WAG Upcoming Exhibitions

Artworks displayed in a gallery

Fountain

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Exhibition Run: October 8, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Curator: Reilly Knowles

This exhibit explores the unexpected connection between a downtown Woodstock landmark and renowned French artist Marcel Duchamp. The Maid of the Mist fountain is a centrepiece of Museum Square and was purchased in 1916 from J.L. Mott Iron Works — the same company that fabricated Duchamp’s controversial work, Fountain, a readymade sculpture of a porcelain urinal.

Considered one of the most significant artworks of the 20th century, Duchamp’s Fountain profoundly changed the course of artmaking, moving the concept of art from that of an object to an idea. A reproduction of Fountain is on loan from the National Gallery of Canada for the exhibit.


Difficult

Portrait of a woman wearing a brown headscarf

Exhibition Run: October 8, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Curator: Mary Reid

Inspired by the recent acquisition of four largescale paintings from Tony Scherman's Difficult Women series, this exhibition will highlight "difficult" works in the Woodstock Art Gallery's permanent collection which are problematic or challenging in terms of content, subject matter and presentation.


Glenn Elliott: Hyperreal

Large scale sculpture of blue jeans

Exhibition Run: October 8, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Curator: Maxine Noel

In the early-1970s, Glenn Elliott made a series of hyperreal, largescale, homoerotic pop sculptures. Since 1990 the Woodstock Art Gallery has been in possession of Jeans. This exhibition pulls together works from the series which put Jeans in context with a t-shirt, leather jacket, cowboy boots, and more.  


Our Furry Friends

Oil painting of a St. Bernard dog 

Exhibition Run: October 8, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Curator: Reilly Knowles

Our Furry Friends combines artworks of cats and dogs from the Woodstock Art Gallery's permanent collection with photographs and artifacts from the Woodstock Museum National Historic Site to celebrate the animal companions of our past, present, and creative imaginations.

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