heidi McKenzie, Hilary Hung, Jane Bowen, Joanna Strong, Judy Sherman, Julia Eldridge, Julia Katrina, Kelly Kirkham, Kim Brett, Lo Scott, Margit Sampogna, Petar Boskovic, Peter Adams, Ronald Regamey, Sara Shields, Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Sheila Chazarian, Sherry Park, Teri Donovan This is always an exciting time of year at the Art Centre as we welcome artists all across York Region and throughout Ontario to participate in our...

Scattered/Accumulation

Scattered/Accumulation

January 11 – February 15, 2020Artist(s): Katja van den Enden Working at the intersection of materiality and consciousness, Newmarket-based Katja van den Enden creates immersive, thoughtful sculptural installations that straddle visual tensions and subconscious thought. Exploring the ethereal interconnections of thinking and ideas through laboriously created forms, Scattered/Accumulation not only challenges us to take pause and consider materiality and shape, it invites participation and engagement. Presenting a series of sculptural works made from Japanese stone clay, van den Enden encourages a participatory lens to this exhibition by welcoming visitors to arrange and rearrange Touch Stones—an exemplary work that underscores the...

Organized Chaos

IMAGES | Organized Chaos

December 12th, 2019 to January 4th, 2020 An exhibition of work by the graduating art class from Stouffville District Secondary School. Students work with the Curator throughout the fall semester to learn about the curatorial process, plan the exhibition, create related marketing materials, install the art, and organize the opening reception, providing an opportunity for these student artists to engage with a professional gallery in their community. CLASS STATEMENTWhat runs through our veins, beside blood, are specks of gold, bolts of lightning, and a whirlwind of emotions—feelings that as young adults we stifle. Organized Chaos emerges from the labyrinth of...