University of Waterloo Fine Arts presents MFA THESIS 2

Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:00 pm - Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Gallery One + Two: St Marie φ Walker | The Re-Examined Life

A built-in feature of any belief is that you believe it to be true, whether it is or not. Examining the human experience through a collaborative process St Marie φ Walker scrutinize their own conscious perceptions of being-in-the-world through fervent dialogical conversations. 

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The Re-examined Life is an exhibition of contemplative and interactive modules that question our expectations of conventional perceptions, belief systems and value judgments. The modules reflect social environments through the use of familiar objects and framing. The installation features five modules: Social Bank, Identity Centre, Reflective Sculptures, Community Tables, and Listening Lounge. Visitors are witnesses and cooperative participants encouraged to interact with each module and to openly reflect on how the authority of physical space and social systems shape who we are in the world.

St Marie φ Walker is the collaborative authorship of Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker. St Marie received a BFA from the University of Victoria, while Walker obtained a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. In 2016, the pair traveled to New York to work with Steve Lambert as part of the Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship, and were collectively awarded the 2017 Sylvia Knight Scholarship in Fine Arts.

Please join us in celebrating the work of these promising artists.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4 from 5:00–8:00 pm