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, Maria Chabelnik, Lucie Chevillot-Versini, Alexea Clement, Lam Ky Anh Do, Catalina Edbrooke Donolo, Adèle Fuglem, Lai-Chun Fung, Justin Gapulan, Claudio Alejandro Garcia Rojas Avendano, Brianna Giampaolo-O’Connor, Sarah Guilbert, Min Hyung Kang, Romy Kieffer, Mary-Elizabeth Kroitor, Yaël Legris, Kalina-Sofia Mangrum, Malika Miller, Saba Mohammed, Noshin Nawar, Emy Sauvageau, Yang Zi Sun, Emily Wolski, Anna Yegupov, and Man Zou.
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 meaning of perspective with a focus on gender, kinship, race and the production of knowledge.
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 Kinshasa, and then at the École Régionale des Beaux-arts de Nantes, France.
In 2010 he was awarded First Prize at the Dakar Biennale, Senegal, for his video Hymne à nous and installation De 1848 à nos jours.
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 of creation by reducing it to a set of actions that each generate a symbolic material growth.
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.
The Wound Hospital: Adrienne Surprenant presents a series of photographs taken by Dawson alumna, Adrienne Surprenant, in the mountains of Balaveng, Cameroon, in Central Africa.
A graduate of Dawson’s Professional Photography Department in 2012, Adrienne Surprenant has forged an international career in photojournalism. Her images have been published in Paris Match, El Pais Semanal, Le Monde Diplomatique, and The Globe and Mail.
Dawson’s department of 3D Animation and CGI is proud to present Replay, an exhibition celebrating its founding, and showcasing the work of past and present alumni, including Naomi Savoie (Square Enix), Valérie Lafrance (Cinesite), Stephanie Volpi (EA), Matt Desjardins (Squeeze Studio), Naomi Hibbert (Framestore), Cesar Belacora (Ubisoft) and Ian Cook-Grimes (MPC).