Virtual Opening Reception for Spring Exhibitions 2021

Virtual Opening Reception for Spring Exhibitions 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for opening remarks, a virtual walk-through and a live artist panel to celebrate the opening of OAG’s spring exhibitions, including: Sheltered In Place: Portraits of Self, Family and Community and Filtered; and Galerie Annexe’s Gillian King: As Above, So Below!


4 PM  – Opening Remarks and Virtual Walk-Through
4:30 PM – Virtual Panel Discussion

In this live cross-exhibition panel, artists Patrice James, AM Dumouchel, and Gillian King will chat with OAG’s Deputy Director, Chief Curator Catherine Sinclair and OAG’s Curator Rebecca Basciano about their artistic practices.

Sheltered in Place: Portraits of Self, Family and Community
Chantal Dahan, Max Dean, Christopher Lea Dunning, Robert S. Hyndman, Patrice James, Martha Kyak, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Ron Noganosh, Faisa Omer, Jessie Oonark, Annie Pootoogook
February 20 – August 15, 2021
Curated by Catherine Sinclair, Rebecca Basciano, and Michelle Gewurtz

Craig Commanda, AM Dumouchel, Greta Grip, Lee Jones, Farouk Kaspaules, Peter Owusu-Ansah, Christos Pantieras, and Art Price
March 5 – December 19, 2021
Curators: Rebecca Basciano and Catherine Sinclair

Gillian King: As Above, So Below
Galerie Annexe
4 March – 18 April 2021

Virtual Panel Discussion

Patrice James

Patrice James has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from Carleton University, and is a practicing media artist, with two video and seven film credits to date. She has been the Executive Director at The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO) for nearly fifteen years. Ms. James has contributed to the cultural life of Ottawa for over 20 years, as a strong advocate for the media arts both locally and at the national level. She was previously named as a finalist to receive the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award in 2012, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) and The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO). She has been a past juror for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Arts Council. Ms. James continues to live and work in Ottawa.

AM Dumouchel

AM Dumouchel’s photography is created from collage without the use of cameras. She collects photographic content via search engines, scanning objects, and through digital manipulation. Collaborating with the screen in this way leads her to reflect on the structure of human experiences in the digital age, in particular from a woman's point of view. Dumouchel completed a Master of Fine Arts in 2014 at the University of Ottawa and teaches photography part-time. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally and her creations can also be found in private and public collections. She also illustrates extreme metal album covers. She lives and works in Hull, Quebec.

Gillian King

Gillian King is a painter, art educator, and art therapist-in-training from Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba and holds an MFA from the University of Ottawa (2016). She is the winner of the 2019 Espronceda Centre for the Arts and Culture Artistic Prize (Barcelona, Spain), the 2017 RBC Emerging Artist Award, as well as the recipient of the 2017 Nancy Petry Award. King is in the process of obtaining her Art Therapy certification through the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and works with seniors living in long term care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, CareFor Health and Community Services, and the Dementia Society (Ottawa, On). She is also an artist mentor through the Ottawa School of Art, BEING Studio, the University of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Art Gallery. King has shown in galleries and participated in residencies nationally and internationally.


Patrice James, Ba-Bye Mammy Ba-Bye, 2008, Super 8 and 16 mm film 5 min. 56 sec. Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: Purchased with the support of the Stonecroft Foundation, 2019.

Peter Owusu-Ansah, Stripe 1, 2016, Digital image on pearl metallic paper, framed in Plexiglass, 101 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Gillian King, Arachnoid, 2020, Rust Sediments, Oil, and Various Natural Materials (including Black Walnut, Indigo, Onion Skins, and Sumac) on Canvas, 48 x 36 inches.