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“The public gallery space is based on the proportions of the west gallery at 525 which artists liked more than the large single room on the east side,” he said.
Monte Clark said work on preparing his gallery continued until mid-September. On the day Postmedia News spoke with him by phone, he was waiting for the front door to be installed at his new location at 53 Dunlevy Ave.
The entrance has both stairs and a ramp that opens dramatically into a basement.
“I wanted this kind of space,” Clark said. “When it was all stripped, there was an honesty about it.”
He said the trickiest part of turning the subterranean space into an art gallery was making sure not to cover everything up with drywall.
“You only see drywall where there wasn’t a wall or where there was a configuration of pipes that made it impossible to hang art on.”
Monte Clark Gallery opened in Gastown in 1992. Within five years, the gallery moved to Gallery Row on South Granville. In 2013, MCG opened at 525 Great Northern Way.
Previously, MCG had just less than 4,000 square feet of space. At the new location, it’s almost triple that at slightly under 12,000 square feet. Not included in the new space is an area upstairs with skylights that Clark plans to turn into four artist studios by November. It will be operated separately from MCG.
“I wanted a space where there was no distraction with design,” he said. “I wanted people to slow down and engage with the experience of looking.”
Both galleries have installed group shows in their new spaces. Equinox Gallery‘s first exhibition of work by Shawn Hunt opens Oct. 10. At Monte Clark Gallery, an exhibition by Colleen Heslin opens Oct. 27.
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New Downtown Public Art to Support #MississaugaMade – City of Mississauga – City of Mississauga
Those travelling through Mississauga will notice new public art in the form of light pole banners stretched throughout the City’s downtown core. This temporary installation by Mississauga-born artist and illustrator, Pranavi Suthagar, celebrates Mississauga’s diversity and cultural identity.
Much of 2020 has been spent reacting and adapting to a new reality brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new street banner public art also helps to promote local businesses, products, artists and activities through the City of Mississauga’s #MississaugaMade online initiative developed by Tourism Mississauga.
“Being born and raised in Mississauga, I am grateful to be a part of this campaign,” said artist Pranavi Suthagar, who was commissioned by the City’s Public Art Program to create new artwork for the Mississauga Made campaign. “I remember seeing all colourful banners decorating the city growing up and I always wondered who created them. To be selected for this campaign, and given the opportunity to share my perspective on how I view the city is a full circle experience.”
“Tourism Mississauga is very proud to be a part of this year’s street banner campaign, in collaboration with the City’s Public Art Program. Not only are the banners a great way to show our support within the community, but they also offer us an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the work of a local artist”, said Tej Kainth, Manager of Tourism Mississauga. “Mississauga Made is a campaign that supports all our local businesses and the arts, and we encourage residents and visitors alike to join the movement and support our local talents, and all Mississauga has to offer.”
The street art was installed on Friday, Oct. 16 and will remain on the following streets until mid-January 2021:
- Living Arts Drive
- Duke of York Boulevard
- Prince of Wales Drive
- Princess Royal Drive
“Mississauga Made is a great local initiative that supports our small business community. During these difficult times, more than ever, we need to stand together and support our entrepreneurs and our local businesses”, said Bonnie Brown, Director of Economic Development Office. “During the month of October, the City has been celebrating Small Business Month, and the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre continues to offer free webinars and events to celebrate entrepreneurship and help people start and grow their business.”
The next time you visit Mississauga’s downtown, take a closer look at this important artwork and reflect on your own connection to Mississauga.
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Art galleries on the brink as pandemic lays waste to plans – TheChronicleHerald.ca
By Barbara Lewis and Will Russell
MUDDLES GREEN, England (Reuters) – This was to have been the year that an art gallery deep in the southern English countryside took the United States by storm with exhibitions of the extraordinary Lee Miller, a 1920s fashion model, surrealist and World War Two photographer.
Filming for a biopic starring Kate Winslet was also meant to have begun at Farleys House in Muddles Green, where the American-born Miller recovered from documenting the horrors of war and entertained guests including Pablo Picasso and fellow surrealist photographer and her former lover Man Ray.
Instead, the pandemic has put almost every plan on hold.
“It’s like a wasteland of tumbleweed,” said Ami Bouhassane, Miller’s granddaughter.
She curates the Miller archive with her father, Antony Penrose, Miller’s son with the surrealist artist Roland Penrose.
COVID-19 has compounded the uncertainty created by Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU), with a transition period ending on Dec. 31. That has left galleries anxious about how complicated it might become to stage shows and transport artworks abroad.
For more than a decade, Farleys House and Gallery has averaged four international exhibitions a year, loaned mostly around Europe, accounting for roughly a third of its revenue. Other income comes from rights relating to the 60,000 negatives in the Miller archive and from visitors to Muddles Green.
This year, it was planning on seven and to expand into the United States as part of a strategy to cope with Brexit. Two have gone ahead – one in Germany, traditionally one of its most important markets, and another in non-EU Switzerland.
A third show, intended for Europe, is being shown instead to Farleys’ trickle of socially-distanced visitors, while the other exhibitions are in storage.
Such problems are shared to varying degrees by art institutions great and small as visitor numbers no longer justify large-scale exhibitions and planning is fraught.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entirety of the arts and culture sector,” said Arts Council England in an email. The body is helping to administer a government 1.57 billion pound ($2.04 billion) Culture Recovery Fund.
London’s Wallace Collection, which includes works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Titian, has also seen a 90% fall in visitors and has deferred exhibitions to next year.
“Financially it doesn’t make sense to do blockbuster shows at the moment,” Xavier Bray, director of the museum, told Reuters.
Commercial revenue from events, a shop and restaurant has dropped by 1.5 million pounds and the museum faces “a massive deficit” this year, Bray said. “Any help is going to be crucial to the survival of institutions like the Wallace Collection.”
($1 = 0.7717 pounds)
(Reporting by Barbara Lewis in Muddles Green and Will Russell in London; additional reporting by Gerhard Mey and Carolyn Cohn,; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)
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