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VAV x CUCCR: Living Things

Artists:

Dexter Barker-Glenn
Xavier Beldor
Erin Berry
Caite Clark
Maya Jain
Maude Lauziere Dumas
Sadie Mallon
Armando Rivas

VERNISSAGE: 5-8pm Monday March 25th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9am-9pm, Monday-Friday, March 25-29, 2019

A new sense of care is given to the physical as Living Things reconsiders the relationship between the artist and their chosen materials. Living Things is the culmination of a three month long artist residency created in collaboration between the VAV Gallery and Concordia’s Center for Creative Reuse (CUCCR). Eight undergraduate Fine Arts students were selected to create works that consider life-after-art, giving old materials a new raison d’être, with objects primarily sourced from Concordia University’s waste-stream.

In celebration of the Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)’s second year of operation, CUCCR and the VAV Gallery will be hosting the vernissage on Monday March 25th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Email vavgallery@concordia.ca to address any accessibility concerns.
VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Find out more about the artists at:
http://www.cuccr.ca/blog/exhibitions/living-things-vav-cuccr-residency-2019/

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Misconstructed

Artists:

Guillaume Saur
Maggy Hamel-Metsos
Frédérique Thibault
Gabriel Moreau
Petra Höller
Sigrid Patterson
David Howlett
Myriam Dinardo
Summer Emerald
Negar Nakhai

VERNISSAGE: 6–8PM + *mini* gallery tour at 7! Thursday April 18th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday April 1st – 19th, 2019

Sometimes our city catches us, gleaming in its incongruous architecture and high reaching cranes. Yet it’s built on still painful foundation. The crane can symbolize the city’s constant momentum or its resistance to change. It’s broken systems construct us, but fail to reform to our needs. Misconstructed is a consideration of a place – the paths to and from it. The artists involved offer criticism, coping mechanism, blueprints, dreams and failures.

“To create, one must first question everything.”

-Eileen Gray

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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Elements in Permutation

Artists:

Emily Spooner
Samantha Leger
Ali Rodriguez
Manuel Poitras
Sasha Pozzolo
Melina Vera
Fanny-Jane
Frédéric Lamontagne

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

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday April 22nd – May 10th 2019

Elements in Permutation explores art as translation and transformation. Materials are re-contextualized. Objects and concepts are realized in counterintuitive materials. Many of the artists involved find language – visual or otherwise – to express what is of concern to them. Some, don’t seek such expression but turn their impulses directly into art. How do these translations, deviations from the known, affect us?

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”

-Rene Magritte

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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Entanglement

Artists:

Julia Woldmo
Eric Dong Ho You
Amélie Bélanger
Rachelle Alexandra Fleury
Naya Salamé
Teodora Stefan
Asmae
Charline Lemieux
Joffré Roy-Beauregard

VERNISSAGE: 6–8PM + *mini* gallery tour at 7! Thursday May 16th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday May 13th – 31st 2019

Entanglement explores our most basic bonds. Naturally occurring networks. Cycles and synapses. Currents and nuclei. Connections that give order to the chaos. The exhibiting artists enliven the senses, binding the delicate to the electrifying.

“Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.”

-Paul Cézanne

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