Recent Programming

  • Variations on Symmetry

    Saturday, August 18, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012

    In the Main Gallery, Modern Fuel presents Variations on Symmetry, an exhibition of works by the artists Eliza Au (Richmond, BC) and Ying-Yueh Chuang (Toronto, On). The two artists show a personal translation of symmetry through their work in contemporary ceramics. Their work reflects a hybrid of Western and Eastern cultures, values and beliefs and examines symmetrical patterns and forms and their connection to the spiritual and natural world.

  • White Works / Études en blanc

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

    In the State of Flux Gallery, Michèle LaRose (Kingston, ON) presents a series of new paintings in a non-representational idiom experimenting with the use of a palette restricted primarily to the colour of white. After years of working with the National Museums of Canada and National Archives and as a management consultant, LaRose turned full-time to her painting in 2002.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Edgewise

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 to Saturday, June 9, 2012

    Modern Fuel presents, in its State of Flux Gallery, a new installation of paintings by Ann Clarke (Thunder Bay, ON) entitled Edgewise. The focus of her current work is painting as painting, the picture plane, space and colour. Opaque and transparent images are layered, and reflections on the dichotomies of nature/nurture, sacred /profane, organic/manufactured, past/present, and wild/tame, are explored. Memory and cross-cultural influences also play a significant role.

  • The Institute for Future Life Regression

    Saturday, May 5, 2012 to Saturday, June 9, 2012

    In the Main Gallery, Modern Fuel presents The Institute for Future Life Regression, an installation of work by Dustin Wilson (Guelph, ON). In this project, Wilson generates simulations of possible future individuals through a participatory form of pseudo-divination and story telling. While Wilson’s practice is multidisciplinary in the production of video and animation, performance and installation, drawing is essential to him for producing speculative images that are filtered through physical, biological and geographic constraints.