This month our guest speaker is Olex Wlasenko who will discuss the secret lives of paintings.
Historically, painters relied on allegory and symbolism to tell esoteric tales. Some even concealed hidden meanings that remained hidden for centuries. Join Station Gallery Curator Olex for this hour-long discussion as we’ll crack cryptic codes and uncover astonishing enigmas left behind by artists—through the ages.
About Olex Wlasenko:
After completing his graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in the fall of 2000, Wlasenko worked as Assistant Curator at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in Oshawa, Ontario. There he organized over twenty photography exhibitions featuring vintage prints that document the historical development of his hometown of Oshawa. Wlasenko has curated over 70 exhibitions, including Broken Promises: Soviet Photography in the Age of Stalin at the MacLaren Art Centre; Vera Jacyk: Chysto, Chysto, Chysto; Brendan Fernandes: Dada Afrika; Toni Latour: The Femme Project’ Meryl McMaster: In Between Worlds and, most recentl,y Barry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Great Lakes. Olex has been the Curator at Whitby's Station Gallery since mid-February 2008.