University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG): Season Five opensExport this event to calendar

Thursday, January 15, 2015 — 5:00 PM EST

Please join us for these thought-provoking exhibitions at the opening event, and ongoing from January 15 to March 7, 2015. Free and open to the public.

Gallery One
Michelle Bellemare
When push comes to shove

The continuing investigation in my work is to articulate, through physical objects, what occurs when sensory and psychic experience defies language. These experiences are often moments of isolation, when the inability to communicate reinforces the, at times alarming, interiority of experience. My approach is relational, experiential and phenomenological. As traces of bodily-based performances, the works attempt to engage the viewer on multiple levels. I am interested in exploring how material can give voice to the inexpressible through its ability to provoke the body’s inherent reflexes—allowing the sculptures to be entered through physical means–such as an immediate response to movement or a desire to touch an object on the verge of collapse. Through modifications in familiar material, I attempt to construct conditions that hold the potential to animate the psychological residues of contemporary experience. 

Gallery Two
Dave Dyment
Addendum to the Tommy Westphall Universe

Dave Dyment’s subject matter is culture, particularly film and television. Using media as an archival resource material, he remixes images and information culled from the internet and other sources as the content for his critically incisive work. Addendum to the Tommy Westphall Universe takes its cue from the last episode of the television series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988), which ended on the suggestion that the entire run of the series existed in the imagination of an autistic boy. Since several characters from the show had made crossover appearances in other television programs, the premise developed into an internet meme. Combining a large-format wall drawing with supporting props and photographs, Dyment pushes the concept by referencing further crossovers between live action and cartoon television programs to map out a broad fictional multiverse.

Cost 
Free
Location 
ECH - East Campus Hall
UWAG, 263 Phillip Street, Waterloo, (off University Ave West, behind University Plaza Use South entrance to ECH across from Engineering 6)
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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