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Biennial 15

November 3rd - December 3rd, 2022
David Baumflek, Poor Relations, ceramic, 2002

Biennial 15 marks 30 years of Dawson Fine Arts Faculty members exhibiting their current art works at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery. It continues this long tradition of investigating the relationship between art making and learning, as well as reflects on the history of the biennial.

All faculty—past and present—of the Fine Arts department will have images and texts in the catalogue which accompanies the exhibition. There will also be a sound component containing faculty’s responses to the question of how the biennial has played a role in the pedagogical innovations of Dawson’s reputed Fine Arts Department.


Vernissage: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 at 5:30pm


Pareidola: Dawson College Professional Photography

December 8th - 15th, 2022
Lem Campbell

Pareidolia is the ability to see or make pictures out of randomness. Seeing beyond what the average person sees and expressing that vision in an image is a large part of training to be a photographer. This collection of work by Dawson’s third-year photography students embodies how they see people, places or objects in their world.

Twenty two students are showing their work, including: Ayah Alatrash, Yisségnon-Chris Avosse, Sophie Becquet, Samuel Bermudez Fernandez, Lemuel Campbell, Mark Cedeno Moreno, Emma Cloghesy, Emma Diz-Giguère, Jilliane Flores, Jade Franco-Ehrmann, Alexe Grignard, Elizabeth Huppé, Sandra Kucko, Desireen Layne, Bramanda Mahaputra, Nour Naggar-Osama, Maya Naidu, Thibault Quach, Damon Roloff, Bianca Tedeschi, Mateo Vega Cantu, Daphné Voisine.


Vernissage: Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at 6:00pm


Edwin Janzen: Remote

September 26th - October 19th, 2019

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 infiltrated it into the world’s living rooms. With remotes in hand, consumers became armchair emperors and generals. In his exhibition Remote, artist Edwin Janzen turns the spotlight onto these consumer electronic artifacts to investigate the shadow-world of humankind’s obsession with technologies of control.




Jobena Petonoquot: Rebellion of My Ancestors

August 26th - September 18th, 2019

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 Kitigan Zibi reservation, where she currently lives and works. A graduate Concordia University in 2012, Petonoquot majored in art history and completed a minor in photography.




Spectra: Visual Arts Students Graduating Exhibition 2017-2019

May 21st - 30th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

AEC Commercial Photography Graduating Students




Chroma

December 6th - 12th, 2018

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

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.  




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