JENNY HOLZER: TRUISMS
December 20 , 2013 to April 20, 2014
For over thirty years, renowned American artist Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas,
arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions. Her medium is writing, whether
formulated as a T-shirt, plaque, or LED sign, and the public dimension is integral to her work. Her text
series Truisms first appeared in the late 1970s on posters anonymously pasted throughout the streets of New
York City. Consisting of “truths” that are sometimes cliché, sometimes contradictory, Truisms activates
critique of cultural, economic, and political conditions.
This exhibition presents a special installation of her posters for The Rooms.
Credit: from Truisms (1977–79), 1977. Offset poster. 24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.
Installation: New York, 1977. © 1977 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
MIKE GOUGH: RETRACE
December 20, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Mike Gough explores the materiality of memory, alluding to personal subject matter that exists just below
the surface. Navigating process and experience, his paintings transcend the autobiographical, representing
desires and memories that can never be adequately translated.
This exhibition presents a new body of work created as part of the Elbow Room Residency Series
Credits: Mike Gough. Remember, You’re in Good Hands (2013). enamel,
acrylic, pastel, graphite on birch panel. Collection of the artist.
ZEKE MOORES: DISPOSE
December 20, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Organized in partnership with The Art Gallery of Windsor
Support of the Ontario Arts Council
Zeke Moores is inspired by what society throws away. his sculptures explore the transient nature of
contemporary culture, valuing crumpled cardboard boxes, street barriers, milk crates and moving blankets.
Moores reclaims these discarded and forgotten objects as the cultural artifacts of our time, recreating them
in bronze and aluminum to highlight their beauty and potential. Moores was raised Conception Bay south,
Newfoundland. He has lived in Halifax, new Jersey, Toronto and Windsor, where he has resided for the past
ten years. In 2011 Moores was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent prize for
Credit: Zeke Moores. Moving Blanket (2013), cast aluminum. Bronze Boxes (2012), cast bronze. Dimensions variable.
Lynne Cohen: False Clues [Faux indices]
September 21 – December 8, 2013
Organized and circulated by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal With the support of the Canadian Heritage Museums
Assistance Program Curated by François LeTourneux, MACM Associate Curator.
Renowned Canadian photographer Lynne Cohen documents interior spaces that nudge the surreal, investigating locales such as
dance halls, hotel lobbies, men’s clubs or skating rinks. In False Clues [Faux Indices], forty large scale photographs
survey Cohen’s fascination with the humour, artifice and illusion that exist within these found locations.
Opening Reception Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm Exhibition walkthrough and discussion with François letourneux after
remarks at 8:00pm
An Evolving Idea of Canadian Landscape
June 8, 2013 – May 17, 2014
Landscape remains close to the heart of Canadian art as well as being integral to our national identity. This exhibition presents significant works from the permanent collection, spanning the history of landscape painting in Canada, reconsidered aside contemporary art exploring our changing relationship with the natural world. Artists include A.Y. Jackson, Maurice Cullen, Franklin Carmichael, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Dan Hudson and John Hartman. A majority of these works come from the generous gifts of Edwin R. Procunier to the collection over the years.
Maurice Cullen, Misty Afternoon, St. John’s, Newfoundland,
1910, oil on canvas
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Collection – Gift of The
National Gallery of Canada
Inner Works: Selections from the People’s Collection
Inner Works presents significant artworks from The Rooms’ permanent collection, works that are elemental to the continuing
stories of our collections and the visual arts in this province. This exhibition is enriched with information about artists, art contexts
and techniques available through hands-on activities and new technologies.