Two Luminaries of Canadian Art and Culture to Visit Ottawa: Michael Snow and Peggy Gale

Carleton University will co-present an event series titled Gale Force Snow Storm which will bring two luminaries of Canadian art and culture to Ottawa: curator and writer Peggy Gale and visual artist, filmmaker and musician, Michael Snow.

When: Thursday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Where: Various locations, please see below.
Info: All events are free and open to the public.

Critical Issues in Curatorial Practice
Gale will deliver a talk titled “Critical Issues in Curatorial Practice” reflecting on her decades of experience as a curator of contemporary art.

When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Where: Carleton University Art Gallery

Live at the National Gallery
Snow will perform in a duo setting with Ottawa percussionist Jesse Stewart, a Carleton music professor. The concert will mark the release of a compact disc recording by the duo titled “Live at the National Gallery.”

When: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Where: National Gallery Auditorium

Film Screening
There will be a screening of Snow’s landmark experimental films Wavelength (1967) and So Is This (1982).

When: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Room 100, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University

This series is co-presented by Carleton University’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature Art and Culture (ICSLAC) and School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC); the Carleton University Art Gallery; and the National Gallery of Canada.

About Peggy Gale
A recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2006, Gale has had a distinguished career as a curator and writer, organizing art exhibitions at institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Metropole, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. She was the video and film director at Art Metropole in Toronto from 1975 to ‘79 and executive director of A Space, one of the oldest artist-run centres in Canada, from 1979 to ‘81.

About Michael Snow
A recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Order of Canada, and countless other honours and awards, Snow is one of the most celebrated visual artists and experimental filmmakers in Canada and the world. In addition to his achievements in the visual arts, Snow is an accomplished musician. In the 1950s, he performed with many jazz greats, including Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, Vic Dickenson, Cootie Williams and Pee Wee Russell, among many others. In 1974, Snow co-founded CCMC, a pioneering free improvisation ensemble with which he continues to perform.

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Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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