Congratulations to the 2016 Art & Art History Graduates who unveiled their thesis projects at the Blackwood Gallery of UTM. Contrary to what the title of the exhibition may suggest, the artists of FAQ explored the position of art not solely as an exchange of question and answer, but as an opportunity for hypothesizing. Many of these artists investigate ideas of the cyclical and the entangled, emphasizing the futility of linear questioning. Throughout the breadth of their academic careers, these artists have continually revisited and re-examined a multitude of questions: questions of place, questions of material, and questions of self. What are constructions of personal identity? How are attachments formed to place? How are we affected by art? And of utmost importance, what art do we choose to make? Using acquired skills of visual construction and media creation, the featured artists bring dialogues of probing, process, and proposition into existence.
We are pleased to announce the two-part Art and Art History graduate exhibition Up One Side + Down The Other. As the title suggests, each student is transitioning from one phase to another and the exhibitions offer an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges they faced as students of the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. The work on display will encompass a variety of studio practices (printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, painting and drawing) while simultaneously showcasing their knowledge of art history and visual culture. Up One Side + Down The Other marks the end of one journey and the beginning of the next. First Exhibition March 12 – 23, 2014 Opening Reception: Wednesday March 12, 5 – 7 pm With Grace Bedwell, Irram Bhatti, Tara Broadshaw, Alyssa Bussolaro, EunJin Cho, Alessandra Cirelli, Alexandra Coulson, Sonya Filman, Jeannie Kim, Joanne Lau, Kendra McPherson, Alexandria Nelson, Annie Ratcliffe, Rebecca Roth,… Read More