Friday Noontime BBQ
June 7, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Summer is here!
Join us for a BBQ every Friday at noon, rain or shine. Enjoy a grass-fed local beef burger or veggie dog in support of your local artist-run centre. All are welcome. See you out there!

Super Open Super 8 Studio Mondays
Mondays in June, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre will host informal workshops every Monday leading up to the Super 8 Hotel Film Festival beginning on June 17th. Learn to use a super 8 camera, thread a projector, splice and process film, or use the equipment and space independently.

Anna Hawkins
June 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Anna Hawkins is an artist based in Montreal, Canada. She works primarily with video and is concerned with the ways that images, gestures and information are transmitted, transformed and experienced online. Group exhibitions and screenings include the UCLA New Wight Biennial (Los Angeles, USA), the WRO Media Art Biennale (​Wrocław​, PL), and ​The ​Laocoön​ Dilemma​ at Galerie Sturm (Nürnberg, DE). She has exhibited a solo projects at Artspace (Peterborough, CA, 2015), Centre Clark (Montreal, CA, 2016) Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s, NL, 2016), and Untitled Art Society (Calgary, CA, 2018).

During her residency, Hawkins plans on working on her project: Blue Light Blue. Blue Light Blue is a film and video work that uses the particular frequency of blue light that is emitted from the backlit LED screens of cellphones, tablets and laptops as a formal element, an experimental narrative device, and a primary material. Drawing aesthetic inspiration from horror films and the cinematic device of “day for night,” Blue Light Blue explores how technology transforms our bodies and our most intimate domestic spaces.

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Summer Video Camp
July 15 - 19, 2019

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre will offer a summer video camp for youth aged 9-14. Participants will learn about video from a professional artist, write their own scripts and storyboards, shoot and edit their own videos, and record and mix their own sound, all on professional video equipment!

Nostos: a home against the skin | Lacey Decker Hawthorne
July 15, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Part of The Living is Easy : a series of projects by Struts & Faucet members.

Lacey Decker Hawthorne is an artist whose practice focuses on printmaking and installation. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, as well as the UK, Japan, and France. Both her print and installation work encompass ideas of materiality, language, scale, and embodied experience.

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Ease on Down the Road: Evan Furness
July 28, 2019 - August 5, 2019

Evan Furness is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in rural Prince Edward Island. His work is often site specific, using materials and settings sourced from his immediate vicinity to explore personal and historical narratives. During his residency he will be continuing work on a new video piece. This work examines ideas of reflection and repetition by manipulating two patterned bed sheets in performative, sculptural, and drawing based explorations. Evan completed his BFA at Mount Allison University in 2018. He currently works at this town is small as their Exhibition Coordinator.

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The Living is Easy
May 6, 2019 - October 4, 2019

A series of projects by Struts & Faucet Members: Alana Morouney, Emma Delaney, Miranda Bellamy, John Murchie, John Haney & Jon Claytor, Shake-n-Make, Izzy Francolini, Lacey Hawthorne, Rebecca Blankert, Mario LeBlanc, Bliss Behar & Meg Edwards, Indu Varma, Todd Fraser, Rena Thomas, and Lucy Koshan.

Super 8 Hotel Film Festival
August 1, 2019

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Super 8 Hotel Film Festival: An opportunity for you to shoot your very own short film and present it on the big screen.

Gesig Isaac & Jamie Ross
August 11, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Gesig Isaac and Jamie Ross propose an interdisciplinary social practice and time-based project grounded in the art of healing. Reacting to a political climate in which our survival as queer people, witches and contemporary artists is consistently rendered precarious, the concept of magical self-defence drives this work.

Polyèdres IV | Mario LeBlanc
August 12, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Part of The Living is Easy: a series of projects by Struts & Faucet members

The research for these paintings focuses itself somewhere between pictorial and three-dimensional concerns; between the literal and the illusory. This series of geometrical shaped paintings play on the idea of perceptual illusionism and the illustration of volume. My interest for shaped canvas is in its ability to stand out; to engage the viewer to see the paintings as an object instead of a flat surface. My project presents multiple shaped canvases, which are regrouped into a hexagon-like form. Each surface is individually built. They can be shifted, re-arranged or left absent in new structures and compositions.

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Jon Sasaki
September 22, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome never align, generating a simultaneous sense of pathos and levity. His work employs reason-based approaches reminiscent of conceptual art while investigating romantic subjects; in this juxtaposition, Sasaki creates humorous, self-exhaustive systems caught in cycles of trial and error.

His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, (Ottawa, ON); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, AB); the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea,) Prince Takamado Gallery, Canadian Embassy in Japan, (Tokyo); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, ON). He has completed recent public art commissions for Sheridan College, (Oakville, ON) and the City of Barrie Ontario, and along with collaborator Jennifer Davis was the recipient of a 2017 Concepts award from the Ontario Association of Architects. His video work has screened at the MCA (Sydney, Australia); Brick + Mortar Film Festival, (Greenfield, MA) and the Images Festival (Toronto, ON). He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.) Sasaki holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB) and is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.

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Cynthia Naggar
March 30, 2020 – May 1, 2020

Cynthia Naggar refines herself in digital art. Always pushing boundaries of her art, she innovates into public interactivity using video, sound and biofeedback. She has this desire to make visible the invisible in us. A minimalist work that illustrates a very primitive relationship between man and machine, but that somewhat questions the public about their presence in space and in the time that they occupy.

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Amy Siegel
May 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020

As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that 

combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. 

Ray Fenwick
July 13, 2020 - August 14, 2020

I’m an interdisciplinary artist whose work seems to keep coming back to complicated relationships with communication, often exploring the absurdities and anxieties that surround our attempts to connect. The way language interferes with and frames our ability to know ourselves and one another is endlessly strange to me. And heartbreaking. And funny.

Thea Jones
September 28, 2020 - October 31, 2020

I am an interdisciplinary artist. My practice fluctuates between where I am and the trajectory from where I have come, continually hauling and sorting through the baggage as I go. Video, mending, installation and small iterations of performance have been used to observe the folly or fallacy of everyday living. I attempt to make work in a place that either exacerbates a task, proclaims to solve problems with miniature sized solutions or stimulates the obvious with volume.

– Thea Jones

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