Opening Reception | Jesse Stewart: Icebreaking

Jesse Stewart, Glacialis, 2010-2019, still from single-channel video projection. Courtesy of the Artist. 

Opening Reception | Jesse Stewart: Icebreaking

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibtion Jesse Stewart: Icebreaking, part of the Firestone Reverb Series. 

Free
Location: Mackenzie King Lobby and Firestone Gallery


Drawing inspiration from works in the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa-based artist Jesse Stewart examines the role of industry on climate change, as well as the related disappearance of ice. Learn more.

Firestone Reverb is a series of exhibitions in which contemporary artists engage with the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. The OAG houses and presents this collection through changing exhibitions that highlight its breadth and diversity.


Jesse Stewart is an award-winning composer, percussionist, visual artist, instrument builder, educator, and community activist. His audio-visual installation-based work crosses disciplinary boundaries, exploring the link between the visual and the sonic arts. He mainly composes for percussion, found objects and instruments of his own design. He is an active performer, and has facilitated dozens of inclusive music and art workshops throughout Canada and internationally. He is currently a professor at Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.

Image: Jesse Stewart, Glacialis, 2010-2019, still from single-channel video projection. Courtesy of the Artist.