• Book Launch: Prof. Cody Barteet & Prof. Kirsty Roberston | McIntosh Gallery

    By McIntosh Gallery, October 10, 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.

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  • Alt press makes own headlines in exhibition

    By Paul Mayne, Western News, October 04, 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.

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  • Dr. Cody Barteet | Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico

    By Cody Barteet, Routledge, July 06, 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.

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  • Show highlights plastic waste among ‘Fossils’

    By Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, June 26, 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'

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  • Professor’s works rank among Canadian treasures | Western News

    By 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.

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  • Somebody | MKG 127

    June 11, 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

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  • A Museum for Future Fossils + Broad Topics | Artlab

    By Artlab, June 03, 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.

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  • Sound Performances from Japan, Montreal, and London Ontario

    May 31, 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

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  • Object, Objetc, Objecc | Spazju Kreattiv

    May 23, 2019

    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.

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  • National Gallery of Canada Acquires Works by Sky Glabush

    By Clint Roenisch, May 09, 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.

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  • Bealart Talks | Artlab Gallery

    April 25, 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.

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  • Heads | McIntosh Gallery

    By McIntosh Gallery, April 23, 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.

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  • Have a Plastic Day! | Artlab

    April 10, 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

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  • Museum for Future Fossils | Cohen Commons

    April 09, 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.

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  • Kelly Wood: Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

    April 09, 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.

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  • Sky Glabush at Galerie Zink in Waldkirchen Germany

    April 08, 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.

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  • Prof. Kirsty Robertson awarded SSHRC Connection Grant

    March 28, 2019

    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.

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  • Prof. Migone embarks on lecture, conference and performance tour

    By Christof Migone, March 11, 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.

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  • Prof. Robertson Awarded Teaching Excellence Award

    March 10, 2019

    Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the 2019 Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award (Full-time).

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  • Print Pop | DNA Artspace

    By DNA Artspace, March 10, 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.

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  • Prof. Hatch Awarded SSHRC Explore Grant

    March 08, 2019

    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.

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  • Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico by Prof. Cody Barteet

    By Cody Barteet, Routledge, March 08, 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.

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  • Kim Neudorf Speaking at University of Lethbridge

    March 07, 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.

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  • Forms of Narrative + Jaclyn Bruneau

    February 15, 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.

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  • Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings | Artlab

    February 15, 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.

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  • Helmut Becker Exhibition | Westland Gallery

    February 03, 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.

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  • Patrick Mahon, Artist-Residence in Print Media | Concordia University

    January 27, 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

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  • Winter Opening Reception | Museum London

    Museum London, January 21, 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.

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  • Taking it Seriously: Art, the Environment | Symposium

    January 18, 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

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  • Art Now! Presents: Kari Cwynar

    January 14, 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.

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  • Sorry, I'm busy | Support Gallery

    January 13, 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.

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  • Exhibit features power, beauty of tornadoes

    By Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, January 09, 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.

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  • Please - Do Not Take this Lightly | Artlab Gallery

    Artlab, January 09, 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.

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  • Kirsty Robertson Wins 2018 OAAG Award

    Akimbo, November 26, 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"

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  • Visual tropes of migration tell predictable but misleading stories

    By Sarah Bassnett, The Conversation , November 09, 2018

    Western University Visual Arts Prof. Sarah Bassnett discusses the visual tropes of migration in her new essay published in The Conversation Canada.

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  • Applications Open: A Museum for Future Fossils

    October 23, 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)

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  • Imagining Other Worlds | Publication with essay by Chair John Hatch

    October 22, 2018

    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.

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  • The Living River Project: Art, Water and Possible Worlds | Art Gallery of Windsor

    Art Gallery of Windsor, October 15, 2018

    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.

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  • Prof. Roberston Nominated for 2018 OAAG Award

    October 15, 2018

    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

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  • Prof. Christine Sprengler presents at Vertigo60 Conference

    October 01, 2018

    Prof. Christine Sprengler presented a paper on "Vertigo's Soundtrack as Sound Art" at the "Vertigo60" conference at Trinity College Dublin .

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  • Top Visual Arts News Stories of 2017-2018

    August 27, 2018

    Read some of our top stories from the past academic year including highlights from faculty, alumni, staff, and our current students!

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  • Sky Glabush | The Valley of Love

    By Sky Glabush, Clint Roenisch Gallery, August 24, 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

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  • Read. Watch. Listen. with ­­­­­­­Tricia Johnson

    By 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.

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  • Embracing a love of reading without end

    By 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.

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  • The Bookcase Micro-Museum | Business London Magazine

    By Wayne Newton, Busniess London Magazine, March 02, 2018

    The Bookcase, founded by Dr. Kirsty Robertson is featured in Business London Magazine (see p.46 of the digital edition)

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  • Book celebrates legacy of artist Paterson Ewen

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, March 02, 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.

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  • Art and Ecology at the Palmer Art Museum | Penn State

    Palmer Museum of Art, February 13, 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.

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  • 02-Hatch-Read.Watch.Listen

    By John Hatch, Western News, February 11, 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.

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  • Visual Arts Adjunct professor wins Governor General’s Award

    Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, February 01, 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.

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  • Kim Neudorf's exhibition reviewed by Patrick Mahon | Bordercrossings

    By Patrick Mahon, Bordercrossings magazine, February 01, 2018

    In December 2017 – Volume 36, Number 4, Issue 144 of Bordercrossings magazine, Patrick Mahon recently reviewed Kim Neudorf's exhibition at DNA Artspace.

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  • David Merritt in Group Exhibition at Carl Louie

    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.

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  • PhD ’16 Helen Gregory's dissertation abstract selected by Leonardo MIT as a top-rated art-science abstract for 2016

    By Helen Gregory, The MIT Press, October 03, 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.

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  • David Merritt Exhibition (swrv)

    Christie Contemporary, September 06, 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.

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  • Turn the cameras on the architecture of exclusion in Calais

    By 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."

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  • David Merritt Artist Talk

    Thames Art Gallery, April 30, 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.

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  • Bassnett recieves J.J. Talman Award

    Ontario Historical Society, April 01, 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

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  • Immune Nations

    <Immune Nations>, March 13, 2017

    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.

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  • The Living River Project

    Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW), March 04, 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.

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  • Kim Neudorf Exhibition

    Paul Petro Contemporary Art, January 06, 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.

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  • Plastiglomerate | e-flux

    By Kirsty Robertson, e-flux, December 01, 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.

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  • Christof Migone: Press Play | Zalucky Contemporary

    Zalucky Contemporary, November 26, 2016

    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.

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  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Kelly Wood

    November 24, 2016

    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.

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  • The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood | McIntosh Gallery

    By Kelly Wood, Macintosh Gallery, November 03, 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

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  • Art Now! Speaker's Series: Patrick Mahon, Gu Xiong & Jenny Jaramillo

    November 01, 2016

    November 17, 2016 at the Room 113 in NCB. Join us for the Speakers' Series from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 113

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  • Art Beyond Itself: Mountain & Rivers Without End | Conference

    October 31, 2016

    Join us for the Conference Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, in VAC 100.

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  • Engaging Our Communities: Museums, Galleries, and the Humanities | McIntosh Gallery

    The Public Humanities at Western, October 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.

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  • Prof. Kelly Jazvac’s “Browsing” included in Canadian Art’s Nuit Blanche Must See List

    By 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

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  • McIntosh Gallery Re-Imagines the Selfie | Western Gazette

    By 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.

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  • Sky Glabush: The Window is Also a Door | Prosjektrom Normanns

    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.

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  • Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe: Silence and Sound in Performance | YYZ Books

    By 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

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  • Sky Glabush, Floating Carpets | Contemporary Art Stavanger

    Prosjektrom Normanns, September 24, 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.

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  • Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture | Co-edited by Prof. Kirsty Robertson

    Taylor & Francis Online, September 01, 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."

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  • Cosmic Stutters: Anselm Kiefer’s Search for Redemption in the Stars | Heavenly Discourses

    Sophia Centre Press, September 01, 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.

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  • Greg Curnoe: Life and Work | Judith Rodger

    By Judith Rodger, Art Canada Institute, September 01, 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.

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  • Evolution of Self Reflected in Portraits | Western News

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, September 01, 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.

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  • Book Launch: Sarah Bassnett | Stephen Bulger Gallery

    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.

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  • Prof. Kirsty Robertson | Manifold Speaers Series: Subtle Technologies

    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.

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  • Christof Migone Artist Talk | Université Paris 8

    Université Paris 8, May 06, 2016

    Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone will be giving an Artist talk at Université Paris 8, May 6, 2016.

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  • #shortvideo | HighEdWeb Michigan

    HighEdWeb Michigan, May 05, 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.

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  • Christof Migone Performances | vs. Interpretation & Cave 12

    Cave 12, May 04, 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.

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  • Annette Kolodny prize for environment and culture | American Studies Association

    American Studies Association, May 01, 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.

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  • Hard Science | Magenta Magazine, Spring 2016

    By Matthew Ryan Smith, Magenta Magazine, May 01, 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.

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  • International Conference on Artistic Research | Hague

    International Conference on Artistic Research, April 28, 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.

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  • Prof. Kelly Jazvac on the 2016 Sobey Award Longlist

    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.

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  • Artist-led tour of Kim Moodie: Any Dream Will Do | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, April 07, 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.

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  • Teen Dream: Matthew Ryan Smith & Licorice Whip | The BookCase

    The Bookcasemicro-museum and library, April 07, 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.

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  • Geordie Shepherd: Manifest | London Clay Art Centre

    London Clay Art Centre, April 05, 2016

    April 5th-29th, 2016. Opening reception, Thursday April 7th, 6-9pm, London Clay Arts Centre, 644 Dundas St.

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  • Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City | Sarah Bassnett

    By Sarah Bassnett, McGill-Queen's University Press, April 01, 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.

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  • New Article and Conference Paper by Prof. Kathryn Brush

    the Medieval Academy of America, April 01, 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.

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  • Who said fungi cannot be fun? | Western News

    By 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.

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  • Kim Moodie: Any Dream Will Do | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, March 18, 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.

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  • Students Push Art in New Directions | London Free Press

    By Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, March 07, 2016

    Joe Belanger of the London Free Press interviews graduate chair Patrick Mahon about the Western University Open Studios.

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  • Prof. Cody Barteet: Through Colonial Eyes | Carleton University

    The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, March 02, 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.

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  • Conference on Advanced and Emerging Topics for Career Paths

    University Community Centre (UCC), February 28, 2016

    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

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  • LOMAA's presents "Life of a Craphead's" Bugs with LIVE performance

    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.

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  • P. Corcoran & K. Jazvac | Anthropocene Epoch Markers

    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

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  • Showroom | Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre

    Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, January 21, 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.

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  • Sky Glabush: What Is a Self? | Oakville Galleries

    Oakville Galleries, January 17, 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

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  • Sotto | Modern Fuel

    Modern Fuel, January 09, 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

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  • À la recherche (in search of practice-based research) | Open Studio

    Open Studio, January 08, 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

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  • Quintin Teszari: On Plastiglomerate | Temporary Art Review

    By Quintin Teszeri, Temporary Art Review, January 06, 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.

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  • Review: Kirsty Robertson, The Art of the Copy | Jotwell

    By Laura A. Heymann, Jotwell, December 07, 2015

    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.

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  • In Kind | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, December 04, 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.

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  • Plastiglomerate, the Anthropocene’s New Stone | Hyperallergic

    By 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."

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  • Patrick Mahon, Nonsuch Garden | Katzman Contemporary

    Katzman Contemporary, November 21, 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

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  • Universities Art Association of Canada Conference 2015

    UAAC-AAUC, November 05, 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

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  • Kirsty Robertson | Quilts for the Twenty-First Century

    By Janis Jefferies, Diana Wood Conroy, Hazel Clark, Bloomsbury, November 01, 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.

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  • Kelly Jazvac Reviews Sandra Meigs | Momus

    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.

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  • Sarah Bassnett, Of Time and Buildings | Art Gallery of Guelph

    Art Gallery of Guelph, October 15, 2015

    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.

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  • Sarah Bassnett: Time and Temporality | 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.

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  • The Work of Wind | Nuit Blanche, Toronto

    Nuit Blanche, October 03, 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.

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  • A Gust of Wind | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, October 03, 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

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  • Public Lecture by Kirsty Robertson: Warhol Revisisted | Revolver Gallery

    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.

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  • VASA ExtraVASAganza & Nuit Violette

    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.

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  • Kirsty Robertson awarded Yasuo Sakakibara Prize | American Studies Association

    America Studies Association, September 01, 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.

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  • Volumes, co-edited by Martin Arnold and Christof Migone

    Blackwood Gallery, in collaboration with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, July 25, 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.

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  • Kelly Jazvac: Interview with Artslant

    By 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.

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  • Christof Migone: Count and Strike and Spin | Errant Bodies, Berlin

    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.

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  • Up With Art | Unity Project

    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.

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  • Christof Migone performance | Casa del Popolo, Montreal

    casa-del-popolo, June 09, 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

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  • Kelly Jazvac: Site Words, Spoilers and Shoplifters | Diaz Contemporary

    Diaz Contemporary, June 06, 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.

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  • The Visible Universe, Including the Fires of Hell | Brad Isaacs

    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

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  • Patrick Howlett: unitholders | Susan Hobbs Gallery

    Susan Hobbs Gallery, May 21, 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

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  • Good Afternoon | Carleton University Art Gallery

    National Arts Centre, May 09, 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.

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  • Journal Visual Studies | Guest edited by Sarah Bassnett

    Taylor & Francis Online, May 01, 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.

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  • Human Nature | Carleton University Art Gallery

    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.

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  • Parker Branch’s Artful Arrangements | Canadian Art

    By 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.

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  • Anna Madelska | 2015 Arts & Humanities Teaching Excellence Award

    Arts & Humanities in the News, April 01, 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.

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  • Fused/Division Art Exhibition | The Arts Project

    By Meerna Homayed, Western Gazette, March 17, 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

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  • Photography Research Group at Western

    he Photography Research Group, March 01, 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.

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  • Looking Forward, Looking Back - Exhibition Review | Kelly McKenzie

    By Kelly McKenzie, Mcmaster University, March 01, 2015

    MA candidate Kelly McKenzie's exhibition review of TRACES at Hamilton Artists Inc. has been published on the McMaster University Alumni Community website.

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  • Prof. Kirsty Robertson Interview | CBC Ontario Mornings

    CBC Radio, February 24, 2015

    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"

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  • Prof. Sarah Bassnett presents paper at Cold War Camera conference | Mexico City

    Cold War Camera conference, February 13, 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.

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  • Sound Ripe, Sound Rotten | Christof Migone : HITS

    Sweet Magic London, February 06, 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

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  • Prof. Christof Migone | Journal of Curatorial Studies Editorial Board

    Journal for Curatorial Studies, February 01, 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.

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  • Ron Benner: Three Questions | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, January 15, 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.

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  • A Fresh Look at the Rich Enigma of Regionalism | London Yodeller

    McIntosh Gallery, January 08, 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.

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  • Patrick Mahon included in 2015 Mayor's Honour List | London Free Press

    The London Free Press, January 01, 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.

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  • (Re)Imagining Regionalism-Book Launch | McIntosh Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, December 04, 2014

    (Re)Imagining Regionalism involves contributions by artists influenced by the Regionalist movement in London in the 1960s including Western University faculty members; Sky Glabush, Jason Hallows, Patrick Howlett, Madeline Lennon, Patrick Mahon, and Kim Neudorf. Book Launch and Holiday Social begins at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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  • Western News celebrates 2014 Newsmakers | Western News

    By Western News staff, Western News, December 01, 2014

    Congratulations to studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac who has been included as one of Western News' 2014 Newsmakers.

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  • Wish List: Members' Exhibition and Sale | Forest City Gallery

    Forest City Gallery, November 28, 2014

    Western University faculty members, students and alumni have donated artwork to FCG's annual members' exhibition and fundraising sale. Proceeds benefit London's Artist Run Centre. Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 28th from 6 - 10 PM

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  • Carte Blanche | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, November 21, 2014

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

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  • Interview with Kim Moodie | London Fuse

    London Fuse, November 21, 2014

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

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  • UNFAITHFUL MORNINGS - Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)

    MNBAQ, November 07, 2014

    The exhibition included works by numerous artists: Patrick Bernatchez, Martin Boisseau, Martin Bourdeau, Sylvie Cotton, Robbin Deyo, David Gillanders, Raphaëlle de Groot, Sam Kinsley, Germaine Koh, François Lacasse, Renée Lavaillante, Immony Men, Jocelyn Robert, Western University studio Faculty member Kelly Wood.

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  • Book Launch: Negotiations in a Vacant Lot edited by Kirsty Robertson

    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).

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  • Lifeboats - Patrick Mahon | Snap Gallery

    Snap Gallery, October 23, 2014

    In this exhibition, Mahon presents a series of work, which includes wall-mounted sculptures and silkscreen prints that channel historic and modern shipwrecks. Reception: October 24th, 2014, 7pm-9pm

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  • Patrick Mahon Speaks at University of Lethbridge

    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.

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  • balloon / portal / starres / fiends | DNA Artspace

    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

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  • Sky Glabush: A Roundtable on Regionalism | MOMUS

    By 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.

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  • Possible Futures: What is to be done?
 - Art Gallery of Windsor

    Art Gallery of Windsor, October 04, 2014

    Possible Futures: What is to be done?
 The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art Participating artists will include Western University Studio Faculty members: Colin Carney Patrick Mahon & Kelly Jazvac; and Alumni Barbara Hobot (MFA 2014) Jenna Faye Powell (BFA 2009)

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  • Medieval Studies Library Lectures: Kathy Brush

    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

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  • Kelly Jazvac - Recent Landscapes - Louis B James

    Louis B. James , September 07, 2014

    Louis B. James is pleased to present Recent Landscapes, a solo exhibition of new sculpture, video, and photography by visual artist and Western University faculty, Kelly Jazvac.

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  • You've Really Got a Hold on Me at Oakville Galleries

    Oakville Galleries, June 08, 2014

    Oakville Galleries will celebrate the exhibition opening on Sunday 8 June from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by a reception at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm. Featuring work by VA Faculty David Merritt and Kim Moodie.

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  • David Merritt: saer at Jessica Bradley

    Jessica Bradley Gallery, June 07, 2014

    Jessica Bradley is pleased to present Visual Arts Studio Faculty Member David Merritt’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring sisal sculpture, work on paper and video. Opening Reception: Saturday 7 June, 2-5pm

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  • Patrick Mahon in Issue 130 of Border Crossings Magazine

    Bordercrossings magazine, June 01, 2014

    The June 2014 edition of Border Crossings features both an exhibition review by Faculty member Patrick Mahon as well as a review of a recent exhibition of his work by Erica Mendritzki.

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  • The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art at Rodman Hall Art Centre

    Rodman Hall Art Centre, May 23, 2014

    Featuring work by Faculty member: Patrick Mahon; Phd Candidate: Colin Miner; Alumni: Soheila Esfahani & Gautam Garoo. Curated by Stuart Reid. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7 pm

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  • Professor's book explores master director's cultural impact (via Western News)

    Western News, May 22, 2014

    Prof. Christine Sprengler,recently published a book titled Hitchcock and Contemporary Art, looking looks at modern works of Hitchcock-inspired art to find new insights on Hitchcock’s films and legacy, as well as cinema as a whole.

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  • Kim Neudorf reviews Patrick Howlett at Museum London (via Akimblog)

    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.

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  • Patrick Mahon - "Water Structures: Printed Sculptural Works 2012-2014"

    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

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  • Patrick Howlett - Part-Time Offerings at Museum London

    Museum London, May 03, 2014

    Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm The Painter: Tour and Conversation with Patrick Howlett: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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  • Christof Migone in Group exhibition at 'Idea Exchange' Queen's Square, Cambridge

    Idea Exchange Art + Design, May 02, 2014

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

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  • Sobey Art Award Longlist Announced

    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!

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  • "I cracked the code at the Western University library" (via Toronto Star)

    By Jordan Himelfarb, The Star, April 05, 2014

    Prof. Jazvac explains how the "Weldon code" was an art project that came out of a second-year sculpture and installation class she taught in 2012.

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  • Review of Sky Glabush's Display at MKG127 (via akimblog)

    By Terence Dick, Akimbo, April 01, 2014

    Terence Dick reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.

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  • Prof. Christine Sprengler publishes 'Hitchcock and Contemporary Art'

    Palgrave Macmillan, April 01, 2014

    Hitchcock and Contemporary Art introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse range of artistic practices devoted to Alfred Hitchcock's films. Available through Palgrave Macmillan.

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  • Western Art Students Step Up to Labatt (via Western Gazette)

    Western Gazette, March 26, 2014

    Read the full article in the Arts & Life section of the Western Gazette covering the MFA, PhD, BFA open studio event that took place March 27th & 28th in the VAC.

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  • MKG127 presents new work by Sky Glabush in "Display"

    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.

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  • Said No One Ever at The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, March 18, 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.

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  • Mediated Landscapes: Colin Carney

    Elora Centre for the Arts, March 08, 2014

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

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  • Prof. Patrick Mahon exhibits at Malaspina Printmakers

    Malaspina Printmakers, March 07, 2014

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

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  • A Conversation with Sky Glabush in Whitehot Magazine

    By Matthew Ryan Smith, Whitehot Magazine, March 03, 2014

    Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Studio Faculty Member Sky Glabush's upcoming show “Display” which opens at Gallery MKG127 in Toronto at the end of March.

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  • USC Award of Excellence: Undergraduate Teaching Honour Roll

    Western USC, March 01, 2014

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

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  • ‘Plastiglomerate’ rock formation discovered

    By 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)

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  • Prof. Kim Moodie: "All But Not" at the Woodstock Art Gallery

    Woodstock Art Gallery, February 08, 2014

    Opening Reception: 7 February 2014 @ 5-7pm with the artist in attendance. Refreshment provided by Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery. All welcome. Free.

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  • Prof. Sarah Bassnett presents paper at the Cold War Camera conference in Antigua

    By Dr. Sarah Bassnett, In The Darkroom, February 01, 2014

    "Photography and Insecurity: LIFE Magazine and the Emergence of Neoliberalism" was presented at the Cold War Camera conference in Antigua, Guatemala by Prof. Sarah Bassnett, Graduate Chair, Department of Visual Arts

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  • Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labour and the Everyday

    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.

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  • "Orford: Insular Territory" Exhibition Essay by Lorenzo Buj

    http://genevievechevalier.ca, January 24, 2014

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

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  • Kim Neudorf reviews Maryse Larivière at Artlab Gallery

    By 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

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  • Prof. Cody Barteet published in RACAR

    RACAR, December 01, 2013

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

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  • Prof. Anthea Black, artist project published in FUSE Magazine

    Fuse Magazine, December 01, 2013

    Part-Time Visual Arts Faculty member Anthea Black recently published an artist project in the December 2013 Issue of Fuse Magazine.

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  • VOYAGER: Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, and Patrick Mahon with Stowaways

    McMaster Museum of Art, August 27, 2013

    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

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  • The Story Behind Asteroid 14060 Patersonewen | Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VIII

    Astronomical Society of the PacificConference Series, October 15, 2019

    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.

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  • Print London with Love | The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, October 15, 2019

    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.

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