52 and 56 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo
With a new show in the Window Gallery at 56 Regina St N every two weeks, there’s always a good reason to visit Art Incubate. There are no regular open hours here - just peek inside! The Window Gallery is an experimental exhibition space and allows artists to exhibit new work without a formal jurying process. We will be accepting proposals at the beginning of July.
Keep an eye out for special events when the gallery and studio spaces are open to the public by arrangement with the exhibiting artist or AP.
For past events, see here.
Window Gallery - 56 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo
Despite our reliance on photography as a means to make memories stand still, moments worth remembering can only endure when they are routinely recounted and shared between individuals. ‘In Living Memory’ is a solo exhibition that investigates the ongoing processes through which moments in a family history are sustained and made to feel familiar across generations. The two large-scale works on display are, in essence, painterly translations of photographs that the artist has uncovered in her own family albums. As illustrated by the out-of-focus quality of the paintings, static images often fall short in capturing the complexity of memories, which exist in a state of motion. By liberating chosen photographs from the pages of private albums, the artist aims to engage in the practice of keeping distant memories alive, while also provoking a dialogue on the significance of revisiting the past. To leave room for multiple generations of viewers to identify with the fleeting, yet undeniably poignant moments represented in her works, the artist has selected source photographs that are deeply rooted in the Canadian landscape.
Catch a behind-the-scenes look at artists' studios this Saturday September 21st from 12-4PM at Art Incubate - 56 Regina St N! See unfinished work and talk to the artists about their process.
Gallery at 52 - 52 Regina St N. Uptown Waterloo
Artist Critique Group
The nine artists include Alan Daniel, Cathy Farwell, Anne Filiatrault, Fatima Garzan, James Nye, Michelle Salter, Donna Stewart, Denise Strong, and Carolyn Young.
The show will consist of works from each of the 9 artists and will include a variety of mediums and art practices including oil painting, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, photography, and encaustic work.
Opening Reception Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, 6-830pm
Closes 4 pm sat. Oct 26
Image credit: Alan Daniel
Meetup for the Visual Arts: Art in the Public Sphere
When: Monday October 28th, 7-9 PM
Where: 52 Regina St N. Waterloo ON N2J 3A3
Join us for our next Meetup for the Visual Arts. We will be discussing all aspects of public art. How do you write a good proposal? How are works chosen? How do you represent work that does not yet exist through mock-ups and prototyping? What considerations do you have to keep in mind when creating a work for a large audience?
Soheila Esfahani is an artist and educator, known for her large scale shipping pallet installations. Soheila was one of the artists on the Canada 150 C3 expedition from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage.
Paul McDonald is a graffiti artist and muralist and is currently the Artist in Residence for the City of Waterloo. His work as Artist in Residence involves collaborating with various groups on collaborative murals.
St Marie φ Walker have a collaborative interdisciplinary practice and are former City of Waterloo Artists in Residence. Their public work includes text interventions and community workshops.
Betty Anne Keller is the Chair of the Region's Public Art Advisory Committee. She will be talking about evaluating submissions and also discussing a few of her favourite local works.
When you think of me... , St Marie φ Walker
Hamilton Supercrawl, James Street N. 2019
Once, Twofold is artist Brubey Hu’s first solo exhibition exploring architectural space, colour theory, and identity through the lens of duality both visually and conceptually. By subtractive simplification, Brubey’s work transcends flat images or physical objects, and documents introspective moments. Often by combining two panels or canvases, the painting includes not only th opaque paint on the front surface but the more breathable reflection on the wall between diptychs, which is created by painted sides as extension from the front content. In addition to the paintings, Brubey has also collected tapes and contact sheets that she uses to mask out the areas for paint. The same kind of paint left on the tapes and contact sheets but appears with distinct looks. The paintings and the tapes coexist with each other and become two dialectic stand-ins as the duality of her own being both controlling and free simultaneously on different surfaces from one gesture.
Art Incubate Information
Art$Pay is expanding its role with the creation of Art Incubate, a tangible artist support program, that includes studios and galleries at 52 and 56 Regina Street North in Uptown Waterloo. The two properties have been donated by HIP Developments for a two year period.
The Art Incubate pilot project is designed to offer local visual artists exceptional studio space with a focus on generating community engagement. The ground floor at 56 Regina Street North operates as a visual arts incubator for five emerging artists in a shared studio over a 12-month time period, with 8-10 practicing artists renting private and shared studios at cost throughout both buildings. The studios houses artists from a mix of career levels to share networks, resources, new ideas, energy and mediums. Interest in collaboration and community are requirements for any studio tenancy.
Responding specifically to the lack of affordable studio space for young emerging artists, ArtsPay awards five emerging artists with sponsored studio spaces for one year on the ground floor of 56 Regina St N. Additional sponsors of this incubator program include the Region of Waterloo, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, Perimeter Development Corporation, and Miller Thomson LLP who will each support a young artist throughout their term, with Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. helping prepare the studios for occupancy. The program covers rent, a small stipend for art supplies, and payment towards an outreach activity.