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November 8 - January 12, 2019
Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens
*closed Dec 22-Jan 2*
January 17 - March 16, 2019
Glimmers of the Radiant Real

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The Coolie Coolie Viens exhibition catalogue is now available at McIntosh Gallery and will be available at @brownanddickson in the near future!
This publication features a collection of essays in both English and French by contributors Andre Bagoo, Gaiutra D. Bahadur, Marina Carter, Jane Clinton, Jon Davies, Richard Fung, Nalini Mohabir, Jillian Ollivierre Fernandes, Lisa Outar, Chantal Persad, Alexandre Tharaud and Khal Torabully, each of whom responded to a particular work in the exhibition. An overview essay is written by Marsha Pearce. 
Each catalogue also includes a Calling Card artist multiple.
Artefact: Animal, an essay by Andil Gosine appears in Trust, the current issue of @cmagazineart.
In it, he walks the us through many of the monikers outlined in his work Calling Card installed in the exhibition Coolie Coolie Viens. ⁣
"Am I just a man then? Or – that gender-neutral word person? I adore how person is so fully integrated into everyday language in the Caribbean. The region never gets credit for that progressive thinking. But no: I am animal."
Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens, on through to January 12, 2019.⁣
Andil Gosine, Cane Portraiture, 2013-ongoing. Vinyl, digital photographs. ⁣
Visit the exhibition and participate by posting your own cane portrait online using #caneportraiture
This week is Indigenous Awareness Week at Western and many great events are being offered across campus! ⁣⁣
Indigenous Services is highlighting the original REDress initiative created by Métis artist Jaime Black. The hanging and display of red dresses across campus, like this one in the McIntosh sculpture garden, represents missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The project aims to ensure that they are not forgotten, and that awareness and justice is still needed. #NoMoreStolenSisters⁣⁣
For more information about Indigenous Awareness Week events, visit @westernu_indigenous
‘Big Enough To Share’ is a collaboration between Andil Gosine, Justice for Migrant Workers, J4MW activist and illustrator Tzazna Miranda Leal, and is a free take-away poster component of the exhibition Coolie Coolie Viens.⁣⁣
The piece recognizes indentureship contracts as a precursor to contemporary migrant workers programs which bring many Caribbean and Latin American people to work fields in Southern Ontario for low wages and with limited rights of movement. Simultaneously, this work comments on our complicity with and indifference to migrant labour struggles and gentrification.
This week our Director/Chief Curator, James Patten, led guided tours of Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens in partnership with Western International. Thanks to all those who joined us on the tours and asked great questions about the work!⁣
Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens is on at McIntosh through to January 12, 2019.
Thanks to all those who joined us for Andil Gosine’s artist talk and the opening reception of Coolie Coolie Viens last week. The exhibition is on at McIntosh through to January 12, 2019. ⁣⁣
For those who missed it and are eager to hear more about the artist and his work, please join us for a guided tour of the exhibition this Wednesday or Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm in collaboration with Western International for International Week! All are welcome.
Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens opens tonight at McIntosh Gallery, organized in partnership with @glenhyrst. ⁣⁣
Join us for Andil’s artist talk at 7pm in NCB room 117 co-presented with @westernuvisarts, followed by the opening reception at McIntosh from 8 to 10pm!
We may be busy installing the exhibition Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens, but today we took some time to celebrate McIntosh Gallery’s wonderful secretary, Susan Skaith. Susan is retiring after 36 (!) incredible years with the gallery and we will all miss her dearly.⁣
Thank you so much for all of your incredible work and companionship, Susan! McIntosh Gallery won’t be the same without you.
We are officially in the final days of our current exhibitions, each closing at 4pm this Saturday, November 3. Be sure to pop by for one final experience with Malcome Pate: 620 to 550 and Jeff Wall: Steve’s Farm, Steveston before then! ⁣
McIntosh Gallery will close for installation following Saturday evening, and will reopen on Thursday, November 8 with Andil Gosine: Coolie Coolie Viens. An exhibition opening reception will run from 8-10pm that evening. ⁣
Image: Malcolm Pate, Memorial, 2017, generative simulation. Image courtesy of the artist.
Faith Patrick performs her work WHISPAIR at the third annual /edition art book fair.⁣⁣
Catch Faith at our booth with @forestcitygallery all weekend as she creates an experimental work of poetic writing with fairgoers. ⁣
Back in London, the gallery is open with regular hours while Malcolm Pate and Jeff Wall’s exhibitions remain on view through to November 3.
Currently up in our East Gallery is Jeff Wall’s iconic lightbox work ‘Steve’s Farm, Steveston’. Photographed on the outskirts of Vancouver, this work from our permanent collection references the history of landscape painting while depicting the liminal space where suburban development encroaches onto farmland. ⁣
‘Steve’s Farm, Steveston’ will remain on view at McIntosh through to November 3.