Recent Programming

  • Derek Sullivan: Four Notable Booksellers

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Saturday, April 18, 2015
    Four Notable Booksellers (2013) is comprised of four handmade sculptural units, reminiscent of the second-hand booksellers’ (bouquinistes) cabinets seen along the walls of the Seine in Paris. The selection within each cabinet is a collection of printed materials related to a subject.
  • 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. 

  • Nancy Douglas: Murphys in Griffintown

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

    How will we mark the place where the fever sheds stood? Where six thousand Irish died of Typhus and were buried in mass graves? Griffintown was populated by labourers: factory workers, train men and domestics. Should anything be saved of a community so fraught with poverty? Nancy Douglas' photo and collage project Murphys in Griffintown questions our manipulation of history and memory. Her work will utilized archival and new material--both public and family history--and examine the dismantling of a neighbourhood in Montreal.

  • 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.

  • Erin Milliken: little wonders

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

    Erin Milliken's exhibition little wonders is a collection of mixed media pieces that play upon ideas of vulnerability, temporality, communication, connection, wonder and hope. Milliken uses the motif of rabbits as a means of exploring complex societal juxtapositions of vulnerability and destruction. Despite being cruelly treated as disposable, rabbits are resourceful in their speed and cunning and are known for their prolific reproductive abilities.

  • Noel Bullock: Mars Landing

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

    Noel Bullock’s exhibition Mars Landing is informed by the landscape, both earthbound and interstellar. As the Planetary Society notes, “Mars has historically been unfriendly to Earth’s attempts to visit it.” Missions have been attempted, and half have failed. However, since 1996 there has been a resurgence in activity, with 3-D data from high-resolution scans and mechanical rovers seeking out a safe and precise landing spot. There will perhaps be a city at some point in time, waiting for us.

  • 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.

  • Andrea Graham: Cleaning House

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

    Inspired by mound- building termites, Andrea Graham's new exhibition is a call to action to “clean house”. Termites are recyclers. Beneath the tall towers exists an extensive system of subterranean nests, tunnels and conduits containing a system working for the good of the colony. Some termites not only recycle everything they use, but are vital in the balance of the regional ecosystem. It is time for us, in our own towers, to concern ourselves with what resources are utilized to maintain our way of life.