January 14 – March 19 2017
Meryl McMaster: Confluence
Confluence surveys Meryl McMaster’s explorations of identity, representation, storytelling, and the environment through photographic self-portraiture. As an individual of mixed Plains Cree and Euro-Canadian heritage, investigations of identity and issues of Indigenous representation inform her work. McMaster’s predominant use of portraiture challenges the ways that Indigenous peoples have been, and continue to be, represented within a colonial framework, while opening up imaginative spaces of possibility. Organized and circulated by Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa.
Investigating the ways in which identity is shaped and experienced, students will create a self-portrait that expresses their unique sense of self using paint and multimedia materials. (Workshop fully booked)
April 8 – June 25, 2017
Mark Haney and Seth: Omnis Temporalis
Omnis Temporalis combines comic illustration with music and performance in a fascinating exhibition that explores the themes of Canadian history, identity, and change over time. Set in the fictional Canadian city of Dominion, Seth’s graphic novel George Sprott comes to life in the gallery with enlarged illustrations and an immersive, 3-D recreation of a 1950’s Canadian television station in which music and performances by Mark Haney will be staged.
Using image development strategies such as point of view, elaboration, magnification, and simplification, students illustrate a significant event from their life in comic book style.