Courtyard, FOFA Gallery
Concordia University’s Sir George William Campus is acknowledging the annual ceremonial events of Remembrance Day on November 11th. The FOFA Gallery is hosting a banner on its exterior wall in the courtyard on Ste-Catherine Street. Works of art long have been central to commemorating major world events as well as allowing respite and a site for contemplation. Artists in the Masters of Fine Arts program were invited to submit works that address the function of memory, invite retrospection, and investigate the role of memorial.
The selected 2014 Concordia Remembers banner is an image by Sara A.Tremblay titled VINDEN (wind). The image is the documentation of an installation that the artist created during a residency on the Island of Gotland in Sweden. Inspired by the wind, she placed several dozen blank sheets of paper on the outer wall of her residence. The papers fluttered and moved with the breeze coming from the Baltic Sea. This captured moment reveals a calm memory. The white pages compiled into a grid formation become monumental flags for the imagination.
The Concordia Remembers initiative also wishes to acknowledge the shortlisted artists whose images also resonated fervently with the theme. The FOFA Online Gallery is hosting the images of Geneviève Moisan and David Butler.
VINDEN by Sara A.Tremblay will be on view in the courtyard until February 23rd 2015 to coincide with her exhibition titled 88 days in Själsö to be held in the FOFA Gallery’s main space opening January 12th 2015.
Main Gallery, Saint-Catherine Street Vitrine, Black Box, York Corridor Vitrines
October 27 – December 5, 2014
Vernissage October 30, 2014 5pm-7pm
Finissage and catalogue launch December 5, 2014 5pm-7pm
For nearly three decades, the annual undergraduate exhibition has presented works by undergraduate students in the faculty of fine arts at Concordia University. This year, the FOFA Gallery welcomes sixteen artists from a range of practices and distinct conceptual frameworks.
This dynamic exhibition flows through ideas around materiality, artifice, symbolism, portraiture, place and cultural identity. There is homage to artists past and reflections on current trends in mainstream society.
Several artists invited musicians and dancers to participate in the production of their works, proving that cross-disciplinary practice continues to be an engaging approach within the creative process.
From traditional oil paint on canvas to multimedia installations, the works reveal the breadth of talent found within the faculty of fine arts.
The Combine exhibition brings together students from the studio arts, art history and design programs with dedicated guidance from professors in each of these departments.