Two Intriguing Arts Events Kick Off the Fall Season At Sheridan
Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design presents two unique art events this month at the Oakville campus:
The Museum of Broken Watches
“The Museum of Broken Watches” is the fourth installment in the Temporary Contemporary initiative, which showcases the talents of high-profile practitioners in the external artistic community who animate spaces on campus with engaging and creative work. This year’s installation, “The Museum of Broken Watches”, will be a deconstructed public clock in the form of a glass-fronted case holding 720 analog wristwatches, each stopped at a different time: all possible hour and minute combinations will be displayed.
The media and members of the public are invited to attend a talk featuring the installation’s artists, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, on Tuesday, September 15 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Macdonald-Heaslip Hall at the Trafalgar Road Campus. Donations of broken or unwanted analog watches will be gratefully received for use in the final installation.
About the artists:
Rhonda Weppler (born in Winnipeg) and Trevor Mahovsky (born in Calgary) have worked collaboratively since 2004. Both artists have MFA degrees from the University of British Columbia, where they met in 1996. Rhonda graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan joint art and art history program in 1996. Exhibitions include the National Gallery of Canada, Flux Night (Atlanta), Alter Space (San Francisco), Vancouver Art Gallery, Dlectricity (Detroit), LABoral (Gijon), Dos de Mayo (Madrid), Power Plant (Toronto), Tokyo Wonder Site, and loop-raum (Berlin). They recently completed a permanent commission for the Main Street Skytrain station, Vancouver. Recipients of the 2014 Glenfiddich Prize, their work is represented in public collections including the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montreal and the National Gallery of Canada.
This ceramics exhibition was co-curated by Linda Sormin, Head of Sheridan’s Ceramics Studio, and Drew Ippoliti, an American ceramic artist and educator with connections to Temple University: Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. The show features work by students from both institutions, and is on display in The Gallery at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road Campus until Friday, September 18. Among the artists featured is Joon Hee Kim, a 2 015 graduate of the program, who is starting her MA in Fine Art at the UAL-Chelsea College of Art in London, England, supported by a $20,000 scholarship awarded to a single international student.
(The artwork pictured above right is "Lure", by Joon Hee Kim)
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