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Expo 24: Visions Unveiled

May 30th - June 6th, 2024
Gaëlle Packwood, Vague 2023, photo: Barbara Santolalla

Following the path of a two-year intensive Visual Arts program is not an easy task. Students are asked to be vulnerable, to open themselves up, to do things they have never done before. They are challenged and pushed to their creative limits. All their hard work, talent and ambition have culminated into Expo 24: Visions Unveiled, a thoughtful, inspiring, and creative exhibition.

Exhibiting students:  Chloé Amblard, Leo Anderson-Aubin, Maya Aupin, Orly Benyaminov, Isa Bernales, Carolanne Blais, Olivia Bourque, Catherine Buckley, Emma Chaaban, Emy Croteau, Simone Deschênes, Sofiane Dupuis, Aïyana Faye-Giard, Hailey Gardner, Dinesa Ghosh, Keana Hétu, Zihao Ji, E.A.


Vernissage: Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at 5:30pm


Lumina: Expo Photo

December 17th - 19th, 2019

Graduating students of the AEC Commercial Photography Program will be revealing their portfolio images for public view on December 17th in the Warren G. Flowers Gallery. The vernissage begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to meet, greet, marvel and celebrate. Graduates include Laith Al-Omaishi,Fabiane Amorim, Julia Brailovski, Alan Busch, Jonathan Chang, Julien Frechet, Seyedamir Ghazimirsaeid, Yuefeng Jiang, Ava Kiaie, Tim Laur, Gwendal Lemarchand, Maryam Lolo, Willfrance Louisaint, Ann McCarthy, Ludwing Montoya, Roshayne Morrison, Zaafir Pondor, Yana Povelytsya, Ao Shi, Kaven Tremblay, and Carolina Perez Zapata.




Assemblage: Professional Photography Program

December 5th - 11th, 2019

Eighteen Dawson Professional Photography students present the best of their final-year works. With: Victor Ahn-Royer, Andriana Alevizos, Megan Antonucci, Jamie Baibos, Laurie Coronel, Xavier De Belle, Cedric De Ocampo, Janelle Fermin, Angela Harvey, Kayla Lacasse, Martin Loh, Dalia Nardolillo, Argyro Quatredeniers, Kaitlynn Rodney, Vu Mylène Tat, Brandon Tran, Natasha Villeneuve, and Erika Violo.




Reclaiming My Place

October 31st - November 27th, 2019

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 landscape. Heeding the call of this inner voice, they intercept the messages of their ancestors, transmitting them to future generations through their artistic practices.




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.




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