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June 29, 2016
Canadian Excellence

2006 - 2007

Peter Harris
The Spaces Between

Oil paintings
September 20 - October 14, 2006

This exhibition will focus on the theme of urban landscapes of Southwestern Ontario. The body of work deals with Harris’ experiences of being a commuter along the 401 highway. Paintings  feature urban architecture: highways, bridges, and overpasses etc.

Daryl Vocat
The Translator’s Conundrum

Screen prints
October 18 - November 7, 2006

This exhibition will explore the cultural and social ideologies that affect the way we understand and present ourselves. By using imagery and phrases from literature and popular culture Vocat reveals the impact of pop culture on the general public.

Lupe Rodriguez
Ritmos Latino

Acrylic paintings
November 11 - December 2, 2006

This exhibition explores the artist’s fascination with Cuba, Mexico, Morocco and Spain. Rodriguez combines actual experience and knowledge of specific places with iconic images, which are linked to a particular culture (i.e. religious symbols in Mexican art, the image of the bull in Spanish culture; the maze-like structures of Moroccan architecture & the paradox of the Cuban paradise.)

Ryan Price
The Raven

Drypoint prints with chine colle
January 17 - February 10, 2007

This exhibition will feature a series of 21 etchings based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven". Like the poem the works in the show evokes a dark and disturbing undertone but yet has a sense of fragility. 

Annual Student, Staff & Faculty Exhibition

Mixed media
February 28 - March 10, 2007

Allan Harding MacKay
Double Bind

Multi-media works
March 14 - April 7, 2007

This exhibition focuses on the experiences of MacKay as an official war artist for the Canadian Department of Defense. The mixed media works reflect the Canadian presence in the wars in Afghanistan and Somalia - works portray the Canadian military presence as neither noble nor heroic but evokes the uncertainty of seeing or understanding a war torn land.