Artists’ Tour of The Further Apart Things Seems exhibition at UWAG

Thursday, October 20, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) and the Department of Fine Arts invites you to join us for an insightful walk-through of The Further Apart Things Seem with exhibiting artists Atanas BozdarovBarbara Hobot, and Couzyn van Heuvelen discussing their works in-person on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 pm in the gallery.

Close-up of an idealized sculpture of sled dog curled up and sleeping.
Co-curated by Shannon Anderson and Jay Wilson, The Further Apart Things Seem brings together artworks by Atanas Bozdarov, Anna Binta Diallo, Barbara Hobot, Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter, Brendan Lee Satish Tang, and Couzyn van Heuvelen, as part of a conversation that postulates ideas of resistance and protest that find common ground through a disparate use of materials and conceptual strategies. The exhibition is co-presented by Contemporary Calgary, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Mississauga, and generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council

Atanas Bozdarov (b. Etobicoke, ON, lives in Toronto, ON) is an artist and designer whose recent projects have explored systems of access and accessibility, unnoticed conditions of disability and design, and architectural propositions for public space.

Barbara Hobot (b. Toronto, lives in Kitchener, ON) is interested in creative processes and actions that de-centre the human, using loose trompe l’oeil, alchemy, gravity, and chance, to create a confusion of materials that draws attention to our incomplete grasp on the world that surrounds us.

Couzyn van Heuvelen (b. Iqaluit, NU, lives in Bowmanville, ON) explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and personal narratives. While rooted in the traditions of Inuit art, the work strays from established Inuit art making methods and explores a range of fabrication processes.

Image Credit: Couzyn van Heuvelen, Dog Bollard (detail), 2022, gypsum concrete, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Scott Lee.