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Opening of “Human Nature,” our summer blockbuster

Monday, 27 April 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Please join us from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm for a reception celebrating the opening of our summer exhibition, Human Nature, featuring guest speakers Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President, Carleton University, and Heather Moore, Producer and Executive Director, Ontario Scene. The curator, Corinna Ghaznavi, and many of the artists in the exhibition will be present at the opening, including Mary Anne Barkhouse, Martin Golland, Kelly Jazvac, Gareth Lichty, Gavin Lynch, David Ruben Piqtoukun, and Ivan Jurakic and Tor Lukasik-Foss of TH&B. A special set by DJ Memetic based on his new 2xLP album RIDEAU2RICHMOND will also be presented.
Artists featured: Mary Anne Barkhouse (Minden), Panya Clark Espinal (Toronto), John Dickson (Toronto), Soheila Esfahani (Waterloo), FASTWÜRMS (Creemore), Martin Golland (Ottawa), Sherri Hay (Toronto), Kelly Jazvac (London), Gareth Lichty (Kitchener),  Gavin Lynch (Ottawa), Lisa Myers (Port Severn), David Ruben Piqtoukun (Sutton West), Su Rynard (Toronto), TH&B (Hamilton)
Human Nature is presented in collaboration with the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 4:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the new visitor parking in the P18 parkade. 

“Human Nature” artist walk-through

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Join an informal walk-through of Human Nature with curator Corinna Ghaznavi and participating artists Gareth Lichty, Kelly Jazvac, and TH&B.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 6:30 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the new visitor parking in the P18 parkade. 

Corinna Ghaznavi is an independent curator and freelance writer. Since 1997 she has curated exhibitions across Canada and in the Netherlands. Her writing has been published in Canadian and European art magazines as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues.  Ghaznavi has been the Artistic Director of the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film since 2012.
Gareth Lichty is a visual artist working with large scale sculptural environments. He studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto and Sculpture at Leeds University in England. He has exhibited internationally and nationally with exhibitions in Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Lichty has been a Director and the Chair of Programming for CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) since 2005.
Kelly Jazvac works primarily in installation, sculpture and collage. Her abstract works explore possible connections between material quality, surface, consumerism, and desire. She received her BA from the University of Guelph in 2003 and her MFA from the University of Victoria in 2006. She has exhibited extensively in Canada, in shows including: STICKY at YYZ in Toronto and Dream Home, at Plug-In ICA, in Winnipeg, MB.
TH&B is the creative partnership of Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic and Tor Lukasik-Foss. Resuscitating the moniker of the defunct railway that once serviced the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo rail corridor from 1895-1987, the team develops projects that are responsive to site, context and history. Collaborating on all aspects of authorship and production TH&B examines the intersection of rural, urban and industrial environments.

Ontario Scene gallery crawl

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Our summer blockbuster, Human Nature, will be part of the gallery crawl organized for the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene on Sunday, 3 May, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Board the NAC’s Gallery Crawl bus to visit as many galleries participating in Ontario Scene as you can! Start at the NAC or at any participating gallery.

At CUAG, you can meet Human Nature artists Martin Golland, Gavin Lynch and Sherri Hay, who will be in the gallery to share insights into their works and artistic processes.

For more information visit the Ontario Scene website:

Presented in collaboration with the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene.

Good Afternoon performance art event

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Looking for an unusual and Good Afternoon? Welcome to CARLETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY’s performance art event, featuring a compelling roster of multidisciplinary performance artists from Ontario.
From 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm food for thought will be provided by the gastronomically inclined Lisa Myers (Port Severn), who blends her experience as an Anishinaabe artist, musician, and chef. Myers will set up camp between the River Building and the Rideau River on Carleton University campus. Drop in to her site-specific installation, called Shore Lunch, to share a snack of wild rice and to acknowledge how particular places can provide diverse kinds of sustenance.
At 2:00 pm your Good Afternoon continues in the Architecture Building, with performances by Christof Migone, MORTIFIED, Bridget Moser, and Adam Saikaley.
First up is the captivating Bridget Moser (Toronto). She delivers singular performances suspended between prop comedy, performance art, existential anxiety, and intuitive dance. Digging deep into the funny, Moser skews everyday objects to create new systems of logic.
Then, Adam Saikaley (Ottawa) will meddle with a no-input mixer and a speaker cone to create a textural, pulsating sound that is consistently moving. A musician, pianist, composer, and DJ, Saikaley’s music is not classical, jazz, or electronic, but something of all three.
Next up are Camilla Singh and Jenn Goodwin, visual artist and choreographer respectively. Together they are MORTIFIED (Toronto). Adopting the format of a band to encompass a range of activities, they create a sonic experience through movement and mayhem. Their performance will result in a “concert” that explores aggression and enthusiasm, kindness and rage, and pride and regret – through tap dancing, cheerleading, and drumming.
Finally, the always provocative Christof Migone (Toronto) will delve into the space between language and voice to focus on the sounds hidden in minutiae. His current research includes microphone hitting, book flipping, phone licking, and silence listening.