Archived Exhibitions

Thinking of You

June 10 - September 20, 2021

We are pleased to announce a new space on the 4th floor at Esker Foundation: Bridge: A space dedicated to young people. Thinking of You along with the exhibition Unmasking Imagination are the inaugural exhibitions in Bridge. Thinking of You explores writing,

Unmasking Imagination

June 10 - September 20, 2021

We are pleased to announce a new space on the 4th floor at Esker Foundation: Bridge: A space dedicated to young people. Unmasking Imagination along with the exhibition Thinking of You are the inaugural exhibitions in Bridge. In March and

Chris Curreri: Thick Skull, Thin Skin

January 23 - June 27, 2021

Private Viewings Available – Chris Curreri’s works complicate and dissolve seemingly dichotomous states of tenderness and violence; abjection and beauty; seduction and revulsion; self and other. They suggest an unravelling of the hermetic borders that have been constructed between us, others, and…

Fin Simonetti: An Appeal to Heaven

January 23 - June 27, 2021

Fin Simonetti works with sculpture, installation, and drawing to investigate the uneasy terrain among our desire for security, states of fragility and vulnerability, and the sensorial, emotional, and psychological relationships we have to objects, bodies, and spaces. Her work adopts forms and…

Yvonne Kustec: The Garden

In a street-level window gallery space, which has a pale pink painted floor and walls, a life-size pink ceramic female figure stands on a low circular plinth that is covered in white and red fake fur. On the floor around the figure are several dark green and blue snakes. The body and head of the figure is covered in clay forms of flowers and leaves, the figure has long pink hair that almost reaches the floor. The hands are holding pink hair strands which have snake heads. On the wall behind the figure are several yellow ochre, orange and pink ceramic flower heads.]

February 8 - June 6, 2021

Within The Garden a human figure transforms into a dense landscape, overrun by flora and fauna. Drawing on the long history of floral work in clay, Kustec works to honour both the tradition of the craft and the delicacy and resiliency of nature through recreating its intricacies. Her…

Liz Magor: One Bedroom Apartment

September 26 - December 5, 2020

As one of Canada’s most important artists, Liz Magor has been producing a broad spectrum of sculptural objects, installations, and photography since the mid-1970s. She is best known for sculptures made from both found and cast objects that quietly, yet intensely pull our focus to the things that…

Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences

September 26 - December 5, 2020

Samuel Roy-Bois’ practice is concerned with the conceptual and material definition of space and the ways the built environment and manufactured things contribute to our understanding of the world. Through sculpture, site-specific installation, and photography, Roy-Bois examines relational networks…

Jon Sasaki: Killing One Bird With Half A Stone

September 26 - December 5, 2020

Jon Sasaki’s multidisciplinary practice delves into the potentially generative outcomes of failure and futility. Killing One Bird with Half a Stone centres around a selection of the artist’s videos from the past decade that depict the artist as a solitary protagonist who persistently,…

Katie Ohe

January 25 - August 29, 2020

Esker Foundation presented an in-depth look at Katie Ohe’s sculptural practice and her unparalleled approach to material, form, space, and movement. This exhibition brought together sculptural work spanning six decades of Ohe’s remarkable career, marking the largest and most comprehensive solo…