Art & Design

Current and Upcoming Shows

disPOSSESSION by Miriam Rudolph, MFA Printmaking

Exhibition: February 21–March 18, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm

In my artworks, I address issues of agribusiness models in developing countries, the ensuing environmental consequences of the expansion of soy and beef production, as well as connected indigenous land rights and peasant food sovereignty issues. The imagery in my work is inspired by first hand observations in Paraguay, South America – the country of my childhood. Through printmaking, I am building a visual narrative that not only analyzes but also embodies the issues I am addressing. While my research and imagery pertain to a specific region in South America, the issues I address are global issues and also lend themselves to comparison with Canada's colonial heritage and agricultural practices. The resulting artworks will contribute to the internationally relevant dialogue on such issues as cultural change, sustainable farming and the environment, dispossession and migration, while bringing international attention to the rapid alteration and destruction of the Paraguayan Chaco.

This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.

Obscura by Angela Snieder, MFA Printmaking

Exhibition: February 21–March 18, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm

How can we think about the relationship between physical and psychological space? Obscura explores the possibility that spaces can foster experiences of deep contemplation and insight, enabling introspective observation and, furthermore, an attentive and empathetic consideration of our relationship with the world. Through various photographic and print-based forms, the exhibition proposes that illusion, artifice and mimesis contribute significantly to our experience and conceptualization of space. Calling to both wonder and fear, the dream-like scenes invite a silent individual encounter with things, as familiarity comes in and out of focus and the real overlaps with the imagined.

This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.

Upcoming Shows

Bachelor of Design Graduate Show 2017

Exhibition: March 28–April 8, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm

A graduating exhibition of work by students completing the Bachelor of Design program.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show 2017

Exhibition: April 18–29, 2017
Reception: Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm

A graduating exhibition of work by students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts program.


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