Curator’s Tour with Shannon Anderson at UWAG

Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Please join us for an insightful walk-through of The Further Apart Things Seem exhibition with co-curator Shannon Anderson.  Shannon has curated exhibitions at galleries across Canada and is Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She has also written essays for publications produced by numerous art galleries, as well as feature articles for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Carousel, and EyeMazing Amsterdam. She holds a Specialist BA in Art and Art History (with distinction) from the University of Toronto and an MA in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal. See more information at andersonwilsonprojects.

The Further Apart Things Seem, featuring the work of Anna Binta Diallo, Atanas Bozdarov, Barbara Hobot, Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter, Brendan Lee Satish Tang and Couzyn van Heuvelen, can be seen at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) from September 15 to December 10, 2022. The exhibition is co-curated by Shannon Anderson and Jay Wilson.

The Further Apart Things Seem

Sculpture of a full size blue Ford truck made from paper and painted with watercolour
In a social and political moment where opinions are often divisive, the possibility of finding common ground can seem beyond reach. Debates over human rights, climate change, land claims, and even the politicizing of the pandemic often seem at cross-purposes and irresolvable. How do we respond in times of uncertainty—when do we push forward, when do we give up, and when do we try things differently? In The Further Apart Things Seem, artists follow distinct paths toward subtle forms of resistance, while exploring areas of connection between that which feels disconnected or in opposition. By testing the unexpected, they embrace material experimentation and provisionality as productive spaces for building resilience, resolution, and understanding.

The Further Apart Things Seem is co-presented by Calgary Contemporary, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Mississauga. The exhibition is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Reluctant Offerings - Ford F-150, 2021 watercolour on paper, wood, lights and cement, 6.7′ x 17′ x 6.5′ (photo courtesy the artist)