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Canadian Excellence

2012 - 2013



FALL 2012

Michael Longford, Robert Prenovault
Marconi's Ruins

 installation
September 19  - October 27, 2012

Through this mixed media installation artists Longford and Prenovault explore what remains of the first commercial transatlantic wireless station in Cape Breton built by Guglielmo Marconi in 1907.  In its day, this Canadian landmark in the early history of wireless telegraphy and radio could be seen and heard for miles around.  Today the remaining structures are silent, quietly deteriorating over time. 

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Marissa Largo
Maleta Stories

Interactive installation
October 31 - December 8, 2012

Maleta Stories explores the growing hybridity of communities and the diasporic identity that is formed through global migration.  Through stop motion animation and a participatory installation, Largo invites the public to share their maleta stories, or in other words, their distant or direct stories of how they came to be in Canada.

SPIN
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

September 29, 2012 from 7:03 - 7am

Toronto Office, Wilfrid Laurier University, Main Floor - Exchange Tower 130 King Street West, Toronto http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=12128

Spin is a site-specific video based installation by Kitchener based artist, Katrina Jennifer Bedford.  By utilizing traditional stop-motion animation techniques this video projection addresses the concepts of motion, light and sound - each having a very distinctive quality yet when combined together produces a beautiful sensory experience.  Project curated by Suzanne Luke, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University.

For more information on Nuit Blanche check http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca

Winter 2013


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Lynne Heller
Slippage

 installation
January 9 - February 16, 2013

This site-specific installation subverts the traditional space of the gallery with work that is meant to be walked on.  Heller's sculptural floor-cloths incorporate digital photo manipulation, superimposed images, and painterly markings.  By integrating a diverse combination of visual narratives and techniques, Heller creates an immersive environment in which viewers are challenged to observe and experience from new perspectives.  

Reading Week: February 18 - 22 (Gallery is closed)

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Rose-Anne M. Bailey
The BLK Barbie Project

photography
March 6 - April 13, 2013

The BLK "Barbie" Project, explores the conceptual development in pop culture and in the mainstream media of the representation beauty and body image of Black women.  Bailey recreates the daily environments of Black women and superimposes a selection of haute couture fashioned "Barbie" dolls into their staged reality.  Through these narratives Bailey cleverly examines the concept of actual vs. perceived identities.  

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Empty Bowls Waterloo Campus
Thursday, May 16 2013

Lunch Sitting 11:30 - 12:30
Theatre Auditorium

In the spirit of giving back to our community the Robert Langen Art Gallery in collaboration with the Waterloo Potter's Workshop will serve as a second venue host for Empty Bowls 2012.  We raised $4000 last year, help us do it again!

For event and ticket information please visit the website at http://www.wlu.ca/homepage/php?grp_id=12554