Art and Art History 40th Anniversary Series of Alumni Talks
Andrew Wright, 1994 AAH Graduate
Thursday 29 September 2011
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Sheridan, Annie Smith Arts Centre Mezzanine
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Andrew Wright’s process-based photographic practice incorporates both traditional and digital techniques and plays with our notions of perception. He investigates the potential of camera-less photography in his large-scale series Coronae, in which the multi-stage process began by puncturing a hole through a 35mm film canister and exposing it to light. The final image contains both microscopic and macroscopic references, placing the viewer at the edge of a void that disrupts our ability to stabilize a figure/ground relationship.
Wight has exhibited across Canada and in the US, Germany, Spain and the UK, with recent solo exhibitions at Prefix Contemporary Institute, Toronto; the Art Gallery of Calgary; and Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver. Recently, his Coronae exhibition at Peak Gallery won the inaugural BMW prize for most outstanding exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Wright is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.
Image: Andrew Wright, Coronae 5 (2011), Digital C-Print mounted on Dibond, 60 x 60 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Peak Gallery, Toronto
Art and Art History 40th Anniversary Events
The Blackwood Gallery exhibition Viva Voce (14 September to 23 October 2011), curated by AAH alumna Shannon Anderson, includes the work of eleven AAH alumni: Dorian Fitzgerald, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Richie Mehta, Johnson Ngo, Denyse Thomasos, Carolyn Tripp, Jessica Vallentin, Rhonda Weppler/Trevor Mahovsky, Andrew Wright, and Robert Zingone.
AAH graduate Denyse Thomasos will create a painted installation Kingdom Come at Oakville Galleries’ Centennial Gallery (24 September to 13 November 2011) in an exhibition curated by Marnie Fleming.