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.
January 14, 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 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.
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.
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.
Museum London, January 03, 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.
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"
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
October 01, 2018
Prof. Christine Sprengler presented a paper on "Vertigo's Soundtrack as Sound Art" at the "Vertigo60" conference at Trinity College Dublin .
August 27, 2018
Read some of our top stories from the past academic year including highlights from faculty, alumni, staff, and our current students!
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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."
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.
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
<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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
October 31, 2016
Join us for the Conference Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, in VAC 100.
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.
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Astronomical Society of the PacificConference Series, January 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.
The Arts Project, January 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.