SPAO Panel Discussion 2016
LPM Projects & School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO)
PRESENTS: THE ROLE OF THE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th, 2016 6:30PM – 9:00PM
As part of Exhibition No.11, a thought-provoking Panel Discussion.
Panelists: Carrie Colton and Danuta Sierhuis, Studio Sixty-Six (Ottawa); Guy Berube, LPM Projects / formerly La Petite Mort Gallery (Ottawa/at large); Jody Surrette, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill (Ottawa); Charlotte Hale, Charlotte Hale and Associates (Toronto).
Private, commercial art galleries became popular in the late eighteenth century. At about the same time, public institutions were being established for the purposes of collecting and exhibiting particular styles of art. While public museums were formed around ideas such as nationhood and academic conventions, the private gallery has tended to focus on contemporary trends and public taste.
And what challenges do private galleries face in a digital world? Is on-line culture making the material gallery space obsolete? What alternatives exist to the traditional commercial gallery space?
The panel moderator is Randy Innes (PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies and past instructor at SPAO).
Cost at the door of $10 each; Proceeds go to SPAO and the Student Fund.
Please join us for the Vernissage of Exhibition No. 11 on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 3pm to 9pm