Main Gallery

Hannah Claus: cloudscape

Saturday, January 11, 2014 to Saturday, February 22, 2014

In her new exhibition cloudscape, Montreal-based artist Hannah Claus presents a sculptural installation both simple and complex. Enveloping the gallery space like a slow moving fog, thousands of vellum ovals are methodically arranged in amorphous formations. Claus' process driven practice reflects upon accumulation and time, and her works are imbued with references to earthly elements: water, stone and sky.

Home Is Where The Art Is

Friday, December 6, 2013 to Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7pm for our Annual Member's Show and Sale and year-end party Home Is Where The Art Is. This exhibition will occupy both galleries, and present an array of works by local artists, from sculpture and painting to collage and other objects d'art. All the works of art are for sale with generous prices for the season--a perfect gift for friends and family. 50% of all sales proceeds will go to support Modern Fuel's upcoming programming activities. 

Dariusz Krzeminski: Settlement

Saturday, August 24, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

The tensions between abstraction and representation are at the forefront of this exhibition of new paintings by Toronto-based artist Dariusz Krzeminski titled Settlement.  Familiar motifs such as still lifes and landscape are slowly turned upside-down, resulting in an uneasy space between enclosure and structural instability, and the demands of the painting process. 

15th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition: Constructed Truth

Saturday, June 29, 2013 to Saturday, August 10, 2013

Curated by Yaël FilipovicConstructed Truth is Modern Fuel’s 15th Annual Regional Juried Members’ Exhibition and will be presented at Modern Fuel from June 29th to August 10th, 2013.

Charles Campbell: Transporter

Saturday, May 4, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013

In the exhibition Transporter, Charles Campbell looks at the contradictory forces of ‘attraction and repulsion’ that motivate human movements, as well as the notion of complicity and agency that act within it. The exhibition combines forms such as the geodesic dome, indicative of ideas of a rational utopia, with images suggestive of repression, freedom, labour, conflict and economic subjugation.

Cliff Eyland & Jeanne Randolph: Your Own Grad School

Saturday, March 9, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013
Jeanne Randolph and Cliff Eyland will conduct a 4-day graduate school at Modern Fuel Gallery in which students, local artists and the public would participate. The project is called Your Own Grad School.


Saturday, January 12, 2013 to Saturday, February 23, 2013

January 2013 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Great Ice Storm, a synergy of five successive ice storms that struck a narrow belt of land from Eastern Ontario to Quebec in 1998. The storm was destructive enough to cause over 30 deaths and multiple electrical blackouts.  It necessitated the deployment of 15 000 troops, and immobilized larger cities like Montreal and Ottawa. The ice storm also produced some of the most awe-inspiring imagery this nation has ever seen, particularly that of hydro towers collapsed like paper sculptures under the burdensome weight of ice.

Artist Talk with Dustin Wilson

Friday, June 8, 2012

In conjunction with the exhibition in its Main Gallery, The Institute for Future Life Regression, Modern Fuel presents an in-depth and informative artist talk by Dustin Wilson (Guelph, ON) about the findings of his research into the future. Will you live happily as a Dome Dweller in the distant future? Or perish in the merciless jaws of a mole phisher? Come to the talk on Friday and find out.

Through Thick and Thistle

Saturday, June 23, 2012 to Friday, August 3, 2012

Modern Fuel’s 14th Annual Regional Juried Members’ Exhibition, titled Through Thick and Thistle, will be presented at Modern Fuel from June 23rd to August 3rd. An opening reception with the artists and curator in attendance will be held on June 23, 2012 at 7pm.