New 'Temporary Contemporary' Art Installation Unveiled at Sheridan
Initiative brings innovative, contemporary artwork to the Sheridan community
For Immediate Release: September 27, 2013
Sheridan College unveiled its latest “Temporary Contemporary” art installation at the Trafalgar Campus Learning Commons on September 26. The selected piece is Doppelkopf 2013, by Roula Partheniou.
Roula graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, where she specialized in sculpture. “For Temporary Contemporary I created a new installation specifically for Sheridan,” she says. “It transforms a pair of vitrines into reduced and distorted mirror images of each other. A group of objects are arranged, copied, reversed, and reflected in corresponding shades of gray. The work becomes an exercise in looking, seeing and perception. An experiment with the edge between representation and abstraction and the tension between the actual and the copy, the installation is meant to playfully engage the passerby while rewarding closer scrutiny.”
The Temporary Contemporary initiative was introduced by the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design to bring innovative and original artwork by high profile artists into the Sheridan community and link Sheridan to the broader cultural and artistic milieu. Temporary Contemporary is meant to enrich the experience of students, faculty and staff with stimulating and challenging artwork. In addition, the objective is to integrate this artwork into curriculum through an artist’s talk, workshops and projects related to the installed artwork. Roula will be presenting an artist’s talk in October.
About SheridanSheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is the largest arts school in Canada. The wide range of programming – from animation to gaming, illustration to music theatre, and photography to crafts and design – results in a dynamic and stimulating learning environment. Sheridan is also vested in making creativity a tangible and defining notion of the College. The aim is to build a new kind of postsecondary institution in Ontario – one that remains focused on undergraduate, applied learning that is strongly connected to fields of practice, but that also meets university accreditation requirements so that graduates have more pathways to continued learning – today’s pre-requisite for personal, career, and industry success.
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