Recent Programming


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

    In the exhibition Out of Print, Modern Fuel’s Artistic Director Kevin Rodgers explores the collection of print material in the Nan Yeomans Resource Library. Due to the diligent collecting of material by past board members and staff, the Resource Library has many unique and difficult to find items. Out of Print utilizes a range of local and national artists’ books, catalogues and printed matter to address issues of format, circulation and distribution.

  • 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.

  • Natasha Mazurka: The Centre Cannot Hold

    Saturday, March 9, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013
    In her new exhibition The Centre Cannot Hold, Natasha Mazurka explores the communicative potential of pattern.  Through a series of paintings and embossed drawings, Mazurka responds to the motives and outcomes – social, political and epistemological – aligned with organizing the world through graphic syntax. By underscoring the elusive character of current technological and natural phenomena that have no concrete visible/physical form, her works bring out the expansive and transitional: that which has no fixed form. 
  • 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.

  • Chris Miner: Artists Statements

    Saturday, January 12, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Artists Statements is a photographic installation of five large (three feet by six feet) black and white portraits of local Kingston artists and their work by award-winning photographer Chris Miner. 

  • No Two Alike

    Friday, November 30, 2012 to Saturday, December 22, 2012

    As someone with a taste for art and culture, you won’t want to miss No Two Alike: Modern Fuel’s Members’ Show and Sale this holiday season in Kingston. The exhibition will feature some of Kingston and Canada's foremost artists. From the beautiful ceramics of Marney McDiarmid to the edgy photographs of William Weedmark, there will be something for all tastes and budgets. You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones. We are proud that all of the fantastic artists in the show are involved with Modern Fuel as members.

  • I Can Only Make It Up Once

    Friday, October 12, 2012 to Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Modern Fuel presents, in its State of Flux Gallery, a new installation of work and a performance by Kingston artist Lisa Figge titled I Can Only Make It Up Once. Exploring disability as a location of knowledge, Figge makes artworks such as experimental video and puppets to renegotiate the terms of living in a body that is no longer able-bodied. She is making artwork about how it feels to be in a differently mobile body.

  • Smokin' In the Boys Room

    Friday, October 12, 2012 to Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    In the Main Gallery, Modern Fuel presents Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room, a multi-media exhibition curated by Michael Davidge that includes the work of the artists Christopher Arnoldin (Toronto, ON), Jo-Anne Balcaen (Montreal, QC), and Matt Rogalsky (Kingston, ON), each abstracting from rock and roll in their own way. Rogalsky’s “Discipline” focuses on the electric guitar as the iconic instrument of the 20th century and an object of obsession. In the installation, twelve electric guitars represent the 12 tone equal tempered scale.

  • Take Note

    Saturday, August 18, 2012 to Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Modern Fuel presents, in its State of Flux Gallery, a new installation titled Take Note, curated by Don Maynard (Kingston, ON). For the exhibition, Maynard invited artists in the community who have diverse interests, practices, and methods of artistic expression to share a record of their thoughts and documentation of their creative process.