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Artist Craig Commanda interviewed on CBC

February 22nd, 2024

In early February, Anishinaabe multi-disciplinary artist Craig Commanda, whose work is being exhibited at Dawson's Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until March 16,  was interviewed by Sabrina Marandola on CBC Radio's Homerun.

The exhibit, entitled Wìdjideyamawowin, brings together Craig's work in film, video, beadwork, and other media. Also known as a poet and musician, this artist from Kitigan Zibi territory (near Maniwaki, Quebec) presents work which is a meditation on being, identity, and culture. The exhibit was curated by Rhonda Meier.

Visit the link to listen to the interview.


Interview with Bahar Taheri – Oneness

November 29th, 2023

Bahar Taheri is an Iranian-Canadian visual artist and a faculty member of the Fine Arts Department here at Dawson College. Her current exhibition, Oneness, features paintings, a video projection with a musical composition, and complex digital prints at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until Dec. 2. On a recent Thursday evening, a visual arts student, Katya Kieran had the chance to ask Bahar a few questions.

Please visit the link to read the interview.


Students interview David B. Stewart whose work is on exhibit at the gallery

October 11th, 2023

David Stewart is a visual artist born in Saskatoon, raised in Port Coquitlam, BC, and based in Montreal. His current exhibition, Cuts from PoCo, is on view at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery from Sept. 7 - Oct. 14. On a recent Tuesday evening, two second-year visual arts students, Katerina Kieran and Lisseth Llorente Ruiz, had the opportunity to sit down with David Stewart to discuss the artist’s life, works and creative process.

Visit the link below to read the interview.


Students interview visual artist Renee Condo

May 3rd, 2023

This week, Dawson became one of the few places in Canada to host an exhibition by a nominee of the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Renee Condo is a visual artist of Mi’gmaw descent, hailing from the community of Gesgapegiag, Québec. Shifting Perspectives features her artwork constructed from wooden beads at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until May 6.  On a recent Tuesday afternoon, two visual arts students, Ella Gauthier and Alessandro Ruvo, had the opportunity to ask Condo a few questions.

For the homepage interview feature, visit the link below.


Read more about: Renée Condo: Shifting Perspectives at the Gallery until May 6

Renée Condo: Shifting Perspectives at the Gallery until May 6

April 5th, 2023

“My work explores a connecting thread between Mi’gmaw and Eurocentric worldviews, using a visual language that is both symbolic and literal. It is enriched by the history of the bead to carry knowledge, communicate, evoke, and express Spirit. I embrace the bead as infinite potentiality, appearing divided, as part, and at once whole and all-encompassing.”…

Dear Joe Rose: a Dawson love story

February 22nd, 2023

The Dear Joe Rose project started with a rose tattoo in 2011. A student of Kim Simard’s showed her his tattoo and shared the story of Joe Rose. He was working to get a plaque installed in the Conrod’s student space at Dawson in honour and memory of Joe. This plaque was installed in 2013.

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Filiations at WGF Gallery until March 11

February 8th, 2023

Filiations features new work by Nadia Myre (Kitigan Zibi), and Nico Williams (Aamjiwnaang), both acclaimed artists who are linked by their former teacher-student relationship (Myre supervised Williams’ MFA work at Concordia University). This exhibition will draw out lines of affiliation and commitment in their practices providing an unparalleled opportunity to see two generations of artists staking out common ground – pedagogically, aesthetically, and politically. On until March 11 at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery at Dawson.


The Warren G. flowers Gallery presents Nadia Myre and Nico Williams: Filiations

January 25th, 2023

A duo exhibition featuring new work by Anishnaabe artists Nadia Myre (Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg) and Nico Williams of Aamjiwnaang. It will draw out links of pedagogy and exchange between student and teacher— two generations of artists staking out common ground.

The exhibition takes place from Feb. 2 Mar. 11, the vernissage will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.


Pareidola: Dawson College Professional Photography Vernissage

November 30th, 2022

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 Dawson students will be showcasing their work at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery from Dec. 9-15, their vernissage will be held on Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m.


Art Gallery Exhibit: Biennial 15

November 2nd, 2022

Biennial 15 marks 30 years of Dawson Fine Arts Faculty members exhibiting their current artworks 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 responses to the question of how the biennial has played a role in the pedagogical innovations of Dawson’s reputed Fine Arts Department.


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Last Modified: February 22, 2024

 

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