Visual Arts: 2008 Honours Exhibit

Faculty of Humanities




Visual Arts: 2008 Honours Exhibit

Beds that Dream of Bodies:
Department of Visual Arts Honours Exhibition 

Rodman Hall Arts Centre
109 St. Paul Crescent
St. Catharines, ON L2S 1M3

April 4 – April 25, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk, Thursday, April 24, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

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Photos courtesy of Amanda Lawson

Beds that Dream of Bodies, the 2008 edition of the Brock University Visual Arts Honours Exhibition, features artworks by eight graduating honours students from the Department of Visual Arts: Brian Durocher, Gustavo Cerquera, Candace Couse, Zhengzheng Felix Ma, Sara Petranik, Will Postma and Alex Watts.

For the past eight months this group of students has been diligently working in the third floor studios of Rodman Hall with Merijean Morrissey and Duncan MacDonald. Their diverse artistic practices and interests - informed by theoretical groundings in contemporary and historical visual arts - range from neo-conceptual to painterly, design-based to absurdist, technocratic to abject and whimsical to the deeply personal.

The Department of Visual Arts, part of Brock University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts, has a long tradition of presenting the work of graduating students mentored in its Honours studio program. The Department’s partnership with Rodman Hall has made the Honours Studio an especially fruitful undertaking. Students accepted into this course, develop a cohesive body of work that that will support their entry into graduate school MFA programs and professional practice as artists. The exhibition at Rodman Hall is the capstone of their visual arts education at Brock and an opportunity to publicly present the results of their exploration and hard work.

Such exhibits from the Department of Visual Arts are a key part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts' mandate to connect the community with the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University.

Please join us at the opening reception for Beds that Dream of Bodies on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., at Rodman Hall Arts Centre, where the Dean of Humanities, Rosemary Hale, will give opening remarks. All are welcome.

Rodman Hall Arts Centre Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday & Sunday,12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and statutory holidays.

Sara Petranik

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