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Hot Art: Art Exhibits

Jan 10-17 — For Random 18 X 18, the cre8ery challenged 18 artists to create 18 “random” pieces. The result is not-so-random; a collection of pieces themed on personal journey, environmental issues, and the circle of life, fill the exhibit.

Jan 17-Feb 22 — Cree Métis artist Jason Baerg, unveils a new multi-media exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery. Relations, a series of 13 tondos, inspired by ancient indigenous prophecies about the year 2012. Nomadic Bounce is an installation comprised of laser-cut acrylic paintings that explore relationships and conflicts through space and location.

To Jan 22 — Nigerian-born artist Yisa Akinbolaji creates vibrant multi-layered mixed media works of art. By using paint resistant materials between acrylic layers, hidden forms and symbols peek through to create meaning. Akinbolaji’s work is on display at the Framing & Art Centre.

Jan 24- Feb 7 — The Edge Gallery will be spotlighting the fun and fanciful work of Japanese-born local artist, Takashi Iwasaki. His technicolour imagination comes to life in embroidered imaginative scenes.

Opens Feb 1 — A new collection titled Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art is being curated for the Winnipeg Art Gallery by Art Works for Change, and intends to shed light on gender-based violence experienced by women world-wide.

To Feb 8— An examination on the use of toxic by-products in contemporary culture, this exhibit presents work by emerging Canadian artists using biological media. Toxicity is a part of an international series of conferences and workshops, hosted at the Plug In ICA.

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