art as research


litter:litoral

LITTER/LITTORAL photogenic wash

Stumbling around the edge of the river below BLINK, I twisted an ankle and was forced to rely on our photographer friend, Tom Evans, to provide documentation. With his camera, Tom painted stunning images out of my meagre brushstrokes marking garbage. Please come and join us this weekend for our final […]


Barbara Cuerden Residency: Littoral Sept.14-27

In 2014, i worked with the river ‘wash’ during my shared residency at Blink Gallery with Cynthia O’Brien. It ended with a ‘white wash” installation of collected garbage that I cast in plaster and cleaned up, as I cleaned up the river bank.  This year when I went down to […]

river bookplate

New Member Artist: Michael Ashley’s Four Dimensions

“Ambiguity thrills me as I explore the dominance of the visual and the seductiveness of representation. My interest in a holistic approach and in avoiding being typecast has led me to intermedia. This itself is a practice that occupies an ambiguous conceptual space within the art world and art history. My experience with […]


Lisa Creskey: new member artist at Blink Gallery

Welcome Lisa Creskey Lisa Creskey is an artist from Chelsea, Quebec exploring the sculptural painting and installation potential of the ceramic medium. Her primary drive as a visual artist has been that of story telling from a personal point of departure or connection. Through her work, Lisa attempts to question […]


SOMETHING LEADS TO SOMETHING ELSE Sept.26-Oct.5 1

Artist Deborah Margo curates something, leading to something else…. Curator’s Statement and information about the artists: Something Leads to Something Else considers how artists conceptualize their research, of how their work comes to be.  It is not a definitive account, but rather allowing room for different approaches, across different media, including […]


ECHO: Tami Galili Ellis and Erin Robertson, Sept. 19-21, vernissage Ottawa’s Nuit Blanche

Artists’ Statement: echo noun ˈe-(ˌ)kō  Something that is similar to something that happened or existed before (such as a feature or quality) that repeats or resembles something else.  merriamwebster   Echo  drawing/installation at Blink Tami Galili Ellis and Erin Robertson bounce the elements of form, line space and colour off […]


Barbara Staulus: Between Here and Then

Between Here and Then is an exhibition that explores the relationship between the railway and imaging technology. Incorporating photography, video and sculpture, the exhibition presents visions of real and imagined train travel, focusing on the mystery and allure of moving through time and space. Barbara Staulus is an artist who […]


JORDAN SEAL: Visions Beyond Heaven

Artists’s statement:  Visions Beyond Heaven is a reunion of artistic forms. Visual, music, dance, poetry together.  To find what is crouched down in the deepest hollow. That which is extraneous to life’s most sacred outer reaches. A realm where luminous clay surges and crashes. Where thought is matter.   Ottawa […]


Genevieve Cloutier: Performing Ghosts

Artist’s Statement: As a hauntological artist pursuing graduate work in education, I deconstruct my silenced First Nation Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) ancestry as I look towards the intergenerational narratives of my grandmother, mother, and I. I employ the arts-based educational research methodology of a/r/tography, the intersection of autobiography and art-making, as I […]