Gallery Arcturus Exhibition

an image of an installation by Deborah Harris
“what is given” - Works by Floyd Kuptana and artists from the Permanent Collection
Until February 25, 2023 (12:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

On the latest installation in the main floor exhibit space, from curator deborah harris:

What is given.

                                   Life, from the first breath til the last.


The capacity to know and to perceive our self and everything that shares the earth.

The possibility to make things and to act, for and against our survival.

The ability to express emotions and feelings and to experience even that which has no words,

                                                                                                        Til the moment of our death.


The exhibit occupying the Genesis Gallery at present is a further

response and conversation with the sculptures of Floyd Kuptana.

Paintings by EJ Gold, Della Heywood and Stephanie Boyd, all artists

from the School of Reductionism, have added landscape to the

sculptural pieces by Kuptana. Peggy Mersereau's two cloth dolls and

the haunting eight faces by Scott Griffin serve as witnesses and close the circle.


This exhibition series is a memorial and retrospective of our dear friend and master sculptor Floyd Kuptana who passed away in 2021.

It is still hard to imagine that he is not here with us, working, laughing, growling. We miss him.

Floyd Kuptana was born on February 14, 1964 at Cape Parry, Northwest Territories. The arctic landscape ran through him as did the concrete on the shores of Lake Ontario, and the city streets he walked on. He made his home where he was. He left behind an extraordinary wealth of creatures some of which you can see displayed here, part of the collection of his long-time friend and collaborator JP Albert.

We invite you to spend time with the sculptures as well as the books on display and to meet Floyd through his work. 

Open Tues - Sat, 12 noon to 5:30 pm


Genesis Gallery - main floor
The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art
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