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Expo 24: Visions Unveiled

May 30th - June 6th, 2024
Gae虉lle Packwood, Vague 2023, photo: Barbara Santolalla

Following the path of a two-year intensive Visual Arts program is not an easy task. Students are asked to be vulnerable, to open themselves up, to do things they have never done before. They are challenged and pushed to their creative limits. All their hard work, talent and ambition have culminated into Expo 24: Visions Unveiled, a thoughtful, inspiring, and creative exhibition.

Exhibiting students:聽 Chlo茅 Amblard, Leo Anderson-Aubin, Maya Aupin, Orly Benyaminov, Isa Bernales, Carolanne Blais, Olivia Bourque, Catherine Buckley, Emma Chaaban, Emy Croteau, Simone Desch锚nes, Sofiane Dupuis, A茂yana Faye-Giard, Hailey Gardner, Dinesa Ghosh, Keana H茅tu, Zihao Ji, E.A.




Living Perspectives

May 10th - 18th, 2024
Images: Jade Whitebean (above) and Shayla Etienne (below)

每日影视’s Journey’s Program proudly presents Living Perspectives, an exhibition of selected works from 20 Indigenous students highlighting their research-creation findings through photography, painting, digital illustration, leather making and other art forms.聽 From photo-documenting the urban moose hide tanning process, to building narrative sovereignty through visual storytelling, and completing the hands-on practice of making fish skin leather, these emerging Indigenous creative鈥檚 are cracking open the colonial pavement.

Featuring Works by: Phylicia Benjamin, Megan Bosum, Julia Clement, Natasha Doolan, Shayla Etienne, Destinee Hester, Shevaun Jacobs, Phoenix Lahache, Shaylene Louttit-Rupert, Wes Masty Roussel, Melissa Matoush, Stacey Matoush, Zye Mayo-McComber, Demma Montour-Diabo, Lauri Mulucto,聽 Mark Neacappo, Shirleyann Rabbitskin, Faith Shecapio, Tapisa Tulugak, Kiva Williams, and Jade Whitebean.




Cassie Paine: Pedestrian Values

March 29th - May 4th, 2024
Cassie Paine, Fountain, Image by OKPedersen

Pedestrian Values reflects on economic shifts, labour patterns and development in post-industrial urban cities. Using metal fabrication, casting, and interventionist tactics to alter coded materials and infrastructure found in public space, the installations reveal underlying power structures in urban environments, critiquing capitalist value systems focused on profit and development, exposing how these ideals are built into our everyday environment.

The recurring banknote pattern from the board game, Monopoly, serves as an explicit critique of capital鈥檚 control over spatial relations that carries through the exhibition, adorning a traffic barrel, cast coins scattered across the floor of the gallery, and a construction privacy mesh.




Craig Commanda: W矛djideyamawowin / Interconnection

February 1st - March 16th, 2024
Macrocosmic (extract), 2016

W矛djideyamawowin brings together Craig Commanda’s work in film, video, beadwork, and other media. Also known as a poet and musician, this artist from Kitigan Zibi territory (near Maniwaki, Quebec) presents work which is a meditation on being, identity, and culture.

Biography

Craig Commanda is an Anishnaabe multi-disciplinary artist from Kitigan Zibi First Nation, whose work encompasses film, music, beadwork, poetry, photography, traditional crafts, hide tanning, and digital fabrication. 聽He holds a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University.聽




Scintilla, Dawson Professional Photography 5th Semester Student Exhibition

December 7th, 2023 - January 15th, 2024
Michelle Andrews, 2023

Dawson’s Department of Photography is proud to present Scintilla, the selected work of聽 students nearing the end of their three-year program.聽 Part of their preparation, and requirement to graduate, this exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of their acquired skills, as well as the variety and dynamism of the program which nurtured them.聽 Included is the work of:聽 Ruth Aibangbe, Mario Al Khoury, Michelle Andrews, Adriana Balaban, Nina Binetti, Joshua Bubis, Elizabeth Charlton-Febrile, Oriette Constantineau, Laurence Dyotte, Gustavo Gallegos, Jamie Gianfelice, Grace Kennedy, Tommy-Paul Keo, Taylor Kirby, Katherina Kunanec, Samson Marthet, Ekaterina Nurova, Robin, Bahareh Rafati, Marjan Safari, and Sofia Terrigno.




Bahar Taheri: Oneness

October 26th - December 2nd, 2023

Bahar Taheri approaches contemporary concerns through painting, video, and mixed-media installations. Through her practice, she has delved into aspects of gender, identity, collective memory, and historical events, the means through which our socio-political circumstances are shaped.

More recently, her work is subtly moving from figuration to geometric abstraction. In addition, Taheri has been deconstructing buildings; folding and unfolding monumental walls until binaries, absolutes and hierarchies dissolve into a reconstructed rupture from reality.

Her project, Oneness, depicts a utopian universe at the intersection of several countries, cultures, and beliefs.




David Stewart: Cuts from PoCo

September 7th - October 14th, 2023
David Stewart, Westminster After Three Fifteen, 2022

My painting practice has an ambivalent relationship with the history of Canadian landscape painting. I am interested in how romantic notions of nature that correspond with popular modernist Canadian painters often fall apart in a contemporary context.

I use photographs of my suburban hometown of Port Coquitlam as the basis for many of my paintings. While these photographs have a connection to my own history, they also connect to a larger history of Canada and the legacy of colonialism in our country.




Mindset: Selected Work by Dawson Visual Arts Graduates

July 3rd - August 21st, 2023
Zion Axell Favro, Bodies Transcending

Catalina Hernandez Camacho, Zion Axell Fabro, Leen Jaafar, Jona Loomis, Ximena Ribeiro Tamiez, and Alessandro Ruvo present works which evoke a mindset in diverse and playful ways.

These graduates of Dawson鈥檚 respected Visual Arts program are distinguished by having began their studies in a global pandemic. Most started their Dawson coursework under partial, or 鈥榟ybrid鈥 presence in smaller groups courses such as printmaking and sculpture; the rest were carried out in confinement at home, with online lectures and meetings

This was reflected in the work presented in this year鈥檚 graduation鈥攁 turning of the mind inward, to issues surrounding the self and occasionally family, which leads to the title of this presentation, mindset.




Liminal: Visual Arts Graduating Exhibition

May 19th - June 1st, 2023

The Dawson Fine Arts department is proud to present this year鈥檚 graduating student exhibition, entitled Liminal. A culmination of their two years of intensive studies, this exhibition highlights the wide variety of artistic practices explored by the thirty graduating participants. The exhibition will extend from the gallery to Room 2G.4 and the 2G corridor.

Graduating students include: Issa Emmanuelle Albite, Anisia Alexe, Zo毛 Bleho-Levacher, Marianne Boisseau, Kayliah Della Foresta, Julia Demers, Rowan Michael Draper, Simone Duhamel, Zion Axelle Fabro, Ella Gauthier, Yuan He (Charlotte) Ge, Hichem Gervais, Emie Hamanaka-Delisle, Hannah Hamelin, Catalina Hernandez-Camacho, Leen Jaafar, Teodora Hristova Kachulkova, Jona Loomis, Emlyne Marchand, Anthony Mastrangelo , Roberto Alejandro Nunez Almendarez, Krisha Patel, Raina Proulx-Sanyal, Ming Qi, Ana茂s-Aim茅e Rafaelsen, Ximena Ribeiro Tamez, Alessandro Ruvo, Angel Starnino, Nan Wang, and Le Shui Yu.




Renee Condo: Shifting Perspectives

March 30th - May 6th, 2023
Renee Condo, MNTU series, 2021

My work explores a connecting thread between Mi鈥檊maw and Eurocentric worldviews, using a visual language that is both symbolic and literal. It is enriched by the history of the bead to carry knowledge, communicate, evoke, and express Spirit. I embrace the bead as infinite potentiality, appearing divided, as part, and at once whole and all-encompassing. (Renee Condo)

Renee Condo (b.1979) is a contemporary visual artist of Mi鈥檊maw ancestry from the community of Gesgapegiag, Quebec.




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