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Campus galleries offer (free) opportunity to appreciate diverse art

Fall 2012 arts preview features wide range of artworks under themes of love and division
September 12, 2012
By Adam Kelly Morton

To ring in the new school year, Concordia University art galleries are exhibiting a plethora of exciting works, with emphasis on human interaction.

Ranging from the traditional to the experimental, and featuring both student and established-artist pieces, there is remarkable variety and scope to the new artwork on display. All exhibitions are free of charge. 

(Left) Eliza Griffiths, Interval (Green Interior), oil on canvas, 2012. (Right) Pierre Dalpé, Siddiqi Sisters, 2011 | Images courtesy of the artists
(Left) Eliza Griffiths, Interval (Green Interior), oil on canvas, 2012. (Right) Pierre Dalpé, Siddiqi Sisters, 2011 | Images courtesy of the artists

FOFA Gallery
The Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery presents La rentrée, with works by Pierre Dalpé (in the York Corridor Vitrines), Eliza Griffiths (Main Gallery and Black Box) and Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte (in the Ste-Catherine Street Vitrine).

On display will be a wide range of prints, paintings, drawings and video, with thematic explorations of gender-play, intimacy, and the human body.  

When: Tuesday, September 4 to Wednesday, October 12, 2012
Where: Room EV 1.715, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery
Interactions is on exhibit at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Featuring works from the gallery’s permanent collection, the exhibition examines the rift between artist and public.

When: Thursday, August 30 to Saturday, October 27, 2012
Where: Ellen Art Gallery, Room LB-, J.W. McConnell Library Building (1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus

Media Gallery

Multidisciplinary artist Karen Trask’s Inside Passage investigates language ideas and experiences in an evocative new installation at the Media Gallery.  The vernissage takes place Thursday, September 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

When: Friday, September 28 to Friday, December 7, 2012
Where: Media Gallery - Communication Studies, Room CJ 1.419, Communication Studies and Journalism Building, Loyola Campus (7141 Sherbrooke St. W.)

VAV Gallery

The VAV Gallery is a student-operated, student-funded exhibition space operated primarily by and for undergraduate students. Currently on display is a photography and sculpture exhbition entitled Latency. It features the works of Christine Brezina, Jean-François Hamelin, and Adam Simms.

When: Monday, September 3 to Saturday, September 15, 2012
Where: VAV Gallery, Ground floor of the Visual Arts Building (1395 René-Lévesque Blvd.), Sir George Williams Campus

Related links:
•    FOFA Gallery
•    Ellen Art Gallery
•    Media Gallery
•    VAV Gallery 


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