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Louise Campion and Emily Comeau: Student Curatorial Incubator

May 2nd - 11th, 2022

In partnership with Dawson’s Department of Fine Arts, the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery is offering an innovative pedagogical experience for students enrolled in Art Now, the third and final art history course offered in the Visual Art program, currently taught by Gwen Baddeley. Students will be guided and supported in the work of curating an exhibition to be installed by them, and opened to the public from May 2, to May 11, 2022.

The in-class component will consist of research on the work of artists Emily Comeau and Louise Campion, conceptualizing a curatorial vision and writing an exhibition proposal, as well as interpretive labels for the artworks.

Lan Florence Yee: Sharp Tools for Unripe Fruit

March 3rd - April 14th, 2022

Sharp Tools for Unripe Fruit underscores the awkwardness of monumentality and its precarious taste for nostalgia. The unfinished business of commemoration takes the form of hand-embroidered text, choosing the anti-spectacular visual elements of watermarks and default fonts.

Inspired by traditional printmaking processes, the PROOF series attempts to hold the desire for archival presence with the problems of its structure. In these interrupted photographs, the various subjects are unable (or unwilling) to be claimed.


January 27th - February 19th, 2022

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.

UNMASKED: a virtual exhibition showcasing Dawson’s AEC Commercial Photography graduates

December 27th, 2021 - January 26th, 2022

UNMASKED reveals the creative results of a two year formative process in the face of pandemic. It is marked by resilience and captivating visuals.

The students write, “we started off this program as enthusiastic photographers, eager to learn and step into the real world. However, the global pandemic soon made us unsure about our future. It was the immense help and support of our program coordinators, teachers and technicians that made this program a success.

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 group of emerging professionals are finally back full-time to master their craft. Their return to the studio has left them feeling that they have finally moved Out of the Blue.

Anahita Norouzi: Other Landscapes

October 14th - November 25th, 2021

Other Landscapes presents several multimedia works from Montreal-based Iranian artist Anahita Norouzi. It stems from her long-term research interest in the cross sections of botany and colonial politics, experiences of immigration and displacement, as well as issues of identity and memory.

Taking the form of a multimedia installation, the project results from a collaboration between the artist and eight refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Norouzi writes: ‘As a way to get closer to their stories, I focused on the objects that they brought with them on their journey.

Counterpart: Students Photograph Students

September 9th - 24th, 2021

Counterpart stems from an assignment Photography faculty members Peter Berra and David Hopkins introduced in their 2019 Photo Studio 2 class: photograph another student who is a stranger. Afterwards, Berra compiled these images into a portrait of both individual and collective identity, in all its beauty, poignancy, and complexity.

Selected Self / Portraits

July 19th - September 3rd, 2021

The act of looking at oneself reflected on a screen, or through a lens, is inherent to the production of portraiture.  As many of us spend our days staring at ourselves on screens in endless Zoom meetings over endless hours, how we appear, how long we gaze and measure our own image(s) is occurring at an almost unprecedented, and probably unhealthy scale.

In this 20 minute compilation, David Baumflek has thoughtfully selected work by six second-year Visual Arts students:  Marina Diolaiti, Ariane Labbé, Camille Mota, Linda Dao, Jennifer Orr, and Sabrina Perrotti. 

Meraki: Visual Arts Graduating Student Exhibition

May 28th - June 14th, 2021

In culmination of two years of extraordinary perseverance and dedication, thirty three Visual Arts students present their work in the gallery and the exterior vitrines.

Opening Events Friday, May 28th:

5 pm: Zoom Awards Ceremony:

5:30 pm:  Digital exhibition vernissage:

Nadège Grebmeier Forget: Echo Figures for Pending Spaces—Occupations for Camera

March 1st - April 1st, 2021


Nadège Grebmeier Forget’s distinguished interdisciplinary practice unfolds via durational, live, live-streamed, and private performances at times resulting in drawings, photographs or installations. In these performances, she models and hybridizes herself to defuse expectations of beauty and explore the effects (and affects) of the concerned gaze on an unfolding identity as it is observed and analyzed by herself and others. Seeking to confront desires and ideals (aesthetic, commercial, sexual, etc.) through an empowered and performative manipulation of her own image, she intrinsically questions the labour of making and becoming;

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