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Special Project Gallery of York University Presents:

Zahra Khan: POETICS OF MATERIALITY

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Image credit: Behzad Kambouzia

Opening Reception: April 10, 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 9-13, 11am to 5 pm or by appointments
Curator’s tour: April 11-12, 1-5 pm

Poetics of Materiality, is an MFA thesis exhibition investigating materiality in contemporary art. In this show, the study of matter is a leitmotif in an artwork that aims to visualize the interrelation between socio-political and cultural construct, potentiality, spanning the scientific and the cosmic, while drawing on sources as wide-ranging as New Materialism and Contemporary Physics. It is by negotiating the relationship between the artist, the material art, the spectator and the space and within a vocabulary of coexisting opposites — such as past/present, human/non-human, physical/non-physical, visible/non-visible, external/internal, male/female, and particular/universal — that Khan diminishes categorization, explore concepts of intra-activity and the force, affect, of the physical artwork. Khan’s objective is to ascertain the significance of materiality as an extension of ontology through the force of substance experience of a work of art.

The opening reception to the public will be at the Special Project Gallery, Main Lobby, Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, Tuesday, April 10.

Zahra Khan is a conceptual multidisciplinary artist and educator based in both Vancouver and Toronto. She holds an undergraduate degree in Art History and Fine Arts from the University of British Colombia, where she received intensive supervision of internationally acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist Dana Claxton, and multidisciplinary international artist Gu Xiong during her studies. She obtained her MFA degree in Visual Art and MBA Certificate in Business Management from York University.

Zahra Khan has received several recognitions and is highly praised by Canadian federal and provincial governmental politicians such as the former Mayor of West Vancouver Pamela Goldsmith, Mayor of Port Coquitlam Maxine Wilson, the Minister of Revenue Canada & Fisheries Herb Dhaliwal and BC Premier and Minister of Health Ujjal Dosanjh.


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Special Project Gallery of York University
Special Project Gallery, Main Lobby, Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, 4700 Keele street, North York, ON, M3J 1P3

Contact
Please contact info@zahrakhan.ca if you have questions or require accommodations regarding these items.

Email: info@zahrakhan.ca
Website: www.zahrakhan.ca
Facebook: zahrakhanart
Instagram: @zahra.h.khan


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Accessibility

The SPG Gallery is located on the ground level of Goldfarb Centre for Arts with no steps. Entrances to the building include wheelchair accessible doorways with push buttons. There is a gender neutral, wheelchair accessible washroom equipped with a changing table located on the ground level nearby the gallery. Unfortunately, this washroom does not have push button access. This exhibition features normal lighting conditions.

Getting Here

TTC: Ride LINE ONE to York University Station, get off the subway at the south exit (Accolade Buildings) and pass Accolade East off of the north side of the bus loop. Once you have entered the building, follow the root to the Central Building, Centre for Film & Theatre, entre the building on your left and the SPG gallery will be immediately on your left after the star bucks café.

Driving: Enter York University Keele Campus via The Pond Road. Park in the Student Services garage. The Goldfarb Building is right at the end of Fine Art road intersecting Atkinson Rd.

WheelTrans: the closest WheelTrans stop is VARI HALL.

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