Matthew Carver | Adad Hannah opening University of Waterloo Art Gallery Export this event to calendar

Thursday, November 8, 2012 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Exhibition Run: November 8­ - December 22, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8 from 5:00­ to 8:00 pm

Gallery One

Matthew Carver

Polizei

During his travels, Canadian born Matthew Carver began to notice the increasingly militarized presence of local law enforcement at public gatherings and protests. Carver made note of this phenomena in Germany, Malaysia, England, China and Canada, and began to incorporate his observations into a series of paintings. Polizei ranges from widescreen panoramas to anamporphic distortions that can only be viewed correctly by using reflective devices. The series parallels recent global headlines from the controversy over the G20 summit in Toronto to the uprising in Tahrir Square, from the Occupy movement to the student protests in Quebec. His paintings infer the global struggle for democracy and social justice by pointedly putting viewers in the uncomfortable position of facing down assertive and increasingly anonymous military forces. Matthew Carver is represented by Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto. www.matthewcarver.net

Gallery Two

Adad Hannah

The Russians

In the summer of 2010, Adad Hannah traveled to St. Petersburg and began recording aspects of daily life there. The Russians captures a predominantly younger population shot in both urban and rural settings. Due to the difficulty of shooting in unfamiliar surroundings and operating in a foreign language, the subjects often unpredictably break character while attempting to follow the artist's directions to remain still. Despite the careful staging of each scene, from posing the subjects to selecting their wardrobes, the end result is less formal than previous works and suggests a more improvisational feel. Building on an aesthetic sensibility that suggests the documentary snapshots of Robert Frank, the staged imagery of Jeff Wall and the 19th century tableaux vivant, Hannah's work is a surprising glimpse into contemporary Russian life. Adad Hannah is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal.

www.adadhannah.com

Please join us for these thought-provoking exhibitions.

Our exhibitions are free and open to the public.

UWAG

University of Waterloo Art Gallery

East Campus Hall | ECH 1239

519.888.4567 ext. 33575

uwag.uwaterloo.ca

Hours

Tuesday to Saturday

12:00-5:00 pm

Or by appointment

Contact

Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator

519.888.4567 ext. 36741

ijurakic@uwaterloo.ca

Driving

263 Phillip Street, Waterloo, ON

Located in East Campus Hall on Phillip Street off University Avenue

West, behind University Plaza Use South entrance to ECH across from

Engineering 6 Please Note: Phillip Street will be under construction

until January 2013

Location 
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
ECH 1239
263 Phillip Street

Waterloo, ON
Canada

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