Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here to open at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is pleased to present the new exhibition, Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here.
The exhibition, which will be on view June 13 - August 23, 2009, is
organized and circulated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery of
Ontario. We invited you to visit the AGNS on Sunday, June 14 at 2:30pm
for a tour of the exhibition lead by the artist himself .
nowhere if not here examines
the art, background and theoretical concerns of contemporary Canadian
artist Will Gorlitz. A comprehensive cross-section of Gorlitz’s
critical interests spanning a period of nearly twenty years, the
exhibition explores metaphorical subjects that reflect on nature,
culture and technology.
The works present a number of thematic ideas from Gorlitz’s series and
grouped works including: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality,
Numerals, Not Everyone, Road Paintings and Moon Paintings. nowhere if
not here is a circulating exhibition organized by KW|AG in partnership
with Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. The exhibition is on a national tour
which includes KW|AG, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Macdonald
Stewart Art Centre (Guelph), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
(Toronto), Glenbow Museum (Calgary) and Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Guelph based artist Will Gorlitz was born in Buenos Aires and raised in
Winnipeg. He studied at both the University of Manitoba School of Art
and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He is currently a
Professor in the Studio Art program of the School of Fine Art and Music
at the University of Guelph. Gorlitz‘s work has been exhibited
nationally and internationally in exhibitions including the Shanghai
Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Art Gallery
of Ontario, the Power Plant, the National Gallery of Canada and the Sâo
According to Peggy Gale in her essay Haptics, Gorlitz’s painting are
“strong and sensual... All of the sites and situations-single trees,
the forest canopy, grass fires or a country road, simple objects
immersed in water, printed texts, fruits or flowers and leaves-have the
quiet glow of intimate experience. There is an uncanny sense of being
there evoked by memory and the physical image before us.” An artist’s
monograph titled Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here, published by
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, will be available during the
exhibition tour. Edited by Director and Curator of the Macdonald
Stewart Art Centre, Judith Nasby, this major publication will feature
essays by Bruce Ferguson, Peggy Gale,David Urban and former AGNS
Director Jeffrey Spalding.
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