The Olga Korper Gallery, July 16 - August 22, 2015
Mark-Making’ will include a selection of works by Olga Korper Gallery artists Paterson Ewen, Gerald Ferguson, Robert Fones, Angela Grauerholz, Ken Nicol, Ron Shuebrook, Denyse Thomasos, Tim Whiten and Western University MFA alumna Barb Hobot. Opening July 16th, 6-9pm.
Laura A. Heymann, Jotwell,
Kirsty Robertson's essay "The Art of the Copy: Labor, Originality, and Value in the Contemporary Art Market," was recently singled out by Jotwell, "a space where legal academics can go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new scholarship relevant to the law." Click the link to read the full review.
Forest City Gallery, December 4 - 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th from 6 - 10 PM Closing Day/ Reception: Tuesday, December 15th from 12:00- 5:00 PM | This Show and Sale acts as both an appreciation event to our Membership, as well as FCG's biggest fundraiser of the year. Participating artists include many Western Visual Arts Faculty, Students and alumni.
The Redhead Gallery, December 2, 2015 - January 16, 2016
Formed in 1990, the Red Head Gallery collective has maintained a vibrant membership now for 25 years – the longest standing artists' collective in Toronto. This exhibition includes works by MFA alumna Soheila Esfahani and current PhD candidate Ido Gorvin.
SATELLiTE Project Space, December 1, 2015
SATELLiTE is inviting students and alumni of Western University (Visual Arts undergraduate and graduate programs), Fanshawe College (Fine Art, Design, Fashion or Photography programs) and Bealart to submit work for Satellite Holiday Art Fair 2015. Visit their site to apply.
Ben Valentine, Hyperallergic, November 25, 2015
Interview with Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac regarding her work with Plastiglomerates and her exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto titled "Rocks, Stones, and Dust."
Katzman Contemporary, November 21 - December 19, 2015
Nonsuch Garden is the culmination of Patrick Mahon’s recent artistic activity exploring the visual language of water and its repositories, as well as the vessels that traverse this natural element. Anchoring the exhibition is a titanic collaborative installation piece created with Dickson Bou, “Mastgarden,” that not only assimilates with the gallery infrastructure, but also impels the pieces on the walls into the depths of the surrounding “waters.” Opening Reception: Saturday, November 21
Join us for the last Art Now Talk of 2015. Plotnikoff’s work has been shown widely including at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as in exhibitions in the United States, the Netherlands, and France.
Spruce up your office or home with an original work of art, & get an early start on your holiday shopping. VASA is proud to present our first art sale of the school year! Come and support your local student artists on Wednesday, November 25th from 11:00 AM -6:00 PM at the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Surface Tension, a large painting exhibition with new works by 19 students in Prof. Sky Glablush's third year Advanced Painting class. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, November 19th at 5pm.
ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception, November 6, 2015
Congratulations to alumna Jenna Faye Powell (BFA '09) on her 2015 ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award. Powell is an emerging artist and arts administrator with experience in both the not-for-profit and charitable sectors. She is the current Executive Director of Forest City Gallery.
Join us on November 12th, as Dr. Engstrom tells of his trip to Newfoundland, about the media frenzy around the "exploding whales," and about the important work the ROM does for endangered species and conservation.
UAAC-AAUC, November 5 - 7, 2015
A number of our faculty members and PhD candidates will be presenting at the UAAC Conference. Faculty members include: Kirsty Robertson & Christof Migone. PhD candidates include: Stephanie Anderson, Maryse Larivière, Jennifer Orpana, & Stephen Mueller
McIntosh Gallery, November 5 - December 12, 2015
Ed Pien is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western University. Opening reception: November 5 at 7:30PM Artist-led tour: November 6 at 12:30PM
Janis Jefferies, Diana Wood Conroy, Hazel Clark, Bloomsbury, November 2015
Kirsty Robertson's essay "Quilts for the Twenty-First Century: Activism in the Expanded Field," was just published in the Handbook of Textile Culture, published by Bloomsbury Press.
Join us sunday November 15th for fall preview day. The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is pleased to host prospective students and their families for a day of stimulating and informative presentations and displays.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Word Ways. In this exhibition the 19 students, of Professor Kim Moodie’s second year studio class, were tasked with choosing an art criticism text and reconstitute it as collage. Join us for the closing reception, Thursday Nov. 12th 5-7pm
Join us for this Free Public Talk, November 12th, 7pm in NCB 113.Christine Negus received her MFA from Northwestern University (2010), and her BFA from Western University (2008). She has exhibited her work both national and international venues, including the Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre and Images Festival where, in 2008, she won the National Film Board of Canada's Best Emerging Video/Filmmaker.
Join us for this Free Public Talk, November 5th, 7pm in NCB 113. Danielle St. Amour is an artist, writer, and curator based in Toronto. In 2008 she co-founded Palimpsest Magazine and continues to be active in publications and print-based work. In 2013 she was listed as one of ARTINFO’s Top 30 Under 30.
Pressed for Time is an exhibition featuring contemporary work by the (9582A, Contemporary Art and the Archive) class. Co-currated by: Katie Oates, Taylor Davison and Carling Spinney
MOMUS, October 20, 2015
"The Spinning “YOLO” Sympathies of Sandra Meigs", a review of Sandra Meigs’s current exhibition at Susan Hobbs Gallery, entitled All to All, by Visual Arts faculty member Kelly Jazvac has been published in Momus.
Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery, October 16 - October 31, 2015
MFA candidate Paul Chartrand is included in the group exhibition "Escape Plans". The exhibition explores, wilderness, divergence and urban escape. Located at 563 Dundas Street East, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario
Art Gallery of Guelph, October 15 - 16, 2016
Visual Arts faculty member Sarah Bassnett's essay, "Between Truth and Fiction," has been published in the catalogue for the exhibition Of Time and Buildings, Art Gallery of Guelph.
Art Gallery of Guelph, October 10, 2015
Prof. Sarah Bassnett is a panelist for the symposium "Time and Temporality" moderated by Robert Enright at the Art Gallery of Guelph on October 16. Prof. Bassnett also presented a paper, "Racism and Neoliberal Subjectivity in Life Magazine" at the American Studies Association conference in Toronto on October 10.
Join us for a talk by alumnus Derek Liddington (MFA 2007), Thursday October 15th, 7pm in NCB113. Liddington has exhibited in numerous public settings, including his intervention at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014), Cambridge Galleries (2013), and Daniel Faria Gallery, (2013). Free and open to the public.
Between Commemoration and Cult: Creating and Recreating Episcopal Memory in the Choir of Cologne Cathedral
Please join us for an exciting lecture presentation by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts.
The London Free Press, October 7, 2015
Joe Belanger Discusses the current second year MFA exhibition, "Second Wind" at the Artlab Gallery in the The London Free Press
Nuit Blanche, October 3, 2015
Faculty member Christof Migone commissioned by alumna Christine Shaw (MFA, 1999) to present “Hit" as part of her Nuit Blanche exhibition called The Work of Wind. The sound performance Hit will feature 10 mixers and 25 performers including recent graduate Randi Aiken (BFA 2015), and current undergraduate students: Michelle Bunton, Ronnie Clarke, Amy Cunningham, and Robin Scott.
DNA Artspace, October 3 - November 14, 2015
Organized by artist, Patrick Mahon, whose work is presented in the exhibition. The project includes individual works by the following Canadian artists: Sean Caulfield (Edmonton, AB); Karilee Fuglem (Montreal, QC); David Merritt (London, ON); Tegan Moore (London, ON); Francine Savard (Montreal, Q.C.), and Norwegian artist, Elida Brenna Linge. Through photography, painting, sculpture, print media and video, the artists respond to the wind through a range of visual strategies that remind us of its power and its delicacy. Opening Reception: Friday October 2, 7-10pm Panel Discussion: Saturday October 3, 3-4pm
Organized by VASA, this exhibition features the work of Visual Art Students: Michelle Bunton, Ronnie Clarke, Sean T. Cox, Jacob Freeman, Alexis Perlman, Robin Scott and is curated by Lucas Cabral. Opening reception, Friday October 2nd, 7pm.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Second Wind, an exhibition featuring contemporary work by second year, Western University, MFA students. Featuring work by: Juanita Lee Garcia, Mina Moosavipour, Simone Sciascetti & Jason Stovall. Closing Reception: Thursday, October 22nd > 5-7PM
Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, and Laurie Kang have recently wrapped their Power Plant collaboration entitled The Mouth Holds the Tongue. Huston-Herterich and Kang will discuss the project, their collaborative process, and their personal practices.
Revolver Gallery, September 25, 2015
Faculty member Kirsty Robertson will be giving a talk in Toronto "The Art of the Copy: Labor, Originality, and Value in the Contemporary Art Market" at the Revolver Gallery, Andy Warhol Revisited Show. 8-9pm. 77 Bloor St W.
Media Relations, September 23, 2015
Congratulations to Visual Arts Students Emily Copeland and Kelsey Perreault, who were named among the international winners of The Undergraduate Awards, a worldwide competition recognizing top undergraduate work. Western honourees are invited to attend the Global Summit in Dublin in November.
Join us for the first lecture of the Fall 2015 Art Now Speakers' Series. For over 35 years Sandra Meigs has created vivid, immersive, and enigmatic paintings that combine complex narratives with comic elements. 7pm, NCB 113
Forest City Gallery, September 19, 2015
FCG and VASA are proud to present our second annual Student Meet & Greet drop-in event, hosted at Forest City Gallery. Stop by FCG on September 19th, Saturday afternoon from 4:00- 7:00 PM to meet fellow arts students from Western University, Fanshawe College and Beal Vocational High School.
Department of Visual Arts, September 17, 2015
An evening of Arts Events in the VAC & outside the McIntosh Gallery. Click the link for more information.
On Wednesday, September 16, from 12-4, The Bookcase will open for the 2015-16 year, with a brand new exhibition and fundraiser. Please come by to borrow books, see the exhibition, or to buy a book ($1-5 donation).* All are welcome.
Good Sport, September 12, 2015
Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith's solo exhibition "Big Whoop" will be on view at Good Sport September 12 - October 3, 2015. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 12 from 7-9pm.
Forest City Gallery, September 12 - October 9, 2015
Forest City Gallery is pleased to present its Biennial Emerging Artists Exhibition. This year addressing the theme of 'exhaustion,' Uncooperative will feature works by eight emerging artists from Southwestern Ontario. Including work by Western Visual Arts alumni Taylor Doyle, Jamie Dronyk, Faith Patrick and Niloufar Salimi. Reception September 12th from 6 - 9 PM.
As part of his PhD requirement, Stephen Mueller will carry out a series of performances on each day, of his exhibition, from September 17th until September 30th.
America Studies Association, September 2015
Congratulations to Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize from the American Studies Association for the best paper presented by an international scholar. Her paper, "Oil Futures/Petrotextiles" is part of the "Visualizing the Invisible" project, a collaboration with Professors K. Jazvac & K. Wood.
Have you ever wanted to curate an exhibition or work in a museum? If so, VAS/VAH 4485 Curatorial Practice is the course for you. In this class you will learn about museums, and will work with other students, museum professionals and others, to design and mount an exhibition.
A few spots are still available in our second and third year media courses. Enroll online today!
Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.
Matthew Purvis | Abstraction And Libidinal Nationalism In The Works Of John Boyle And Diana Thorneycroft | MA Thesis
The University of Western Ontario, August 2015
Congratulations to Matthew Purvis. His MA thesis "Abstraction And Libidinal Nationalism In The Works Of John Boyle And Diana Thorneycroft", is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario,
Congratulations to Matthew Tarini. His Thesis "Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario, August 2015
Congratulations to Michael S. Pszczonak, his MFA thesis "Hand-Eye" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario,
Congratulations to Sherry A. Czekus. Her Thesis "Crowdsourcing" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario, August 2015
Congratulations to Niloufar Salimi. Her Thesis "Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Ruth Skinner | In Time But Not Of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Shirreff's Counterpoints of View | MA Thesis
The University of Western Ontario, August 2015
Congratulations to Ruth Skinner. Her Thesis "In Time But Not Of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Shirreff's Counterpoints of View" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Jennifer E. Orpana | Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City | PhD Thesis
Jennifer E. Orpana, The University of Western Ontario, August 2015
Congratulations to Jennifer E. Orpana. Her Thesis "Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Blackwood Gallery, in collaboration with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, July 29, 2015
This new 144-page publication includes 14 writers, a 10" vinyl record with 15 tracks, an 150" x 10" image insert with 113 full-colour images. Featuring 65 artists including faculty members David Merritt and Neil Klassen, plus an essay by Ben Portis on the Nihilist Spasm Band.
MFA thesis exhibition featuring ink drawings by Niloufar Salimi at DNA Artspace. The exhibition will be on view August 25 - September 24, 2015. A reception will be held, Friday September 11, 7-11pm.
VAS 1020: Foundation of Visual Arts students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created on their class blog!
Art Mûr, July 18 - August 29, 2015
Art Mûr will be exhibiting emerging painting and sculpture from Canada’s top art schools. Western University MFA students Simone Sciascetti & Jason Stovall are included in this year's exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, July 18 from 3-5pm
MCBA, July 17 - August 3, 2015
MFA alumna Gabriella Solti’s artist’s book, The Book of Hours, was awarded the MCBA Prize 2015 Juror's Special Recognition of Merit Award and will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from July 17 through August 3, 2015 alongside with the other honoured works.
DNA Artspace, July 16, 2015
Produced during an artist's residency at L'APPÂT in Brussels, Belgium, Swatches follows up Jamie Q's recent solo show at DNA. Printed by hand in a signed and numbered edition of 72 copies, the book features the artist's patterns screen-printed onto fabric pages. Jamie Q holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2002) and an MFA from Western University (2010).
The McIntosh Gallery is please to present the MFA thesis exhibitions of Matt Tarini: "Liminal Space" and Mike Pszczonak: "Hand-eye". Please join us for the closing reception, September 11 at 5:30 P.M.
Gillian Dykeman, Artslant, July 10, 2015
In this episode of "working (it) out" the Artslant podcast, Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac discusses Plastiglomerates, and her recent presentation to Paleobiologists at the Smithsonian Institute.
Orillia Museum, July 2 to September 26, 2015
Nation to Nation brings together five exceptional artists whose practices explore way of thinking through colonization. Participating Artists: Michael Belmore (Manitoulin Island), PhD Candidate Michael Farnan (Midland), Nadia Myre (Montréal), Travis Shilling (Rama) and Osvaldo Yero (Montréal)
Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, June 29, 2015
Marla Hlady and Western University Studio Faculty Christof Migone inhabit the Errant Bodies Sound Art Space with a project that is somewhere between an installation, a performance and a residency. Together Hlady and Migone will compose, experiment, improvise, listen, alter, converse…over seven days as they explore what their band is in this particular space.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Crowdsourcing, by painter Sherry Czekus. Join us for the closing reception: Thursday, August 27th, 7-9PM
Up With Art, June 20, 2015
The compassion and generosity of London’s arts community will be on display at Unity Project’s 7th annual UPwithART show. 75 works of art, donated by artists or off the walls of notable collectors, will be up for bid by silent auction. London’s best arty-party for relief of homelessness. Including artwork by Western University Faculty, Alumni & current students.
casa-del-popolo, June 9, 2015
Visual Arts studio faculty members Christof Migone will be performing June 9th, 2016 at Casa del Popolo in Montreal. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Doors: 8:00pm; Music: 8:45pm LA SALA ROSSA
The Or Gallery, 6 June - 17 July, 2015
The Or Gallery is pleased to present #saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, an exhibition of four Palestinian artists. Current PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Dead Sea (2010)" is included in the exhibition at Or Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
Diaz Contemporary, June 6 - July 11, 2015
Diaz Contemporary presents Kelly Jazvac’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, "Site Words, Spoilers and Shoplifters" With her adapted use, materially-driven practice, Jazvac looks to the margins of commercial manufacturing and the rhetoric of human environments.
The London Free Press, June 3 - 13, 2015
Abby Vincent, a fourth-year BFA visual arts student at Western University, is organizing Visual Fringe at the Arts Project, as well as Nuit Blanche June 13 as part of the London Fringe Festival.
D'Clinic studios, June 2015
Congratulations to recent graduate Taylor Doyle (BFA 2015) who has been accepted to the "Shovel" artist residency for the month of June at D'Clinic studios in Lendava, Slowvenia.
The University of Western Ontario,
Congratulations to Trista Mallory. Her Thesis "Standing For Something Not Present: Contested Representations in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
McMaster Museum of Art, May 30, 2015
"The Visible Universe, Including the Fires of Hell" by MFA alumnus & Visual Arts technician Brad Isaacs will be on view at the McMaster Museum of Art May 7-August 15 2015. A reception will be held Saturday, May 30, 2-4 pm
The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild presents a lecture by two Canadian Fibre Artists, Elaine Quehl and Amanda McCavour. Wednesday June 3rd, in VAC 100.
Susan Hobbs Gallery, 21 May - 27 June, 2015
unitholders by part-time studio faculty Patrick Howlett will be on display May 21 to June 27 2015 at the Susan Hobbs Gallery. Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 21 May from 7 to 9 p.m. 137 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, Ontario
art gallery of southwestern manitoba, May 21 - July 4, 2015
Mammo'wiiang is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning gathering. The exhibition, Mammo'wiiang to make change gathers together a distinct group of artists highlighting work that addresses social, cultural, economic, and political conditions arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial project. This exhibition includes work by PhD candidate Michael Farnan.
McIntosh Gallery, May 14 - June 27, 2015
An exhibition by aluma Janice Gurney (PhD 2012) Curated by Julian Haladyn is currently on view at the McIntosh Gallery. Extending the project further, works from the McIntosh collection by faculty members Patrick Mahon, David Merritt are also included in the exhibition.
Westland Gallery, May 12 - 30, 2015
Slip, a joint exhibition with artists Jenna Faye Powell and Jill Price, explores the ups and downs of contemporary life through metaphors of rough, rugged and disrupted landscapes. On view until May 30th.
National Arts Centre, May 9, 2015
Visual Arts faculty member Christof Migone will be part of "Good Afternoon" curated by Michael Davidge. Migone will delve into the space between language and voice to focus on the sounds hidden in minutiae. His current research includes microphone hitting, book flipping, phone licking, and silence listening.
Visual Arts Department Summer 2015 Academic Counselling is available during scheduled times on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182. See full schedule for details.
Hamilton Artists Inc, May 2 - June 13, 2015
Alumna Liza Eurich (MFA 2012) is included in the exhibit THERE IS NO THERE featuring Jen Aitken, Josée Aubin Ouellette, Liza Eurich, Jenine Marsh, Derrick Piens and Beth Stuart at Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton.
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, May 1 - 29, 2015
Alumnus Colin Miner (PhD 2014) will be exhibiting his work at Album Gallery as part of CONTACT. Congratulations to Miner for being featured on Canadian Art's "5 Shows to See at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival" list. Reception: May 1, 7pm–9pm
bepress, May 2015
Alumus Matthew Ryan Smith (PhD 2012) has recently published 3 articles: "Awol Erizku: The Only Way is Up" in the Spring issue of Blackflash Magazine; "Notes on Curating Autobiographical Art" in issue 84 of esse arts + opinions; "A Conversation with Tlinglit-Unangax artist Nicholas Galanin" in the spring issue of First American Art Magazine.
Taylor & Francis Online, May 2015
A special issue of the Journal Visual Studies on the theme of "Cold War visual alliances" guest-edited by Western Faculty Member Sarah Bassnett, Andrea Noble, and Thy Phu is now available.
The University of Western Ontario,
From Dust to Dust, Lynette de Montreuil's MFA Thesis is now available published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Carleton University Art Gallery, April 27, 2015
Human Nature, curated by Western alumna Corinna Ghaznavi (PhD 2011) presents fourteen contemporary Ontario artists whose works look at the state of the natural world and our impact on it. Artists include alumna Soheila Esfahani (MFA 2010) and faculty member Kelly Jazvac.
DNA artspace is pleased to present Surfacing, a solo exhibition by Western University alumni Jamie Q (MFA 2010). Join us in celebrating the Opening Reception on Saturday April 25th from 7 to 10pm.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present An Exhibition in Black and White, a first-ever collaborative event featuring artworks by seventy-five students from five local Secondary Schools.
Forest City Gallery, April 17, 2015
Western University alumna Michelle McGeean (MFA 2011) currently has a artist project installed in the windows of Forest City Gallery. Sunday, April 12, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th, 7 - 10 PM in conjunction with Nancy Anne McPhee’s exhibition Nictitate.
Forest City Gallery, April 17, 2015
Forest City Gallery presents, a project by MFA alumna Michelle McGeean: Opening now. The window project will be on display until Friday April 17th and it's reception will correspond with the opening of Nancy Anne McPhee’s exhibition Nictitate on April 17th from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, April 15, 2015
Congratulations to alumnus Brendan Fernandes (MFA 2005) on being selected for the 2015 longlist! The 2015 shortlist will be announced on June 3. Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, opening on September 26, 2015, with the winner being announced there on October 28, 2015.
Patrick Mahon, Canadianart, April 14, 2015
Patrick Mahon reviews the recent Parker Branch exhibition, “Has Things In Common” the collaborative project of Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows at DNA Artspace.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the Western community submitted over 50 innovative hashtag ideas in the Visual Arts Hashtag Contest. The top 5 entries were then open to a vote and by an overwhelming majority, #westernuCreates was selected as the favourite!
he Powerplant Gallery, April 12, 2015
Western University alumna Jessica Karuhanga (BFA 2010) will be hosting the Sunday Scene, April 12, 2pm at the Powerplant Gallery in Toronto.
Images Festival, April 9, 2015 - May 2, 2015
Drones Over Gaza, an audio piece by PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal is being exhibited as part of the images festival. Based on field recordings of Israeli military drones operating in the airspace over occupied Palestine, Drones over Gaza is an audio work that interprets the aural environments of war through the widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East. Exhibition opening: April 10, 4-7pm @ Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
Western University’s Advanced Sound Art Class taught by Christof Migone presents WAVE/FORM at Vibrafusion Lab. 355 Clarence St. April 11th, 5-7pm.
The Arts Project, April 2 - 3, 2015
Featuring a mixed variety of media and themes, this exhibition will consist of artwork by third and fourth year Western students in the Third year Studio Seminar Class. The show will run from March 30th until April 4th. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 2nd from 3-5pm.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, From Dust to Dust by Lynette de Montreuil. Combining sculpture, installation, and video de Montreuil’s practice reflects on the economy and production of sustainable goods. Closing Reception: Thursday April 23, > 6-8PM
Reconstruction, April 2015
Read "Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture " Vol. 15, No. 1 for an essay by alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith entitled "Unorthodox Autobiographies."
Arts & Humanities in the News, April 2015
Awarded annually to faculty members who demonstrates a level of excellence in the areas of classroom and seminar teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, course design, curriculum development, thesis supervision and educational outreach. Recipients include: Anthony Skelton, Philosophy, Anna Madelska, Visual Arts Laura Mosco, Modern Languages.
Alumna Soheila Esfahani (MFA 2010), has been nominated for the Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.
McIntosh Gallery, March 29, 2015
Author Madeline Lennon's Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory is the latest volume in the Canadian Artist Monograph Series (CAMS) published by London, Ontario-based Blue Medium Press. It is the first major book devoted to Niro, an internationally-acclaimed First Nations artist and filmmaker from Brantford, Ontario. The author and the artist will discuss the project and autograph copies of the book at the event.
DNA Artspace & McIntosh Gallery, March 26 - April 11, 2015
Currently on view on the second floor of DNA artspace, the Parker Branch exhibition, Has Things In Common coincides with the launch of a 100-page publication. The book includes texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley, and is published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre.
Meerna Homayed, Western Gazette,
Meerena Homayed, reviews the recent student exhibition at the Arts Project. The Fused/Division art gallery exhibition opened Thursday night and showcased pieces by 11 Western students from the department of visual arts BFA.
Tome Ruess, Western Gazette, March 20, 2015
Tom Ruess reviews VAULT at the Artlab Gallery. "The BFA students chosen for practicum have works that explore a vast variety of themes and make use of different mediums. For example, Mackenzie Sinclair is an installation-based artist who uses found objects to explore the binaries of being a woman. Cayley Cowan, on the other hand, focuses on textile art and weaving in relation to nature."
Rima Hamadi, Western University Report, March 20, 2015
Rima Hamadi from the Western Masters' in Journalism program interviews Phd candidate Mark Kasumovic about the Western Open Studio event.
UQAM, March 19, 2015
PhD candidate Maryse Lariviere will be participating in a roundtable at UQAM moderated by Cynthia Girard. Local J-7130, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, UQAM, 400, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Métro Berri-UQAM, 12:40pm-2pm
Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, March 18, 2015
Read an article in the London Free Press on the Open Studio & VAULT events in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre at Western University. Image: Escalator Down by Matt Tarini.
Meerna Homayed, Western Gazette, March 17-21, 2015
Join us for the opening reception of Fused/Division, an exhibition by students in Professor Kim Moodie’s Advanced 4th Year BFA Studio Seminar class. Fused/Division showcases the development and final stages of each artist’s research for their independent projects. Reception March 19th from 5-7pm
Join us for a Dialogue on Immersive & Interactive Art. Speakers: Jessica Field (Ryerson University), Don Sinclair (York University), Christof Migone (Western University) VAC 135 - 2:30-4:30pm
Whitney South, Toronto.com, March 14, 2015
Western Visual Arts students including Mark Kasumovic and Nilou Salimi are opening their studios to the public in hopes of encouraging a different brand of conversation, while Kelly McKenzie (right) is the co-chair of Boredom: Visual Arts Graduate Conference.
London Central library, March 12, 2015
Join us for an exhibition featuring the work of Western alumni Brian Rack. March 12, Steven Hunt Meeting Room B, 5-9 PM. The show will feature digital prints, silkscreen prints and graphic story books.
Recent independent projects from Western's Advanced Drawing class, selected by Visual Arts Department Graduate Students Sherry Czekus, Niloufar Salimi and Ruth Skinner. Opening Thursday April 9, 5:30 -7:30 pm
Join us for the inaugural exhibition at Satellite Project Space: a collaborative new downtown space between Bealart, Fanshawe College, Western University and Museum London. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2015 7-10pm
VAULT represents the yearlong artistic explorations of the Studio Arts Practicum class of 2014/15. Please join us for the opening Reception: Friday March 20th > 7 - 9PM Remarks: 7:30PM
This participatory project invites us to consider boredom and engage in a gesture that performs disengagement itself: the doodle.
The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present the 2015 MFA/PhD Open Studio. Join us as we open our doors to our graduate studio spaces. In conjunction with the reception for the BFA Practicum graduating exhibition "Vault" at the ArtLab gallery.
Spencer Gallery, March 1 - April 30, 2015
BFA alumna Yulia Lobacheva currently has an exhibition of Prints and Drawings on display at the Spencer Gallery inside the Weldon Library. The exhibition will be on view until April 30th, 2015.
he Photography Research Group, March 2015
The Photography Research Group facilitates the exchange of research and development of original criticism about photography and its cultural meanings. Members of this group include Visual Arts Faculty Sarah Bassnett and Kelly Wood.
Kelly McKenzie, Mcmaster University, March 2015
MA candidate Kelly McKenzie's exhibition review of TRACES at Hamilton Artists Inc. has been published on the McMaster University Alumni Community website.
DNA Artspace, February 28 - April 11, 2015
DNA artspace is pleased to present Jenna Faye Powell: "I’m okay" and Parker Branch (Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows): "Has Things In Common" on view from February 28 - April 11, 2015. The Opening Reception for both exhibitions is Saturday, February 28 from 2 to 5pm.
The sale continues March 5, 12pm-7pm & March 6, 10am-4pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash & carry only.
Tune in to CBC Radio February 24th to listen to Wei Chen interview Museum Studies professor Kirsty Roberston who will discuss the upcoming Artlab exhibition "Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor"
Whitney South, Toronto.com, February 20, 2015
Hidden deep within a maze of hallways in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, two tall, slender windows have been garnering a lot of attention. A break from the never-ending sea of white painted walls, the soft-spoken phenomenon is the brainchild of Mike Pszczonak, MFA student at Western.
Glasgow Sculpture Studio and CCA/Acme Studios, February 19, 2015
Read MFA alumna Liza Eurich's Hitlist on Akimbo. She will be participating in forthcoming shows at the Hamilton Artists Inc. and Open Studios, as well as undertaking residencies in conjunction with the Glasgow Sculpture Studio and CCA/Acme Studios in London, UK.
Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator of South Asian Arts and Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, discusses the legalities and ethics of collecting cultural objects, including the case of a dealer who sold millions of dollars worth of stolen artifacts to major museums around the world. March 12, 2015, 2:30pm, MC 110
mkg127, February 14, 2015
Liza Eurich completed her MFA from Western University in 2012. Eurich's second solo exhibition at MKG127 Opens Saturday February 14, from 2 - 5 PM. and continues until March 14th.
Cold War Camera conference, February 13 - 14, 2015
Sarah Bassnett has presented her paper "Life Magazine's Affective Economy and the Emergence of Neoliberalism" at the Cold War Camera conference in Mexico City.
Patrick Mahon, Canadianart, February 12, 2015
Western University Alumnus Brendan Fernandes Balances Politics and Optimism at the Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, October 14, 2014, to January 4, 2015
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Adam Stead, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History in the Department of Visual Arts. Wednesday February 25th at 2:30 p.m. in Rm. 100, VAC.
Sweet Magic London, February 6, 2015
Demonstration/discussion workshop "art/sound" With Gordon Monahan, Marla Hlady & Western University’s Christof Migone February 6, 2015 - 7pm Presented by Sweet Magic London, 80 Rectory St, London, ON
The Bookcase micro-museum and library, February 4, 2015
New exhibition opening February 4, 12-4pm at the Bookcase Micro Museum and Lending Library featuring a personal collection from PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal.
See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 13th, 2015.
David Rokeby is an internationally renowned artist and Governor General’s award-winner based in Toronto. Join us for his free artist talk followed by his opening reception at the McIntosh Gallery, Thursday, March 19, 7pm > NCB 113
Please join us the Artlab Gallery for the opening reception of "Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor", an exhibition curated by the students in Museum Studies.
Drawing from a personal interest, students will create a sculpture, installation or performance that draws from related in-depth research into this interest. Opening Reception: March 26 > 5-7PM
February 26, 2015
Join us as critic and writer David Balzer discusses his new book, "Curationism". Thursday, February 26, 7pm, NCB 113
Journal for Curatorial Studies, February 2015
Congratulations to Christof Migone who has been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal for Curatorial Studies. Copies of the journal are available for access via Western Libraries.
Museum London, December 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015
On view December 13th 2014 to April 5th 2015. This exhibition includes work by Western University Alumni Conan Masterson (MFA 2007) and Ed Pien (BFA 1982)
Project Gallery, January 29 – February 11, 2015
SHAPESHIFTERS is a duo exhibition of new paintings by Kristyn Watterworth and Western University BFA student Faith Patrick on display from Jan 29 – Feb 11, 2015 at Project Gallery – 1109 Queen St E.
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, January 23 - February 28, 2015
Untitled (new visions) features work by Maggie Groat and Western University alumna Barbara Hobot (MFA 2014). Hobot will also be giving an artist talk 12pm, Thursday, January 22, 2015; Gordon Snelgrove Gallery.
The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art, January 16 - 17, 2015
Ph.D. candidate Helen Gregory presented her paper "Curious Instances and Chimeric Blobs: Disrupting definitions of natural history specimens through contemporary art practice" at the conference "Curiosity 2.0: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art" in Dresden, Germany.
McIntosh Gallery, January 15 - February 28, 2015
Curated by Julian Haladyn. Please join us at the McIntosh Gallery for the opening reception Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 P.M. A Talk and tour of the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, January 16 at 12:00 P.M.
Whippersnapper Gallery, January 9 - February 15, 2015
BFA student Taylor Doyle's video "Grease" will be included in Whippersnapper Gallery's "Sidewalk Screening" emerging video artist series. Screening will run from January 9th – February 15th, 2015 at 594b Dundas Street West, Toronto.
McIntosh Gallery, January 8, 2015
The London Yodeller review's Joel Faflak and Sky Glabush's new book of essays (Re)imagining Regionalism. Copies of (Re)imagining Regionalism are available at McIntosh Gallery, Attic Books and Brown & Dickson.
Boredom an interdisciplinary conference investigating notions boredom in the arts and humanities and related disciplines.
Join us for a talk by Kitty Scott, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and writer and critic Tom McDonough who will be speaking about their work and research. Thursday, January 29, 7pm > NCB 113
The London Free Press, January 2015
Congratulations to faculty member Patrick Mahon who has been included in the City of London 2015 Mayor's Honour List for his work in London's Arts community.
Art Now!, January 2015
Visit the Arts & Humanities YouTube channel to view video from Bridget Moser's artist talk and performance. Part of the Art Now! Speakers' Series.
A curious carnival of collections mounted by students from VAS1025, Advanced Foundation classes in the Department of Visual Arts. Closing Reception: January 22, 5-7pm
Performance and artist talk by Toronto-based performance artist Bridget Moser. Her engaging work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential anxiety, and intuitive dance. Thursday, January 22, 7pm > NCB 113
Please join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th 5-7PM. People’s Choice Award Voting Takes Place 5-6PM and Opening Remarks/Awards will be at 6:15PM.
Open to all undergraduate students currently registered in a Visual Arts program (Studio or Art History), the AJE will exhibit a diverse selection of artworks in various mediums. Students may enter a maximum of two new works. Recent works should have been completed no later than September 2015.
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The Arts Project, February 10 - 21, 2015
Print London is a collective of artists who will display a wide variety of print techniques. The exhibition of prints features Western faculty, staff, students and alumni, including Tricia Johnson and Jessica Desparois. Opening night: Tues, Feb 10th from 5-8PM.