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Detail view of Lauren Chipeur, layered onion thinking, 2023, sale fired stoneware, onion skin dyed paper towels and toilet paper, positioned on what is it like to be an onion, 2023, onion skin dyed paper tiles made in collaboration with Atelier Retailles. Image by Bravo Foto

what on earth is holding the loop up

Lauren Chipeur
On view until November 25, 2023

what on Earth is holding the loop up* traces the dispersion of elemental sulphur through industrial and everyday life following one particular carrier, the onion.

Read the thought-provoking exhibition text, "Savory / Terrestrial: Lauren Chipeur’s malleable method for minding superfluous sulphur," by Danica Pinteric. Download the web version of Danica's text. Here's an excerpt:

"Cycling through sulphur’s insidious case file, Chipeur’s project considers the absurdity of our banal reality, creating time and space to awe at bewildering yellow mountains. When we are first moved to tears about something it is often memorable. But as experience expands, surprise contracts, and it becomes less relevant to comment on our onion tears."

*phrase from I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter.
Detail view of Forest City Gallery's original 432 Richmond St. sign (c. 1973), recovered by a local community member. Original logo design by artist Robert Fones.

50th Anniversary Members' Show & Sale, featuring the Embassy Cultural House

December 9 - December 20, 2023

The Annual Members’ Show & Sale is an important avenue for artists in our community to connect and develop new audiences, while offering an affordable entry point for supporting local and regional artists and collecting unique works. This is FCG’s longest-running annual exhibition, and it serves as an important fundraising event for the upcoming programming year. 2023 marks half a century of FCG supporting local and regional artists, and vice versa.

This year, FCG is partnering with the Embassy Cultural House, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary. ECH Members are invited to contribute one work to the Members' Show and Sale, and proceeds of your sale will be split between our two organizations. In marking FCG's 50th Anniversary, and ECH's 40th Anniversary, FCG looks forward to reconnecting with our longstanding artist members as well as welcoming new and emerging artists. 

Find out more and exhibit at this year's show!
Artist and FCG Member Steve Elkerton discusses his work with artist and FCG Intern Jack Cocker at our first Crit Night

Crit Nights, every second Friday

November 24, 4-6PM at the Gallery

Running from November until April, Crit Nights at FCG will be open to artists at all stages of their career looking to get feedback and inspiration from a growing community of artists in London, ON. Critiques are open to all artists practicing all disciplines, whether it be drawing and painting, sculpture, video, sound, installation, or anything in between; if you’re engaged in something creative and want feedback from like-minded individuals, Crit Nights at FCG is an awesome place to be.
Running every other Friday evening 4:00-6:00 PM, artists are invited to bring their artwork in person or to submit photos or videos to to display digitally during critique. 
It is not necessary to show up at 4:00– drop-in visits are welcome.
Hear Here presents Thunder Queens and Bonnie Trash

Friday, December 9 at 7PM
$10, capacity limited
Purchase tickets at FCG or Odyssey Records
Thunder Queens (London, ON) have been making sludgy feminist-driven songs since they were 9 years old, tearing up stages in Ontario and Quebec. Thunder Queens draw inspiration for their pop-punk anthems and sludgy riff-rock from Sleater Kinney, Sheer Mag, Black Sabbath & Starcrawler. Bonnie Trash is the drone-rock project of Canadian-Italian twin sisters Emmalia and Sarafina Bortolon-Vettor
Support FCG for #GivingTuesday on November 28th!
"My motivation to become an FCG member was to connect with London’s artistic community, where I would be inspired and supported by local creatives and also have an opportunity to participate in the Annual Members’ Show & Sale. Being an FCG member has been an empowering experience. I feel heard. My feedback has not only been encouraged, but acted upon, and thanks to the Show and Sale, one of my pieces of artwork has found a new home." —Artist Rebecca St. Pierre
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