Opening reception: Thursday May 4, 5:00–8:00 pm
The Department of Fine Arts and UWAG present the first of two thesis exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the graduate program in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. MFA Thesis gives the campus and community-at-large an opportunity to see the end result of two years of intensive research and studio production by emerging visual artists.
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. 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.