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  August 24, 2016

The GL.TCH Exhibition

A dynamic aspect of SPACE’s activities each year is the annual theme-based exhibition that is mounted in the Warren G. Flowers Gallery of Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal). The theme for the 2016-2017 academic year is GL.TCH. Those who wish to express themselves in an exhibition context and in relation to this theme submitted work for consideration.

The purpose of this exhibition is to challenge, enlighten, inspire and engage participants and viewers alike from a range of disciplines.

The GL.TCH exhibition will feature writing, notes, speculations, dialogues, diagrams, artifacts, technology, artworks, sculptures, installations, videos, and photos. Opening night is Thursday April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and the show runs from April 7 to April 20, 2017 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm, weekdays, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays).


 

Photograph by Don Corman, Director, Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery.


Grand Opening photographs from April 6, 2017 by Nadine Premont, Professional Photography student at Dawson College.

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    Ashley Reis

    April 20, 2017

    The Glitch that was presented in the gallery was not only the idea of something that is technically malfunctioning, but the general idea of how in everyone lives something happens that does not follow the usual. The works of art that were shown were very creative and interesting to read about and look at. They each had their own unique theme and you can see the hard work and dedication that was put into it. I loved the idea of how everyone in Dawson came together to represent a glitch they experienced. It shows how not everyone life is perfect and that there are parts where this become difficult or not ordinary.

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    Selina Di Nitto

    April 20, 2017

    The concept of this exhibition was really unique. I like how they took a term as simple as glitch and expanded it into multiple perspectives. It was interesting to see how different programs came together and created different pieces of art. There was the mechanical perspective, the photography section and even the mathematical view. I liked how it wasn’t only visual art but they had art in forms you can touch or hear. As for the theme, I think it’s something that everyone experiences everyday but isn’t necessarily aware of. I feel like the exhibition gave these students a sense of belonging or being a part of something. It made people come together and explore these feelings and thoughts.

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    Ashley Reis

    April 21, 2017

    The exhibit that caught my attention the most was the painting of Jesus. This caught my eye because it was beautiful and it demonstrated the the artists hard work. I would always go back to appreciate it because it was just well created.

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    Selina Di Nitto

    April 22, 2017

    The art I found interesting was “Portal” in which a portal was created where all the shapes were going in the same direction but the glitch was that there was a little section in the corner that the squares faced the other direction.
    I found it interesting because it’s not something that catches your eye right away but then once you see it , it sticks out and that’s all you notice.
    I connected it to the extent where in many of our lives, we follow other people, the majority, and the norms of what SHOULD be done. Although, the little square going in the other direction represents someone actively choosing something that’s not necessarily the most common choice.

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    ndade

    April 24, 2017

    What can I say about Simitsakos’ work? That not only St john’s eyes are open but mines are a bit more too? That this her work is a masterpiece? Or, that in one painting is hidden one of the mysteries of life? Yes a bit of all that. The “Emancipation of John” attracted me at first sight. I liked how the painter presented the separation of the flesh and the spirit as freedom itself; how sometimes we think we understand religion but only from the angle that it is presented. I admired how she expressed that spirituality also goes beyond the perimeter of religious practices but more importantly how she depicts St. John. The painter breaks the traditional view of this man, and illustrated him with pronounced corporal volume.She calls this difference the “glitch” of her painting. However, I also interpreted it as the widening of a religious view and, in some ways, she encouraged me to widen mine too.

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    Abassi Negina

    April 27, 2017

    One of the art work that represents me and my thoughts the most is “Abusive culture” by Esther Calixte-Bea. The painting itself was so full of meaning. The black women as a symbol of all the abuse that has been (and still is) done on the black community throughout the world. The arm out of the frame that is reaching for help. The despair in her face. Every little detail of this painting makes it an work of art. However, although the painting is very well done and represents what the abusive culture in which we live in does, what really made me like this piece of work is the description. As a person who respect the idea of freedom and free speech so much, it frustrates me when our thoughts and voices are being shut down by the popular culture. From what I see, people are no longer informing and educating themselves and believe every single things the media says and if you do not conform just like them, then you are stupid, intolerant and much more. One part of the text that I really liked is ” We are no longer slaves, but we are still prevented from having new or different ideas and opinions”. I really hope that those who read this text understand the importance of being free to think.

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