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. The theme for the 2014-2015 academic year is TRANS—. Those who wish to express themselves in an exhibition context and in relation to this theme submitted work for consideration. Items that have been accepted for exhibition have been published in an exhibition catalogue (to view, click on the "VIEW CATALOGUE" button to the left).
The TRANS— exhibition features writing, notes, speculations, diagrams, artifacts, electronics, artworks, sculptures, videos, and photos. Opening night is Thursday March 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, and the show will run from March 27, 2015 to April 16, 2015 (9:00 am to 9:00 pm, closed on the weekends).
The exhibition has a virtual presence here and also extends to other links soon to be provided below. The purpose of this exhibition is to challenge, enlighten, inspire and engage participants and viewers alike from a range of disciplines.
For examples from the three previous years, check out The Human Body Exhibition catalogue by clicking here, the Transforming Futures Exhibition catalogue by clicking here or the Collisions Exhibition catalogue by clicking here.
Grand Opening photos from March 26, 2015 by Antonio Perez, photography student at Dawson College
Grand Opening photos from March 26, 2015 by Kayla Incollingo, photography student at Dawson College
It always surprises me how big a space like the Warren G. Flowers gallery can seem when an exhibition occupies it. The Trans exhibition brought together a bunch of wonderful artists that demonstrated their ability to create a piece under a common theme. Trans seemed like a very appropriate theme for the SPACE collective, as they both deal with the intersectionality of many topics. Both in the way the space was organized and laid out, and in the variety of pieces ranging from sculpture to silk dresses, it was a very thought-provoking and intriguing exhibition.
I love the variety of art seen in the trans exhibition. One that stood out to me the most was the “Aqua” piece. Such beautiful subtle variations of the colour blue that really capture the essence of the water. It’s simple but if you look closely there are so many different blues and whites in one spot. I have a soft spot for the ocean, I found this acrylic painting super captivating!
In my personal opinion, it is always a pleasure to see other people’s art works. It is enjoyable and inspirational to see different types of styles, techniques, skills, creativity, etc…
And these quallities are definitely shown in the Trans exhibition. There are without a doubt talented and exceptional people in this exhibition. Bravo! to all who participated.
At first I didn’t know what this exposition was about but I was curious. The only thing is that the day i went to go visit the exposition it was closed and I had missed it by a day. I enjoy going to art expos since you get to see new ideas that people bring to the canvas. Just as what I saw in the online expo. There was a great amount of variety in art, but it all had to do with a transformation which I thought was pretty cool. One piece that I liked was Scott Millar’s piece with the electrical lines. Its cool that he took the time to start from the beginning where electricity goes all the way until it reaches his house. But the part I like the most is the scenery that is shown with the beautiful sunset colours. Nature is one of my favourite things to look at especially when you get those cool moments like he captured with the purple in the sky. The second piece that I liked was Alexi Dagher’s art which was a picture of a vast mountain landscape. He said that it shows the transformation this area made natural which was beautiful but then the man made transformations which ruined the area which I find he is right. Nowadays we are ruining the beautiful nature grounds which are becoming more scarce then ever.
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declan mcCoolApril 15, 2015
I originally only went to look at this exhibit for a bonus mark in a class but once inside I found myself truly interested by what was being presented. Having participated in the transluminal exhibit earlier this semester I was exceptionally impressed by how many people from different educational backgrounds participated in it and the end result of the piece itself. In all honesty I only participated in that piece for a bonus mark as well but seeing the end result of it, I’m truly glad I was able to contribute something to it. If ever another exhibit happens, I would love to try and contribute something to it.
Another piece that struck me was the Eul Hee Park sculpture. I already knew the story about the comfort women in Korea during the Second World War but to see someone express through a sculpture so clearly explain to meaning behind it really touched me. It was extremely thought provoking.