July 23, 1999
terminal. bulks UpWhat: bulk a one-night event/art exhibit by local artist Tim Dallett
Where: terminal. Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, Ontario
When: Friday, August 13, 1999, 7 to 10 p.m.
Featuring: live electronic music by Graham Collins and door prizes
OTTAWA-HULL---Ottawa's smallest art gallery, terminal., has big plans for Friday the 13th. That evening the gallery will feature bulk, a one-night extravaganza by local artist Tim Dallett.
Dallett who is heading to Halifax in a month, wants to leave Ottawa with a bash, so he's put together bulk, a show that he believes reflects his many and varied interests and activities in the Ottawa art scene. "bulk will be part exhibition, part installation, part event and part going away party with door prizes," Dallett explains.
The one-night event created by Dallett will transform terminal. with an installation consisting of over 100 enigmatic objects, door prizes and live electronic music provided by Graham Collins. The event will also be interactive---guests will be given numbered tickets corresponding to the objects in the installation. Guests will not know which object corresponds to their number until, a set time in the evening attendants will distribute the "door prizes" to the ticket holders.
Dallett says that the underlying concept of bulk is to transform the valueless, useless items that he has collected in Ottawa into something worth having---by making them into 'art'. He hopes that the objects to be given away will eventually create a sort of permanently dispersed art installation in the city.
Dallett admits that his impending move to Halifax and pressure from local artists added to the motivation for bulk. "Many people in the local arts scene know that I've collected a lot of interesting stuff during my time in Ottawa. Since they know I'm leaving, they're expecting me to unload a lot of neat items. bulk is my way of responding to these pressures and creating an event, and a going away party I hope many people will enjoy."
Terminal gallery is a laboratory for the exploration of contemporary
artistic expression. The gallery is an independent, artist run space supported
by the artists and the Ottawa-Hull Center for Contemporary Art.
Ottawa (November 18, 1998) - terminal. and The Ottawa-Hull Centre for Contemporary Art are pleased to announce the premier solo exhibition of Patrick Chevalier. Consisting of over 1500 tiny unique paintings, Nature of Multiplicity (N.O.M) fits well into the unique dimensions of terminal.gallery.
As the artist states "N.O.M is my attempt to capture the beauty of the cells of the universe. It is the visual tale of order and chaos, that of micro-compositions striving to retain their singularity within a larger, dominating macrocosm."
These postage-stamp-size works are universes unto themselves; tiny abstract creations that pull you in for closer consideration, revealing the overwhelming reality of our own scale. The collection of so many of these tiny worlds together creates mind boggling possibilities of relations and juxtapositions
Val Van Hauk at terminal.:
Room 121 Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Noon to five Saturdays and Sundays
September 26th, 1998 to October 11th, 1998
Opening: Noon, Saturday, September 26th, 1998 at terminal.
terminal. will commemorate Arts Court's 10th anniversary by presenting artist Val Van Hauk's first solo Ottawa area exhibition. This site-specific installation will build on the themes of the artist.'s popular work, Clean Art, presented Arts Court's, Edge 1997.
The artist will use the discarded carcasses of a washer and dryer to create a video installation dealing with perception, representation and domestic hygiene. The adjacent gallery will be filled with 1,600 pounds of discarded clothing. Van Hauk offers visitors to terminal. the opportunity to give new-life to an otherwise disposable commodity by choosing a piece of clothing to be silk-screened and purchased.
In the past, Van Hauk has explored traditionally private or domestic subjects like house keeping, laundry, and erotic literature by bringing them into the public arena of artistic display. In this exhibition, the artist continues to play with prevailing conceptions of public and private spaces and activities and to work with issues of domestic technologies and ritual processes
While new to Ottawa, Van Hauk participated in Sexpo '97 at Gallery CO,
"Domestic Art" at terminal., Room 121 Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue,
Ottawa Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. August 15th to 30th, 1998 Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 12, 1998, 8 to 10 p.m. @ terminal. Do-it-yourself Domestic Art Workshop costs $10.00 SAW Gallery Saturday, August 15th, 11a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register at Arts Court Front Desk (tel: 569-7240) Ottawa (August 4, 1998…)
terminal. will attempt to invade homes in Ottawa-Hull with art this week through their new show "Domestic Art". Inspired by Negativland's Crosley Bendix, infamous social commentator and art critic, terminal. will explore the genre of 'domestic art' that he supports.Bendix says, "you don't need to draw, sketch or have any traditional abilities to create things surprisingly like what the pros spend months on." Wallpaper, steel wool, Marshmallow Fluff® and other home decor essentials are the basis of works that will open up the world of artistic creation to anyone who wishes to surround themselves with aesthetic enjoyables. The members of terminal. have been diligently studying the teachings of Bendix to share the possibilities of "domestic art" with anyone who wants to fill their living environment with art just like they see in galleries.
terminal. also invites gallery-goers to share the "domestic art" way of life at their do-it-yourself workshop. Participants will take part in activities like plastering a microwave with Marshmallow Fluff®, strategically tearing away wallpaper to reveal interesting and 'abstract' designs and creating paintings with fruit juice and coffee grounds.
terminal. Room 121, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 25, 1998
viewed, a site-specific installation, examines the conventions
of gallery viewing, specifically the experience of the gallery environment.
This slide-projection installation proposes a reflexive contemplation
of the relationship between environment, art and viewer. The intimate
space of the terminal. gallery facilitates a thoughtful re-consideration
of the experience of the viewer and turns it in on itself‹the positioning
of the viewer, object and environment become confused.
June 25, 1998
viewed, a site-specific installation, examines the conventions of gallery viewing, specifically the experience of the gallery environment. This slide-projection installation proposes a reflexive contemplation of the relationship between environment, art and viewer. The intimate space of the terminal. gallery facilitates a thoughtful re-consideration of the experience of the viewer and turns it in on itself‹the positioning of the viewer, object and environment become confused.
As an organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art in
the Ottawa-Hull area, the OHCCA offers an information centre on regional
outlets for contemporary art. The OHCCAs information centre in Room
121b, Arts Court is a must-see for tourists and art afficionados, patrons
and wanna-bes alike before heading out on their obligatory summer art
terminal. Inaugural Vernissage: Wednesday, April 1, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. Room 121 Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Featuring "Metaspace: An exercise in scale" by Thierry Brégaint" Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. April 4th to 25th.
The inaugural exhibition at terminal. features "Metaspace: An exercise in scale" by Thierry Brégaint. Taking up where Marcel Duchamp left off with his "Boîte-en-Valise" of 1941, Brégaint has created a portable museum of gallery spaces. A box of gallery spaces within a gallery offers the perfect interplay between terminal. and the work of the artist.