XXV: POST-EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS | PART 2 The graduating class of the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program exhibited...
XXV: POST-EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS | PART 2
The graduating class of the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program exhibited their work in XXV. What a great opportunity to see the work of twenty-five emerging artists in Ottawa!
There were a few installations at the exhibition, including a deceptively abstract video and sculpture work by Miles Rufelds, which nonetheless had sociopolitical undertones. Miles’ videos of objects in human-made or natural environments seemed to inquire into the absurd place that inanimate things sometimes hold in our lives. With little context, and presented as protagonists of their own static scenes, these littering objects are separated from the functional and symbolic roles of consumer society. Miles also had set up a curious contraption that was intended to drill through a stalk of celery over a period of eight hours, the amount of time being equal to a standard shift of work in the schedule of most full-time employees in Canada.
This set also features two works by Anna J. Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe, who will be exhibiting between différance, and now with us next month. Anna and Nicolas have exhibited together at “Sanctum”, a curated multimedia exhibition by La Petite Mort for Nuit Blanche 2014. In their sculptural installations, the artists bring together their individual inquiries into experiences of the sacred, the use of technology to animate the inanimate, and the qualities of industrial materials such as concrete and plexiglass.
Once more congratulations to all of the graduates, and great work on the XXV exhibit!