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Posto’s Postcard:
Dutch Masters at the Agnes

CKWS Newswatch
22 January 2015

LOOKING TO STAY WARM DURING THESE COLD WINTER DAYS?

JUST CALL IT A “SEASON OF CHANGE” HERE AT “THE AGNES”.
YES, THERE REALLY SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
“WE’VE STARTED TO TURN OVER EXHIBITIONS HERE NOW THREE TIMES A YEAR — NOT EVERY SHOW TURNS-OVER EVERY TIME BUT THERE’S ALWAYS SORT OF A FRESH LOOK FOR EACH SEASON.”

THIS IS — “MONUMENT AS RUIN”.
THE TWO PART EXHIBITION TAKES A LOOK AT 20TH CENTURY MILITARY FORMS AND THE WAY THEY SHAPED SPACES OF CONFLICT.

WE’LL GET IN DEPTH LATER.

BUT FIRST WE ENTER THE WORLD OF KIM ONDAATJE.

IN FACT THERE’S 2-GALLERIES OF HER PAINTINGS.

“THIS IS A RETROSPECTIVE OF HER KEY WORKS FROM THE 1960?S AND 70?S.
THE WAY SHE BRINGS TOGETHER A REALLY FINE TUNED SENSE OF COLOUR AND A CAPACITY TO REALLY GET

A MESSAGE ACROSS IN A WAY THAT IS AESTHETICALLY VERY POWERFUL.”

THEN THERE’S A NEW EXHIBITION FROM THE BADER COLLECTION FEATURING RECENT ADDITIONS.
THIS IS CALLED “ARTISTS IN AMSTERDAM”.

“IT’S LOOKING IN A VERY FOCUSED WAY AT ARTISTS IN THE 17TH CENTURY IN THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE.
THIS WAS THE ERA IN WHICH REMBRANDT CAME INTO HIS OWN — INTO FAME.

IF YOU WANT TO ESCAPE TO THE OUTDOORS — HOW ABOUT “THE PARK AND THE FOREST” EXHIBITION.

“THIS SHOW FEATURES MANY ARTISTS WHO INFLUENCED AND SHAPED CANADIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING TRADITION INCLUDING A FAVOURITE IN THIS ARE DANIEL FOWLER.”

BACK TO “MONUMENT AS RUIN”.

THE CHARLES STANKIEVECH
EXHIBITION IS ACTUALLY IN 2-PARTS.

THIS IS INFORMATIONAL — AND IN HERE — WELL YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THIS PART FOR YOURSELF.

“THIS ONE YOU JUST COME IN AND LET THE WORK AFFECT YOU EMOTIONALLY.
IT’S A VERY POWERFUL ENVIRONMENT WITH A LARGE SCALE ACOUSTIC MIRROR STRUCTURE AND THEN BEHIND ME THERE’S A VIDEO OF THE HISTORIC SETTING.”

MIKE POSTOVIT, CKWS NEWSWATCH, KINGSTON.

link to TV clip

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