Director Catharine Mastin speaks at the press conference to launch the fall/winter exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Windsor, October 20, 2016. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

New Exhibits At AGW

The Art Gallery of Windsor is launching its fall-winter exhibitions tonight featuring Canadian artists working in traditional art forms and contemporary media.

The exhibitions Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective, A Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steel + Tomczak and Carl Beam: Four Directions feature collaborative works reflecting on relationships and telling the artists stories.

“We see a more intimate side of the artist with this program, a more personal side. A lot of our visitors want to know the artists a little bit better, this is a wonderful program to bring you a little bit closer into the biographies of the people,” says Catharine Mastin, director of the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Mastin says the three exhibitions highlights their commitment to cutting edge contemporary art.

“While we are very dedicated to the traditional art media and that is in our collection on the third floor we also have the responsibility to make sure people have an expansive definition of what art is and what materials they are made from,” says Mastin.

The gallery is celebrating the new exhibitions at Fridays Live! tonight from 7pm to 10pm. The exhibitions will be displayed until January 22, 2017. Admission to tonight’s event is $15, general admission is $10.