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.

Employment Opportunity: Director
Deadline for Applications: July 8, 2019

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working collaboratively with other staff, the Director will play a key role in shaping and contributing to the current and future creative vision of Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and all its programs, and be responsible for the administrative stewardship of the organization.

Deadline for Applications
Monday, July 8, 2019, 11:59 PM AST

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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
June 17, 2019 - July 29, 2019

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

The Next 150: Documentary Futurism
June 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Film Screening
Thunder & Lightning Ltd, 23 Bridge St.
Free

Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, The Next 150: Documentary Futurism is a programme of groundbreaking short films from diverse artists and communities across what is now called Canada. The projects—which were selected by an esteemed jury comprised of speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, groundbreaking media artist Skawennati, and innovative curator/filmmaker Danis Goulet—inaugurate a new genre that blends documentary cinema with the speculative arts.

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SNAKES! | John Haney & Jon Claytor
June 19, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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

John Haney and Jon Claytor present: SNAKES!
All we can strive to do is to make something that seems like a inevitability. Gravity is ever-present. Humble offerings are made to propitiate vengeful critters. Hard light + cold blood = hot mess.
Reception for the public: Friday, June 21st (Summer Solstice) from 7-9 pm.

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Anna Hawkins
June 23, 2019 - July 27, 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).

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Super 8 Hotel Film Festival
July 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. 

Benjamin Evans
June 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Benjamin Evans is an artist and writer currently based in the French Alps. He has zero formal training in data visualization, computer programming, MATLab, signal processing or sleep science in general. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he has also spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time.

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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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