In Conversation: Amanda Rhodenizer with Emma McKay

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
ONLINE EVENT: Register via Eventbrite


The University of Waterloo Art Gallery and the Department of Fine Arts are pleased to present MFA alumni Amanda Rhodenizer in conversation with Emma McKay discussing the artist’s series of paintings O’er the Western Hills.

O’er the Western Hills was conceived by the artist in collaboration with her subjects, including students, temp workers, teachers and retirees, who are actively engaged in work from a range of specialized STEM fields including fire safety, water quality, wetland conservation, site remediation, regenerative permaculture, ethics and justice, accessibility and outreach, and astrophysics. Despite their many professional accomplishments, the lived experiences of these members of the science community remains largely dominated by masculinity, whiteness, hetero-cis-normativity, and other forms of privilege. Rather than acting as a recruitment for Women in STEM, the thirteen paintings in the exhibition are intended as a collection of portraits of female and non-binary workers sharing their experiences.

Please join us for an engaging conversation moderated by Ivan Jurakic.

O’er the Western Hills is on display until December 8. For more info or to book a viewing please visit our website.

Amanda Rhodenizer holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and Art Mûr. Recent projects include “The Larger Forgetting” a collaboration with poet Laurie D. Graham, and “Parallel Play” at ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal.

Emma McKay works with physicists to spread radical critiques of the way we do science now. They are focused on how modern science is connected to the military, extraction, and colonialism, and how educational community building around diversity can help. They are completing a PhD at McGill University. They tweet @electroweak.

Ivan Jurakic is Director/Curator of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery.

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Image credits: Amanda Rhodenizer, Nandita leading me to the river, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 76×92 cm, and Hannah at the burn house, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 76×92 cm. Photo: Scott Lee.