Exhibit Archive

Check out some of our past projects and previous exhibitions here.

  • Archival Impulses

    Aug. 26, 2014 - Nov. 26, 2014

    The visible unpacking of postcards, family letters and envelopes that veers between compulsive hoarding and careful collecting. An assembled collection of stitched and hand-drawn melancholic poetics on a worn Fruit of the Loom tee shirt. Archival Impulses, the Drake’s fall exhibition, focuses on archives and ephemera, with an emphasis on the history and effect of printed materials, and how artists react to this particular form of vital materialism.

  • All Over

    June 26, 2014 - Aug. 26, 2014

    Drake’s summer exhibition looks at the various ways contemporary artists are engaging with repeating forms and patterns, inspired by references that include Islamic architecture, field studies, Carnival and Op Art.

  • I Like It, But What Is It

    April 24, 2014 - June 24, 2014

    At first glance, any new form of art often begs the following quizzical question: “I like it, but what is it?” Yet when “Let Me Google That For You” is the frequent response in today’s networked culture, it’s worth exploring how the internet -- where visual art is seemingly lost in a flow of big data, and anyone can freely share and comment on online images -- has turned users into participants, and facilitated a nuanced understanding of art and image-making.

  • Neighbours Lovers Strangers Friends

    Feb. 20, 2014 - April 22, 2014

    In honour of our 10th anniversary, Drake's winter exhibition features a collection of new works delving into portraiture’s various guises, ranging from the filmic to the fashionable.

  • Everyday

    Nov. 27, 2013 - Feb. 11, 2014

    This season, we celebrate the beauty all around us with a collection of ready-mades and artworks depicting common objects in extraordinary ways.