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Art in The Public Sphere Fall 2013

The University of Western Ontario, Department of Visual Arts is pleased to present the Art in the Public Sphere series of speakers and exhibitions. This important series provides unique opportunities to engage with local, national, and international artists, curators, and scholars. All events are free and are open to the public.

Ron Shuebrook
Shuebrook exhibits his work nationally and internationally. His paintings, drawings, prints, and wall constructions have been acquired by more than 50 public galleries, museums, and corporations such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, MacDonald Stewart Art Center, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Four Seasons, and many others. Ron Shuebrook is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto.
October 17, 2013, 7:00 PM

Lois Andison
Andison's kinetic sculptures/installations investigate the intersection of technology, nature and the body. Using movement to initiate an exchange with the viewer, Andison’s work poetically explores social and technological concerns through the construction of the hybrid art object.
October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM

Geoffrey Pugen
Pugen explores relationships between real and staged performance, the natural and the artificial, and tensions of virtual identity, through altering and manipulating images. Working with video, film, performance and photography, Pugen renders situations that examine our perceptions of how history, documentation, and simulation intersect.
November 7, 2013, 7:00 PM

Scott Everingham
Everingham’s works attempt to bring the viewer as close to the construction process as possible. It is as though viewers are surrounded—or directly involved—in the language of paint. "The intention is for an audience to navigate through a painting by the familiarity of space, rigid beams, or the existence of light - elements of reality that contradict the fact that the work is deeply rooted in abstraction."
November 14, 2013, 7:00 PM

Sasha Pierce
Sasha Pierce's work employs geometric strategies, where the action of tessellating paint results in a trompe l'oeil effect as the paint appears textile-like. This deception continues with her manipulation of contrast and colour to establish vanishing points. Carefully articulated, Pierce capitalizes on both the physically of oil paint as material and its ability to transform two dimensional space into three dimensions.
November 21, 2013, 7:00 PM