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Documentation:

Soft Stimuli

Artists:

Erin Berry
Annik St-Arnaud
Jennifer Lee
Maggie McCutcheon
Marissa Sean Cruz
Carl Cardinal
Catherine Desroches
Manon Pierquet
Cristine Vista
JCD

VERNISSAGE: 6–8:30PM + *mini* gallery tour at 7! Thursday, December 6th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM –9PM, Monday–Friday December 3rd-21st, 2018

In our flesh and blood bodies we all eat, drink, sleep, laugh, cry, breathe… but we come to understand our bodies so differently, doing these simple actions in unique ways. Encountering another body may seem the most mundane, trivial experience ― happens all the time. Yet, to understand how another feels their body, how their body works, what it means to them, is an enriching exchange ― learning from one another’s daily lives. In Soft Stimuli, artists open this intimate space between beings.

“Let’s face it. We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something.” ― Judith Butler

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email vavgallery@concordia.ca to address any accessibility concerns.

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Documentation:

Hyper Real: Black History Exhibition and Event Series

Artists:

Dougy Hérard
Daniel Itiose
Karl Obakeng Ndebele
nafleri
Theran Sativa
Elizabeth Eugene
Louisane Fozin
Naïka Deluy-Garwood
David Durham

Individuality, commonality, the emotional, the bodily, masculinity, femininity, permanence, erasure, oppression, freedom, isolation, connection, labour, identity, fiction, history, non-conformity, vulnerability and subject/object positions.
In Hyper Real, nine contemporary Black artists take on this range of multifaceted themes. Each grounds their creative expression in a particular subject. Yet they bring varying and even contradictory approaches to these subjects. Analyzing. Remixing. Reframing. Erasing. Reclaiming. At once meditative and inventive.
In each work, by looking at the specific, truths of the human condition are revealed.
You can see clearly every pixel, pore, brush stroke and coffee stain.
What do you find in the reflection?
“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is ―it’s to imagine what is possible.”
― bell hooks

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday November 12th-30th, 2018

KICK-OFF PARTY 6-11PM Thursday, November 15th
TRIPLE FEATURE FILM SCREENING 6-8:30PM Thursday, November 22nd
SISTERS IN MOTION WORKSHOP 5:30-8:30PM Thursday, November 29th

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email vavgallery@concordia.ca to address any accessibility concerns.

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Documentation:

Corrupted Portal

Artists:

Juliana Delgado
Julie-Claude Vezeau-Croteau
Xan Shian
Gabriel Moreau
Petro Psillos
Laura Douglas
Jezabel Plamondon
Scarlet Fountain
Zacharie Potvin Williams
Jenna-Katheryn Heinemann

VERNISSAGE: 6–8:30PM + *mini* gallery tour at 7! Thursday, October 25th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM –9PM, Monday–Friday October 22nd-November 9th, 2018

“People think one-point and two-point perspective is how the world actually looks, but of course, it isn’t. It’s a convention.”
-Roy Lichtenstein

Though we exist here together
We find ourselves thinking of alternate realities
Big and small shifts to our state
Fantasizing about them
Fearing them
Curious or concerned
Through alternates we comment on the past, question the present and reshape the future
These artists have opened fragile gateways through their pieces
Looking for connection
The boundary between their imaginations and our world is strained
The usual is made strange
Welcome to Corrupted Portal
We hope that you have a wonderful trip

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email vavgallery@concordia.ca to address any accessibility concerns.