October 17, 2019
Join us Thursday, October 17 at Museum London for our Art Now! Speakers' Series, featuring artist Michael Belmore. An exhibition tour of "Ways of Being: Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Belmore" will begin at 7PM led by Cassandra Getty, with Belmore's talk to follow at 7:45PM. Presented in partnership with Museum London.
October 17, 2019
Grab some snacks! Grab your friends! And come on down to VAC 100 for a movie night presented by the Museum Studies Collective. 6-9pm, VAC 100
McIntosh Gallery, October 21, 2019
Join us to celebrate the launch of Kirsty Robertson's "Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums" and Cody Barteet's "Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico" on Monday, October 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at McIntosh Gallery.
October 10, 2019
Join us Thursday, October 10 at 7PM in room NCB117 for our Art Now! Speakers' Series featuring Crystal Mowry, Senior Curator at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Paul Mayne, Western News, October 4, 2019
PhD candidate Ruth Skinner has curated "Anti-profit: Independent Publishing in London", the latest exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery, running through Oct. 26. The exhibit explores the histories of independent arts and literary publishing in London.
Join us Thursday, October 3 from 5-7pm in the ArtLab Gallery for the opening reception of "what we might become," an exhibition of second year MFA work. Artists: Matt W. Brown, Jerome Conquy, George Kubresli, Ramolen Laruan, and Yas Nikpour Khoshgrudi.
LOMAA, Artlab Gallery, October 4, 2019
In collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts & Artlab Gallery at Western University, LOMAA welcomes Toronto-based filmmaker Barbara Sternberg to introduce and discuss a selection of her 16mm films spanning the past two decades. 6pm: artist talk 7pm: screening $5 admission (no one turned away), presented on 16mm film.
McIntosh Gallery, September 14 - October 26, 2019
Curated by Ruth Skinner from the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre Collection, this exhibition complements the international selection of similar material featured in Publishing Against the Grain.
Guelph Museum, September 14, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Experience sound and vibration technologies through art installations by David Bobier, Lindsay Fisher, Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat (Western PhD candidate), Gordon Monahan, Alison O’Daniel, and Lynx Sainte-Marie. By making sound tangible through touch, this exhibition aims to change public perceptions of difference and disability.
September 11, 2019 – March 8, 2020
Contract and Release is a performance-based collaboration between the Museum and Alumnus Brendan Fernandes, a Canadian artist who works at the intersection of dance and visual art. Fernandes has transformed the Museum’s collection installation Noguchi: Body-Space Devices into a performance space. There dancers perform among museum visitors, moving in, on, around, and with the Noguchi sculptures and a “training device” specially designed by Fernandes, exploring bodies in space, movement, and the ways in which often grueling training techniques—including the Martha Graham technique known as “contract and release,” for which this project is named—may be fetishized.
Art Now!, September 26, 2019
Join us Thursday, September 26 for our first Art Now! lecture of the term, featuring artist and curator Jonathan Middleton. Presented in partnership with the McIntosh Gallery.
CAFKA, September 21 - October 28, 2019
Alumnus Paul Chartrand's "C02 Sequestration via Trees" is an octagonal domed greenhouse, built to mirror the dramatic skylight directly above the main intersection of the Conestoga mall. The greenhouse will be home to 2,600 silver maple seedlings, representing the number of trees necessary to nullify one individual's carbon footprint.
Edna Press, August 2019
Edna Press recently released a publication featuring work by MFA alumna Sarah Munro and BFA alumna/current MFA candidate Faith Patrick.
Artlab, September 12-26, 2019
Join us for the first Opening Reception of the Fall Term: Thursday, September 12 from 5-7pm. Participating Artists: Max McKerlie, Claire McNamara, Ava Workman, Emily Culbert and Riley Metcalfe. On view, September 12-26, 2019
Cohen Commons, September 12-26, 2019
"Notes from The Mess Drawer" is an exploration of the magical and supernatural aspects of the home and the domestic, and how these connect with liberating and oppressive forces. Join us for an exhibition in the Cohen Commons featuring : Andrew Fraser, Reilly Knowles and Sarah Desmarais Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12 from 5-7pm. The exhibition continues September 12-26, 2019
Deb Van Brenk, Western News, August 14, 2019
Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD’12 (Art and Visual Culture), the recent CURTAIN exhibition at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, Ont., showed expressions of memory, love, death, kinship and grief, by artist Jeff Bierk.
Art Gallery of Ontario, August 30, 2019
Recently acquired by the AGO, A Seat Above the Table (Warren Moon) by Toronto artist Esmaa Mohamoud is a liberating tale in woven black rattan. It’s on view now in the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art.
McIntosh Gallery, August 9 - September 7, 2019
Lydia Santia’s 'Inventory' bridges the gap between artistic and consumer collecting. In Carder-Thompson’s 'Spanning', traditional spinning wheels are modified as aides to facilitate spiritual communication. See these two MFA thesis exhibitions August 9 - September 7 at the McIntosh Gallery, with closing reception on Friday, September 6, 5:00-7:00p.m.
July 11, 2019
Join us in the Artlab Thursday, July 11 from 5-7pm for the opening reception of MFA candidate Zhizi Wang's thesis show, "Absence and Proximity." The exhibition runs until Friday, July 26. The Artlab is open M-F from 12-5pm.
July 8 - 12, 2019
Lydia Santia’s project The gallery is a sort of facility experiments with the gallery as a storage space; a place to interrupt the pragmatic act of storing objects, using the viewer’s gaze. Reception Friday July 12, 2019 5-7pm at 121 Dundas St.
Cody Barteet, Routledge, July 2019
A new publication by Prof. Cody Barteet investigates the Casa de Montejo and considers the role of the building’s Plateresque façade as a form of visual rhetoric that conveyed ideas about the individual and communal cultural identities in sixteenth-century Yucatán.
Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, June 24, 2019
Dr. Kirsty Robertson, a Contemporary Art and Museum and Curatorial Studies professor, helped students use the ideas of pervasive pollution and environmental degradation as building blocks of creativity in creating 'A Museum for Future Fossils'
Ido Govrin, McIntosh Gallery, June 27 - July 26, 2019
Philosophical Archeology Space 2009–2019 presents the culmination of the artist’s decade-long research on philosophical archeology—a methodology that embodies one’s relation to history and historiographic research. Ido Govrin (b. 1976, Jerusalem) is a multidisciplinary artist who is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Philosophical Archeology Space 2009–2019 is his thesis exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, June 27, 5:00-7:00p.m.
Artlab Gallery, June 20 - July 4, 2019
Join us in the Artlab Gallery this Thursday, June 20 from 5-7pm for the opening reception of MFA candidate Johnathan Onyschuk's thesis show, "Bone Meal." The exhibition runs from June 20 - July 4, and consists of monumental avatars, WWI junk and wooden sculpture.
Ruth Skinner, Moving Mountains, June 2019
PhD Candidate Ruth Skinner recently collaborated with artist Aislinn Thomas on a print publication for LOMAA’s Broad Topics series, titles “Moving Mountains.” The screening event and publication launch was held at Western, in partnership with the Museum for Future Fossils. Aislinn has just made a digital version of the text available for download on her website.
Sonia Preszcator, Western News, June 12, 2019
Two works by Visual Arts professor Sky Glabush – 'The Boarding House' and 'The Clearing' – are now part of the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Canada.
July 6 – August 17, 2019
Curated by alumna and Artlab manager Liza Eurich, including work by alumnus Graham Macaulay, "Somebody" looks at work that engages with figuration through gestures that depict traces of activity, accessories, or fragmented representations of its form. July 6 – August 17 Reception: Saturday, July 6 from 2-5pm
Artlab, June 7, 2019
Join us Friday June 7 for A Museum for Future Fossils' Open House from 4-6pm, an artist talk by Abedar Kamgari from 3-4pm and a series of screenings presented by LOMAA.
June 2, 2019
Sunday June 2nd at 8pm, experience 'Sound Performances from Japan, Montreal, and London Ontario' at 42 Adelaide st. N (upper) with performances from alumnus and Artlab Preparator, Dicksonc Bou and PhD candidate Ellen Moffat
PhD Candidate Bruno Belli Sinder recently published an article titled "Rituals of Belonging: Negotiating Identity Through Photography" in The Wollensen, a journal with the proceedings of the annual UofT Art History Grad Conference.
Artlab Manager, and alumna, Liza Eurich's work has been included in a exhibition which opened May 3 in Malta. This exhibition brings together the work of three international artists: Liza Eurich (CA), Katri Kempas (FIN) and Letta Shtohryn (UKR/MT), who met in the summer of 2017 during a month-long residency at SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland. Operating from a platform of call and response, the production of work for this exhibition seeks to explore methods of translation: from simulated to real, from personal to referential, from present to absent and vice versa. Starting from a shared interest in objectness, this work will engage with processes that endeavor to dematerialize the material, or conversely materialize the immaterial.
May 22 - June 15, 2019
Pattern (dis)Placement, solo exhibition by MFA alumna Soheila Esfahani is on view at the red head gallery in toronto. May 22 - June 15, 2019.
May 9 - 23, 2019
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Colin Dorward's doctoral dissertation, "The Medieval Genesis of a Mythology of Painting." He will be around, installing works for much of May, feel free to stop in and say hello.
Adela Talbot, Western News,
More than a decade ago, as an MFA student at Western, Brendan Fernandes attended the opening of the Whitney Biennial, a contemporary exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. “Enamoured” in the moment, the young artist pledged to return one day but as more than an observer.
May 8 - 18, 2019
Pacing is a group exhibition by Ramolen Laruan, Yas Nikpour Khoshgrudi, and Zhizi Wang. All three artists are current MFA candidates at Western University. On view until May 18, 2019
Clint Roenisch, May 2019
We are very pleased to announce that the National Gallery of Canada has acquired two large paintings by Sky Glabush for their permanent collection. The Clearing and The Boarding House were both painted for Sky's recent solo exhibition at Clint Roenisch.
May 7, 2019
Today, nearly 49,000 Canadians are being treated for kidney failure. Of those, more than 57 per cent are on dialysis. Stepping out from behind the camera, Western PhD candidate Ruth Skinner helped 34 dialysis patients capture their most intimate day-to-day moments through image making as part of the Renal Community Photo Project.
Leah Sandals, Canadian Art, March 25, 2019
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts (TFVA) issued its 2019 award announcement this week, with a total in $77,500 distributed. Mohamoud’s evocative works on sport, gender and Blackness were recognized with a $15,000 Artist Prize.
April 26, 2019
A group of emerging artists from Beal Art will be presenting short lectures on their artistic practices and motivations, with topics ranging from the inherent political qualities within art to an architectural framework of approaching practice.
McIntosh Gallery, May 3 - June 16, 2019
Join us for the opening reception of Heads curated by faculty member Sky Glabush and Sanaugavut: Art from Kinngait, curated by Nakasuk Alariaq at the McIntosh Gallery, on Friday, May 3 at 7p.m. A curator-led tour of Heads with Sky Glabush will take place Thursday, May 9 at 12:00pm.
Matthew Smith, Afterimage, April 2019
Matthew Smith, a Ph.D. graduate of the Art and Visual Culture program, and current Curator of Glenhyrst Art Gallery, has published the article "Strange Brew: Art, Protest, and the Anti-Fracking Movement" in Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism. This is the first volume of Afterimage since it moved to the University of California Press Journals.
April 16, 2019
The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada are pleased to present the longlist of 25 nominees for the 2019 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize that recognizes and supports emerging artists from across the country. Congratulations to alumnus Brendan Fernandes (MFA'05) who has been longlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award.
TBA Journal, April 2019
TBA: Journal of Art, Media, and Visual Culture is seeking reviewers. Please complete the Peer-Reviewer application form to submit your name for consideration.
April 12-26, 2019
"Have a Plastic Day!" is an exhibition of artworks that were produced during the experimental research-creation class, "Making Art with Environmental Awareness." This class investigated issues related to plastics in the social world and in the natural environment. Opening Reception: Friday, April 12 from 5-7pm
April 12-26, 2019
A Museum for Future Fossils will be on display at Satellite Project Space from April 3-13 and Cohen Commons (JLVAC, UWO) from April 12-April 26. Please join us for a reception at both locations on April 12, 5-7pm. A free bus will leave the JLVAC for Satellite at 6pm on April 12th. All are welcome.
February 8 - July 28, 2019
Visual Arts Faculty member Kelly Wood is participating in the international exhibition: "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials" Plastic Entanglements brings together 60 works by 30 contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance.
April 7 - May 25, 2019
Professor Glabush’s work is included in "Thinking With My Hands" April 06, 2019 through May 18, 2019. In addition, his work is featured in "Sun is Setting/Faith in Strangers" from April 7 - May 25, 2019 in Chicago.
Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who has just been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant for her Museum for Future Fossils course this Spring valued at $33,707.
March 22, 2019
Honesty Hour is an exhibition of recent work by Western University’s Bachelor of Fine Art Practicum class. Having worked closely and collectively for years, this show is not fifteen artists’ group show, but is the culmination of four years of community. Opening Reception: Friday, March 22 from 6-8pm, In conjunction with Open Studio.
March 22, 2019
Now in its sixth year, Western Open Studio invites members of the community, art enthusiasts and the general public behind the scenes access to our undergraduate and graduate studio spaces. March 22, 1-8pm, In conjunction with the Practicum Exhibition, 'Honesty Hour' opening in the Artlab, 6-8pm.
Christof Migone, March 13 - April 5, 2019
Prof. Christof Migone will be giving a series of artist talks, workshops, conference presentations and performances in seven countries, over the next two months. Learn more about the nine upcoming events across Europe and Asia.
Cohen Commons, March 22, 2019
An exhibition of new work by Professor David Merrit's third year BFA Seminar Class. March 22 - April 5. Opening Reception: Friday, March 22 from 6-8pm, Cohen Commons Gallery, in conjunction with the Practicum opening reception.
March 14, 2019
Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the 2019 Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award (Full-time).
DNA Artspace, March 16, 2019
DNA Artspace presents 'Print Pop: Vendor Market & Exhibition’ Saturday, March 16th, 11am - 5pm, during JunoFEST. This exhibition and sale features artwork by our Printmaking technician Jessica Woodward& BFA alumna Alayna Hryclik.
Art Now, March 21, 2019
Join us Thursday March 21, at 7pm in NCB 117 for an Art Now! Lecture by Corrie Jackson. Jackson RBC Senior Curator, joined RBC in 2014, overseeing the management and strategy of the RBC Corporate Art Collection. Previously she worked at the University of Toronto art Museum, at Sotheby’s Canada, and as an independent curator.
Congratulations to Department Chair, Prof. John Hatch Awarded SSHRC Explore Grant valued at just under $7000 for a book project on the Japanese-Canadian artist Kazuo Nakamura.
McIntosh Gallery, March 21, 2019
Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith (PhD'12) has curated the exhibition rom SkyWorld to Cyberspace : Skawennati, opening Thursday, March 21 at 8p.m. at the McIntosh Gallery. Attend the reception following our Art Now lecture, featuring Corrie Jackson at 7pm in NCB 117. Skawennati will also be presenting an artist talk, Tuesday, March 19, in VAC 100 at 4:30pm.
Cody Barteet, Routledge, June 2019
A new book by Prof. Cody Barteet investigates the role of the architectural façade as an indicator of individual and communal cultural identities, focusing on a residence of a conquistador rather than religious and monarchial structures. Barteet analyzes the Casa de Montejo within the visual culture that it belongs, including transatlantic networks of architectural exchange. The book is available for pre-order and will be published in June 2019.
March 22, 2019
Digital Technician and Alumna Kim Neudorf (MFA'12) will be speaking March 22, at 12:00pm at the University of Lethbridge as part of their Art NOW speakers' series.
March 7, 2019
Join us Thursday March 7, in NCB 117 for a talk by Derek Sullivan. Sullivan received his BFA from York University in Toronto and his MFA from the University of Guelph. His works in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada were included in their 2017 survey exhibition "Our Masterpieces, Our Stories".
Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, February 25, 2019
For most artists, inclusion in the 2019 Whitney Biennial is not only a tangible milestone but also an affirmation of their work and an encouragement to keep going. Congratulations to Western University Visual Arts Alumnus Brendan Fernandes (MFA'05) whose work has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Read the full New York Times announcement to learn more.
We’ve revamped our course numbers and subject names to offer more options to our students. We’re delighted to now offer three areas of study and have new minor and certificate programs as available options for our undergraduate students!
February 27 - March 14, 2019
Join us Wednesday, February 27 from 5-7pm in the Cohen Commons for a series of student readings and the opening reception for "Forms of Narrative: An Exploration of Story in Text and Image." This will be followed by keynote speaker Jaclyn Bruneau's presentation entitled "Parafiction and Other Permissible Deceptions," which begins at 6:00pm.
February 19-27, 2019
An exhibition of new work by visiting professor Shujuan Liu.There will be a closing reception on Wednesday, February 27 from 4:00-5:00pm.
February 14, 2019
Join us at 7pm in NCB 117 for an Art Now Talk by Tau Lewis. Lewis' self-taught practice is rooted in healing personal, collective and historical traumas through labour. She employs methods of construction such as hand sewing, carving and assemblage to build portraits.
February 7, 2019
Join us Thursday February 7 at Museum London, for an exhibition tour led by curator Cassandra Getty at 6:30pm, followed by an artist talk by Western Visual Arts alumnus Ed Pien (BFA '82) at 7:30pm. Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He has been making art for over 30 years. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven.
February 5 - February 16, 2019
A retrospective exhibition by professor emeritus Helmut Becker is opening at Westland Gallery on February 5th 2019. Becker’s wood engravings are generated from the deeply carved hardwood planks, boards and plywood displayed for the first time in substantive numbers. Opening Reception: Saturday February 9th, 2-4 p.m. Artist Talk: Wednesday February 13th, 7-9 p.m.
Iraboty Kazi, Spencer Gallery, Weldon Library, February 1 - February 28, 2019
Ben Portis was a writer, curator and artist from London, Ontario who made an indelible mark on the contemporary art and music scene in Canada prior to his untimely death in 2017. Selected from his archives, which were recently acquired by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre, this exhibition comprises examples of his writing, ephemera, small works of art, recordings, and other materials amassed by Portis over the past 30 years. Curated by MA Candidate Iraboty Kazi as part of her internship at the McIntosh Gallery. On view on the main level display cases at Weldon Library.
Congratulations to alumna Anosha Khan (BFA '18) who was the recipient of a 2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for painting and Sculpture
January 30 - March 23, 2019
Alumna Soheila K. Esfahani, (MFA '10) is featured in an exhibition titled Pattern (dis)Placement, on view January 30 to March 23, 2019 Redeemer University College Gallery. Her work is also featured in "Connections & Contexts" on view until February 10, 2019 at The Museum in Kitchener.
Artlab Gallery, January 31 - February 14, 2019
The exhibition "selsun blue" features work by current MFA students in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Stemming from a shared interested in the problematics of communicating with clarity, these works question the implications of our capacity to both transmit and receive information. January 31 - February 14, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31 from 5-7pm
January 28 - February 1, 2019
During his visit to Concordia, Mahon will be involved in material production, studio conversations, and public discussion, with an emphasis on collaboration and interactivity. Through his engagements at Concordia, he will be testing the values and strengths – both physical and socio-conceptual – of the forthcoming Messagers’ Forum. Public Talk takes place Wed. Jan. 30, 2:00 p.m., in EV 9.436
Museum London, January 25, 2019
Join us at Museum London to celebrate their Winter Opening Receptions, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm to 10:00pm including the exhibitions: "Creative Cloth" featuring work by Prof. Sky Glabush, and alumni Ed Pien and Sharmistha Kar; and the exhibition "The Long and the Short of It: The Tangled Story of Hair" with artwork by alumna Christine Negus.
Artlab, January 24, 2019
LOMAA’s Broad Topics is excited to continue this series on femme-spectrum Canadian media artists with a listening party “Live listen: Broad Domain” curated by Toronto-based artist and podcaster Aliya Pabani. A talk about Pabani’s practice and the program will precede the audio event and a text by the curator will be available for guests. This event is presented in partnership between Artlab and LOMAA. January 24, 6-8pm
January 26, 2019
Melanie Townsend, an adjunct with our Department and Head of Exhibitions and Collections at Museum London passed away December 19, 2018. A memorial will be held on January 26, 2019.
Ido Govrin, Journal for Artistic Research, January 18, 2019
PhD Candidate Ido Govrin published a short text on “Art Epistemology” following the last annual UAAC conference, where he chaired of one of its panels.
January 19, 2019
Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Cohen Commons. Panelists include: Project Coordinator, Prof. Patrick Mahon Ontario Tornado Project Lead:,Dr. Greg Kopp Guest Artists: Brenda Fuhrman; Ellen Moffat; Eeva Siivonen; Matt Trueman A selection of Third and Forth Year Print Media Artists, Department of Visual Arts
January 17, 2019
Join us Thursday January 17, at 7pm in NCB 117 for the first Art Now! lecture of 2019. Kari Cwynar is the Curator at Evergreen Brick Works, where she is developing a program of temporary, site-specific public art projects in Toronto’s Don Valley. Free and open to the public.
December 22 - January 19, 2019
Organized by Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore. Closing Reception: Saturday, January 19 from 3 - 5pm. Including work by: Aryen Hoekstra, Maryse Larivière, Anna Madelska, Kim Neudorf, Jonathan Onyschuk, and Niloufar Salimi.
Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, January 9, 2019
Tornadoes carry destructive power and fearsome beauty – and a new exhibit led by Prof. Patrick Mahon at the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre attempts to convey both. 'Please – Do Not Take This Lightly' is an amalgam of research and creation influenced by Engineering professor Greg Kopp’s tornado and wind studies and is on display until January 24, 2019.
Artlab, January 10 - 24, 2019
Opening January 10, 2019. 5-7pm, this large-scale exhibition organized by Prof. Patrick Mahon 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. 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.
Western News, November 16, 2018
MFA alumna, Sharmistha Kar presented Dr. Chakma with an original work of art – an embroidered map of the world at the sixth annual President’s Breakfast for International & Exchange Students. Touched by the gift, Chakma said, “I love this wonderful piece of art. Not only for its sheer beauty, but what it represents. I am proud to be Canadian. But I am also proud to be a global citizen.”
University of Montana, December 2, 2018
Congratulations to MFA candidate Zhizi Wang who was selected as ’Jurors Choice’ the annual MFA Online Exhibition titled “Regular Style”.
LOMAA, December 7, 2018
LOMAA’s Broad Topics is excited to continue this series on femme-spectrum Canadian media artists with the screening titled An Intuitive List curated by Lauren Fournier and Daniella Sanader, both currently based in Toronto. Featuring video work by Alumna Christine Negus.
Matt Olson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, November 14, 2018
A new sound installation by PhD candidate Ellen Moffat called Small Sonorities: A Little Piece of String is now up at the Remai Modern art gallery.
Akimbo, November 20, 2018
Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who was awarded a 2018 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Award in the category of "Short Text under 2,000 Words" for her essay "Great Cities / Downtowns, Art Gallery of Windsor"
November 22, 2018
Julia Paoli is a curator of contemporary art based in Toronto where she is currently Director of Exhibitions & Programs at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art. Her practice is focused on researching and developing projects with artists that meld models of influence and actively consider the complexities of genealogy. Join us at 7pm, NCB 117
Artlab Gallery, November 15 - December 6, 2018
Back for the 17th consecutive year, the Annual Juried Exhibition (AJE) continues to be one of the most highly anticipated undergraduate exhibitions in Department of Visual Arts at Western University. This diverse exhibition supports the production of new artwork made in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, digital media, photography, installation, sound, and performance. Reception: November 15, 2018, 5-7pm
November 19-20, 2018
Looking to spruce up your office or living room walls? Searching for a one-of-a-kind holiday present? Join us November 19 & 20 in the Visual Arts Centre for the VASA Art Sale. 9am-4pm. Artists may drop off their artwork between 8-9am
Jessica Matthys, November 2018
Congratulations to Jessica Matthys 4th year Honors Specialization in Art History and Museum Studies, who was recently included in two publications; The Cider Press and Archival Treasures, from the Norwich and District Historical Society and CHOnews, A Quarterly Publication of the Community Heritage Ontario
Sarah Bassnett, The Conversation, November 5, 2018
Western University Visual Arts Prof. Sarah Bassnett discusses the visual tropes of migration in her new essay published in The Conversation Canada.
Artlab Gallery, November 1- 6, 2018
Not to Be Determined is an exhibition by the students currently in the second-year studio seminar. It showcases two major projects they have worked on individually and collectively throughout the semester. November 1- 6, 2018. Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1 from 5-7pm
Artlab Gallery, October 29-31, 2018
Back for the 17th consecutive year, the Annual Juried Exhibition (AJE) continues to be one of the most highly anticipated undergraduate exhibitions in Department of Visual Arts at Western University. This diverse exhibition supports the production of new artwork made in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, digital media, photography, installation, sound, and performance.
October 25, 2018
Join us for the next Art Now! Speakers' Series with artist Nadia Belerique. Admission is free, seating is limited! Thursday October 25, 7pm: North Campus Building (NCB) Room 117
October 1 - December 1, 2018
A Museum for Future Fossils is a series of projects and events, including a graduate summer school, that will begin in Spring, 2019. Applications for the summer school will be open from October 1, 2018-December 1, 2018. Organized by Prof. Kirsty Robertson (Western University, Visual Arts) and Eugenia Kisin (NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study)
John G Hatch recently published “East Meets West: Shi Zhiying's Picturing of Italo Calvino's Mr. Palomar,” in Nicholas Campion and Chris Impey (eds.), Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture, Studies in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, Vol. 9 (Ceredigion, Wales: the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2018), pp. 155-165.
Thursday October 18, 2018
Join us for the next Art Now! Speakers' Series with curator, writer and organizer of multifarious events Amy Fung. Admission is free, seating is limited! Thursday, October 18, 7pm: North Campus Building (NCB) Room 117
Art Gallery of Windsor, October 20, 2018 – January 20, 2019
In The Living River Project: Art, Water and Possible Worlds, co-curators Patrick Mahon and Stuart Reid build on previous iterations of the exhibition to consider the cultural, historical and environmental significance of water issues in the Windsor-Detroit corridor. Featuring work by alumni Quinn Smallboy, Soheila Esfahani, Dickson Bou, Colin Miner, Gautam Garoo, and Joscelyn Garner.
Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who has been nominated for the 2018 Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Awards for her Short Text: “Great Cities / Downtowns” published in Downtown/s - Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art
Prof. Christine Sprengler presented a paper on "Vertigo's Soundtrack as Sound Art" at the "Vertigo60" conference at Trinity College Dublin .
Artlab, September 27 - October 11, 2018
Artlab Gallery is pleased to present "not bad, considering" the second year MFA fall exhibition. Through material engagements with the digital and handmade, mundane and precious, they have discovered that they are driven by a need to ask increasingly difficult questions for which there may not be definitive answers. Join us for the reception, September 27, 5-7pm
Art Forum, September 14, 2018
Alumnus Louis Marchesano (BA, Art History '87) has been named as the new senior curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Artlab Gallery, September 13, 2018
Join us for the opening reception of DAYS, Thursday, September 13th from 5-7pm at the Artlab, an exhibition by Sofia Berger, Liam Creed, Olivia Mossuto and Michael Thompson. Followed by the first Art Now lecture by Zin Taylor in NCB 117 at 7pm.
NCB 117, September 13, 2018
Join us Thursday at 7pm in NCB 117 for the first fall lecture from out 'Art Now! Speakers' Series', with artist Zin Taylor! All 'Art Now!' lectures are FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited!
Joy Wong, McIntosh Gallery, August 10 - September 8, 2018
Joy Wong’s skim considers the dirt surrounding us, the inbetweenness of skin, boundaries, and thresholds, and what it means to have and be a body. To skim is to discard "impurities", to take the top off, to reveal below. August 10 - September 8, 2018 at the McIntosh Gallery. Closing Reception: Friday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sharmistha Kar, McIntosh Gallery, August 10 - September 8, 2018
Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter, Sharmistha Kar August 10 – September 8, 2018 Closing Reception: Friday September 7, 5-7pm
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Sky Glabush, Clint Roenisch Gallery, 7 September - 20 October, 2018
New paintings by Studio Faculty member Sky Glabush. Opening reception Friday, September 7th from 6-9pm at Clint Roenisch Gallery 190 Saint Helens Ave Toronto, Ontario
Ani Hoque, Western News, August 3, 2018
Earlier this summer, Visual Arts graduate student Jessica Cappuccitti curated an exhibition, Welcome to Detroit: Suzy Lake and Orlando Ford, at the McIntosh Gallery. The exhibition offered viewers an opportunity to understand how these images – some of Detroit’s decay and others that capture people with smiling faces and open arms – shape ideas about the city.
Ulises Unda, Satellite Project Space, August 6-12, 2018
A Thesis Project Exhibition, at Satellite Project Space by PhD candidate Ulises Unda. August 6-12, with reception August 9, 7-9pm.
Tricia Johnson, Western News, July 11, 2018
Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits. Tricia Johnson is a Visual Arts professor. Today, she takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Adela Talbot, Western News, July 4, 2018
Joy Wong, a Visual Arts MFA candidate at Western, has been named a finalist for the 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The winner, to be announced Sept. 18, will receive $25,000 and a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts.
June 7, 2018
Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition Tyler Durbano "and where is the body?" at the Artlab Gallery June 7th - 20th , 2018 Opening Reception: Friday June 8th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jason Winders, Western News, May 30, 2018
Bookmarks spotlights the personalities and published books of faculty, staff and alumni.Today, Visual Arts professor Kirsty Robertson, author of Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums, answers questions on her ‘bookishness’ and writing.
Matthew Trueman, Artlab Gallery, May 17-30, 2018
Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Matthew Trueman : Slower Than Time Itself at the Artlab Gallery May 17th - 30th , 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday May 17th from 6-8:00 pm
Please join us at the Artlab Gallery for the opening reception Thursday, April 26th of the MFA thesis exhibition SuperNova, a new video installation by Iranian-Canadian digital and performance artist Rah. The exhibition continues until May 9th, 2018.
This Is a Show, is an art exhibition created by the Third Year BFA studio seminar students. The art work exhibited is a showcasing of their ambitious final projects for the end of the school year. The show will include a diverse range of mediums and approaches See them all at the opening reception, Friday the 23rd in the Visual Arts Centre at the Cohen Commons. Held in conjunction with the opening receptions for @Senders in the Artlab Gallery.
@SENDERS brings together 16 graduating BFA students from Visual Arts Western. Working in mediums such as sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, installation and digital media, the artists will communicate their experiences, opinions, and ideas through their practices.
Join us Thursday, March 22, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Catherine Telford-Keogh, Curator, Artist and Educator.
Recent Western Alumni Share Their Stories about Working in the Arts. Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:30pm-6:00pm in VAC 100 Free Admission, Snacks & Refreshments Provided.
Join us Thursday, March 15 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Museum London for a talk by alumna Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga. Karuhanga will speak about her art practice and inclusion in the current Museum London exhibition of Canadian women’s art "Embodiment", and discuss her work with Colin Carney.
OCAD University, March 10, 2018
PhD Candidate Ido Govrin will be presenting a paper at the Un-histories: art and the unconcluded - Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories Graduate Student Conference at OCAD University - March 10, 2018
Forest City Gallery, March 2, 2018
Reverberations of a Topological Daydream, by BFA alumnus Santiago Tavera presents a suspended state of mixed realities, triggering in the viewers virtual narratives of dislocation, accompanied by fictions of self re-presentation. Friday, March 2, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wayne Newton, Busniess London Magazine, March 2018
The Bookcase, founded by Dr. Kirsty Robertson is featured in Business London Magazine (see p.46 of the digital edition)
Adela Talbot, Western News, March 2, 2018
Visual Arts Chair and professor John Hatch will publish Paterson Ewen: Life & Work through the Art Canada Institute. Ewen, who taught at Western for more than a decade, is one of Canada’s best-known artists.
MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY, March 1, 2018
PhD candidate Colin Muir Dorward is included in a two person exhibition opening Thursday March 1st at Michael Gibson Gallery.Dorward explores early medieval culture and myth while Lynch’s work is rooted in the landscape genre. Though the subject matter is different, both artists create representations of imagined places, rooted in their love and knowledge of the history of painting.
Paul Mayne, Western News, March 1, 2018
Visual Arts student Brenda Fuhrman has brought the stories of London’s transit riders to life with the creation of comic strips, among the featured works of @SENDERS Practicum Class Exhibition, which begins March 23 at the Artlab Gallery in the Department of Visual Arts.
Filtered focuses on the ways in which digital technology shapes the way we think, interact with, and experience the world around us. This student exhibition is curated by VASA, with the intention of providing undergraduate students with an opportunity to exhibit their artwork, build professional skills, and expand their portfolios. Opening Recepetion March 1, 5-7pm
On average, more than 95% of objects held by museums and in private collections are in storage rather than on display. "95% Invisible: The Art of Storage" will take visitors behind the scenes, exploring how objects are cared for, maintained, and occasionally warehoused in "deep storage," never to be seen again. March 1-15, 2018 - Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 > 5-7pm Remarks: 6pm
Palmer Museum of Art, February 13 - June 17, 2018
Kelly Wood and the Synthetic Collective (along with former faculty Kelly Jazvac) will be included in this important international exhibition on Art and Ecology at the Palmer Art Museum at Penn State University. Kirsty Robertson will also be participating in tours, talks and events.
Join us Thursday, March 1, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Scott McGovern is a curator, artist, video maker, and educator.
Join us Thursday, March 8, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by David Urban, Artist.
John Hatch, Western News, February 9,2018
John Hatch, Chair of Visual Arts, explores 20th-century European and American art and theory, with a special focus on the influence of the physical sciences on modern art.
Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, 2018
Wyn Geleynse’s practice is one of a restless tinkerer, someone who is endlessly experimenting with techniques both ancient and on the leading edge of the latest technology.
The Department of Visual Arts Graduate Students at Western University invite you to attend the 2018 edition of Open Studios. Held in conjunction with the Inward/Outward Conference and Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery.
Patrick Mahon, Bordercrossings magazine, December 2017
In December 2017 – Volume 36, Number 4, Issue 144 of Bordercrossings magazine, Patrick Mahon recently reviewed Kim Neudorf's exhibition at DNA Artspace.
The ArtLab Gallery is pleased to present Inward Outward, an exhibition of work by graduate students from the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.
Join us for the Western University Visual Arts Graduate Student Conference and Open Studios! Thursday, February 8, 7pm - 8pm & Friday, February 9, 10am - 5pm.
Alumna Jessica Karuhanga (BFA’10) works primarily in video and installation, dealing heavily with gesture and choreography and speaking against our societal lust for the Black body as entertainment.
Colin Dorward A Proposal for the Incorporation of Synth-DIY and its music into a Visual Arts Academy Cohen Commons February 8-14 Opening Reception: Thursday, 8th 5-7pm Remarks: 6pm This project examines the feasibility of developing electronic music instruments under the umbrella of a department of Visual Arts.
Double Happiness Projects, January 26 - February 15, 2018
New exhibition by PhD candidate Mark Kasumovic at the Double Happiness Project in Toronto, Ontario. Opening Reception: January 25, 2018 (6 - 9 PM) - Artist in Attendance. Exhibition: January 26 - February 15, 2018
Join us Thursday January 25, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Deirdre Logue & Allyson Mitchell, Artists.
Zalucky Contemporary, January 12, 2018
Alumna Tegan Moore's exhibition "Variations" will be on display January 12 - February 10, 2018 at Zalucky Contemporary. Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6 - 8PM
Aeolian Hall, January 12, 2018
EmergentSeas (theatre), Timothy Glasgow (music), Public Displays of Art (dance), and Matthew Trueman (MFA candidate Visual Arts) are set to collaborate for a very special cross disciplinary one night only presentation of "My Planet and Me", a one act play written and performed by Damon Muma, followed by an analog synthesizer performance by Timothy Glasgow.
Join us at the first Art Now lecture of 2018, Thursday January 18, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by James Patten, Director and Chief Curator at McIntosh Gallery.
The Department of Visual Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 Art in the Public Sphere Series. Visit our website to see the full lineup of speakers, events and exhibition.
Congratulations to Our Students Who have been Awarded the Following Scholarships; Ollie and Mark Cameron Scholarship: Erika Ilse Tony and Betsy Little Scholarship in Visual Arts: Reilly Knowles Benjamin Noble Scholarship: Olivia Mossuto The Craig Henshaw Visual Arts Philanthropy Award: Victoria Stopar and Ethan Aquino-Chien Kate and Robert Taylor Scholarship in Visual Arts: Zoe Abbott
The Department of Visual Arts, Western University, continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Looking Back, an exhibition featuring works from the McIntosh Gallery Permanent Collection. Join us for the opening reception, Saturday January 13 at 7pm at the Artlab.
As Christine Negus BFA'08, remarks,“I like the idea of the persistence of teeth. In true crime shows, for instance, a body is often found, and eventually identified through the dental records. There’s some kind of permanence to these tiny things that require so much care, that need flossing and cleaning every day. But ultimately, they are the last thing standing."
Carl Louie, November 26, 2017
Rutherford Chang, Allison Katz, David Merritt, Adriana Lara November 26 - December 19, 2017 Carl Louie, 733 Elias Street, London, Ontario David Merritt’s practice operates in the diminishing space between human and natural systems. His drawing, sculptural and multimedia works have been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Textile Museum of Canada and TENT CBK, Rotterdam.
The Graduate Students of Art History and Visual Arts would like to announce a graduate student conference titled Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space.
The Photography and Social Change conference showcases the research of undergraduate and Master’s art history students who have spent the term exploring how photography has figured in modern conflict, social movements, and political upheavals of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us Thursday, November 30, from 7:00pm-9pm for the 7th exciting presentation in the series, with Special Guests Soheila Esfahani, Artist and Educator (MFA, Western) and Rah, Artist (MFA Candidate, Western) Soheila Esfahani and Rah will speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Translating Voices”
Dr. Sheila M. Macfie and Dr. Danielle Way, Department of Biology, whose research focuses on plant responses to global change will present their work at the Artlab Gallery. After the talk an organized tour of Western's Biotron will take place.
Art Now! Speakers' Series, The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us for the 6th exciting presentation in the series With Special Guest Robert Fones. Thursday, November 16, from 7:30pm-9pm at the Museum London Lecture Theatre 421 Ridout Street North. Robert Fones began exhibiting in London, Ontario, in 1969, and has shown his work since then at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, S.L. Simpson Gallery and other commercial, parallel and public galleries within Canada.
Art Now! Speakers' Series, The Returners: Seven Conversations. Join us for the 5th exciting presentation in the series. Graduate MA holder, Jenifer Papararo, and MFA holder, Kim Simon, will present their work and will speak on their respective practices.
SATELLiTE Project Space, October 27,2018
The last to go will see the first three go before . Opening reception: Friday, October 27th, 6-8PM Satellite Project Space, 121 Dundas St, London Satellite Project Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by second year MFA students from Western University. Four artists want to sort out what it means to be a body, a self, a persona in public or private. If we choose to tell ourselves stories to get by; which get to stay and which get in the way? Let’s navigate with heart, smarts and courage! Exhibiting artists: Claire Bartleman, Tyler Durbano, Graham Macaulay, Joy Wong
The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo Nov. 3, 2017, 7pm Hosted by the Artlab Gallery, presented in partnership with LOMAA (London Ontario Media Arts Association) Talk and Screening with Stephen Broomer, Filmmaker, film preservationist and independent scholar The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo Ian Hugo’s films, made between 1948 and 1979, betray a fascination with the mystic and exotic, the flow of energy, and like a distorting mirror, they give a vision of a world in flux. From his psychodramas, inspired in part by the writings of his wife, Anais Nin (Bells of Atlantis, Melodic Inversion), to his documentaries (Ay-Yi, Tropical Noah’s Ark), to his experiments with pure abstraction (Aphrodisiac I & II), Hugo’s films are an invitation to the most puzzling and difficult strains of American underground cinema. This program will be introduced by filmmaker and scholar Stephen Broomer, who is presently completing a manuscript on the films of Ian Hugo.
Back for the 16th year, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students from the Visual Arts Department, Western University.
Jean-Paul Kelly, Artist (BFA, Western; MVS, University of Toronto and Sobey Award Nominee) and Kelly Jazvac, Artist, Visual Arts Professor (BA, Guelph; MFA, U. Victoria and Sobey Award Nominee) will each speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Art and the Ecology of Found Things.”
In conjunction with Govrin's Artlab Gallery exhibition we will be hosting an exhibit of new photography by Undergraduate student, Derek Boswell in the Cohen Commons area. Boswell is in his third year of study and came to Visual Arts Western from Bealart.
Not Quite the Highest Point continues Govrin's interdisciplinary artistic research in the mediums of sound, installation, printmaking and text.
Please join us October 18, from 2:30-4:30, for the opening of >100,000,000, curated by PhD Candidate Stephanie Anderson. The Bookcase Micromuseum and Lending Library is located in Office 221 of the JLVAC. The Bookcase is typically open Mondays 11:30-2:30, by chance, or by appointment.
With special guests: Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Anishinaabe Artist-Scholar; past Lecturer: Visual Arts, Western (MFA, Simon Fraser University; MA, CSTC, Western; PhD Candidate, CSTC, Western) and Quinn Smallboy, Anishinaabe Artist (BFA, Western; MFA Candidate, Western) Dolleen Manning and Quinn Smallboy will speak on their respective practices, and converse on “Art and Indigeneity.”
PhD ’16 Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract selected by Leonardo MIT as a top-rated art-science abstract for 2016
Helen Gregory, The MIT Press, October 3, 2017
Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract “Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art” is selected in as top-rated abstract in a special section of Leonardo, Volume 50, Number 5, 2017.
Kate Graham and Terry Rice will speak on their respective professional practices, and converse on “Art and Related Professional Careers.”
Professor Kathryn (Kathy) Brush, Department of Visual Arts, one of the two recipients of this university-wide research prize, will give a talk on Museums and the Medieval.
This exhibition will feature the work of second year MFA candidates; Claire Bartleman, Tyler Durbano, Sharmistha Kar, Graham Macaulay, Matt Trueman, Rah and Joy Wong who will showcase their sleight of hand; that is, the magic of artists creating something from nothing.
Please join us to create and edit Wikipedia articles about female artists, and feminist art movements. Assistance will be provided for beginners. Western alumna Siân Evans (MA, Art History, 2007) will speak about her involvement in founding and organizing the internationally lauded “Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons.”
Christie Contemporary, September 6, 2017
(swrv) is at Christie Contemporary from September 6 - October 14, 2017 David Merritt has exhibited nationally and internationally, including More Than Two (Let it Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2013; Volume, Hear, Here, curated by Christof Migone, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, 2013; Builders: 2012 Canadian Biennial, curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2012; shim/sham/shimmy, survey exhibition, Museum London, London, ON (touring, Art Gallery of Hamilton, MacLaren Art Centre, Art Gallery of Windsor), 2010.
"Despite a sense of loss, there was an air of optimism" Cohen Commons, guest curated by PhD Candidate Ruth Skinner September 5-29, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 16th > 7-9pm, Remarks: 7:30PM
Quinn Smallboy’s work explores symbolic images that refer to Indigenous cultures. Through shapes and forms, that make up the iconic symbols that surround (and are within) Indigenous cultures, he approaches art-making by setting up alternate interpretations. By utilizing the mediums of painting and sculpture he translates Indigenous symbols into works of art.
Midheaven names the tenth house in the natal astrological system. Evoking images of eclipse within in-between realms, it is a point of definition in one’s chart which determines vocation and purpose. Midheaven asks: of what significance is the continuity between contemporary artistic practice and paranormal occurrence?
Dr. Sarah Bassnett, Witness, July 27, 2017
This essay by Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Bassnett focuses on the boarder crisis in Calais, France. As she states in this recent article in World Press Photo Magazine "Of the thousands of images depicting the crisis in Calais, most focus on the refugees. And while their experiences are a crucial part of the story, this has circumscribed how we understand the crisis. There are broader issues at stake."
Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance Thesis Exhibition July 6 to July 29, 2017 Opening Reception: July 8 McIntosh Gallery at Western University is pleased to present a PhD. thesis exhibition by activist artist Rehab Nazzal. The show is based on Nazzal’s year-long field research in the occupied West Bank and features an array of works that engage gallery-goers through sight, hearing and smell.
Professor Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) has been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.
Canadian Art, May 9, 2017
Shelley Niro has won the seventh annual Scotiabank Photography Award in a ceremony at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. Shelley Niro was born in Niagara Falls, New York, in 1954 and currently lives in Brantford, Ontario. She is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present The Black and White Exhibition. Back for the third consecutive year this collaborative event features artwork from over seventy students from five different schools.
Thames Art Gallery, April 27, 2017
Meet us at the Thames Art Gallery, Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM to hear artist and Western University arts instructor, David Merritt, discuss his current body of work: SWRV. This exhibit is on now until Sunday, April 30, 2017. David will tour attendees around the exhibition, explaining his methods and the concepts behind the work.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Greater than Lesser than Equal to by Charles Lee Franklin Harris. The studio-based research of Charles Harris involves the use of non-traditional woodblock print-structures to explore the borderland where art and design commingle and cross-pollinate.
You Can’t Steal A Gift - Opening Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm-9:30pm Satellite Project Space 121 Dundas Street Exhibition Runs: Friday, April 28 through Saturday, May 6th The exhibition features work by: Christina Battle, Christie Dreise, Tyler Durbano, Sharmistha Kar, Matthew Trueman and Michelle Wilson
Jason Stovall, MFA '16, is the 2017 Plaskett Award Winner. This award is used to support a mature Canadian with travel and the time and facilities to create work in Europe for one year. Awards: The artists will receive their awards at the 2017 RCA President’s Party held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Saturday May 6, 2017in Toronto. The event has been organized by Lina Jabra, Executive Director at the RCA. For tickets contact email@example.com
This fall the Department of Visual Arts, Western University celebrates its 50th anniversary. In conjunction with this momentous event the Artlab Gallery is pleased to present Past Forward, an alumni exhibition that includes over 300 images and texts submitted by former students from our studio and art history programs.
In collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts, Western University, SATELLiTE Project Space is proud to present Sarah Munro’s MFA thesis exhibition, The Longest Way Round, is the Shortest Way Home. On display from May 12-20th 2017, this exhibition of new work demonstrates Munro’s unique interdisciplinary approach to art making that includes collage, sculpture and installation.
Art and the City is organized by Jessica Cappuccitti as part of the adapted project-based stream of her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture at Western University. Her current research considers the City of Detroit as a case study for analyzing the complex role that artists and art institutions are playing in the potential re-growth and revitalization of the city. Art and the City will focus on public engagement, outreach programs, and community development strategies in the arts. Some questions to be considered by the panel participants include: what specifically are the arts doing for your communities, and how can art and its institutions instigate concrete positive changes in communities, or potentially even foster the rebuilding of communities?
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present the MFA thesis exhibition, Gardening at Arm's Length by Paul Chartrand. Chartrand’s solo exhibit includes a variety of work based on his research into hydroponic growing systems, and the mediated relationship humans have with the environment.
Ontario Historical Society, April 2017
Sarah Bassnett is the recipient of the 2016 J.J. Talman Award for Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
A gathering of ideas, reasons, comforts, unease, humour and resistance in response to community, in the form of visual texts. Guest Curated by Mackenzie Sinclair
Currently in Year 3 or 4? Interested in Practicum Next Year? Learn what Practicum is all about and how to prepare your portfolio application.
Are you looking to buy art? Then this is the event for you! VASA's annual Art Sale ROUND TWO is Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre! Swing by the VAC from 9am-4pm to check out some sweet work by your very talented and hip visual art and art history students!
McIntosh Gallery, March 15, 2017
Following a year of field work in Palestine to create this new body of work, Rehab Nazzal has gathered sound, video, photography and found objects to create immersive environments which speak to the tragic conditions Palestinians face today. Although based in documentary, the installations that make up Choreographies of Resistance function more as commemorations, for the still-living and the deceased.
Western University Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts invite you to attend the 2017 BFA Practicum/MFA/PhD Open Studios and Graduate Symposium.
The exhibition <Immune Nations>, featuring Western University Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon, involves 8 interdisciplinary art projects, created in collaboration with artists, vaccine scholars, journalists, health policy makers and advocates over a 3.5 year period. The exhibition is hosted at 2 venues. Download the full poster and brochure in the blue link above.
Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW), March 4, 2017
This symposium, co-curated by Patrick Mahon and Stuart Reid, considers the cultural, environmental and historical significance of water in the Windsor-Detroit corridor.
View the practicum graduating exhibition of 10 Western BFA students on March 24, 6:00-8:00, in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.
VSVSVS, a six-person collective from Toronto, joins us for the Winter 2017 Art Now Speakers' Series 7:00 PM, March 30.
Visit this speculative and fictional installation on the moon in the ArtLab on March 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peter Flemming, an artist whose diverse influences include physics, neurology, and engineering, presents the next Art Now lecture on March 9, at 7:00 PM.
The Art Now Speakers' Series continues with Simone Jones on March 2 at 7:00 PM.
A performance project responding to the "Annual Juried Exhibition", organized by the Artlab Gallery in collaboration with the Department of English and Writing Studies.
Idea Exchange Art + Design, February 8 , 2017
Featuring (MFA, 2015) alumni Juanita Lee-Garcia, With Mexico, From Love brings together a number of artists from Latin America, including those who have immigrated to Canada or other parts of the world, but whose work remains influenced by the culture and issues of the present day Mexico.
Come to view this diverse exhibition created by Western Visual Arts Undergraduates at the reception on January 26, 5:00-7:00.
Mcintosh Gallery, January 25, 2018
New exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery, featuring work by alumnus Danny Welsh, and curated by alumnus Lucas Cabral. January 25 - March 24, 2018. Join us for the opening Reception: Thursday January 25, 7-9 PM
Shelley Niro (MFA '97) explores the interaction between indigenous culture and postcolonial media in this continuation of the Art Now Speakers' Series. Join us at 7:00 PM on February 16 in NCB 113. Free and open to the public!
Please join The Bookcase, January 25th, 12pm-4pm for the launch of the first catalogue (covering 2014-2016), and the opening of The Joy of Atleigh.
The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on March 23 with Helen Fielding.
The Art Now Speakers' Series continues at 7:00 PM on February 2 with celebrated curator and writer Vicky Moufawad-Paul.
University of Waterloo Art Gallery, January 12-March 14, 2017
Two Western alumni, Brendan Fernandes and Diana Yoo, continue their explorations of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 5:00–8:00 PM
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, January 6, 2017
Kim Neudorf the Digital Technician and Visual Resource Librarian, at Western Visual Arts, is part of the exhibition “UNTITLED 2011” at Paul Petro Contemporary Art.
Guest Curated by art history graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts: Beatriz Asfora, Brad Morosan, Kelsey Perreault, Caroline Rabideau, Mackenzie Sinclair, and Ruth Skinner, with Professor Sarah Bassnett. Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Artist-Run Centre Roundtable: With Jenna Faye Powell (Forest City Gallery), Taylor Doyle and Sophie Quick (Good Sport), Christine Negus (London Ontario Media Arts Association - LOMAA).
Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, December 21, 2016
Esmaa Mohamoud completed her BFA in 2015 at Western University Before the age of 24 she had her first solo exhibition at YYZ Gallery. See the full list on Artnet news.
Students from Bealart present a series of short talks related to art production February 1, at 5:30 - 7:30 PM, in the Artlab.
Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Graduate Exhibition by Quintin Teszeri, January 12, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
Kirsty Robertson, e-flux, December 2016
New article by Professor Kirsty Robertson referencing Kelly Jazvac's readymades. Plastiglomerate clearly demonstrates the permanence of the disposable. It is evidence of death that cannot decay, or that decays so slowly as to have removed itself from a natural lifecycle.
Zalucky Contemporary, November 26, 2016 - January 14, 2017
Studio Faculty member Christof Migone's exhibition "Press Play" will be on view at Zalucky Contemporary November 26, 2016 - January 14, 2017. The Gallery is located at 3044 Dundas St. W, Toronto, Ontario.
Join us for an Art Now lecture by Studio Faculty Member Kelly Wood, Thursday November 24th at 7pm in NCB 113. Prof. Wood will discuss her new book and exhibition "The Vancouver Carts" on view at the McIntosh Gallery.
Stephanie Amatori, November 19, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016. Children’s book launch illustrated by Western Visual Arts student Stephanie Amatori. All proceeds will be donated to ANIMALERT. Help save the lives of dogs and cats while supporting a local author. The launch will take place at Pet Value Masonville, located at 109 Franshawe Park Road East.
Rehab Nazzal, Beit Zatoun, November 4, 2016
PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal presents “War on Olive Trees: A Photo Essay” at Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. Toronto, ON. Exhibition: Friday, Nov-4 to Wednesday, Nov-17 Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelly Wood, Macintosh Gallery, November 3 - December 10, 2016
Please join us for the opening receptions for "The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood" and "Below The Belt: Film/Video from the Great Lakes Region" curated by alumna Christine Negus. "The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood" is also a book, which expands upon the exhibition, reproducing over 100 images selected by the artist and featuring essays by Clint Burnham, Max Haiven and Kirsty Robertson. Reception: November 3, 7-9pm
November 17, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 113
Exhibition and conference are co-organized by Ulises Unda, Andrés Villar and Patrick Mahon. November 18 - December 9, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Friday November 18th from 7-9pm.
Join us for the Conference Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, in VAC 100.
Forest City Gallery, October 27, 2016
Forest City Gallery is proud to present mind mouth, a collaborative exhibition by Jenine Marsh (Toronto, ON) and Kim Neudorf (London, ON). Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27th from 7 - 9 PM; Drawing Workshop: Saturday, November 12th from 1 - 3 PM
Join us for a lecture by Diane Borsato, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in NCB 113. Free and open to the public!
October 22, 2016
A screening curated by Christina Battle for LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program Saturday October 22, 2016 / Screening from 8-9 PM / Doors open @ 7:30 Presented in partnership with Satellite Project Space [121 Dundas Street, London]Including work by alumna Nicole Rayburn, and PhD candidate Christina Battle.
David Merritt, Christie Contemporary, October 21, 2016
Christie Contemporary is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition opening Friday October 21, from 6-9pm featuring the work of Therese Bolliger, Marla Hlady, Samuel de Lange and David Merritt. 64 Miler St. Toronton, Ontario.
Kelly Jazvac, Carl Louie, October 20, 2016
Studio Faculty Member Kelly Jazvac is included in an upcoming exhibition, October 20 - November 15, 2016 at the new Carl Louie Gallery, located at 260 Clarence St. in London Ontario. Opening reception Thursday, October 20 from 6pm - 9pm.
The Public Humanities at Western, October 18-19, 2016
Join us for a public dialogue featuring Steven Lubar, Michelle Hamilton, Brian Meehan, and Patrick Mahon. Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:30pm at the McIntosh Gallery.
The Public Humanities at Western, October 18-19, 2016
Public Humanities at Western presents a lecture by Steven Lubar (Brown University), "Seeing through the Skiascope." October 18th VAC Room 100, 5:30 pm followed by a catered reception at McIntosh Gallery.
Goodbye Heidelberg is an homage to the Heidelberg Project in Detroit. 39 colourful clocks count down the remaining time of the Project. Opening reception, November 3rd 5pm
Public Lecture by Dr. Sharon C. Smith, Program Head Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Co-director, archnet.org. Organized by Prof. Cody Barteet. October 12, 5:30pm VAC 100
October 20, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday October 20th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Aaditya Aggarwal, Canadianart, September 29, 2016
“Artist Kelly Jazvac used to work [at Mirvish Books], an education in and of itself, and for Nuit Blanche returns to present her clever signage sculptures, animated by industrial fans. Some of the best Nuit Blanche projects of late have commented on gentrification; here, art makes a poetic, haunting return to where it seems to belong.”—David Balzer, editor-in-chief
The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the students of the Advanced Foundations Course. Please join us for the closing reception from 4-6pm on October 5, 2016.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to announce Canadian Poet and essayist, Lisa Robertson will be joining us Wednesday October 12th when she will be reading from her soon to be launched book, "3 Summers".
Amy Skodak, Western Gazette, September 25, 2016
This exhibition explores the relationship between portraiture and our society's obsession with representation through media ranging from paintings to sound installations. Featuring work by Western University Faculty, Students and Alumni. Read the full review on the Western Gazette website.
Prosjektrom Normanns, September 24, 2016
Studio Faculty Member Sky Glabush's exhibition "The Window is Also a Door" opens September. 24th at Prosjektrom Normanns in Norway. The exhibition remains on view until October 16th.
Christof Migone, YYZ, September 24, 2016
New Publication by Prof. Christof Migone | Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe: Silence and Sound in Performance, essay commissioned by YYZ Books for More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, eds. Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars. Launch September 24 at YYZ in Toronto, 2-4pm. Facebook event here
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival, September 24, 2016
PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal will be included in the Toronto Palestine Film Festival Panel. Artists discuss questions related to boycotts, censorship and the role of art in activism.
Prosjektrom Normanns, September 24 - October 16, 2016
Sky Glabush presents A Window is Also a Door, on view at Prosjektrom Normanns from September 24 – October 16, 2016. The exhibition consists solely of a series of hand-woven objects that function somewhere between tapestry, painting and woven rugs. CAS Editor Astrid Helen Windingstad provides personal notations on the artworks.
Forest City Gallery, September 16 - October 20, 2016
A group show with new-media works by Michelle Bunton (Western BFA 2016), Lucas Cabral (Western BFA 2016), Jamie Campbell, Christopher Lacroix Christopher Lacroix & afallenhorse, and Anna Eyler. This exhibition will be presented concurrently with an exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery that also considers contemporary portraiture.
Koffler Gallery, September 21 - November 27, 2016
Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, twenty Canadian artists of diverse cultural backgrounds examine the immigrant condition through recent and new works in a variety of media. September 21 to November 27, 2016 with works by alumni Brendan Fernandes & Diana Yoo. Artist-Led Tour: Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 2 PM
Join us for the Art Now Speakers' Series Thursday October 6th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, in NCB 113 Free and open to the public!
Alumna Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree. This year with a second session for studio students.
DNA Artspace, September 17, 2016
PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's exhibition is on view August 24-October 1 2016 at DNA Artspace. The reception for this exhibition will be held Saturday, September 17, 7-10pm in conjunction with the reception for Juanita Lee Garcia's MFA thesis exhibition "El Paradise".
Trinity Square Video, September 17, 2016
About the work: Tears, Fears and Flashes (mixed media installation) considers the relationship between interpersonal understanding and propagandist rhetoric with respect to an audio-visual aesthetic experience. It speculates on the ethical implications of this difficult but often present relationship.
September 29 - October 19, 2016 This Second Year MFA exhibition features work by Paul Chartrand , Charles Harris, Sarah Munro, Sam Noseworthy Quinn Smallboy, Quintin Teszeri. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.
September 29, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the reception Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm.
SATELLiTE Project Space, September 9, 2016
The first Satellite Award Exhibition celebrates London’s most promising emerging artistic talents. The exhibition will be open to the public Thursday, September 1st and will run through Thursday, September 15th. A reception will be held Friday, September 9 7-10PM with the artists present. Artists in the exhibition include: Michelle Bunton, (BFA 2016) & Jason Stovall, (MFA 2016)
Taylor & Francis Online, September 2016
Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture co-edited by Prof. Robertson with Lisa Vinebaum (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is open access for the month of September. It also includes an article by PhD candidate Stephanie Anderson. "Stitching Through Silence: Walking With Our Sisters: Honoring Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada."
Quintin Teszeri, Taylor & Francis, September 2016
In the latest issue of The Senses and Society, Quintin Teszeri reviews Barbara Balfour's practice-based literary criticism of the encyclopedic novel Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
Sophia Centre Press, September 2016
John Hatch’s article “Cosmic Stutters: Anselm Kiefer’s Search for Redemption in the Stars” has just been published in Nicholas Campion (ed.), Heavenly Discourses: Proceedings of the “Heavenly Discourses” Conference, Bristol, 2011 (Ceredigion, Wales: University of Wales, Sophie Centre Press, 2016), pp. 263-270.
Judith Rodger, Art Canada Institute, September 2016
Art Canada Institute publication "Greg Curnoe: Life & Work", by Dr. Judith Rodger, presents the story of a patriotic artist from London, ON. Available online via free e-book.
Adela Talbot, Western News, September 28, 2016
Contemporary artists, including Western University students, alumni, and faculty, respond to modern portraiture conventions in social media. Read the full review on the Western News website.
Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in NCB 113 where Kasumovic will discuss his practice, and exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Free and open to the public!
September 15, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series Thursday September 15th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
September 16, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us Friday September 16th from 7:30 -9:30 pm.
August 30 - September 22, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday September 15th from 5-7pm.
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.
October 27 -November 10, 2016 at the Artlab. Join us for the opening reception Thursday November 3rd from 5-7pm, with a performance by Christof Migone at 6:15pm.
El Paradise is organized by DNA Artspace in collaboration with Western University's Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM August 24 – October 1, 2016 at DNA Artspace, located at 123 Dundas St. Reception: Saturday, September 17 from 7-10PM
Thin Skin is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM
Emphatic Tension is organized by McIntosh Gallery in collaboration with Western University’s Department of Visual Arts MFA program. On view August 5 – September 10, 2016. Join us for the closing reception: Friday, September 9th at 7PM
Department of Visual Arts Summer 2016 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.
DNA Artspace, June 4, 2016
DNA Artspace and Forest City Gallery are pleased to present a pop-up exhibition and collage project by London-based artist Sarah Munro for London's Nuit Blanche. Taking place on the second floor of DNA Artspace (123 Dundas Street), Sarah Munro's project will include a participatory collage project in which the public is invited to help create three large scale collaged-murals on drywall panels.
Equinox Gallery, June 4 - July 16, 2016
Alumna Soheila Esfahani is included in 3 upcoming exhibitions: "where|between" at Equinox Gallery, "Material Girls" at Contemporary Calgary and "Connect 2016" at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. More information is available on her website.
Michael Farnan is a multidisciplinary artist and doctoral candidate at Western University. His research explores Canadian representational history and discourses surrounding colonialism, wilderness, nature and nationhood. Michael’s work employs humour, parody and collaboration as tools for critical inquiry and reflection on how we think about relationships to nature. Opening reception: June 3rd at 7PM
Water Now is an exhibition of artist’s books created by students of the Water Now course at the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. On display June 2-30 2016 at the Weldon Library
Art has work to do. Come see Western University Sculpture students explore art's role in public space. Is art work, play, recreation, or labour? Or perhaps a combination of all four? Through humour, play, labour, craft, construction and design students explore questions of how art serves a public, and in doing so what roles it might play.
Stephen Bulger Gallery, May 28, 2016
Please join Sarah Bassnett for the launch of her new book "Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City". The launch will be held Saturday May 28th 2-5pm at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.
CAFKA, May 28 - June 26, 2016
CAFKA.16: What we do together that we can’t do alone, features 14 new projects commissioned by CAFKA. This year CAFKA featured installations and projects by MFA candidate Paul Chartrand, alumni Ed Pien as well as Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner.
Textile Museum of Canada, May 14, 2016
Kirsty Robertson presented a talk "Oil Futures/Petrotextiles" at the Manifold Speakers series at the Textile Museum of Canada, part of the Subtle Technologies program.
G Gallery, May 12 - June 25, 2016
MFA alumni Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore's exhibit Semiopaque will be on display at G Gallery, Toronto, May 12 - June 25, 2016. OPENING: Thursday, May 12th 2016, 6-8pm
Museum London, May 7 - August 14, 2016
This group exhibition examines issues of memory and time, through personal narratives and larger, shared histories. It includes works by Barbara Astman, Michael Bidner, Colin Carney, Stan Denniston, Amy Friend, Wyn Geleynse, Maggie Groat, Natalie Hunter, Cyndra MacDowall, Myfanwy MacLeod, Charlotte Moth, Allison Rossiter, Susan Schüppli & Parker Branch (Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows). Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Université Paris 8, May 6, 2016
Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone will be giving an Artist talk at Université Paris 8, May 6, 2016.
The Darling Foundry, May 6 - 8, 2016
PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's project Archives Communautaires will be part of The School of Making Thinking’s Words & [ ]: a Durational Conference of Art and Thought at The Darling Foundry, Montreal (May 6–8).
HighEdWeb Michigan, May 5 - 6, 2016
Western Visual Arts Technical Specialist Manager Julia Beltrano will be presenting a lecture on the use of short videos and animated gifs in higher education web strategies at the HighEdWeb conference in Michigan, May 5-6, 2016.
Art Gallery of Mississauga, May 5 - June 12, 2016
Mark Kasumovic's photographs of scientific instruments and facilities offer an investigation of how advances in technology have altered the previously symbiotic relationship of photography to the material world. Opening: May 5th - 6-9pm Artist Talk: Sunday, June 12, 1 pm
Cave 12, May 4, 2016
Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone has a Solo Performance at the vs. Interpretation Festival in Prague, May 1st. In addition, he will be performing at Cave 12 in Geneva May 4th.
Simone Sciascetti, Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 2016
Congratulations to Simone Sciascetti! Her thesis "Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Helen Gregory | Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art | PhD Thesis
Helen Gregory, Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 2016
Congratulations to Helen Gregory! Her thesis "Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
American Studies Association, May 2016
Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the 2016 Annette Kolodny prize for environment and culture from the American Studies Association for her work on petrotextiles.
Jamie Faye Ryan, Magenta Magazine,
MFA alumna Liza Eurich’s exhibition at G Gallery is reviewed by Jamie Faye Ryan in the Spring issue in Magenta Magazine. The exhibition which also features work by alumna Teagan Moore continues until June 25th.
Matthew Ryan Smith, Magenta Magazine, May 2016
PhD alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Plastiglomerates and the implication of the Anthropocene era with Prof. Kelly Jazvac in the Spring issue of Magenta Magazine.
Matthew Ryan Smith, Magenta Magazine, May 2016
PhD alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Plastiglomerates and the implication of the Anthropocene era with Prof. Kelly Jazvac in the Spring issue of Magenta Magazine.
The Undergraduate Awards/Artlab Gallery, April 29 - June 30, 2016
WORK/S is a series of art exhibitions taking place over the course of 7 weeks, across 8 higher education institutions of art and design in 5 countries: Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, USA, and Canada. The institutions are displaying the work of their past and current students who were either Winners or Highly Commended Entrants in The Undergraduate Awards 2015 program. Alumna Emily Copeland's work currently on display in the Artlab is included in this online exhibition.
International Conference on Artistic Research, April 28 - 29, 2016
Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone is a contributor to the Writing and Sound Art Workshop at the International Conference on Artistic Research in The Hague, April 28-29.
This course introduces students to the complex relationships between art and power and the ways in which both have been defined, engaged and mobilized from ancient times to the present. VAH 1041a (May 16 - June 2)
The Artlab Gallery is very pleased to present the work of Visual Arts alumna Emily Copeland who graduated from the Visual Arts Department, Western University with a BFA/Honors Specialization in studio Arts, 2015. Please join us in the Artlab Gallery for afternoon tea as we celebrate Emily Copeland’s many successes. Thursday May 5th from 2-4pm.
Department of Visual Arts at Western University - PhD Spring Sessions presents a lecture by Josée Drouin-Brisebois Contemporary Curator, The National Gallery of Canada. 10:30 am in the Artlab Gallery.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present The Black and White Exhibition. Back for the second consecutive year this collaborative event features artwork from over eighty students from five local Secondary Schools. This diverse outreach exhibit features curated selections from high schools situated within the Thames Valley District School Board including; Sir Fredrick Banting, H.B. Beal, London Central, A.B. Lucas, and Oakridge Secondary Schools.
the National Gallery of Canada, April 13, 2016
Congratulations to Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac on her inclusion in the 2016 Sobey Longlist. The Sobey Art Award is the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. Presented annually, the award celebrates some of our country’s most exciting young artists and provides significant financial recognition.
McIntosh Gallery, April 7, 2016
Join us Thursday, April 7th, 4pm at the McIntosh Gallery for an artist-led tour of by Studio Faculty member Kim Moodie of his exhibition: Any Dream Will Do.
The Bookcasemicro-museum and library, April 7, 2016
Teen Dream: Matthew Ryan Smith & Licorice Whip, opens this Thursday, April 7th at The BookCase Micro Museum and Library. This is an ongoing project by Prof. Kirsty Robertson located in VAC 221.
The jury of the Imagine Health Contest is pleased to announce that the Image Health Design Contest received a very competitive set of 25 submissions from 21 students. All submissions rose to the challenge of designing a compelling visual marketing campaign for a new healthcare product. Congratulations to Mark Kasumovic on his winning design!
London Clay Art Centre, April 5 - 29, 2016
April 5th-29th, 2016. Opening reception, Thursday April 7th, 6-9pm, London Clay Arts Centre, 644 Dundas St.
YTB Gallery, April 5 - 23, 2016
Curator: MA candidate Genevieve Flavelle; Artwork By: Maddie Alexander, Kim Ninkuru, Beck Gilmer Osborne, BFA candidate Danny Welsh, Shellie Zhang, Tuesday, April 5th - Saturday, April 23rd Opening reception, Friday April 8, 7 - 11 pm
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present SYMBIOTIC, the MFA Thesis exhibition of Simone Sciascetti. Sciascetti’s sculptural works explore the relationship between forms found in nature, specifically dead or abandoned trees, and figurative sculpture. Closing Reception: April 22, 7-9pm
Join us Wednesday April 27th in the Artlab 2:30pm Video Screening: Assemblages: Félix Guattari and Machinic Animism by Angela Melitopoulos and Maurizio Lazzarato. 4:30pm Lecture: Maurizio Lazzarato Financialization and War: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity
SSHRC, April 4, 2016
Congratulations to Western Visual Art and Culture PhD candidate Micheal Farnan who is one of the Top 25 finalists in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge. Click the link to watch his work "Representing Wilderness: Community, Collaboration, & Artistic Practice"
Sarah Bassnett, McGill-Queen's University Press, April 2016
Sarah Bassnett's new book, Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City, published by McGill-Queen's University Press, looks at photography's role in the liberal reform of early twentieth-century Toronto.
the Medieval Academy of America, April, 2016
Professor Kathryn Brush delivered a paper at the conference of the Medieval Academy of America in Boston. The topic of her paper was “Imagin(in)g the Middle Ages in Ruins: Arthur Kingsley Porter and Lucy Wallace Porter in the régions dévastées, 1918-19.” She has also published an article: Kathryn Brush, “Adolph Goldschmidt und Arthur Kingsley Porter. Vergleichende Corpuswerkforschung in Deutschland und Amerika vor 1933,” Atlanten des Wissens. Adolph Goldschmidts Corpuswerke 1914 bis heute, ed. Kai Kappel, Claudia Rückert and Stefan Trinks (Berlin and Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2016), pp. 62-83.
Influenced by the musical mash-up of Vaporwave - a micro-movement considered to be the first global music genre which originated purely online (Reddit, 2010), the works in Tropical Depression combine video, 3D prints and 2D imagery to push the concept of Remix Culture.
Sook-Yin Lee, CBC Radio, March 25, 2016
In her new documentary, Where Have All the Poets Gone?, CBC Radio host Sook-Yin Lee tracks down reclusive Canadian poet and former broadcaster Phyllis Webb. Lee's search leads her to question CanLit cultural myths and turn her attention to a new generation of Canadian poets. The documentary will be live on cbcbooks.ca as of 4pm, March 25th and features a performance by Western BFA student Ronnie Clarke.
Heather Hughes, Western News, March 24, 2016
The unique event featured artwork, mushroom treats, music and a presentation by fungi expert and Biology professor R. Greg Thorn. The event was organized by Visual Arts professor Kirsty Robertson.
LOMAA - London Ontario Media Arts Association, March 19, 2016
LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program is excited to host the first of three curated exhibitions. Player 2, the curating duo of Western University Alumni Diana Poulsen (MA 2010) and Matt Sparling (MFA 2008), will present an evening of video game art where viewers are encouraged to play and interact, while additionally facilitating a game-making workshop.
Student Success Centre, March 19, 2016
Western Student Research Conference (WSRC) is Western’s university-wide interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference, held on March 19th. Dr. John Hatch will be a panelist at the WSRC.
McIntosh Gallery, March 18 - May 14, 2016
Long recognized for his incredibly detailed, densely-packed imagery, London-based artist Kim Moodie has recently made unexpected forays into photography and video that, as he puts it, “breathe through time”. This exhibition will be the first time audiences will see these startling new perspectives on themes he has explored previously only in painting and drawing. Opening reception: March 18th at 7:00 P.M.
SATELLiTE Project Space, March 16 - 18, 2016
The Crew from Western University’s Visual Arts Advanced Studio Foundations class launches their multimedia project SolTerre at the Satellite Space Wednesday March 16th 5:30 - 7:30pm. Gallery Hours: Friday, March18 & Saturday March, 19, 12-3pm
The Arts Project, March 15 - 26, 2016
TRAP CARD reveals new works in painting, illustration, drawing, print, photography and performance. Works in this exhibition demonstrate independent explorations into image, narrative, feminist stance, memory, and personal history.Join us for the opening reception, Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30–8:30pm
On March 17, The Bookcase Micromuseum is hosting a Mushroom Festival! Featuring artworks by local, national, and international artists, as well as mushroom treats, and a presentation on local mushrooms by Western fungi experts, the Mushroom Festival is a one day mycology extravaganza.
Join us for a talk by Ian Doig-Phaneuf, a London based musician, DJ, proprietor of the record label A Person Disguised as People, and is both Music Director and a radio host at 94.9 CHRW.
Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, March 7, 2016
Joe Belanger of the London Free Press interviews graduate chair Patrick Mahon about the Western University Open Studios.
The Redhead Gallery, MArch 2, 2016
Phd candidate Ido Govrin's solo exhibition "Silent Maps" is on view at the Red Head Gallery. Opening reception is March 2nd, 18:00 at the Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond, Toronto).
The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, March 2, 2016
Professor Barteet will discuss Sixteenth Century Maya Nobleman Gaspar Antonio Chi on the Urban Fabric of Mayapan. Wednesday March 2nd, 2:30pm Dunton 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa.
Samah Ali, Western Gazette | ArtLab, March 1 - 11, 2016
Watch a video tour & read the exhibition review for the Cabinet of Shadows exhibition on view until March 11 at the Artlab Gallery.
The Artlab is pleased to present, "Future Deserts" the Practicum Class Graduating Exhibition. March 18 – April 6, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday March 18, 7-9pm with remarks at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public!
March 11, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Artlab Gallery, Michael Farnan's "Searching for Grey Owl". Farnan's performance focuses on the popular legacy of Grey Owl in this country, and themes related to Canada's settler history, National Parks, nature spirituality, and contemporary representational practices that continue to privilege and empower colonial constructions of space and place.
University Community Centre (UCC),
Prof. Patrick Mahon will be speaking at this conference and will be part of a panel presenting their experience and thoughts on advanced and emerging topics for career paths, how to get into these fields, graduate studies, career prospects, and future trends.Sunday, February 28, 2016, 9:40 am - 2:30 pm in UCC
LOMAA - London Ontario Media Arts Association, February 26, 2016
Bugs -- the debut feature film from performance artists Life of a Craphead -- is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, the story presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. Western University Students Lucas Cabral(BFA) and Sam Noseworthy (MFA) will open the Bugs screening with video works. 7:45pm, 355 Clarence St.
Biological & Geological Sciences RM: 0153, February 26, 2016
The proposed Anthropocene epoch is a period of time marked by human interaction with Earth’s natural systems. Examples of anthropogenic stratigraphic markers include artificial radionuclides, aluminum metal, fly ash particles, and persistent organic pollutants. Attend this lecture featuring Visual Arts faculty member Kelly Jazvac to learn more. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Biological & Geological Sciences RM: 0153
This year the Visual Arts Supporters' Association has organized an art sale over two days in two locations. Don't miss your chance to buy original student artwork with proceeds benefiting the student artists! March 2nd in the UCC & March 3rd in the VAC.
Join us March 3rd, 7pm for a talk by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at the The Kitchen, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Texas, REVERSE in Denmark, Poesiefestival in Berlin and the 2015 Venice Biennale.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Open Studios at Western University's Department of Visual Arts. Meet students and see artwork by our BFA, MFA & PhD students. March 11th, 2016. This year’s Open Studios (1-8pm) will run in conjunction with the Visual Arts Graduate Symposium, "Upset & Disarray: Re-Presenting the Museum" (10am-5pm).
The artist Tom Sherman will present a selection of his video works including the world premiere of an experiment in robotic expressionism.
Join us for a talk by Artist Tom Sherman who represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1980, and over five decades his interdisciplinary work has been featured in hundreds of international exhibitions and festivals, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Modern Art, and Ars Electronica.
Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Georgiana Uhlyarik, will discuss collecting practices and the AGO’s recent exhibitions, Picturing the Americas and Introducing Suzy Lake. Organized by Professor Sarah Bassnett. 11:30 - 2:30pm, NCB 117
Deep Lines is an exploration of the individualism found within and between the lines that are drawn, carved, etched, and printed. This exhibition displays the experimental work of the third and fourth year students in VAS3330 Advanced Printmaking.
McIntosh Gallery, February 18, 2016
This performance art festival will feature works by BFA alumna Jessica Karuhanga and current PhD candidate Stephen Mueller. Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00-9:30pm. Co-presented with the McIntosh Gallery.
Need an advanced studio credit in a compressed time frame? Want to learn about contemporary sculpture and installation while gaining experience using new tools and fabricating techniques? Want to participate in an exhibition at Satellite Gallery downtown? Take VAS3322A!
The River is Everywhere: Investigating Local Water through Images and Activism | Satellite Project Space
SATELLiTE Project Space, February 9 - 12, 2016
On display February 9-12 Satellite Project Space. Opening Reception February 10 from 4:30 to 6 pm. This is a celebratory event showcasing the creative investigations of a class entitled "Water Now," through the presentation of photographs, posters, a water treatment sculpture, and an archive developed by the students.
John B. Aird Gallery, February 9 - March 4, 2016
Alumna Nilou Salimi has work included in the Drawing 2016 exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery. Exhibition dates: February 9 to March 4, 2016Opening Reception: Thursday February 11th, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cabinet of Shadows looks at the relationship between humans and famous animals, including Jumbo the Elephant, Jonah the embalmed Blue Whale, and Martha the Passenger Pigeon. Opening Reception: Thursday February 25, 5-7PM
Kim Solga is Associate Professor, Theatre Studies, in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western. Join us at 7pm, in NCB 113 for her lecture, part of the Art Now Speakers' Series.
Trinity Square Video, February 5, 2016
Congratulations to Western University student Ronnie Clarke on being selected for Trinity Square Video's fourth annual fourth annual showcase of emerging video artists from undergraduate program in the Toronto and surrounding area. February 5th, 7pm at TSV.
Open to undergraduate and graduate Visual Arts Students: An exciting and unique opportunity to use your creative, artistic and technical skills to conceptualize a creative marketing campaign for a new healthcare product. Prize for best entry: $5000
Western alumna Siân Evans (MA, Art History, 2007) will speak about her involvement in founding and organizing the internationally lauded “Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons.” This talk is co-sponsored by Visual Arts and SASAH.
Join us for a talk Thursday February 4th, in NCB 113 by MFA alumna Paola Poletto, the Manager of Adult Learning and Residency Programs at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery,
Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith has accepted the position of Curator at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, ON. He has also recently published the articles "Hip to be Square: The Pixel Revolution in Art and Visual Culture" in Blackflash Magazine and "March of the Land Writers: Indigenous Graffiti Art Interventions" in First American Art Magazine, as well as a feature interview in Afterimage: Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism titled "Climbing "Internet Mountains": A Conversation with Clive Holden."
See a full list of award winners from the Artlab Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition continues until February 11th, 2016.
Katzman Contemporary, January 30-31, 2016
PhD candidate Stephen Mueller will be taking part in a 22-hour live durational performance of his work "A Twenty Two Hour Hug" Saturday, January 30 10pm to Sunday, January 31, 10pm at Katzman Contemporary.
Curatorial Incubator, January 29 - February 18, 2016
This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.13 – The Job of Life asked emerging curators to consider the changing environment we call “work”. This screening will feature PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Night at Home" (2009).
One hundred and seventy nine first year students from VAS1020 have created hybrid head masks which combine imagery of contemporary and historical persons juxtaposed with an image of a family relative.
Join us at 7pm, in NCB 113 for a talk by cheyanne turions, an independent, Toronto-based curator and writer who holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. Free admission, all are welcome!
Apply now to the Bess A. Hewitt Scholarship in Visual Arts; Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, London, Memorial Prize; Madeline Lennon Essay Award; & Gray Creative Arts Award
RSID Museum, January 22 - September 25, 2016
Drawn from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, this exhibition explores the multivalence of narrative in contemporary art. It presents a diverse collection of works that tell stories, blending the public and personal, the real and fictional. Co-curated by Western University alumnus Jagdeep Raina.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, January 21- March 5, 2016
The inaugural exhibition Showroom, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, is a major survey exhibition of Toronto art that considers the dramatic changes brought about by a decade of rapid urban development. The exhibition includes work by studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac.
Oakville Galleries, January 17 - March 13, 2016
For this solo exhibition Faculty member, Sky Glabush presents new mixed-media sculptures and dyed weavings. With each gallery in the show conceived as a distinct vignette juxtaposing the artist's 2D and 3D works, "What Is a Self?" explores architecture as a structure capable of ordering the self in all its manifestations. Opening Reception January 17, 3:30-5:00pm
UWAG, January 14, 2016
Alumna Barbara Hobot’s multidisciplinary artworks are made from objects that have been manipulated, traced, and translated from one medium into another. Her exhibition at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery opens Thursday, January 14 from 5:00–8:00 pm
Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador, January 14, 2016
Professor Patrick Mahon, Current PhD candidate Ulises Unda and MFA alumnus Gautam Garroo are included in an exhibition opening at the "Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador" It is co-curated by part time faculty member Andres Villar.
Join us for the first Art Now Talk of 2016 with Artist Karin Jones, 7pm in NCB 113. Presented in collaboration with the McIntosh Gallery, the talk will be followed by the opening reception of Jones' exhibition "Worn" at 8pm, at the McIntosh.
Modern Fuel, January 9, 2016
sotto brings together work by five artists who employ the language of contemporary painting to explore themes ranging from matter and material to presence and place. Participating artists include Western University Alumni Kim Neudorf (MFA) and Jag Raina (BFA) Opening Reception: 9 January, 2016 at 7 pm
Open Studio, January 8 - February 6, 2016
This exhibition curated by Barbara Balfour features work by faculty members: Patrick MAHON, David MERRITT , Christof MIGONE, and Alumni: Janice GURNEY, Andy PATTON, Ed PIEN. Opening reception, Friday January 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Hansen House, Jerusalem, January 7 - February 20, 2016
PhD candidate Ido Govrin currently has a solo exhibition titled "To return to a place, is, like dying" on display at Hansen House, Jerusalem. Visit the link to see more or view the exhibition catalogue
Quintin Teszeri, Temporary Art Review, January 6, 2016
A response to the plastic-infused stone described by geologist Dr. Patricia Corcoran, oceanographer Charles J. Moore, and artist Kelly Jazvac. Click the title to read the full article.
Join us between January 11th to 19th for Confab: a student exhibition of works created in contemporary media. To celebrate Confab, come to the reception on January 14th, 6-7pm.
Priscilla Frank, Katherine Brooks, Huffington Post, January 2016
Huffington Post names alumnus Brendan Fernandes, (MFA '05), one of the "17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016" Follow the link to read the full article.
Join us for the first opening reception of 2016, Thursday, January 7th , 5-7pm at the Artlab Gallery. This exhibition features work by Western University's Department of Visual Arts MFA students.
Taco Feast The Artlab Gallery invites you to be part of an art experience with MFA candidates Juanita Lee-Garcia, Paul Chartrand, and guest artist Eugenio Salas AKA #riceandbeans who will cook-up a Taco Feast.
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.
Back for the 14th year in a row, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students in the Visual Arts Department. Save the date and join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday January 28 >5-7pm
Back for the 14th year in a row, this highly anticipated exhibition features a diverse selection of artworks by Undergraduate students in the Visual Arts Department. Students are invited to submit their work, see the Artlab reception desk for an application form.
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
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.
Western News staff, Western News, December 2014
Congratulations to studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac who has been included as one of Western News' 2014 Newsmakers.
Forest City Gallery, November 28 - 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
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.
Art Gallery of Mississauga, November 22, 2014
Join artist Rehab Nazzal and AGM Director | Curator Stuart Keeler in a casual tour and talk on Visible. November 22, 2014, 1 pm
MKG127, November 22, 2014
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.
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
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
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.
Kate Tarini discusses her recent exhibition "(The) Archive" held at the Artlab Gallery in September 2014. The Talk will be held in Rm. 2270c, Lawson Hall.
Please join us in Artlab Gallery for a performance by Nihilist Spasm Band. Free and open to the public! In conjunction with the Yes/No Exhibition opening reception.
Join us in the Artlab Concourse Gallery for Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference. November 21, 2014 > 9:00AM – 6:00PM Organizers: Christof Migone and Kelly Wood
Join us for the opening reception of Yes/No: an exhibition of works by students in advanced photography and contemporary media. November 20, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM with performance by the Nihilist Spasm Band at 7pm
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.
Art Gallery of Mississauga, November 6, 2014 - January 1, 2015
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.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, November 6, 2014
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.
Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, 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.
Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.
Environmental Defence, 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.
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.
Joe Belanger, The London Free Press/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.
Art Now!, 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.
Third and Fourth Year Printmaking exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. Prof. P. Mahon & Jessica Desparois, Technical Support. Opening Reception
Massey College, October 25, 2014
The Book launch of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada will be held at Massey College (4 Devonshire Pl, Toronto).
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
UAAC-AAUC, 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.
Art Now!, 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.
Art Now 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.
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.
Please join us in Artlab Gallery for the opening Reception: November 6, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM of an exhibition by VAS 3310, our third year advanced painting students.
DNA Artspace, October 17, 2014
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
Sky Goodden, 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.
Please join us for a talk by Montreal/Toronto based artist Christine Swintak.Free and open to the public. October 23, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.
Please join us for a talk by Louise Déry, Director/Curator of Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal. Free and open to the public. November 6, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.
Art Now!, Octover 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.
Art Gallery of Windsor, 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)
Please join us for a talk by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University. 7pm, NCB-113 Free and open to the public. October 16, 2014 > NCB-113 > 7pm.
Please join us for a talk by Toronto based choreographer Ame Henderson. Free and open to the public. October 9, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.
DNA Artspace, September 24, 2014
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
London Central library, 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
Join Lisa Robertson in the Artlab Gallery for a highly anticipated reading event celebrating the release of 'Cinema of the Present', a non-linear, self-referential book-length poem.
Art Now!, 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.
Please join us for a talk by Vancouver based artists Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman. Free and open to the public. October 2, 2014, NCB-117 7pm.
Exhibition featuring recent work by second year MFA candidates Sherry Czekus, Lynette de Montreuil, Mike Pszczonak, Niloufar Salimi, and Matt Tarini. Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm
The Redhead Gallery, September 12, 2014
MFA Alumna Soheila Esfahani is exhibiting "My Place is PlacelessOpening Reception Friday September 12th, 6-9 pm
Please join us for A screening of a selection of Tasman's video work alongside a screening of Blue (1993) by Derek Jarman Free and open to the public. September 25, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.
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.
The Bookcase micro-museum and library is a pop-up lending library and cabinet of curiosities housed in office 221 of the Visual Arts Building. It is open Wednesdays, 12-4 from September 2014 until May 2015.
Forest City Gallery, September 5, 2014
"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.
Spectacle, 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.
Kate Tarini’s exhibition questions the role of the photographer, material production and the future of information storage. Opening Reception: September 18, 2014 > 6 – 8PM
Join us for a video Screening guest Curated by Christine Negus at 7pm in the Artlab featuring Mike Kelley, The Banana Man, 1983 & Kelly Kaczynski, Salty Banana, 2012. Admission is Free. All are Welcome.
Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.
Please join us for a talk by Montreal based artist Erin Sexton with Respondent: Professor Felix Lee, Department of Chemistry, Western University. Free and open to the public. September 18, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.
Join VASA for special events featuring a Collage Party, Video Screenings, and Battle of the Brushes! September 9 - 11, 2014 in the Artlab
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
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
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
McIntosh Gallery, August 8 - 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.
Elora Centre for the Arts, 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
UC Gallery is pleased to present the work of local artist René Vandenbrink who received a BFA in studio from the Department of Visual Arts, Western University in 2010.
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
Petrified Forest Gallery,
Curated by MA candidate Matthew Purvis. July 3rd - August 3rd 2014. Hours by appointment, see their website for more information.
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.
McIntosh Gallery, June 19 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Available on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182 click for more info.
Oakville Galleries, June 8 - August 30, 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.
Jessica Bradley Gallery, June 7 - July 5, 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
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
Bordercrossings 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.
Zines on the themes of ‘the park’ and ‘seasons’ created by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year print media students of the Visual Arts Department are currently on view at the Weldon Library until May 30.
Rodman Hall Art Centre, May 23 - 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
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.
Museum London, 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.
SISYPHUS IS HAPPY, Solti’s MFA thesis exhibition with Performance: Thursday, May 15th > 5 PM & Closing Reception: Friday, May 23rd > 6- 8 PM
Katzman Contemporary, May 10, 2014
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
Peter Simpson, Karsh-Masson Gallery, May 9 - 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.
Museum London, May 3 - 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
Idea Exchange Art + Design, 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.
London Studio Tour, 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.
Katzman Contemporary, May 1 - 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
McIntosh Gallery, 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.
Society of Graduate Students, 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.
McIntosh Gallery, April 24, 2014
"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.
The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present MFA Thesis exhibition, Liquidation, with an Artist Closing Reception on Thursday May 8th from 7- 9PM.
VAS 1020 students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created.
Sobey Art Award, 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!
Across Boundaries brings attention to the injustice of the Korean War—revealing that another society’s oppression is also our own. Closing Reception Artlab Gallery - April 25th, 6-8pm
"It" could be the sound and video and performance work produced by students in the Intro to Contemporary Media class, but we are not exactly sure of what "it" is. We only know that "it" will be there.
Jordan Himelfarb, The 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.
CTV London, April 2, 2014
50 bike posts designed by MFA Candidate Tegan Moore have been installed across the city of London. (via CTV news)
Terence Dick, Akimbo, April 1, 2014
Terence Dick reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
Canadian Art, April 1, 2014
David Balzer reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
Palgrave Macmillan, 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.
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.
Art Metropole, 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
MKG127, March 22, 2014
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.
Great Hall, 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.
The Arts Project, March 18 - 22, 2014
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.
March 21st - April 8th 2014, Opening Reception: 7pm-9pm, March 21st 2014 Concourse Gallery.
An afternoon of presentations for the sharing of research, work, and ideas between Visual Arts faculty, students, and the public. This second installment features Kelly Jazvak (artist/faculty member), Matthew Purvis (MA Candidate, Art History), Helen Gregory (PhD Candidate), Maryse Lariviere (PhD Candidate) and Gabriella Solti (Studio MFA Candidate).
What Plants Crave combines works of sensual materiality, acts of protest and activism, the unease and seduction of commodification and investigations of identity. March 21 – April 8th, 2014; Opening Reception: Friday March 21st 7-9pm
Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario who has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York City, the Power Plant in Toronto.
Canadian Art, 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.
Elora Centre for the Arts, March 8 - 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
Owens Art Gallery, 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.
The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts at Western University are proud to present the 2014 MFA/PhD Open Studios. Thursday March 27 & Friday March 28, 2014
Malaspina Printmakers, March 7 - 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
Matthew Ryan Smith, 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.
Western USC, 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.
Talk, Book Launch and performance. Conron Hall, University College, 7pm. Presented in partnership with the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, and the Forest City Gallery.
Join the third and fourth year advanced sculpture students for their kinetic sculpture show, Make It Move at the Concourse Gallery.
Featuring talks by Patrick Mahon, Mark Kasumovic, Jared Peters, Kelly McKenzie & Tom Baynes 3:30pm, VAC 100
Parker Branch, February 15, 2014
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
RACAR, 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.
London Fuse, 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
The Art Gallery of York University, 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.
Adela Talbot, Western News, 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)
Free public artist talk by artist and activist Jamelie Hassan 7pm, VAC 100
Exhibition curated by Gallery Practices VAS/VAH 3384. February 27 - March 14 2014, Artlab Gallery
Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO, will be speaking in VAH2272G 20th-Century Canadian Art this Thursday at 11:30 am in NCB 114.
Woodstock Art Gallery, February 8 - April 19, 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.
Students in art history courses are invited to submit a presentation proposal outlining their topic to Lisa Lawlis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sarah Bassnett, In The Darkroom, 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
Free public artist talk by Montreal based painter Francine Savard. February 6th 7pm VAC room 100
Exhibition by Prof. K. Moodie's 3rd year Honours Seminar Class. Opening reception, Feb 4th, 5-7pm
Oxford University Press, 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.
The Third Year Advanced Drawing class Project. Opening Reception: 5pm-7pm January 30th 2014
http://genevievechevalier.ca, 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.
Kim Neudorf, 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
Toronto-based Artist Ed Pien will present an artist talk Thursday, January 30th in Conron Hall. UC 244 Free & open to the public
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, exhibition in the Artlab. Opening Reception: January 9, 5-7pm
gallerywest, January 1 - 28, 2014
Exhibition by Phd candidate Michael Farnan Opening reception January 10 at gallerywest, Toronto
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).
Art Gallery of Algoma, December 20, 2013 - 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.
A Performance at Museum London: “The Face of Everything, Live Animation” January 16, 2014, 7:00 PM.
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
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.
Please click to read more and see full information regarding guidelines, deadlines and eligibility.
Buy artwork from our students, Wednesday November 27th, 4-8pm in the Visual Arts Centre. Cash and Carry Only.
Blackburn News, November 22, 2013
MFA candidate Tegan Moore designs bike posts for the city of London
The Artlab Gallery Presents: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition January 30 - February 13, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30 > 5:00- 7:00 pm
November 20th at 11:30am Elder will discuss Canada's participation in both the 1954 and 1957 Triennale di Milano design exhibitions.
Advanced Fourth Year Studio Seminar Exhibition at the Artlab. Opening Reception: November 21, 2013 > 5:00 PM.
Join us Thursday November 21st in room 100 for a free artist talk. Free and open to the public.
Join us at 7pm, Thursday November 14th in room 100 for a free artist talk by painter Scott Everingham. Free and open to the public!
Starting in fall 2014, we are offering a one-year MA in Art History. This is a research-intensive degree offering training in the histories and theories of art and visual culture.
Presented by the VAS1025 Advanced Foundations Studio Class. Closing Performance: November 13, 2013 > 4:30 PM.
Join us for an Artist Talk by Geoffrey Pugen. October 24th at 8pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!
Second Year MFA Exhibition at the Artlab Gallery. Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Join us for an Artist Talk by Lois Andison. October 24th at 7pm in VAC 100. Free and open to the public!
Practicum Response: Concourse Gallery
Artist Talk by Ron Shuebrook in VAC 100, Thursday October 17, 7pm. All are welcome!
Burtynsky's Oil and the Zizekian Sublime
Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.
VASA presents :Movie Scrolls and Rolls, at the Concourse Gallery and adjacent patio (weather permitting). A night of music, movies and delectable food.
McMaster Museum of Art, 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
MFA Thesis Exhibition opening Friday August 9th, 7-9pm at the Artlab
Join us Thursday February 8, 7pm in NCB 113 for a talk by Andrew Hunter, Curator, Artist and Educator. Hunter is known for his innovative use of collections and for positioning art within a wider social, historical and cultural context. He has consistently blurred the boundaries of artist/curator/educator and has emphasized community engagement, narrative and character-based performance in his work.
Congratulations to our newly-minted MAs who were in attendance at a reception to celebrate their latest success on August 28th. From left to right, Shelley Kopp, Kelsey Perreault, Mackenzie Sinclair, Caroline Rabideau, Christina Dreise. (absent Kylie Kelly, Beatriz Asfora). We wish you all the best success.
Astronomical Society of the PacificConference Series, January 2016
John G. Hatch’s paper, "The Story Behind Asteroid 14060 Patersonewen" has just been published in Brian Patrick Abbott (ed.), Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VIII: City of Stars (San Francisco and New York: Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Museum of Natural History, 2015), pp. 67-73.
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.
This graduate seminar explored some of the complex and often contradictory ways in which medieval and medieval-inspired forms and philosophies have been employed to articulate the "modern" in avant-garde cultural discourse from the early twentieth century to the present.
Department of Visual Arts Phd Candidate Erin McLeod, Alumni Leanne Carroll and Amy Wallace published in the current issue of RACAR vol.28 no.1