Tue, May 23|
Don Monet Solo Art Exhibition
Toronto‘s new Social Art Gallery and Cafe is hosting an exhibition of landscapes by Ottawa artist, Don Monet. The exhibition runs for two months, June and July. It features, landscapes, photo-collage, and found object paintings on birch wood panels.
Time & Location
May 23, 2023, 2:21 PM – Jul 27, 2023, 2:21 PM
Toronto, 334 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G5, Canada
About the event
Don Monet is an Ottawa based artist, curator and activist. He concentrates his studio efforts on landscape, photo-collage and found-object paintings. At Cube Gallery, Ottawa, now in its eighteenth year, he has curated over 100 thematic group exhibitions and solo shows featuring Ottawa and National visual artists. He has taught courses at the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa School of Art (OSA), Algonquin College, CARFAC Ontario and the Gitxsan Wet’suwet’en School of Journalism. In 1992 he published "Colonialism on Trial"(New Society), an ethnographic visual account of the now famous Delgam Uukw vs Her Majesty the Queen sovereignty trial.
Monet builds “paintings” that reflect upon culture and iconic Canadian landscape painting. Recent work consists of multiple photographs and paint varnished onto square birch wood panels. It speaks to the viewer of our fractured ways of seeing. These are essentially fractal representations of the culture and landscape of middle class Canadian life. His art suggests that the most mundane moments, the smallest things also represent the largest things: playing scrabble, reading a book, a paddle in the water, starting a fire are all profoundly and culturally significant.
This exhibition of his work will appear at Social from June 1- August 6
The opening reception will be held Thursday eve, June 8: 6-9 pm
You can see a sneak peek of the work in this show at the following website: https://cubegallery.ca/collections/d-h-monet