In this edition of Weekender: Hidden battlefields, Arousal, Balconies, Sexcula, a winter art market, and a month-long Fibre Festival
In the fields of Western Europe, there is a crater, overgrown with vegetation and largely forgotten — although mostly hidden, it’s a reminder that a shell fell here 100 years ago, in a place that was once a battlefield. Captured in large-scale, colour photography, this is but one of several hidden places of the First World War rediscovered through Rémi Thériault’s lens. His exhibit, Front, opens this Friday, February 7 at the Ottawa Art Gallery. The opening of his exhibit is in conjunction with Entre le Chien et le Loup, an exhibit of David R. Harper’s mixed-media works, which explore that French expression used to describe the time of day just before evening when the light is so dim that it’s difficult to distinguish objects. A vernissage for both shows, as well as for the latest exhibit in the Firestone Gallery – Bringing it Home: Abstraction and the Painters Eleven – takes place on Thursday, February 6, between 5:30 – 9 p.m.