research in art


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 […]

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EXPLORING SPACE: Karina Kraenzle – BLINK Artist Residency

  Artist Statement: Though originally expecting to be exploring the space in and around Header House for my first Blink Artist Residency, I’ve chosen instead to explore a different kind of space – the pictorial kind – through the art of collage, something I’ve always wanted to pursue in more […]


Nuit Blanche at Blink: The Untold Story

  Nuit Blanche 2015 at Blink Gallery: Saturday, September 19th from 6pm to 1am At least once a day someone walks into Blink Gallery and asks, “What did this building use to be?” We’ve heard a few different stories about Header House – It housed ammunition for the cannons positioned […]

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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 […]


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 […]


URBAN HARVEST COLLECTION

Urban Harvest continues at Blink Gallery this weekend. Be come part of eco-art. The First Blink Residency takes a final plunge into the backwaters of the Ottawa River behind the gallery, extracting art from the river banks.  Join artists Barbara Cuerden and Cynthia O’Brien Saturday and Sunday (August 16 and […]


Cynthia O’Brien: Coming To Terms