Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

January 10 - 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th from 5-7pm
ARTLAB: Written on the Earth
COHEN COMMONS: Drawings by VAS3300 Advanced Drawings

 

The “Written on the Earth Project”
Presents
Please Don’t Take this Lightly
A Collaborative Exhibition and “Tornado Store”

Visual Arts Western’s Third & Fourth Year Print Media students have been engaging in an exciting collaboration with 4 guest artists, Brenda Fuhrman, Ellen Moffat, Eeva Siivonen, and Matt Trueman, over the past several months. Utilizing multi-media art practices including printmaking, sculpture, video and sound, their work considers the effects of tornados – on human and other-than-human subjects and situations. This innovative research-creation project is at the heart of the exhibition, “Please Don’t Take This Lightly,” to be presented in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre’s ArtLab Gallery from January 10 - 24, 2019. The expansive artistic undertaking is linked with a major initiative by researchers from Western Engineering. The Ontario Tornado Project is an important multi-year investigation into tornado effects in this province, led by Acting Dean of Engineering, Dr. Greg Kopp.

“Please Don’t Take This Lightly,” is an elaborate, large-scale exhibition that will be accompanied by a “Tornado Store,” containing artist’s multiples for sale. The proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist producers and a contribution to be weather-related disaster relief.

Instructor and Project Coordinator:
Prof. Patrick Mahon

Guest Artists:
Brenda Fuhrman
Ellen Moffat
Eeva Siivonen
Matt Trueman

Technical Support and Exhibiting Artist:
Jessica Woodward

Third and Forth Year Print Media Artists:
Irma Bajramovic
Madeleine Briere
Emily Culbert
Chloe Gatti
Xiaowen Kou
Cassidy Morris
Alisa Pacan
Danni Qian
Eryn Stewart
Carolyn Taras
Andrew Tyson
Isabella Vesely
Zihan Xu
Kewen Yan
Yanru Zhou
Wen Zhang