Art & Design

FAB Gallery

Not Yet Earth by Madeline Mackay

Exhibition: February 20–March 17, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7 to 10 pm

Not Yet Earth is an attempt to understand the unique identity of flesh and an attempt to regain a sense of control over it. In the work I 'play' with mud and water and meat, assembling and disassembling it, twisting and moving and arranging it. The flesh becomes my drawings, my creations; through manipulating it I bring myself into direct interaction with it and impose my influence on its existence. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.

lacuna by Becky Thera

Exhibition: February 20–March 17, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7 to 10 pm

lacuna discusses the aftermath of sexual violence and the systemic oppression of women’s experiences. Through art we can realize the shared experience of trauma and oppression, countering silence and isolation by engaging an ethics of care, belief and empathy.This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Intermedia.

About FAB Gallery

Since 1987, the Fine Arts Building Galley has presented art and design exhibitions that benefit the University of Alberta, Edmonton, the Province, and beyond. These exhibitions feature work by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty and staff, as well as by contemporary and historical artists with national and international reputations. FAB Gallery exhibitions—featuring both in-house curated exhibitions as well travelling exhibitions organized by other galleries and academic centres—attract approximately 13,000 guests a year to the Department of Art and Design.

The gallery is a valuable teaching resource, providing many Department of Art and Design students with their first opportunities to present their work publicly. Public presentation of work prepares students for involvement in the professional art and design community and increases students’ awareness of the dialogue that accompanies the public presentation of their works. As the most public face of the Department of Art and Design, the Fine Arts Building Gallery provides Edmonton and the wider community with an aesthetically enriching and intellectually engaging resource in the visual arts.

Funding

The FAB Gallery receives financial support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Community Development.