Fourth year Art and Art History students hold exhibition in Toronto
Sheridan’s Art and Art History’s fourth year painting class concluded their exhibition at the Edward Day Gallery in Toronto which ran from June 2nd to June 10th. The exhibition was self-initiated and crowd funded by all the graduating students through crowd funding website IndieGoGo. As incentives to the donors, the students offered paintings that they made throughout the year and also contributed individually to the exhibition ($75). The Art and Art History program made matching contributions when students successfully fundraised the exhibit.
The exhibition EDGE 905 featured a new generation of artists and graduates of the Art and Art History program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Mississauga. The title Edge 905 comes from the area code shared between the artists who, despite living so far apart, live the same ring-around-Toronto region. The name also reflects the commuter lifestyle, having to shuttle between homes in the 905 as well as the two campuses in Oakville and Mississauga. The artwork in the exhibition in part reflects the realities of the 905, representing suburban highways and roads, the plight of wildlife in a transformed natural environment, domestic interiors, as well as many other themes. Additionally, the artists explore the technical and expressive possibilities of painting while addressing their subjects with humour, seriousness, and acuity.