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    Western News celebrates 2014 Newsmakers | Western News

    December 11, 2014
    Congratulations to studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac who has been included as one of Western News' 2014 Newsmakers.
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    (Re)Imagining Regionalism-Book Launch | McIntosh Gallery

    December 4, 2014
    (Re)Imagining Regionalism involves contributions by artists influenced by the Regionalist movement in London in the 1960s including Western University faculty members; Sky Glabush, Jason Hallows, Patrick Howlett, Madeline Lennon, Patrick Mahon, and Kim Neudorf. Book Launch and Holiday Social begins at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
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    Wish List: Members' Exhibition and Sale | Forest City Gallery

    November 28, 2014 - December 13, 2014
    Western University faculty members, students and alumni have donated artwork to FCG's annual members' exhibition and fundraising sale. Proceeds benefit London's Artist Run Centre. Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 28th from 6 - 10 PM
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    Interview with Kim Moodie | London Fuse

    November 21, 2014
    LondonFUSE has released a video interview with Western Studio Faculty Kim Moodie. The FUSE TV interview begins with artist James Kirkpatrick speaking with Moodie in his exhibition All But Not, which ran at Museum London in the fall of 2011.
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    Scapes - VAS2204 exhibition | DNA Artspace

    November 21-26, 2014
    Experimentations in drawing installation by the students in VAS 2204, Intro to Drawing will be on display at DNA artspace. Opening reception, 2nd floor, November 21st, 7-11pm
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    Carte Blanche | DNA Artspace

    November 21 - December 20, 2014
    Carte Blanche involves over one hundred contemporary artists across Canada including faculty, students and alumni from Western University; Sky Glabush, David Merritt, Brad Isaacs, Jenna Faye Powell, Neil Klassen, Christine Negus, Gabriella Solti, Kyla Brown, Maryse Lariviere, and many more! Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 7-11pm
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    Tegan Moore: Specs | MKG127

    Opening: November 22, 2014, 2-5 PM.
    In MKG127's Front Space, Western University alumna Tegan Moore (MFA 2014) presents Specs, an exhibition of new work that is an extension of her material investigations into how weather and climate control is consumed and mitigated.
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    Artist Talk: Rehab Nazzal | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    November 22, 2014, 1 pm
    Join artist Rehab Nazzal and AGM Director | Curator Stuart Keeler in a casual tour and talk on Visible. November 22, 2014, 1 pm
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    #ForestCityTattooProject | McIntosh Gallery

    November 2014
    After several months of collecting and plotting images with the hashtag #ForestCityTattooProject, Heidi Kellet, PhD candidate in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, will produce a virtual tattoo map of London, along with an online discussion exploring tattoos as visual culture.
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    Sky Glabush: A Roundtable on Regionalism | MOMUS

    October 16, 2014
    Sky Goodden sat down with representatives of several generations of practitioners – Ross Woodman, Joel Faflak, Western University Faculty Sky Glabush, Ted Goodden, Michael Gibson, Jennie Kraehling, and Jason McLean – to discuss the origins and future potential of the still-flexing movement.
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    UAAC-AAUC Conference

    October 23-26, 2014
    Many of our students, alumni and faculty presented at the UAAC-AAUC Conference in Toronto that took place from October 23-26. Presenters and participants included: Joy James, Kirsty Robertson, Stephanie Anderson, Helen Gregory, Erin McLeod, Christof Migone, Jennifer Orpana, Matthew Ryan Smith, and Anthea Black.
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    Exposing Energy East: People and Places at Risk

    November 1, 2014
    PhD candidate Jennifer Orpana participated as a panelist in a talk about art and social change in conjunction with an exhibit entitled, Exposing Energy East:People and Places at Risk by TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline Proposal.
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    Alumna Jenna Faye Powell | The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

    November 6, 2014, 7pm
    Jenna Faye Powell, Western University BFA alumna and Director of Forest City Gallery (FCG) in London will join JNAAG assistant curator Darryn Doull for a conversation tracing the history of the FCG, and the efforts of the London Regionalists during the 1970's.
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    Paintings & Prints by MFA Alumni Jamie Q | The Root Cellar

    November 4-29, 2014
    Paintings and Prints by Jamie Q are on display at the Root Cellar until November 29th. Read more about the exhibition in the London Free Press.
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    Christine Swintak Artist Talk on YouTube Channel

    October 30, 2014
    Did you miss the last Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.
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    Temporary Structures | Westland Gallery

    October 28 - November 15, 2014
    Reception Thursday, October 30 at 7:30pm This exhibition features five young artists from London and beyond: Heather Carey, Sandra Martin, Western University alumna Jenna Faye Powell (BFA 2005), Tom Seymour and Matt Trueman.
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    Ame Henderson Artist Talk & Performance on YouTube Channel

    October 22 2014
    Did you miss the last Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.
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    Patrick Mahon Speaks at University of Lethbridge

    October 20, 2014
    Patrick Mahon is an artist, curator and teacher/academic at Western University. His lecture will provide a brief overview of his practice, which is print and installation-based, and will concentrate most substantially on his recent projects regarding water and culture.
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    Lifeboats - Patrick Mahon | Snap Gallery

    October 23 - November 22, 2014
    In this exhibition, Mahon presents a series of work, which includes wall-mounted sculptures and silkscreen prints that channel historic and modern shipwrecks. Reception: October 24th, 2014, 7pm-9pm
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    Rehab Nazzal: Visible | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    November 6 - January 1
    Palestinian-born Canadian artist and Western University PhD Candidate Rehab Nazzal examines the politically fraught issues of locational identity and the mourning of one’s homeland that countless people the world over experience like a revolving door.
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    Book Launch: Negotiations in a Vacant Lot edited by Kirsty Robertson

    October 25, 2014, 5-7pm
    The Book launch of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada will be held at Massey College (4 Devonshire Pl, Toronto).
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    OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum, at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

    October 18, 2014
    LUFF art+dialogue is pleased to present the seventh installment of OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum, at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.Critics are David Blazer, Amy Fung, Western University PhD Candidate Maryse Larivière.
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    balloon / portal / starres / fiends | DNA Artspace

    Opening Reception: October 17, 7-10pm
    Exhibition curated by Part-Time Studio Faculty and MFA Alumna Kim Neudorf. Participating Artists include Western University Alumni: Liza Eurich, Mackenzie Ludlow, and Jennifer Martin. October 09 - Thursday, October 09 - November 12, 2014
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    Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman Artist Talk on YouTube Channel

    October 7, 2014
    Did you miss the last Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.
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    Possible Futures: What is to be done?
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    October 4, 2014 - January 11, 2015
    Possible Futures: What is to be done?
 The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art Participating artists will include Western University Studio Faculty members: Colin Carney Patrick Mahon & Kelly Jazvac; and Alumni Barbara Hobot (MFA 2014) Jenna Faye Powell (BFA 2009)
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    Erin Sexton Artist Talk on YouTube Channel

    September 22, 2014
    Did you miss the first Art Now Speakers series lecture? Catch up on what you missed by watching the video on the Arts & Humanities YouTube Channel.
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    Alumnus Matthew Smith published in issue 82 of ESSE

    September 5, 2014
    Matthew Smith published his essay "Hennessey Youngman and the New Art Criticism" in issue 82 of ESSE: Arts + Opinions, a hybrid memoir / interview essay for ARC Connexion Artist-Run Centre, St. John, New Brunswick, and a short essay on Nicholas Galanin's video Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan in First American Art Magazine.
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    Medieval Studies Library Lectures: Kathy Brush

    September 23, 2014
    Join us at the Central Library (Stevenson & Hunt Room) for this free library lecture series on fascinating topics in medieval studies. All welcome! Kathryn Brush, from the Department of Visual Arts will discuss Gothic Cathedrals
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    Artist led tour at DNA Artspace

    September 24, 2014, 7pm
    Artist led tour of exhibitions by recent Western University MFA alumni; Barbara Hobot: The Sliced Belly of the Berm and Tegan Moore: A Negentropic Promise. Doors at 7pm, Tour Begins at 7:15
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    Kelly Jazvac - Recent Landscapes - Louis B James

    September 7, 2014
    Louis B. James is pleased to present Recent Landscapes, a solo exhibition of new sculpture, video, and photography by visual artist and Western University faculty, Kelly Jazvac.
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    UNFAITHFUL MORNINGS - Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)

    November 7, 2013 to September 14, 2014
    The exhibition included works by numerous artists: Patrick Bernatchez, Martin Boisseau, Martin Bourdeau, Sylvie Cotton, Robbin Deyo, David Gillanders, Raphaëlle de Groot, Sam Kinsley, Germaine Koh, François Lacasse, Renée Lavaillante, Immony Men, Jocelyn Robert, Western University studio Faculty member Kelly Wood.
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    Alumna Soheila Esfahani exhibits at Redhead Gallery

    September 12, 2014 6-9 pm
    MFA Alumna Soheila Esfahani is exhibiting "My Place is PlacelessOpening Reception Friday September 12th, 6-9 pm
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    Alumnus Scott Chalmers exhibits at Forest City Gallery

    September 5, 2014, 7-10pm
    "Tell Me What You're Made Of" is a group exhibition on view at Forest City Gallery from Friday, September 5, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014. Scott Chalmers is a London-based multidisciplinary artist, who recently graduated from Western University’s BFA program. Chalmers was the winner of the ArtLab’s Annual Juried Exhibition in 2014.
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    Jared Peters - MFA Thesis Exhibition - McIntosh Gallery

    August 8 to September 6, 2014
    "Just as it should be" is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. Join us on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 P.M. for a public reception with the artists in attendance.
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    Jennifer Martin - MFA Thesis Exhibition - McIntosh Gallery

    August 8 to September 6, 2014
    "Turning to see otherwise" is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program.Join us on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 P.M. for a public reception with the artists in attendance.
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    Futurity and Photography - Westland Gallery

    August 26 - September 13, 2014
    Group exhibition curated by Troy Ouellette featuring work by Ron Benner, Amy Creighton, Jamelie Hassan, Rob Nelson, RS Pennee, Marnie Wedlake & Phd candidate Rehab Nazzal.Reception Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm
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    Tegan Moore - MFA Thesis Exhibition - DNA Artspace

    August 23 - September 27, 2014
    Working with specific materials that both consume and mitigate the weather, "A Negentropic Promise" presents new constructions of nullified forms that exercise a logic of consumer products and make visible often unseen technical operations. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s work and research towards a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University. Reception: Saturday August 23rd from 2 to 5pm
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    Barbara Hobot - MFA Thesis Exhibition - DNA Artspace

    August 23 - September 27, 2014
    "The Sliced Belly of the Berm" is an exhibition of faux wood paintings, hand-cut paper netting, and invisible drawings. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s work and research towards a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University. Opening Reception: Saturday August 23rd from 2 to 5pm
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    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (via Candian Art)

    July 9, 2014
    Studio Faculty member Tricia Johnson showed her work at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, as did MFA candidate Matt Tarini. Congratulations to Tricia who was awarded "Best in Printmaking" and Matt won "Best of Exhibition - Student, Honourable Mention".
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    Back to the Future - Olga Korper Gallery

    July 10 - August 2, 2014
    This exhibition includes work by current MFA candidate Barbara Hobot. Opening reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 - 9 pm
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    Untitled (the possibilities of voids and the sentience of things): Maggie Groat & Barbara Hobot

    July 19 - September 14, 2014
    Current MFA Candidate Barbara Hobot is part pf an exhibition curated by Tarin Hughes at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Opening reception: Saturday, July 19, 2 - 4 pm
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    Patrick Mahon in Issue 130 of Border Crossings Magazine

    June 2014
    The June 2014 edition of Border Crossings features both an exhibition review by Faculty member Patrick Mahon as well as a review of a recent exhibition of his work by Erica Mendritzki.
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    Ottawa Dispute Stresses Role of Art in Public Realm (via Canadian Art)

    July 3, 2014
    Controversy over Palestinian-Canadian artist Rehab Nazzal's recent exhibition in Ottawa shows us why art matters, Diana Nemiroff writes. Nazzal is a PhD candidate at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.
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    Brad Isaacs at the Petrified Forest Gallery

    July 3, 2014
    Curated by MA candidate Matthew Purvis. July 3rd - August 3rd 2014. Hours by appointment, see their website for more information.
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    Dave Kemp at the McIntosh Gallery (via akimbo)

    June 19 to July 19, 2014
    Featuring video and photography by Canadian artist Dave Kemp, The things you know but cannot explain explores how different combinations of knowledge can shape our understanding of the world. Kemp is currently working on his PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.
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    Painting: Jared Peters, Mike Pszczonak and Matthew Tarini at Michael Gibson Gallery

    June 6 - 28, 2014
    Michael Gibson Gallery will present work by three MFA students currently studying at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Opening Reception -- Thursday, June 5 from 8-10pm
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    David Merritt: saer at Jessica Bradley

    7 Jun - 5 July 2014
    Jessica Bradley is pleased to present Visual Arts Studio Faculty Member David Merritt’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring sisal sculpture, work on paper and video. Opening Reception: Saturday 7 June, 2-5pm
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    You've Really Got a Hold on Me at Oakville Galleries

    8 June- 30 August 2014
    Oakville Galleries will celebrate the exhibition opening on Sunday 8 June from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by a reception at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm. Featuring work by VA Faculty David Merritt and Kim Moodie.
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    Michael Farnan: The New Canadian Naturalist at Quest Art

    June 13 - August 31, 2014
    Currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, in this exhibition Farnan presents an engaging survey of the processes he utilizes to explore “dominant Canadian narratives that link relationships to nature and wilderness with ideas of national identity”. Opening Friday, June 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
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    EARTHBOUND collective at Nuit Blanche

    June 14, 2014
    Nuit Blanche will feature a performance and installation by Artistic collective, EARTHBOUND by Western University Students: Jana Sokolova, Hana Al Jamal, & Randi Aiken. EARTHBOUND aims is to create an installation that illuminates & glorifies plant life.
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    The Arbornauts at Nuit Blanche

    June 14, 2014
    For Nuit Blanche London, Forest City Gallery will present a long-duration performance by the Arbornauts - an interdisciplinary and collaborative art project by Amanda White, Lydia Burggraaf (Western BFA Alumna), and Meghan Krauss.
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    Maryse Larivière awarded Graduate Student Teaching Award

    May 2014
    Congratulations to Maryse Larivière, PhD candidate at the Department of Visual Arts who has been awarded a Graduate Student Teaching Award through the Society of Graduate Students.
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    Kim Neudorf reviews Patrick Howlett at Museum London (via Akimblog)

    May 20, 2014
    Part-Time Offerings, Patrick Howlett's current exhibition at Museum London, works its way through a wide range of work from past and present projects including paintings, drawings, collage, as well as associated materials and artworks collected by Howlett.
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    Professor's book explores master director's cultural impact (via Western News)

    May 22, 2014
    Prof. Christine Sprengler,recently published a book titled Hitchcock and Contemporary Art, looking looks at modern works of Hitchcock-inspired art to find new insights on Hitchcock’s films and legacy, as well as cinema as a whole.
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    Barbara Astman - "I as artifact" with essay by Kelly McKenzie

    May 2014
    The current McIntosh Gallery exhibition catalogue for Barbara Astman's "I as artifact" features an essay by Kelly McKenzie, MA candidate, Department of Visual Arts, Western University. Visit the link above to read the pdf.
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    The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art at Rodman Hall Art Centre

    May 23 to September 28, 2014
    Featuring work by Faculty member: Patrick Mahon; Phd Candidate: Colin Miner; Alumni: Soheila Esfahani & Gautam Garoo. Curated by Stuart Reid. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7 pm
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    Patrick Howlett - Part-Time Offerings at Museum London

    May 3 to August 17, 2014
    Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm The Painter: Tour and Conversation with Patrick Howlett: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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    Visual Arts professor tapped among artistic elite (via Western News)

    April 24, 2014
    Among the most prestigious honours for young artists in the country, the Sobey Art Award could be bestowed this year on one of Western’s own.
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    Wyn Geleynse - Nested Stories at Katzman Contemporary

    May 1 to May 31, 2014
    Nested Stories is a solo exhibition of Wyn Geleynse’s recent multi-media and video work. As part of an ongoing investigation of personality through creative forms of documentation, this body of work comprises several ‘portrait installations.’ OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 1, 6 to 8:30p
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    Jessica Desparois part of London Artist Studio Tours

    May 2-4, 2014
    The 2014 London Artists’ Studio Tour is May 2, 3 and 4. This self-guided tour offers the public an extraordinary opportunity to meet local artists in their working environments and learn more about their creative processes.
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    Sobey Art Award Longlist Announced

    April 15, 2014
    Congratulations to Studio Faculty Member Kelly Jazvac and Western University alumnus Jean-Paul Kelly (BFA 2001) who have made the 2014 Sobey Art Award Longlist!
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    Patrick Mahon - "Water Structures: Printed Sculptural Works 2012-2014"

    Saturday May 10, 2014 2-5 pm
    Including essays by Anne Brydon and Ihor Holubizky/Patrick Mahon, as well as an artist interview by Robert Enright. The catalogue is a 60 page, full colour document, designed by Rob Gray. Publication Launch: May 10th at Katzman Contemporary
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    Daniel Vogel: Siftor - Exhibition Publication with essay by Susan Edelstein

    March 8 - April 28, 2014
    In conjunction an exhibition by Daniel Vogel at the Owens Art Gallery, a publication has been produced featuring an essay by guest writer Susan Edelstein.
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    Christof Migone in Group exhibition at 'Idea Exchange' Queen's Square, Cambridge

    May 2 - June 29, 2014
    5 OVER 4: Marla Hlady, Eleanor King, Christof Migone, Duncan MacDonald , Ursula Nistrup May 2 - June 29, 2014. 5 over 4 is a group exhibition featuring five contemporary artists working with sound as part of expanded practices in video, installation, sculpture, drawing and performance.
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    MA Candidate Matthew Purvis co-curates exhibition at McIntosh Gallery

    Opening reception: April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
    "James Kirkpatrick: Secret Base by the Lake" Curated by James Patten and Matthew Purvis April 17 to June 7, 2014; Opening reception: Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 P.M.
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    Rehab Nazzal exhibits "Invisible" at Karsh-Masson Gallery

    May 9 to June 22, 2014
    PhD Candidate, Rehab Nazzal has an upcoming exhibition in Ottawa May 9 to June 22, 2014. Opening reception: Thursday, May 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Sunday, June 1st at 2 p.m.
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    'More a Diplomatic than an Aesthetic Event' - Journal of Canadian Studies

    January 2014
    Published in the Journal of Canadian Studies 47 (January 2014): 1-29. by: Kirsty Robertson with Sarah Smith, Stephanie Anderson, Elizabeth Diggon and Ahlia Moussa. The research and writing of this essay was supported by a SSHRC Internal Research Grant from UWO. The grant was awarded to support a collaborative writing project between Kirsty Robertson and four graduate students at two different Canadian institutions (Stephanie G. Anderson, Western University; Ahlia Moussa, Western University; Elizabeth Diggon, Queen’s University; Sarah E.K. Smith, Queen’s University).
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    "I cracked the code at the Western University library" (via Toronto Star)

    April 5, 2014
    Prof. Jazvac explains how the "Weldon code" was an art project that came out of a second-year sculpture and installation class she taught in 2012.
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    "Temos" Bike Posts Installed in the City of London

    April 2, 2014
    50 bike posts designed by MFA Candidate Tegan Moore have been installed across the city of London. (via CTV news)
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    Prof. Christine Sprengler publishes 'Hitchcock and Contemporary Art'

    April 2014
    Hitchcock and Contemporary Art introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse range of artistic practices devoted to Alfred Hitchcock's films. Available through Palgrave Macmillan.
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    Review of Sky Glabush's Display at MKG127 (via canadian art)

    April 1, 2014
    David Balzer reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
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    Review of Sky Glabush's Display at MKG127 (via akimblog)

    April 1, 2014
    Terence Dick reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
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    Western Art Students Step Up to Labatt (via Western Gazette)

    March 26, 2014
    Read the full article in the Arts & Life section of the Western Gazette covering the MFA, PhD, BFA open studio event that took place March 27th & 28th in the VAC.
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    MKG127 presents new work by Sky Glabush in "Display"

    Opening Saturday March 22, from 2 - 5 PM
    Display is Studio Faculty member Sky Glabush's third solo exhibition at MKG127, located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. The exhibition continues until April 26th.
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    Said No One Ever at The Arts Project

    March 18-22 2014, Opening Reception Tuesday March 18, 6-8pm
    Western University’s Advanced Fourth Year Seminar class is pleased to present "Said No One Ever", an exhibition featuring an end-of-the-year culmination of studio work. Under the instruction of Professor Kim Moodie, students have been producing a self-directed body of work, exploring and developing concepts while advancing studio practice.
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    Western Heads East: Art in the Market

    March 19, 2014
    Visual Art Students and Alumni will be exhibiting there work in a fundraiser exhibition and sale at the Great Hall. All proceeds will benefit the Western Heads East Program. Artists include alumni: Conan Masterson, Neil Klassen, Jamie Q & current students: Yara El Sefi and Brenda Fuhrman.
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    Colin Miner Wins Barbara Spohr Award

    March 12, 2014
    PhD Candidate Colin Miner is the winner of the most recent Barbara Spohr Memorial Award, announced by the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. The award includes a $6,000 prize, as well as a residency at the Banff Centre.
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    USC Award of Excellence: Undergraduate Teaching Honour Roll

    March 2014
    Visual Arts instructors Kathryn Brush, Colin Carney, Tricia Johnson, & Chris Myhr have been awarded the 2012-2013 USC Honour Roll. The honour roll is used to recognize the exceptional efforts and contributions of Western instructors.
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    Art Metropole Book Launch : The Lake

    March 22, 2014
    The Lake is an alternative body of research about the lake, including contributions from: phd candidate Maryse Lariviere, MFA candidate Tegan Moore, & PT Faculty Memebers Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows (Parker Branch). Book Launch: Saturday March 22, 4pm - 7pm, 2014 Art Metropole Toronto
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    A Conversation with Sky Glabush in Whitehot Magazine

    March 3, 2014
    Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Studio Faculty Member Sky Glabush's upcoming show “Display” which opens at Gallery MKG127 in Toronto at the end of March.
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    Prof. Sarah Bassnett presents paper at the Cold War Camera conference in Antigua

    February 2014
    "Photography and Insecurity: LIFE Magazine and the Emergence of Neoliberalism" was presented at the Cold War Camera conference in Antigua, Guatemala by Prof. Sarah Bassnett, Graduate Chair, Department of Visual Arts
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    Phd Candidate Jennifer Orpana awarded UAAC student essay prize

    February 15, 2014
    Jennifer Orpana's paper, "Turning Canada Inside Out: JR's Global Art Project and the Role of the Photographic Portrait" won the UAAC student essay prize and will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal RACAR.
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    "Orford: Insular Territory" Exhibition Essay by Lorenzo Buj

    January 24 - March 9, 2014
    Part-time faculty member Lorenzo Buj has written an essay accompanying Geneviève Chevalier's exhibition "Orford: Insular Territory" curated by Carl Lavoy at the Thames Art Gallery. His essay discusses her work in the context of activist art and global debates about wilderness and climate change.
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    Mediated Landscapes: Colin Carney

    March 8 to April 6, 2014
    Part-time studio faculty member Colin Carney exhibits at the Elora Centre for the Arts with Linda Risacher Copp, Barry McCarthy and Alex McCleod. Opening reception: March 8, 2pm to 4pm
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    Prof. Patrick Mahon exhibits at Malaspina Printmakers

    March 7 to April 6, 2014
    At Malaspina, Patrick Mahon is presenting two new ‘shipwreck’ pieces entitled “Submersible (Hogarth) #1 & 2.” The works continue the project of invoking the historical potential of graphic art, including by artists such as Durer and Hogarth, to mobilize critical rhetoric and overt protest through printed visual language. 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC Canada
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    Alumna Jenna Faye Powell interviewed by LondonFuse

    February 14, 2014
    Visual Artist Jenna Faye Powell completed her BFA at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in 2009. Read about her current artistic practice and curatorial projects on londonfuse.ca
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    ‘Plastiglomerate’ rock formation discovered

    February 13, 2014
    Professor Corcoran, a geologist and Earth Sciences professor, and Jazvac, an artist and Visual Arts professor, headed to Kamilo Beach to discover what was there. What they found was an array of rock formations, with plastics fused within. (via Western News)
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    PhD Candidate Maryse Larivière short-listed for ABOTM

    February 13, 2014
    The Art Gallery of York University 2013 Artists' Book of the Moment (ABOTM) has come. Almost. The short list is now available for your viewing pleasure and stay tuned for the 14th, when the next ABotM will be announced.
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    Parker Branch Exhibition - No. 30: THE MAGIC SERVANTS

    February 15, 2014 6-9pm
    caps cups carafe carrots comic cactus cones OPENS SAT FEB 15, from 6-9pm PARKER BRANCH, 99 1/2 STANLEY STREET, LONDON ON CANADA Co-directors: Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows
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    Prof. Kim Moodie: "All But Not" at the Woodstock Art Gallery

    8 February - 19 April 2014
    Opening Reception: 7 February 2014 @ 5-7pm with the artist in attendance. Refreshment provided by Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery. All welcome. Free.
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    Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labour and the Everyday

    January 30, 2014
    Kirsty Robertson's co-written book (with Laura Murray, Queen's University and Tina Piper, McGill University), Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labour and the Everyday, Oxford: Oxford University Press, has recently been released.
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    Alumna Sarah Fortais Exhibits at Art Gallery of Algoma

    December 20, 2013 to March 1, 2014
    Sarah Fortais' (Western University, BFA 2011, Department of Visual Arts) Uniforms for Everyday Rituals presents 8 videos of a single character performing banal tasks in eccentric and cumbersome sculptural garments.
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    Kim Neudorf reviews Maryse Larivière at Artlab Gallery

    January 21, 2014
    Solo Exhibition "B.I.B.L.E.: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" by PhD candidate Maryse Larivière reviewed on Akimblog
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    Prof. Anthea Black, artist project published in FUSE Magazine

    December 2013
    Part-Time Visual Arts Faculty member Anthea Black recently published an artist project in the December 2013 Issue of Fuse Magazine.
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    Michael Farnan: On the Subject of Becoming Animal

    January 1-28, 2014
    Exhibition by Phd candidate Michael Farnan Opening reception January 10 at gallerywest, Toronto
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    Prof. Cody Barteet published in RACAR

    December 2013
    “Contested Ideologies of Space in Hispanic American Cartographic Practices: From the Abstract to the Real in Spanish and Indigenous Maps of Yucatán.” RACAR: Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review on Latin American Visual Culture, guest editors, Luis de Moura Sobral and Alena Robin (Fall 2013) A copy is availible at the Visual Resources Library
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    City Seeks Suggestions For Bike Rack Locations - BlackburnNews

    November 22, 2013
    MFA candidate Tegan Moore designs bike posts for the city of London
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    VOYAGER: Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, and Patrick Mahon with Stowaways

    August 27, 2013 - January 25, 2014
    at the the McMaster Museum of Art August 27, 2013 – January 25, 2014 RECEPTION: September 19, 6 – 8 pm ARTIST’S TALK by PATRICK MAHON: October 8, 12:30– 1:20 pm