Ticket to Ride + Unlikely Stories
September 13-October 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16, 5-9 pm
Faculty of Arts 50th Open House: Friday, October 22, 2-4 pm
Ticket to Ride is the inaugural fall exhibition at UWAG. The exhibition explores the uneasy mix of wonder and disorientation experienced at carnivals, parades and midways. The thematic groupshow features a selection of recent works including photography by Dianne Bos, paintings by Dan Kennedy, an installation by Niall Donaghy and an audio work by Anitra Hamilton.
Unlikely Stories is a survey of recent work by Art Green, a Professor Emeritus who taught in the Fine Arts department at the University of Waterloo from 1977-2006. Spanning a 40-year period, Green’s practice has its roots in Chicago, Illinois and his formative affiliation with the iconoclastic 1960s art group The Hairy Who. Alongside his work as an instructor, his paintings have been widely exhibited and can be found in collections throughout North America and Europe.
Presented in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts 50th Anniversary, Unlikely Stories acknowledges Art Green’s contribution and influence to the cultural life of the campus and beyond.
Dianne Bos, Stampede Carousel, (Ride), Calgary, 2005, chromogenic print
Courtesy of the Artist and NewZones Gallery, Calgary
Dan Kennedy, The Voice Mansion (detail), 2006-2008, oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist and Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
Niall Donaghy, Labyrinth Coaster (detail), 2009, basswood, birch plywood, masonite
Photo by J.T. McVeigh
Art Green, Panic Stop, 2007, oil on canvas over fibreboard
Courtesy of the artist