Recent Programming

  • Modern Yule: Members Show and Sale

    Saturday, December 5, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

    We would like to thank everyone who came out to show their support at the opening of our annual members show and sale, this year titled Modern Yule. All funds raised go towards Modern Fuel’s operating and programming costs, and the strong support that we have recieved is greatly appreciated. With your help, Modern Fuel can continue supporting emerging and established contemporary artists and diverse art forms in our community. We thank you for your participation and support over the past 38 years!

  • Anne Dunsford and Emily Zielke: Distorted Reality TV

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015

    Modern Fuel is very pleased to present Distorted Reality TV, an exhibition of new work by Anne Dunsford and Emily Zielke. Not a collaboration per se, Distorted Reality TV presents two bodies of work that together explore themes of identity, physical evidence and unrestrained thought.

  • Hazel Meyer: Sweaty Concepts

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 to Saturday, November 28, 2015

    With the works shown in Sweaty Concepts*, Hazel Meyer explores disparate objects and events united by her method of drawing-as-care for what is devalued or unnoticed.

  • Your Own Grad School: Session Three

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

    Saturday, September 26
    3:30 to 5pm. FREE and open the public. 
    Judy Radul at Modern Fuel

  • 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

  • Alloy: Modern Fuel's 17th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

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

    Alloy is Modern Fuel's 17th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition.  The curatorial premise for this group exhibition is to reflect the wide-ranging practices of artists in the region and to provide a forum in which to compare patterns emerging in those practices from one year to the next.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Mann: Carscape

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

    There is a history of diagnosing the landscape around us as irredeemably altered by the automobile: Peter Blake's “God’s own Junkyard”, Jane Holtz Kay’s  “Asphalt Nation” and the sculptural work of John Chamberlain are but a few of the most prominent. It is with this backdrop that Jeff Mann’s exhibition Carscape operates. The artist has taken car parts as tools for creating his paintings.

  • 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.

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