October 6, 2022

Fall programs 2022

Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University

Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter, Cover I, 2022. Installation (quilt, video monitor, objects). Courtesy of the artists.

Left: Shaheer Zazai, 1114.8, 2019. Digital print on watercolour paper produced in Microsoft Word, 28 x 35.6 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery. Right: Shaheer Zazai, 1114.8, 2021. Jacquard Loom woven tapestry designed in Microsoft Word, 127 x 152.4 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery.

Undone: October 8–December 11, 2022
Erika DeFreitas, Ursula Johnson, Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter, Andrea Mortson, Roula Partheniou, Tara K. Wells.
This group exhibition features seven artists whose work both centres and expands our understanding of the handmade and its relevance to contemporary art. It is also a meditation on our shared and personal circumstances during a period of multiple crises, as well as our capacity to imagine a better future. Building on the various meanings of “undone,” the exhibition makes connections between artistic process, grief, impermanence, transition, undoing, not doing, and doing differently.

Shaheer Zazai: Are We Even: October 15–December 11, 2022
Artist talk: October 12 at 4pm
Afghan-Canadian artist Shaheer Zazai is known for incredible digital works that use thousands of individual, manual key strokes in Microsoft Word to mimic traditional Afghan carpet-making techniques. More recently, he has expanded his practice to include textiles, translating his digital works into jacquard weavings. The works in Are We Even continue his ongoing exploration of cultural identity in the context of diaspora and contemporary geopolitics, while also engaging with concepts of mirroring, transformation, splitting, and merging into new forms.

Light Lounge: October 5–25, 2022
In Light Lounge, you are invited to play with light. Overhead projectors are your stage to set into motion a wall-sized collage of shape and colour. Round worktables offer a mix of translucent materials to create your own collage compositions that will catch the light and cast shadows. Let this informal studio become your space to experiment, linger, and connect.

Winnie Truong: The Trade: October 24–November 11, 2022
Winnie Truong is known for intricate coloured-pencil and chalk drawings and mesmerizing animations that transgress biological norms and explore the fringes of reality from a feminist perspective. In this public installation, Truong’s most recent animation, The Trade, will appear in the Owens Art Gallery’s picture window from dusk until dawn. This exhibition is accompanied by a special online presentation of the artist’s earlier animations.

Room for One: October 16, 2022–April 16, 2023
Elizabeth Cann, Alex Colville, Rhoda Colville, Christian McKiel, Andrea Mortson, Mary Pratt.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the enduring inequalities of invisible labour, which includes care and domestic work. Room for One explores this issue through a selection of art that centres women artists and considers the often-complex relationships between artist partners, their friends and families, and domestic life in general. It explores modeling as an active form of creative expression, while also considering the many forms of unpaid emotional, creative, and domestic labour that both make works of art possible and stand in the way of their creation.

Sackville Sketching Walk with Kamaya Lindquist
A new digital guide that leads you on a drawing exploration of three locations on the Mount Allison University campus. Filled with encouraging and practical advice, this guide is as much about observing the world around you as it is about putting pen or pencil to paper. While the guide relates specifically to Sackville, the tips and suggestions offered by Lindquist are open-ended and relevant to any location.

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We would like to acknowledge that the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, is located within the traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq. Our relationship and our privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725 to 1752. Because of this treaty relationship, it is to be acknowledged that we are all Treaty People and have a responsibility to respect this territory. The Owens Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of all its funders, including Mount Allison University, the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville, and the Friends of the Owens Art Gallery.

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