Thames Art Gallery presents new exhibition

Thames Art Gallery, Chatham
The Thames Art Gallery presents a new exhibition from London-based artist and Western University faculty member, David Merritt. The exhibition, entitled SWRV, will feature a long-developing body of work based around the artist’s “notices.” The notices are simple hand drawings that fill the pages of upwards of eighty sketchbooks, each drawing recalling a fleeting moment; no moment can be prioritized over another. The artist uses this work to investigate the hierarchies we use every day as a tool to process the information around us.

Merritt’s drawing and multimedia works have been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Textile Museum of Canada and TENT CBK, Rotterdam. A free publication with a text from Ben Portis, (content producer at Momus) will be made available.

The mezzanine level of the gallery will feature the strongest works coming out of the Chatham-Kent Secondary School’s senior art classes. The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings and prints, created within the last school year.

The exhibition will run from Friday, March 10th to Sunday, April 30th. An opening reception will take place Friday, March 10th at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the free and all-inclusive reception. The Thames Art Gallery is located at 75 William Street North, Chatham, and is open 7 days a week, from 1-5 p.m.

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