Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Tony Mosna: Driven from the Garden
February 18, 2006 - March 31, 2011
Tony Mosna is a primary figure in Windsor’s vibrant art scene. Driven from the Garden continues a theme explored in recent works which was featured in another of Mosna’s regular contexts, the AGW’s biennial juried exhibition. His large-scale installation, Stuff in the Air, displayed at the AGW in 2004, combined printmaking and spraypaint techniques with mixed media and found objects to comment on pollution and the effects it has on the people living in Windsor. Driven from the Garden, a title evoking the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the pristine garden of Eden, is a new installation that employs dayglo colour, black light, and glow-in-the-dark elements to envision a strange new world of morphing, eerie faces. Located in the AGW’s vitrine and viewed from the exterior on the west side of the building, Mosna’s work is nocturnal, engaging passersby outside at night. It reaches out not only to art adicionados, but to all those traversing the busy downtown and riverfront area.