2011 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

January 27 - March 4, 2011
Dawson City Arts Society | Primary Sources: Biennial Members Exhibition

March 10 - April 21, 2011
Eva Quintas | Rituals of Identity, Tactics of Resistance

April 22 - April 24, 2011
Isabelle PauwelsDouble-Bill: The Embellishers (2007) and W.E.S.T.E.R.N (2010)
Along with: Pressplay, an ODD Gallery video project for the Dawson City Film Festival featuring Scott Amos, Marcia Connolly & Angela Joosse, Nikki Forrest, Nelson Henricks, Shie Kasai, Paul Litherland, Amy Lockhart, Morton & Ackerman, Aubyn O'Grady, Sheridan Shindruk, Charles Stankievech, Weekend Leisure

April 28 - May 13, 2011
Yukon School of Visual Arts | Year-End Exhibition 

May 19 - June 10, 2011
Joseph Tisiga | Indian Brand Corporation: Summoning the White Shaman, Conjuring the Red Chief

June 16 - July 15, 2011
The Natural & The Manufactured 2011
Platform 01: The Creation of Evolution
Featuring: Matt Shane, Lewis & Taggart, Andreas Rutkauskas, Kerri Reid, Sol Legault, Heidi Nagtegaal, Kara Uzelman

July 21 - August 3, 2011
Curated by Irmelin & Reinald Nohal | Berlin Klondyke
Featuring: Rikke Aamann, Pablo Alonso, Thomas Arnolds, Louise Blicher, Fritz Bornstück, Madeleine Boschan, Guillaume Bruère, André Butzer, Astrid Marie Christiansen, Björn Dahlem, Valèrie Favre, Shannon Finlay, Habima Fuchs, Andrew Gilbert, Thomas Helbig, Andy Hope 1930, Henning Kles, Maja Körner, Erwin Kneihsl, Robert Lucander, Jonathan Meese, Meaghan Reid, Rokke, Pat Rosenmeier, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Adam Saks, Markus Selg, Andrea Stappert, Willi Tomes, Jorinde Voigt, Ralf Ziervogel, Thomas Zipp, and more

August 11 - September 16, 2011
The Natural & The Manufactured 2011
Platform 02: Animals of the Spectacle
Steve Badgett/Simparch & Deborah Stratman, Bill Burns
David Neufeld, Megan Graham 

September 22 - October 21, 2011
Mitch Mitchell | Cities of the Prairie

October 27 - November 25, 2011
Caitlin Erskine-Smith | Missives

December 1 - January 10, 2012
Student Exhibition | KIAC Youth Art Enrichment Program

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January 27 - March 4, 2011
Dawson City Arts Society | Primary Sources: Biennial Members Exhibition

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March 10 - April 21, 2011
Eva Quintas | Rituals of Identity, Tactics of Resistance

The ODD Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Rituals of Identity, Tactics of Resistance by Montreal-based artist Eva Quintas. 

For her show in Dawson, Eva Quintas will present a selection of images from an extensive body of large-scale photographic works begun during her 2004 residency at the National Arts Centre in Mexico City. Each image within the series depicts a “character of resistance” - a half-historical, half-mythological figure resulting from the artist's creative collaboration with a group of traditional Aztec warrior dancers. Clothed in the rituals of pre-Columbian society, each character is jarringly juxtaposed against a surrealistic, urbanized backdrop, brimming with the iconography of contemporary Mexican society. In Quintas' imagery, divergent and seemingly contradictory cultures collide; both time and space become condensed within a two-dimensional static photograph, all made possible by the artist's idiomatic use of digital technologies to construct and collage her subject matter."

Whether interpreted as fact or fiction, Quintas sustains a highly politicized tone throughout the work, owing much to the aims and ideals held by the Mexican muralists of the previous century.  Each of her constructed characters stare back at us in self-assured confrontation, demanding their presence be acknowledged within the conceptualized chaos of modern society.  By delving into the symbolic and fantastic, the work seeks to reorient our notions of cultural identity and, in turn, commands the viewer's undivided attention.

Bio: Based in Montreal, Eva Quintas is a photographer and multi-media artist who has displayed her work in the gallery space, over the internet, and on the printed page.  She has exhibited in artist-run centres throughout Canada including VU Photo and SKOL in Montreal, YYZ in Toronto, and previously at the ODD Gallery as a member of the photo collective Atelier Fovea.  Quintas'  web-based projects have shown in media art festivals internationally, including Canarias Mediafest (Spain), Stiching Media Art (Netherlands), and FILE (Brazil).  In collaboration with author Michel Lefebvre, her cross-disciplinary work of photographic fiction, Liquidation, integrates the book, CD-ROM, web, and radio within a single creative framework. 

Quintas has been awarded production grants from both the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and has participated in residencies in Canada, Mexico, and Senegal.  Her work can be found in the collections of the L'Université du Québec à Montréal and the Archives nationales du Québec.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University. 

Eva Quintas' work at can be viewed at http://evaquintas.ca/

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Pauwels

April 22 - April 24, 2011
Isabelle Pauwels | Double-Bill: The Embellishers (2007) and W.E.S.T.E.R.N (2010)
Along with: Pressplay, an ODD Gallery video project for the Dawson City Film Festival featuring Scott Amos, Marcia Connolly & Angela Joosse, Nikki Forrest, Nelson Henricks, Shie Kasai, Paul Litherland, Amy Lockhart, Morton & Ackerman, Aubyn O'Grady, Sheridan Shindruk, Charles Stankievech, Weekend Leisure

Isabelle Pauwels' conceptual dramas unfold through an inter-genre play that incorporates ideas of reality TV, talks shows, and the documentary. Her works are grounded in personal experiences and family history, but evolve into something that interrupts the viewer's expectations and critically engage both her subject matter and chosen media. 

The Embellishers features the artist and her twin sister re-enacting a series of confrontations with neighbours in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside over spare change, lighters, crack, stalking, and eviction. W.E.S.T.E.R.N. cuts between two sources of home movies: 8mm film shot by the artist's grandfather during his tenure as an agronomist in the Belgian Congo, and contemporary video footage shot in her parents’ home in suburban Richmond, BC.

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April 28 - May 13, 2011
Yukon School of Visual Arts | Year-End Exhibition 

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Tisiga

May 19 - June 10, 2011
Joseph Tisiga | Indian Brand Corporation: Summoning the White Shaman, Conjuring the Red Chief
Opening Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Artist talk 7pm | Reception 8pm
Refreshments and snacks served

The ODD Gallery is pleased to present a series of new paintings, drawings and objects by Whitehorse artist Joseph Tisiga. Under the guise of Tisiga's ongoing Indian Brand Corporation project, the artist's current body of work explores notions of magic, illusion and spiritual mysticism through a narrative and conceptual dialogue between two characters—the Shaman and the Chief.

Within the context of the exhibition, these two enigmatic figures enact a series of shared and distinct roles: trickster, healer, guide, entertainer, economic advisor, sage, actor and extra. Each wears many masks, so to speak, and yet their respective motives remain unknowable. Tisiga's exhibition is a visually evocative and thought-provoking investigation into myth, reenactment, and staged and visionary realities. 

BIO: JOSPEH TISIGA was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and currently lives and works in Whitehorse. His work includes drawing, painting, writing, performance and photography. Tisiga, being part Kaska Dene, largely explores Indigenous themes, notably through an evolving internal narrative called Indian Brand Corporation. IBC functions both as a stage to a growing cast of Tisiga’s characters, and a conceptual tool which allows for the disembodied exploration of all things Indian-ish or otherwise.

Tisiga has exhibited work across Canada and was a finalist in the 2009 RBC painting competition, as well as a recipient of the Joseph S. Stuaffer award for his visual arts practice in 2009.  He has also been long-listed for the 2011 Sobey Art Award.

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June 16 - July 15, 2011
The Natural & The Manufactured 2011
Platform 01: The Creation of Evolution
Featuring: Matt Shane, Lewis & Taggart, Andreas Rutkauskas, Kerri Reid, Sol Legault, Heidi Nagtegaal, Kara Uzelman

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July 21 - August 3, 2011
Curated by Irmelin & Reinald Nohal | Berlin Klondyke

The curators, Irmelin and Reinald Nohal, themselves enjoying kind of a double life between the metropolitan, vibrant art city of Berlin and the wild North of the Yukon, and being collectors of artists rather than of art work, intended to establish an opportunity for artists in residence in Dawson City. Since 2005 eight artists were given the possibility to work here. The initial idea was to show the work of Berlin artists created in the Yukon, the results of the combination of the influence of the Berlin art scene and the inspiration through the nature and people of the great North. The present exhibition at the Odd Gallery will still focus on the work of the artists in residence, but also show the interested Klondike art community a wide and representative range of Berlin’s partly chaotic, undergroundish, confrontational, even provocative art scene. 

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October 27 - December 2, 2011
CAITLIN ERSKINE-SMITH | MISSIVES
Opening Thursday October 27  |  Artist Talk at 7:00 pm  |  Reception at 8:00pm

Please join us for the opening of Caitlin Erskine-Smith's Missives in the ODD Gallery. Erskine-Smith's work examines the process of communication through woven pieces that play with language, filters, understanding, expression, and cloth.  Many pieces incorporate texts painted directly on the warp and then woven to create blurred messages.

Born in Toronto, Caitlin Erskine-Smith has studied art and design in Europe, South America and at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Focusing in textiles, her work incorporates traditional techniques to consider modern conflicts of identity, language, and change.  She has exhibited across Canada and internationally, including Unity and Diversity at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea, Nuit Blanche and Luminato in Toronto, and Nocture in Halifax.

Caitlin gratefully acknowledges support from the Canada Council for the Arts & the Ontario Arts Council

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September 22 - October 21, 2011
MITCH MITCHELL | CITIES OF THE PRAIRIE
Opening Reception Thursday September 22 at 7:00 pm

Please join us for the opening of Mitch Mitchell's Cities of the Prairie in the ODD Gallery. Born out of subconscious content and sensory memory resulting from time spent in and around the Tar Sands Oil Project in northern Alberta, Mitchell's print series possesses a threatening and poetic quality. Using photography, analog & digital manipulation and photo-intaglio printing techniques, the resulting images portray an incongruous place - a space that lingers with a sense of estrangement and foreboding. 

Exhibition Essay by Sarah Fillmore

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