Main Gallery

Katie Bethune-Leamen: turn that brown upside down

Saturday, August 22, 2015 to Saturday, October 3, 2015

Modern Fuel is very pleased to present turn that brown upside down, an installation of new and recent sculpture and 2D work by Toronto-based artist Katie Bethune-Leamen. Engaging with a colour and palette new to the artist—brown—this installation brings together a wide range of material from porcelain sculpture and masks and neon work to digitally printed fabric, silkscreen, and found objects.

Dave Gordon: Excelsior! 1975-2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015 to Saturday, August 8, 2015

A survey of forty years of artwork, Excelsior! 1975-2015 is a testament to working in the 'wilderness'. The paintings of Dave Gordon are idiosyncratic, humorous and above all display a perceptive eye to out surroundings: woodpiles outside a cabin, figures metaphorically “lost” in the wilderness and farcical political portraits—including many provincial and national politicians.  Especially incisive are a series of works produced during the bitter Mike Harris years (those aforementioned “lost years”), a perverse take on the Group of Seven, and a recent body of work document

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It has been an exciting year and Modern Fuel has alot to share. Our Annual General Meeting for the 2014-2015 fiscal year will be held at the Gallery on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm. The AGM will be a 45 minute meeting so we hope all our members come out.

Jeffrey B. Childs: Souvenir/Lifeguard

Saturday, May 2, 2015 to Saturday, June 13, 2015

Utilizing a mix of earthenware, natural materials, audio and digital video, Jeffrey B. ChildsSouvenir/Lifeguard explores the fragility of place and progress.

Lorna Bauer: Soleil

Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Saturday, April 18, 2015

The works presented in Lorna Bauer's exhibition Soleil were made during a recent residency in Paris. The artist documented daily moments experienced in the city mostly using a 35mm camera, and the resulting images speak to ideas around consumption, co-habitation, urban development and tourism. In turn, they begin to act as a connective tissue in order for relationships and narratives to emerge. 

The Old View From Nowhere

Saturday, January 17, 2015 to Saturday, February 21, 2015

Modern Fuel is pleased to present Jennifer Dorner and David Poolman’s exhibition The Old View From Nowhere. Taking social and political disruption as a departure point for imagined new worlds, Dorner and Poolman examine our relationships to objects, each other and future homes should we have to leave this earth. Through their paintings, drawings and sculpture the artists present a quiet and absurd place, where balance and instability are placed alongside imminent planetary collapse.


This Winter Light

Saturday, November 15, 2014 to Saturday, December 6, 2014

Modern Fuel is pleased to present This Winter Light, our annual Members' Show and Sale. This is a great chance to see the dynamic work of local artists, share conversation and support the Kingston arts community. It is also an excellent opportunity to buy reasonably priced artwork for family or friends. All works will be for sale, with at least 50 % of all sales going to Modern Fuel to help in its programming activities.

Another Space Gallery: 16th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

Saturday, June 28, 2014 to Saturday, August 9, 2014

Curated by Yan WuAnother Space Gallery is Modern Fuel's 16th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition and will be presented at Modern Fuel from June 28th to August 9th, 2014. Works by the seven artists in this year's exhibition include Ben Darrah, Christine Dewancker, Rachel Kalpana James, Mary Porter, Fraser Radford, Joan Scaglione and Kathleen Sellars, and together reflect the excellence of the range of artistic practices of our members.

Martina Muck: Memory

Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Saturday, June 14, 2014

Martina Muck’s installation Memory is comprised of illuminated objects. The vessels have been sought out from members of the Kingston community, and are given over to the artist to use for the duration of the exhibition.  Private conversations were shared between the artist and each individual, and while written sentences provided by the contributors give a sense to the value of the objects, what still remains is the mystery inherent in these vessels, illuminated and casting shadows.

Annie Dunning: Sapsucker Sounds

Saturday, March 8, 2014 to Saturday, April 19, 2014

Artist Annie Dunning takes a playful approach to nature and mystery. A curiosity for the overlooked and unconsidered leads her to deal with mostly common items as subject matter. With an aesthetic that is influenced by craft and DIY style, Dunning explores what greater possibilities common subjects might hold if released from their expected roles. In her new exhibition Sapsucker Sounds, an installation of objects and interactive sound sculptures offers an opportunity to experience sound generated by a conflation of human and woodpecker culture.