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Sarah Fuller at the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex

An exhibition by Sarah Fuller, at the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex, explores what Ottawa-Gatineau looked like before logging

Exhibition Title: And perhaps in me someone very old still hears the living sound of wood¹
Exhibition dates: August 18 – September 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday August 24, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm (General Public)
Where: OAG Annex, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, 613.233.8699

Sarah Fuller, Panorama, Old Tree, 2017, archival Inkjet Print, 120” x 43”, courtesy of the artist

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), in partnership with the Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, presents Sarah Fuller’s exhibition And perhaps in me someone very old still hears the living sound of wood¹. The artist uses photography, video, sound and installation to create space in which to meditate on the trees, such as old growth white pine, that were once found in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and the persistent mark their extraction has left on the current landscape.

“I think of those trees often. What did it feel like to bob down river and roll across the sea? What did they look like – what did this land look like with them in it?"
-Artist Sarah Fuller

Fuller’s work is concerned with investigating and uncovering multiple histories and narratives of place. Her practice is primarily project-based and often involves working with archives as a means to investigate hidden or obscured narratives.

Sarah Fuller holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa. She has completed residencies at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy, and the Association of Visual Artists (SIM), Iceland. Recent exhibitions include Camouflage (Hulinhjálmsteinn) at Christine Klassen Gallery, Future Station: The 2015 Alberta Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta and See Attached at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Walter Phillips Gallery.

Dropbox link for press images related to Sarah Fuller’s exhibition: http://www.dropbox.com/sh/smpwsvkzyyv2i29/AAB2YF17Q5wuHGIMudOClAvca?dl=0

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)
OAG is building a new gallery at 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, scheduled to open this fall as part of Ottawa 2017 celebrations. The OAG Expansion coincides with the revitalization of Ottawa’s
downtown which includes the reconstruction of Rideau Street, the expansion of the Rideau Centre and construction of the new O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit project.

Dropbox link to OAG Expansion images https://goo.gl/HMSwOd

For more information:
Véronique Couillard
Public and Media Relations Manager
vcouillard@ottawaartgallery.ca Ottawa Art Gallery
2 Daly, Ottawa ON K1N 6E2 613.233.8699, x 244

Ottawa Art Gallery, mailing address, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6E2, CANADA www.ottawaartgallery.ca


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