Gallery 200 is a curated public gallery in an educational setting adding a contemporary, visual art component to the multi-disciplinary experience The School offers to students and public alike.
It acts as a bridge between The School of Dance and Ottawa's visual art's community, focusing on innovative, contemporary work in a variety of media.
Located on the second floor of The School of Dance, Gallery 200 is open from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm,
Sunday closed; open by request.
Visitors should pick up a Gallery 200 pass from the main office.
Thousands of years have passed since human beings began to paint, and the colours on many of those paintings has begun to fade, yet the interest people have in seeing their personal likeness rendered in colour by an artist has never faded. Indeed, it has only grown and increased over the centuries.
New technologies such as photography and the digital camera or cell phone have placed the means to satisfy the interest to their own appearance in the hands of everyman. The selfies are the proof of it.
But still, the artistically rendered likeness, whether in oils, pastel, or acrylic still fascinates. Classical portraiture is a form of art which the rich and famous have always patronized through the centuries - after all, what better claim to fame could a person have than paintings featuring one's own visage?
Of course, modern photography has made a BIG difference in THAT custom! But still, the artist and his pigments can capture and convey certain impressions which the camera can never equal. And if we ask ourselves just what that special "something" is, we would have to say that it is "soul" or "essence" or "spirit".
When we look at a portrait, our attention quickly goes to the eyes. And those eyes speak to us as we gaze at them. By some mysterious mastery of both technique and intuitive feeling, I would strive to convey a sense of the ultimate mystery of the human spirit which lies behind the veil of the eyes. And for this reason alone, if for no other, classical portraiture will endure.
I would like to remind us that life is a spiritual adventure, so ART and PAINTING in particular can help to actually SEE and DISCOVER the eternal in the transitory and the perpetual magnificence of spirit in the human behind the every day’s masks.
March 10 to May 2, 2016,
Photographs by Jim Cochrane
November 27 2015 - January 17, 2016, Elemental, Paintings by Carl Ruttan
October 17 - November 20, 2015, Text & Context When Arts Meet, Meanings Seed, Roberta Huebener, Susan McMaster, John Gordon Armstrong.
June 18th – September 20th, 2015, Through This Looking Glass, Photographs from Uganda, Beth Ross and Jill Sobcov.
May 10th - June 7th, 2015, Two Perspectives – Deux Perspectives, Marie-France Gosselin, Pat Caffery
March 29 - April 26, 2015, Multi-Media exhibition by Lori Coulter
January 28 - March 22, 2015, BEACH
Memories of Nova Scotia
a photography and multi-media exhibition by Bea Solyom
December 7, 2014 - January 18, 2015, Between Heaven and Earth by Cynthia O'Brien.
October 14 - November 22, 2014, A luminous installation by Lawrence J. Cook.
September 29 - October 9, 2014 "Images from TSOD's Dragonfly programme inspired by young people with Down Syndrome."
June 12 - September 27, 2014, Time Eternal by Neera Huckvale
May 10 - June 3, 2014, "Robertson Robertson"
an exhibit of oil paintings by
artist, Erin Robertson & her son.
March 4 - April 20, 2014, "Synthesis II", a travelling exhibit that combines the work of 16 Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates
January 19 - February 28, 2014, "Magic From A Different Mind", Paintings by the residents of the Perley Rideau, curated by artist-in-residence, Beth Ross.
November 10, 2013 - January 15, 2014: “Proliferation” by Inter-disciplinary artist Yvonne Weigers
June 5 - October 30, 2013: “The Journey Itself Is Home” by multi-media artist Audrey Greyeyes
April 27 - May 25, 2013: “His & Hers” by multi-media artists Maurice Martin and Lori Coulter
March 18 - April 25, 2013: “Dress Rehearsal” by fibre artist Neera Huckvale
February 11 - March 15, 2013: “After Kathleen” by photographer Lawrence J. Cook
November 5, 2012 - January 15, 2013: “Moments” by photographer Gilles Vézina
April 21, 2012 - October 15, 2012: "Signs of Intelligent Life" by Ottawa artist Maryse Maynard
The School of Dance is a registered, non-profit charitable, educational organization currently celebrating its 37th anniversary season.