University of Regina Master of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibitions

September 29 to December 9, 2012
A partnership between the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina.

Image: Trevor Grant, Untitled, video stills (detail)

Troy Coulterman: Everyday Anomalies

September 29 – October 14, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Everyday Anomalies is the thesis exhibition by Troy Coulterman, an artist from Arnprior, Ontario currently studying in the MFA program at the University of Regina. Troy has been the recipient for several awards and grants from such organizations as the Ontario Arts Council and the Sculptors Society of Canada. Troy’s influences are primarily pop culture and television and how they affect our lives. His work starts from our confusing daily happenings during which neural wires occasionally get crossed or misfired.

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Jorge Sandoval: PEEPHOLE

October 27 – November 12, 2012

PEEPHOLE explores the interaction between the spectator, video art installation and the space of the gallery. The audience will become an interactive artifact within the performance, perceiving themselves as part of the space and sensing the synchronicity of the body with the space and the performance. Larger-than-life images and video installation charged with sexual tension will rhetorically break the boundaries that the spectators might experience when activating their own subjectivity, desires and cultural backgrounds.

 

Please Note: This exhibition contains graphic sexual content and may not be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

Trevor Grant: Come And See. And I Saw.

November 24 – December 9, 2012

Come And See. And I Saw imagines the internal chaos when spiritual faith collides with altered states of consciousness. A boy experiences joy/terror, life/death through the seduction of the angel figure.  Rather than an angel bastardized on the altar of pop culture and New Age spiritualities, this angel manifests inside deeply embedded rituals at the crossroad of the sacred and the profane. The exhibition is a hybrid of video art installation, experimental documentary and theatre.