Location: Second Floor Gallery
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Three Collective (Boyd Harris, Jessica Rachel Cook, Julie Rae Tucker)
Jude Abu Zaineh
The Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art is the AGW’s signature group-artist exhibition focusing on contemporary art practice in southwestern Ontario, Windsor-Essex, and Detroit.
Curated by Ray Cronin and Lucas Cabral, the 2021 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art focuses on the theme of conversations. Interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, we at the AGW were forced to rethink and reconsider how we can continue having critical conversations that matter to our community. Despite this uncertainty, however, art practices continued, getting richer and more varied as artists adapted to keep critical conversation active in an unprecedented time. As such, the Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art set out, as a starting point, to see what artists in Windsor-Essex — and beyond — were in conversation about, and why.
These sixteen artists and their works speak more profoundly and with more authority than can be contained within the walls of our gallery. As their art is exhibited and conversations are explored, their work transcends our physical spaces and reaches out into our wider community — sparking new ideas, creativity, and connection in a time when so much has kept us apart.
Art is a conversation—want to talk?
Ray Cronin is a Nova Scotia-based writer, curator, and editor. He is the author of nine books, including John Greer: Hard Thought (2019, Gaspereau Press) and Maud Lewis: Life & Work (2021, Arts Canada Institute).
Lucas Cabral is an artist, curator, and arts administrator with a background in marketing, communications, community engagement, and strategic planning. Lucas completed his BFA at Western University and has since held positions in public art galleries and service organizations including at Harbourfront Centre, McIntosh Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, AIDS Committee of Durham Region, and Artcite Inc.