Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Final Frontier: Opening THIS SUNDAY!

Join us on Sunday, December 14, 2014, from 2pm-4pm for the Opening Reception of The Final Frontier!

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

This exhibition will focus on the very beginnings of space travels, society's attempts at invention, and will bring sculpture and paintings.

"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we have learned most of what we know. Recently we have waded our way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan, 1980 

We have been looking at the night skies for thousands of years, we have used the stars to navigate by, to work out our calendars and even to try and predict the future. Humankind has for millennia wondered exactly what is out there. When Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter in 1610 and discovered four moons orbiting this huge planet he proved to those with open minds in his superstitious era that ours was not the only world in space.

This latest in collaborative exhibitions by Nickard, Reitzenstein & Wallace, takes a fanciful look at how human beings have tried to breach the ‘final frontier' by attempting to travel in space, and in the immortal words of Captain James T. Kirk, to endeavor “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” In that this is a Canadian exhibition, the artists envision an Anglo/French dimension to the project. “ 
-Artist Statement

At a time of year when many of us dream of travel to destinations unknown, we invite you to embark on an artistic voyage of discovery. Be sure to check GPAG social media for programming updates.

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