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The World is An Apple:
The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne

On view November 1, 2014 to February 8, 2015
Curated by Dr. Benedict Leca, Director of Curatorial Affairs

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Organized by Dr. Benedict Leca, the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, this international loan exhibition opens at the AGH on November 1st 2014 after premiering at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, in June (2014). Comprised of nearly twenty Cézanne masterpieces, in addition to a clutch of works by related artists, The World is An Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne charts a thematic and chronological sweep of Cézanne’s still life painting, showing how the ‘Master of Aix’ recast the genre and set it on a new course. Traversing the breadth of his still life production—from early paintings engaging with past masters to very late works unique to him, and treating the range of themes, including apples, flowers and skulls—this select gathering of paintings offers viewers a brief reappraisal of Cézanne’s monumental achievement in this genre.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

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Presented by

Generously Supported by


Joey and Toby Tanenbaum

The Oliver Family Foundation

McGrath Milne Fund Hamilton Community Foundation

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Painting Hamilton
On view November 1, 2014 to February 8, 2015
Curated by Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art

Hamilton has a very rich artists’ scene, and a great number of brilliant painters. On the occasion of the AGH centennial, this exhibition features ten artists from the Greater Hamilton area, many of whom are not well-known, showcasing the diverse subject matter, techniques and materials that are of the moment in contemporary painting practices. Direct from the artist’s studios and local private collections, the exhibition includes over thirty works in landscape, portraiture and abstraction. From lush oil paintings to a sculptural installation, the range of media, form and scale is intriguing. However the psychological weight of the subject matter prevails, as it is activated by the materials. Whether an intimate portrayal of a model, or an intuitive and gestural expression of the environment, the pieces are captivating, powerful, and impressive for their ability to engage the viewer on a subconscious level. Featured artists are Jennifer Carvalho, Catherine Gibbon, David Hucal, Daniel Hutchinson, Charles Meanwell, Matthew Schofield, Christina Sealey, Beth Stuart, Lorne Toews and Manny Trinh.

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One-Eyed Rabbit: Jonathan Plante
On view February 15 to May 24, 2015
Young Gallery
Organized by VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine

One-Eyed-Rabbit is different. He has only one eye and would like to jump into his rabbit hole without chipping his teeth… He meets a worm that has no eyes but can navigate through holes in the ground! Together they will discover the power of imagination and the inner workings of sight: a little with the eyes, a lot with the brain, always with the heart.

In a playful atmosphere and through the story of a friendly rabbit, Montreal artist Jonathan Plante invites young people ages 4 to 10 (and kids of all ages!) to (re)discover the mysteries of visual perception in a variety of ways. The exhibition includes an animated video, original paintings, a giant didactic book, and mirror anamorphoses that will stimulate the imagination of little ones and grownups alike. These unexpected and interactive aesthetic experiences notably address abstraction, art history and optical illusions. Through the various works, viewers are invited to discover the mechanisms of vision and the role it plays in the arts, while developing the imagination.

One-Eyed-Rabbit is designed and produced by VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine. Jonathan Plante (b. 1976) lives and works in Montreal.


Myth and Ritual in Papua New Guinea: The Nolte Collection
On view February 21 to May 24, 2015
Curated by Benedict Leca, Director of Curatorial Affairs

Drawn from a private collection carefully assembled over many years, this exhibition will offer viewers a chance to see extremely rare and beautifully made pieces of material culture, such as masks, jewelry and ritual ornamentation, created by various indigenous peoples of Papua New Guinea.


Illuminations: Italian Baroque Masterworks in Canadian Collections
On view February 21 to May 31, 2015
Curated by Benedict Leca, Director of Curatorial Affairs

Featuring some of Canada's foremost Baroque paintings, Illuminations studies the Baroque fascination with theatricality and visual spectacle in religious, mythological, and popular imagery, specifically through the manipulation of light.


Free admission courtesy of Orlick Industries.



The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery
Free admission courtesy of Orlick Industries.



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