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Canadian Excellence

2010-2011



FALL  2010           


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Sandra Brewster
Listen

Multimedia installation
September 15  - October 23, 2010

Listen chronicles the intimate first experiences and heroic events of a generation of Caribbean people who immigrated to Canada in the 1950's-70's. In sharing  cultural experiences and disconnections, Brewster invites viewers to re-examine issues concerning contemporary society and the human condition.


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Stephen White

The Combine Project
Sculpture
October 27 - December 4, 2010

The Combine Project explores the current fate of agricultural farmland in our changing global economy. The evolution of technology has given way to factory-style farm operations and genetically modified products. White's interactive kinetic sculptures challenges viewers to re-examine the concept of agricultural sustainability.

To read a review on "The Combine Project", click here.

WINTER  2011

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Peter Sibbald
Elegy for a Stolen Land

Photography
January 5 - February 12, 2010

Elegy for a Stolen Land, rejects the convention of "landscape", which objectifies land as something compartmentalized. From his ancestral roots in Southern Ontario, Sibbald presents land as a nexus of human cultural will and nature where politics, spirituality, environmental science, commerce, social justice and philosophy collide. Viewers are challenged to explore how contemporary land-human relationships have evolved and to consider their own role in this ongoing process.

To read a review on "Elegy for a Stolen Land", click here.

Feb 14 - 18, 2010
Reading Week (gallery closed)

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Karen Tam
Pagoda Pads: Opium Den

Installation
February 23 - April 2, 2010


Pagoda Pads: Opium Den, takes viewers on a voyage to examine how cultural stereotypes such as Dragon Ladies, geisha girls, and drug-addicted Asian men continue to be perpetuated in Western society. Using a combination of fake and authentic borrowed objects from individuals and organizations, Tam cleverly challenges views to understand and re-evaluate their  personal preconceptions.

Related Information Title Type
2011 Review of Peter Sibbald's "Elegy for a Stolen Land" Document
2011 Review of Stephen White's "The Combine Project" Document