Here To Go Exhibit featuring artist James Gardner

21janAll Day08marHere To Go Exhibit featuring artist James Gardner

Event Details

In this exhibition, James Gardner explores Western esotericism, the field of study that analyses neglected or “secret” knowledge in Western culture. Western esotericism covers important aspects of Gardner’s research, such as the legacy of astrology in visual culture, the influence of Alchemy in the early sciences, and occult influences on early abstract art. Gardner’s paintings are repeatedly layered, deconstructed, and recombined, echoing approaches to collage and assemblage. These states of becoming and decay reference ancient alchemical processes as well as new ideas in contemporary
image philosophy. A byproduct of his laborious painting processes are large accumulations of debris: image fragments, mixtures of paint and insulation foam, and stones that have been used as weights or props in the studio. Rather than discard them, this “image matter” makes its way into sculptural installations that help to contextualise his paintings and the environment in which they are created. The slow accumulation of debris and other found objects ensures that his installations remain dynamic and
continuously evolving. Ultimately, Gardner’s complex body of work examines the agency of images and their slow deterioration as they pass through time.

The exhibition will be on display at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd., Brantford from Jan. 21 to March 8, 2024.  Opening reception to be held on Sunday January 21 from 1:00 – 1:30pm.

Admission to the gallery is free.  All are welcome.  For more information about this event, please call Glenhyrst Art Gallery at 519.756.5932 or email

Hours of Operation:

  • Tues. to Fri. 10am to 5pm
  • Sat. & Sun. 11am to 4pm
  • Mon. & Statutory Holidays CLOSED

Gallery Admission: Free – Donations appreciated!



January 21, 2024 - March 8, 2024 (All Day)(GMT-04:00)

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