SPAO Open House featuring Narrative Fallacy

Friday November 25 | 5pm – 9pm
Remarks at 7pm, followed by a performance by Raphael Weinroth-Browne
SPAO Centre, 77 Pamilla Street, Ottawa
Free Admission | RSVP on Eventbrite

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SPAO Open House

Join us at the SPAO Centre for our annual Open House Party! Explore the SPAO Centre and celebrate the photographic arts community through an exhibition reception, live music, the launch of the SPAO Annual publication and a holiday sale featuring limited edition art prints, just in time for the gift-giving season. For more information, including access to our online Open House, please visit

Event photo from a previous Open House at the SPAO Centre

Narrative Fallacy

October 14 – December 11, 2022

Narrative Fallacy scatters unprompted memories and intense personal experiences amidst a shiftless, changing horizon. In this exhibition, Mario Cerroni, Victoria Laube, Leah Mowers, and Christopher Schmitt dissect the troubling notion of impermanence and present a chaotic collision of past, present and future. Between the loss of one artist’s faith, and another artist’s exploration of the necessity of death, lies the shaky uncertainty of the future. And yet, between one artist’s interventions on sensory memory, and one artist’s predictions of the future, lies the reminder that change can lead to becoming. This exhibition alludes to the expressive potential of having the rug pulled from your feet, and the wool from your eyes.

This exhibition is the culmination of a six-month artist residency at the SPAO Centre, where each artist worked on personal passion projects. The artists negotiated between the challenges of ongoing pandemic restrictions, and staying true to their artistic pursuits. The result is a timely and thoughtful experience that pursues authenticity despite external pressures. View Narrative Fallacy online by visiting

Event photo from a previous Open House at the SPAO Centre

About the SPAO Centre
The SPAO Centre is home to the Ottawa region’s only independent and critical gallery space dedicated to lens-based art. Gallery programming includes the exhibition of photographic and video art work by emerging and established artists, working locally, nationally and internationally.

SPAO houses the only two-year photographic arts college in Canada
We pride ourselves on offering students a one-of-a-kind college diploma program and an unparalleled opportunity to launch a career in the photographic arts. Your talent and vision will be cultivated through small classes, individualized hands-on learning, and access to rare photographic techniques and renowned experts.

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Don’t miss our Open House on the evening of Friday November 25 at the SPAO Centre! Admission is free for all attendees. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.