Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.
Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Relative Gradient
Open: Friday, August 25 – Saturday, October 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, August 25 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday September 21 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist; her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. Relative Gradient includes recent works that expand the possibilities of contemporary quillwork. She transforms this surface embroidery technique into textile design and vinyl imagery, playing with geometric shapes and repeating patterns. Taken together, these works build on Vanessa’s continued exploration of what it means to live in an Indigenous, gendered body with a neurodiverse mind.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the UBC Okanagan Indigenous Arts Intensive. The artist would also like to thank Matthew Walker of Sculptural Trades Inc. for their work fabricating Relative Saturation.
Image: Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Rectangular Prism, 2022.
Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr.
Open: Tuesday, August 1 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Stouffville-based photographer Sean Stone presents a collection of photographs from his travels throughout Canada, capturing images of the land and wildlife in different seasons. With an eye for lighting, honed by past careers teaching theatre and lighting design, Stone’s documentary-style photographs show coast-to-coast views of Canadian natural wonders.
Image: Sean Stone, Frozen Art 2, 2017, colour photograph, 19” x 13”. Courtesy of the artist.
Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.
Continuous Memory: Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora
Open: Friday, October 20 – Wednesday December 6, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora explore the power and playfulness of words using technology. Mora’s videos and prints open up conversations about memory, cultural hybridity, and assimilation while highlighting the intimacy of language. Lupo reprograms obsolete devices, like typewriters and rotary phones, to reveal personal stories and machine-made wisdom. Taken together, the works in Continuous Memory ask us to consider what is required to give meaning to language, and how that meaning can change as our relationships to words shift.
Image courtesy of Max Lupo.
Latcham Art Centre is committed to planning a balanced exhibition program and highlights work that stimulates the community in Whitchurch-Stouffville, as well as reaching a larger art community in Ontario.
We welcome exhibition proposals for Latcham Art Centre and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Office Gallery throughout the year. Artists from across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals for Latcham’s main gallery space at 2 Park Drive. The Town Office Gallery at 111 Sandiford Drive is currently dedicated to promoting artists who live and work within York Region only.
Click on the appropriate link below for submission guidelines and other information about the application process. Separate exhibition proposal packages are required for each exhibition space. Programming is often scheduled one to two years in advance. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!
Annual Juried Exhibition
Each year, Latcham Art Centre hosts the Annual Juried Exhibition and invites artists from all over Ontario to submit their work. Three distinguished jurors from a variety of art backgrounds are given the task of choosing the works for this highly anticipated annual exhibition.
A maximum of two recent original artworks may be submitted by each artist along with the entry form and fee. A total of $1000 in juror’s awards is presented each year at the opening reception event where visitors can meet many of the exhibiting artists.
2023 submissions are closed.