Volume or Weight: University of Guelph MFA Exhibition

Gallerie Nicolas Robert

Design by Evgenia Mikhaylova

Volume or Weight / University of Guelph MFA Exhibition

July 6 – 22, 2023
Opening Reception: July 6, 6-8pm
Gallerie Nicolas Robert Toronto
133 Tecumseth St.

Galerie Nicolas Robert Toronto is pleased to present Volume or Weight, a group exhibition from the University of Guelph’s Master in Fine Art program. Linked by physical proximity and shared time, the works in this exhibition are the products of oblique collaborations; embedded are fingerprints of discussions, mutual feedback, shared materials, and advice passed around the studio. While this exhibition does not follow a single thematic thread, there is significant overlap in this collection of work. Some pieces investigate the poetics of materiality and consequences of organizational systems, others contend with resource extraction and deep time. Still, others address diaristic practices, literature, and the embodiment of mark making. We invite you to explore how lines of connection appear among the various methods, materials, and dimensions of these works and diverse practices.

Volume or Weight presents works by Megan Arnold, Simone Blain, Catherine Chan, Julien Fisher, Samuelle Grande, Danan Lake, Sophia Laprès, Evgenia Mikhaylova, Paul Nadeau, Chelsea Ryan, Anna Seminoff, and Thomas Weir.

Gallerie Nicolas Robert Toronto
The gallery presents a selection of emerging and established Canadian contemporary artists working in painting, photography, drawing, installation, video, sound installation, and sculpture. Oriented around the concept of process and formal aesthetic purity, the gallery contributes to the dissemination and promotion of contemporary artistic creation by offering a program of individual and collective exhibitions rigorous and innovative.

University of Guelph, School of Fine Art and Music
The University of Guelph resides on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize this gathering place where we work and learn is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Our acknowledgement of the land is our declaration of our collective responsibility to this place and its peoples’ histories, rights, and presence. Our school supports and adds our collective voice to the “CALLS TO ACTION” from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee on Indian Residential School to never forget, to hold governments and colonial forces to account, to seek redress and healing for injustice.

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