• CÉSAR DAMIÀN: MIGRATION/MEMORY, TRANSITORY NATURE OF EXISTENCE “The investigation of a specific site is a matter of extracting concepts out of existing sense-data through direct perceptions…One does not impose, but rather expose the...
  • Innocent bunnies, descriptive songs scores, and verdant landscapes are the backdrop of Chris Simonite’s animation work in which he sets himself up as foil. His work seriously tackles tropes and expectations of hyper-masculinity within...
  • Identity, similar to time, is ephemeral, can be fluid, is unfixed and is mutable through its passage. The work in Time3 is similar in value, it is not the art object in the expected sense that one is experiencing and returning to for later...
  • The breeding ground for All Things To All Men (and Women) was none other than a night out with friends during which an acquaintance made the claim that the group of five women should form a band as, together, they constituted “all things...
  • On Friday June 10th, SAW Video & Gallery 101 will launch Body Tracks, a group exhibition examining the art and life of Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta. A prolific performance artist and filmmaker with strong feminist leanings,...
  • PRAIRIE TO PICTURE : SELF-PORTRAITS OF JACKIE TRAVERSE AND JOI T. ARCAND by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, Co-Curator There isn’t any one Canada, any average Canadian, any average place, any type. -Miriam Chapin, 1960 Dynamically unique...
  • The expression “Post Script” or “p.s.” (POST-DATA in Spanish) has definitely fallen into disuse over the years. Hand-written letters, along with other forms of linear and analogical writing, cannot be corrected, unless sections are crossed...
  • For his latest performance and gallery installation, Terrance Houle draws inspiration from his Blackfoot name, Iinniiwahkiimah. Translated into English as Buffalo Herder, the work is emblematic of Houle’s prolific and provocative body of...
  • Well Formed Data brings together a selection of works that are formally linked through their use of research aesthetics and the moving image. Weaving through many disparate topics of study and lines inquiry, the videos offer compelling...
  • Daniel Corbeil creates landscapes that at first glance appear as if they are actual places. The large photographic images in Fragmented Landscapes appear as if they are from aerial photographs taken at great heights and in various seasons...
  • History provides abundant examples of how social relations impact art. Traditionally the church, state, and wealthy patrons have funded the arts in order to increase their political power and prestige. Clearly that paradigm is overloaded...
  • The art world mullahs have been saying it for a long time, even needy novelist Jonathan Franzen has piped in – the twentieth century: the century of collage. Commentators forget that the chaos, discontinuity, intertextuality, and...
  • The representation of women through popular imagery, without a doubt, fails to reflect the actual experiences of the modern day women. Through its proliferation, these images have nonetheless modified the way we look at ourselves as women...
  • A CD publication has been produced in collaboration with Clark Gallery and Gallery 101 and will be available at the gallery. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with The National Arts Centre’s Quebec Scene, April 20-May 5, 2007,...
  • The Bikini Project consists of 294 images of photo album snapshots of women in bathing suits, collected over the past forty years by an unknown collector. The album was found adrift in Howe Sound, BC by log salvager Erik Hammond in the...
  • “I am a leisure society, I travel, I walk on sandy beaches; bathe my spoiled body in warm blue waters of exotic resorts. I can feel my leisure grow, feel my need for it complete. I have my democratic right to leisure, and if I can vote...
  • In her exhibition Ten Small Quarrels, Karina Kalvaitis has fashioned stage sets to stand in as abandoned habitats, which appear as points of recent departure for mysterious creatures. Faint indentations in opulent but impractical...
  • My work is expressed mainly through photographs and text. The story I am telling draws upon standards in our everyday lives: regulations, instructions and restrictions. I am interested in their representation and narrative, or more...
  • The apparently craft-like methodologies utilized by Rhonda Weppler in her sculptural works are actually rooted in strategies of minimal sculpture; the void at minimalism's core is here transposed to the domestic world. If minimalism...
  • Remember when you raised your hand as a kid if you knew the answer to a question, or to be chosen to be on a team; or you might have raised your hand to show that you wanted to be included in something? Raise Hands All Those aims at...

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