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101 University Avenue, 1st Floor, Stauffer Library, Queen's University, Kingston ON K7L 2N9
Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-4:30pm, Wed 11am-8pm. (Gallery closed Aug 13-Sep 4).
T: 613 533 3171
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Union Gallery
MAIN SPACE ... more
MAIN SPACE –
Jun 3-Aug 12, 2017 | artist talk & reception Sat 3 Jun, 1-3pm:
Contraint à courir après des ombres plus séduisantes que la réalité; Essays on shadows. Artist Amélie Brisson-Darveau uses strategies of deconstruction and reconstruction to explore the relation between the body, fabric and architecture. Her exhibition Contraint à courir après des ombres plus séduisantes que la réalité; Essays on shadows is an immersive sculpture-based installation exploring the depersonalization of the shadow within film noir as a means to explore the dimensions of space and time. Composed of twelve segments, or what Brisson-Darveau calls "essays", the exhibition takes several forms, from distorted costumes inspired by canonical film noir scenes, to experimental lighting and shadow play. Through the creation of different environments relating to architecture and shadow she creates an assemblage that explores the filmic space and the real space ... more
Contraint à courir après des ombres plus séduisantes que la réalité; Essays on shadows. Artist Amélie Brisson-Darveau uses strategies of deconstruction and reconstruction to explore the relation between the body, fabric and architecture. Her exhibition Contraint à courir après des ombres plus séduisantes que la réalité; Essays on shadows is an immersive sculpture-based installation exploring the depersonalization of the shadow within film noir as a means to explore the dimensions of space and time. Composed of twelve segments, or what Brisson-Darveau calls "essays", the exhibition takes several forms, from distorted costumes inspired by canonical film noir scenes, to experimental lighting and shadow play. Through the creation of different environments relating to architecture and shadow she creates an assemblage that explores the filmic space and the real space.
Amélie Brisson-Darveau is an interdisciplinary installation artist who divides her time between Montréal, Canada and Hamburg, Germany. She received her MFA from Concordia University and has taught fine arts and art theory at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally including recent exhibitions at Access Art Gallery (Vancouver, CA), Corner College (Zürich, CH), Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD (Providence, US), Forest City Gallery (London, CA), Mom Art Space (Hamburg, DE) and Connexion Gallery (Fredericton, CA).
Sep 9-Nov 10, 2017 | closing reception Fri 10 Nov, 5-7pm:
Espace plausible ; Plausible SpaceMathieu Léger. Artist Mathieu Léger engages with the visual conventions of land surveillance and cartography as a means to examine geography, boundary, identity, and isolation and belonging. Espace plausible ; Plausible Space features a series of photographs documenting wry and absurdist performances by Léger, where for instance, the artist is seen attempting to move boulders using his own body as leverage. The futility of Léger's labour injects these images with humour, which are accompanied by the more overtly serious wall installation created with maps. Purchased by the artist from a private collection while in residence in Geneva, Switzerland, the maps are pinned to a gallery wall to create peaks and valleys, remarking on the representation of space (cartography) and the space of representation (the gallery) ... more
Espace plausible ; Plausible SpaceMathieu Léger.
Artist Mathieu Léger engages with the visual conventions of land surveillance and cartography as a means to examine geography, boundary, identity, and isolation and belonging. Espace plausible ; Plausible Space features a series of photographs documenting wry and absurdist performances by Léger, where for instance, the artist is seen attempting to move boulders using his own body as leverage. The futility of Léger's labour injects these images with humour, which are accompanied by the more overtly serious wall installation created with maps. Purchased by the artist from a private collection while in residence in Geneva, Switzerland, the maps are pinned to a gallery wall to create peaks and valleys, remarking on the representation of space (cartography) and the space of representation (the gallery).
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PROJECT ROOM –
Jun 3-Aug 12, 2017 | artist talk & reception Sat 3 Jun, 1-3pm:
Its Mouth Only Grows. Artist Miles Rufeld's video installation Its Mouth Only Grows critically explores the storyteller's role as both enchanter and manipulator. Composed of a central narrative presented across three acts, Rufeld's four-channel video depicts an epic portrayal of vegetables sacrificed for industrial development, simultaneously evoking the creation myth and apocalyptic prophecy. Both humorous and tragic, Its Mouth Only Grows draws viewers into the dramatically unfolding fate of the produce, and creates a dialogue between stories of ancient myth and hyper-capitalist cinematic fiction, where storytelling participates in the formation of essentialist ideals, practices, structures and behaviour ... more
Its Mouth Only Grows. Artist Miles Rufeld's video installation Its Mouth Only Grows critically explores the storyteller's role as both enchanter and manipulator. Composed of a central narrative presented across three acts, Rufeld's four-channel video depicts an epic portrayal of vegetables sacrificed for industrial development, simultaneously evoking the creation myth and apocalyptic prophecy. Both humorous and tragic, Its Mouth Only Grows draws viewers into the dramatically unfolding fate of the produce, and creates a dialogue between stories of ancient myth and hyper-capitalist cinematic fiction, where storytelling participates in the formation of essentialist ideals, practices, structures and behaviour.
Miles Rufelds is a Montréal-based multi-disciplinary artist who holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa. Miles' practice maintains a formal and conceptual emphasis on video, but branches as well into photography, sculpture, media, and audio. Rufeld's work explores the deeply complex relationships that exist between human beings and the things that they consider fictional or unreal, such as cinema and advertising. His work has recently been exhibited at Idea Exchange (Cambridge, Ontario), Gallery 1313 (Toronto, Ontario), and the White House Studio (Toronto, Ontario).
Sep 9-Nov 10, 2017 | reception Fri 10 Nov, 5-7pm:
The Impossible Blue Rose – Lisa Lipton. Artist Lisa Lipton's film project The Impossible Blue Rose was created during a research journey across North America in 2012 and is informed by the interviews and stories collected throughout the artist's travels. Devoted to site-specificity and localizing collaboration, the film features people and communities encountered during this tour, as the unconventional narrative is told through the eyes of nine intriguing characters living and working in nine separate locations. Using sculptural installations, costumes, paintings, musical compositions, choreography and performances that reflect living within a particular time, place, and community, Lipton's The Impossible Blue Rose is a cinematic experience reflecting on artistic creation through fearless exploration ... more
The Impossible Blue Rose – Lisa Lipton.
Artist Lisa Lipton's film project The Impossible Blue Rose was created during a research journey across North America in 2012 and is informed by the interviews and stories collected throughout the artist's travels. Devoted to site-specificity and localizing collaboration, the film features people and communities encountered during this tour, as the unconventional narrative is told through the eyes of nine intriguing characters living and working in nine separate locations. Using sculptural installations, costumes, paintings, musical compositions, choreography and performances that reflect living within a particular time, place, and community, Lipton's The Impossible Blue Rose is a cinematic experience reflecting on artistic creation through fearless exploration.
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EVENTS –
Oct 14-Nov 17, 2017:
Annual silent auction | Place & Identity. The Union Gallery silent auction features small artworks in a range of media that explore the relationship between the places we inhabit and the identities we construct. Works will be available for bidding just outside the Gallery in Sttauffer Library ... more
Annual silent auction | Place & Identity. The Union Gallery silent auction features small artworks in a range of media that explore the relationship between the places we inhabit and the identities we construct. Works will be available for bidding just outside the Gallery in Sttauffer Library.
Sat 30 Sep 2017:
Passport Poetry: A Union Gallery Poetry Reading Event. The Gallery hosts a poetry reading as part of Culture Days and in celebration of the Kingston WritersFest. Poets will reflect on a significant moments in their lives: lessons learned, a memory, or a physical object / souvenir. Please Join us ... more
Passport Poetry: A Union Gallery Poetry Reading Event. The Gallery hosts a poetry reading as part of Culture Days and in celebration of the Kingston WritersFest. Poets will reflect on a significant moments in their lives: lessons learned, a memory, or a physical object / souvenir. Please Join us!