The Further Apart Things Seems exhibition at UWAG

Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:00 pm - Saturday, December 10, 2022 5:00 pm EDT

University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) presents 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. The exhibition is co-curated by Shannon Anderson and Jay Wilson.

The exhbition runs from September 15 to December 10, 2022 with a curator’s Walk-Through on Thursday September 29, 12–1 pm.

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)