Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation
This special exhibition honours the artistic legacy of Yousuf and Malak Karsh while continuing an intergenerational chain of mentorship that fosters camera-based innovation.
Joi T. Arcand, AM Dumouchel, Leslie Hossack, Olivia Johnston, Julia Martin, Meryl McMaster, Ruth Steinberg
Curator: Melissa Rombout
September 14 to October 22, 2017
VERNISSAGE: Thursday, September 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Speeches begin at 6:00 p.m.
Gallery doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Continuum is a project based on connecting many moments in time. It was conceived as a way to celebrate a new wave of emerging Ottawa artists during Canada’s sesquicentennial year. Recipients of the City of Ottawa’s prestigious Karsh Award were invited to choose a local Ottawa artist working with photography as a medium, a relative newcomer to stand in the spotlight. http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/karsh-award
The Karsh photographers, innovators stylistically, gracious in comportment and masters of film-based photography, would no doubt be astonished and delighted by the myriad of camera-based practices in this exhibition, and their roles as progenitors of a chain of connection radiating outward. These common threads of welcome entwine here.
- Excerpt from the essay by Melissa Rombout
THE CONTINUUM TALKS: A discussion series
Tour with curator Melissa Rombout: Sunday, September 24, 2 p.m.
Presented in English at Karsh-Masson Gallery.
Artist talk with AM Dumouchel & Michael Schreier: Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m.
Bilingual presentation at Daïmôn. http://daimon.qc.ca/en/
Panel discussion with Rosalie Favell, Tony Fouhse, Leslie Hossack & Olivia Johnston, moderated by Peter Simpson: Friday, October 13, 7 p.m.
Presented in English at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. http://spao.ca/
Julia Martin & Chantal Gervais in conversation, moderated by Melissa Rombout: Wednesday, October 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Presented in English with bilingual Q&A at the University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts. https://arts.uottawa.ca/visualarts/
Artist talk with Meryl McMaster & Ruth Steinberg: Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Presented in English at Karsh-Masson Gallery
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
613-580-2424 (14167) TTY 613-580-2401
Open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The gallery will remain open on October 9.
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.