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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, 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.




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 meaning of perspective with a focus on gender, kinship, race and the production of knowledge.




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 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. 




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 of creation by reducing it to a set of actions that each generate a symbolic material growth.




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.




The Wound Hospital

November 8th - 28th, 2018
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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 MatchEl Pais SemanalLe Monde Diplomatique, and The Globe and Mail.  




Replay: 3D Animation and CGI, 10 years in the Making

October 11th - 28th, 2018
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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).




Ramona Ramlochand: unfallen

September 6th - 26th, 2018
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A multimedia exhibition exploring the precariousness of the diasporic experience.




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