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Out of the Blue: Professional Photography Fifth Semester Exhibition

December 2nd - 10th, 2021

Out of the Blue is the first of two exhibitions of third-year students’ work in the Dawson Professional Photography Program. This collection of works represents a variety of photography genres, as each student explores their area of interest for their 5th-semester portfolio. After a year and a half of limited access to the college, this...


Vernissage: Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 5:00pm


Resistance and Resilience: An online exhibition

October 8th, 2020 - June 30th, 2022
Pilar Escobar

Exhibit website: resistanceresilience.dawsoncollege.qc.ca Twelve artists from first or second generation migrant/immigrant racialized communities of colour present work exploring  the  racism and systemic oppression they have experienced.   At times poetic, at times harrowing, their work in video, sculpture, installation and textiles seeks to open up dialogue and complexify discussions surrounding migration and narratives of nationalism, benevolence,...


Vernissage: Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 5:00pm
Artist Talk: Available soon on the Resistance website.


Eudaimonia 2022

January 27th - February 19th, 2022
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After almost two years, Dawson's Fine Arts Department's 2020 Visual Arts Graduates are pleased to present how their practices have flourished and prospered, while staying true to their understanding of Eudaimonia.*

* Originating in Aristotelian ethics, eudaimonia is the condition of human flourishing or of living well. Aristotle used eudaimonia as the term for the highest human good, an objective standard of 'happiness,' based on what it means to live a human life well.




Reclaiming My Place

October 31st - November 27th, 2019
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Reclaiming My Place is a group exhibition featuring the work of Sharon Norwood (Toronto/Savannah), Shanna Strauss (Montreal/Bay Area,CA) and Cedar-Eve (Tiohtià:ke/Toronto). Curated by Cécilia Bracmort, their works present strategies to combat structural oppression from a feminist and decolonial perspective. A blend of resistance and resilience, the works of these artists push back representational boundaries and decompartmentalize the imaginary...




Edwin Janzen: Remote

September 26th - October 19th, 2019
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With the twentieth century’s latter decades came the arrival of the humble remote-control handset, elevating consumers of media to new heights of power over their T.V. sets, VCRs, DVD players, and other electronic devices. With their sleek lines and crisp designs, remote controllers translated a Cold War-era, militarist command-and-control ideology into an aesthetic form and...




Jobena Petonoquot: Rebellion of My Ancestors

August 26th - September 18th, 2019
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Rebellion of my Ancestors is infused with Jobena Petonoquot’s familial history and its intersections within the history of colonization in Canada. Petonoquot’s beaded works record the memories and stories of her family; photographs, sculpture, prints, and installation articulate an uncompromising Indigenous resiliency and cultural continuity. Jobena Petonoquot was born in Maniwaki, and raised on the...




Spectra: Visual Arts Students Graduating Exhibition 2017-2019

May 21st - 30th, 2019
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Dawson College’s Department of Fine Arts proudly presents the culminating work of its 2017-2019 cohort of Visual Arts students. Work in a variety of media will be presented in the gallery and in 2G.4. Artists include: Gustavo Aguirre Najera, Florent Aniorté, Mirella Bacco Mannina, Marie Bilodeau, Florinelle Blandin-Khabad, Adriana Brito, , Noémie Carrière-Larin, Kali Catterall,...




S.P.A.C.E. PERSPECTIVE(S)

April 25th - May 8th, 2019
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Beginning Wednesday, April 24th, S.P.A.C.E. (Sciences Participating with Arts and Culture in Education), presents PERSPECTIVES. Students, alumni, staff and faculty have all reflected on how different perspectives are created, perceived and represented. Through a multi-disciplinary selection of new writing, photography, installations, videos, illustrations and paintings, this exhibition is a lively and engaged investigation into the...




Moridja Kitenge Banza: Chiromancies / Palm Readings

March 21st - April 10th, 2019
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Accomplished multimedia artist Moridja Kitenge Banza presents new paintings and work in video exploring the interstices of personal, cultural, and global politics.   His work often blurs reality and fiction, calling into question narratives of history , memory, and identity.  Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1980, he studied at the Académie des Beaux-arts de...




Hairdresser’s Hymn to Venus: a performance project by Michelle Lacombe

March 4th - 12th, 2019
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Artist Talk:  Wednesday, Febrauary 27, 5 pm Performative presence in gallery:  Monday, March 4-Friday, March 8, 2-4 pm Closing Performance and Finissage:  Tuesday, March 12th, 4-6 pm Hairdresser’s Hymn to Venus is an action-based exhibition that exists as a reproduction of Botticelli’s famous painting The Birth of Venus (1450). The work retells the Greco-Roman myth...




Estranged Spaces

January 31st - February 20th, 2019
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Dawson alumni Constantinos Giannoussis, Petro Psillos, and Sylvia Trotter Ewens, along with Alexanne Dunn and Sonya Kertesz present recent paintings questioning human domination and control of the environment. Problematizing conceptions of nature and ‘the natural’ in the era of the Anthropocene, these works redefine stereotyped notions of landscape painting.




Captured

December 18th - 21st, 2018
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AEC Commercial Photography Graduating Students




Chroma

December 6th - 12th, 2018
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Dawson College’s 3rd-year Professional Photography students present their 5th semester portfolio work.   A diverse variety of subjects, and work in both black and white and colour.




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