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Canadian Art magazine features a review of the Art Gallery of Windsor's exhibition Downtown/s – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow: The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art, which includes works by Fine Arts faculty member Jessica Thompson and Fine Arts Alumna Soheila K. Esfahani (BA 2003).
Jessica Thompson’s vinyl text, Should we stay or should we go?, reflects her family’s struggle as African Americans with migration and settlement across the American-Canadian border.
Soheila K. Esfahani’s Cultured Pallets: Windsor uses a William Morris–inspired floral print to explore ornamentation as a form of “portable culture.” The items we bring with us when we migrate to a new place and the portability of the goods manufactured in our cities that become part of the global economy.
Downtown/s – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow continues at the Art Gallery of Windsor until January 28, 2018.
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 Indigenous Initiatives Office.