Art is Art

March 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017 OAG Annex, City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, Canada View Google Map


Highlighting the synergy between visual art and music, Art is Art showcased the visual art practices of prominent Canadian recording artists. Commissioned by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), JUNO Award artists created works of visual art that celebrate the creative connection between these two disciplinary fields. In conjunction with the JUNO Awards, these works were unveiled for the first time at the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex. Featuring a diversity of national talent, the works will also be a part of the building blocks of the JUNO Awards’ permanent collection and will appear as a part of the JUNO Awards each year further travelling to other galleries and cultural institutions within Canada. Whether crafting a song or painting a portrait, the creative core is similar. Art is art and that’s what this exhibition celebrates.

Participating Artists: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Chantal Kreviazuk, Devon Portielje (Half Moon Run), Dylan Phillips (Half Moon Run), Hugh Dillon (Headstones), Jann Arden, Jay Malinowski (Bedouin Soundclash), Josh Winstead (Metric), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Leonard Cohen, Lights, Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Royal Wood, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and LeE HARVeY OsMOND).