Current Exhibit: Euphoria: A Juried Exhibit
February 17th 2024 - April 14th 2024
Experience a diverse tapestry of artistic expression at our juried art exhibit, running from February 17th to April 14th. From vibrant acrylic paintings to captivating mixed media compositions and intricate fiber art creations, each piece offers a unique lens into the realm of euphoria. Join us in celebrating the boundless creativity of our participating artists as they explore the transformative power of art across mediums.
Current Exhibition: 'Euphoria': A Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: February 17th to April 14th
Euphoria is defined as a feeling of well-being or elation, the word is derived from the Greek word 'euphoros', meaning ‘healthy’. Research aptly shows that both creating and enjoying art can boost mood, lower anxiety, improve immune strength, and thereby induce a natural state of euphoria. Be it the ephemeral beauty of a sunset, the undefinable intimacy of a portrait or the conceptual exploration of a new idea, art makes life a little bit better. Art can also help to communicate an experience where words often fail, and as Leo Tolstoy once suggested, art can be “…the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced”. This exhibition invites artistic submissions that reflect on this idea and the artist’s unique interpretation of euphoria.
The way from then to now
November 4, 2023 to January 14, 2024
Artist: Deeter Hastenteufel
Deeter Hastenteufel is a Swiss-born, rural Ontario based multi-media artist with international recognition for his public sculptures, conceptual and mixed-media explorations and traditional drawing and painting.
Highlighting his conceptual explorations and playful undertones, this exhibition samples the breadth of Hastenteufel’s oeuvre, spanning over five decades.
Durham Art Gallery is a non-profit, exhibition-driven space for contemporary art and culture in West Grey, Ontario. From our earliest incarnation in the local Carnegie library to its current purpose-built home, the Gallery’s 40 years of growth have been marked by an engaged community and diversifying landscape.