Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is located in a heritage limestone building built in 1848, and takes its name from the advertising of the original tenants - the City of Kingston Gaslight Company - still visible on the west-facing side of the building. The gallery works to support, encourage and promote contemporary artists and art forms. Works are selected for exhibition in the Modern Fuel Gallery, while works in progress are displayed in the State of Flux members' gallery. On an ongoing project-by-project basis, art is taken out of the gallery and into public domain under the programming heading of Modern Fuel's Art in the Streets. Additionally, Modern Fuel ARC recently acquired resources for it New Media Workspace to support the use of digital technologies for art-making and documentation. Overall, as a not-for-profit venue for contemporary art, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation and interpretation of visual and time-based arts that explore wide-ranging aesthetics and probe a broad scope of formal and socio-cultural questions. Within these disciplinary parameters, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre aims to present work of regional, national and international import. In so doing, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is committed to featuring work by artists residing in the region (which spans an approximate radius of 100 km around Kingston), and work by those residing outside these boundaries. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is also dedicated to the development of artists and to making its programs accessible to the community-at-large.
Type: Art Museum / Gallery