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COLLEGE ART GALLERY 2 PAST EXHIBITIONS

ERIC METCALFE, THE ATTIC PROJECT

Nov 24, 2006 - Feb 2, 2007
Curated by Kent Archer

Since 1995 Metcalfe has worked with ceramist Gillian McMillan developing various utilitarian objects that range from tea sets to dinner settings (all of which were commissioned pieces). More recently they have collaborated on a series of Greek vessels by the Attic artists of the Archaic phase (5th and 6th century B.C.).


Thematically consistent with his other works, these vessels bear the ever-evolving neo-brute leopard motif. These new works challenge the concept of what is considered to be high art or 'modern art' versus what is considered craft or merely 'decorative art.' For The Attic Project, Metcalfe has created 27 different vessels, including Volute Krater (pictured on the cover) and the curvaceous Loutrophoros. Metcalfe paints onto the new reproductions of traditional ancient Greek vases creating works that conflate the canon of 'modernity' with the notion of 'decorative' or craft into a hybridized body of work. The exhibition also includes a site-specific wall mural, gouache drawings, and a silkscreen print


SMART CASUAL, SELECTIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN ART COLLECTION

Oct 2 - Nov 10, 2006
Curated by Kent Archer

exhibited works by artists;
Vikky Alexander
Micah Lexier
Marianne Lovink
Ron Martin
Al McWilliams
Damian Moppett
Ed Pien
Susan Shantz
Patrick Traer

Margot Wawra


DEHUMAN- DANIEL ERBAN, DENNIS MICHAEL JONES, ED PIEN, BALINT ZSAKO

Jul 14 - Sep 8, 2006
Curated by Mark Laliberte

The images in Dehuman speak a pictorial language like the drawings on the walls of a prehistoric cave ,instinctively drawn. They reach into the dark corridors of a collective consciousness with, at first glance,seemingly child-like naivety. Hidden deeper are issues of complex relationships, social unrest,and cultural turmoil. Dehuman Features the work of Daniel Erban, Dennis Michael Jones, Ed Pien and Balint Zsako


CHARLES REA, CRYSTAL LAB/MIRROR MAZES

Apr 21 - Jun 30, 2006

Crystal Lab . . . began with research into diagrams of labyrinths that he initially applied to small vanity mirrors and later, in the Mirror Maze series included in this exhibition, to larger convex security mirrors. The specific designs Rea has chosen to use, while ostensibly aesthetic in form, . . . lead the eye or physical body to the centre of the labyrinth and then out again without crossing the same path twice. Labyrinths are often thought of as puzzles, leading one to the excited frustration of dead ends while in search of an exit, but unicursal labyrinths provide more of a meditative experience as there is no guessing - there is only one path to follow.


BLOWN, SEEMA GOEL, ANA REWAKOWICZ, MAX STREICHER, ROBERT ZINGONE

Jan 20 - Feb 24, 2006
Curated by Donna Wawzonek

In 2006 The College Art Galleries, In conjunction with the Dunlop Gallery hosted Blown curated by Donna Wawonek. Blown brought together the work of artists Seema goel, Ana Rewakowicz, Max Streicher, and Robert Zingone, who were all working with inflatables at the time. Robert Zingone's work uses inflatable forms to create precarious sculptures that remind us of the architectural applications of inflated forms such as golf domes or pavilions from Expo '70. Ana Rewakowicz uses inflatable body suits in kinetic sculpture to reference environmental degradation and the susceptibility of the body. Seema Goel invokes the drama of inflation and deflation to reference the rhythms of breathing, which in turn make us aware of impermance and protection of the self. While Max Streicher's interior and outdoor works play on our associations with parade floats and the carnivalesque, they also, like Goel's, evoke awareness of the importance of breath and the breathing processes. Blown was organized by Dunlop Art Gallery and co-produced with Kenderdine Art Gallery.