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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.
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.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.