40th Anniversary

Gallery 1C03 Presents

Show + Tell:
Notions of Home and Place by Alumni


Show + Tell: Notions of Home and Place by Alumni is a group exhibition featuring contemporary art in various media by 13 graduates of The University of Winnipeg. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with The University of Winnipeg's 40th Anniversary and Homecoming celebrations and introduces the University community - past and present - as well as the general public to work by professional artists who are UWinnipeg alumni.

Considering the timing and context of the exhibition, curator Jennifer Gibson initiated a thematic submission call for art that responds to ideas of home and place. She selected 13 artists from among a large pool of proposals. The result is a diverse array of works that engage visual and aural senses.

Because The University of Winnipeg does not have a formal visual arts program, Show + Tell is a unique event for Gallery 1C03. Most of the participating artists pursued additional degrees in fine arts at other universities subsequent to their education at this campus. Ten of the artists presently live in Winnipeg, but Steve Bates maintains a practise in Montréal, Sol Nagler is based in Halifax and Donna Szoke works out of Vancouver. Collectively, the artists' return to The University of Winnipeg offers them an opportunity to participate in a sort of "show and tell" of their artistic progress to date.

Matching the diverse geographic locales of participants are the wide range of media presented and the varied perspectives around home and place - from conceptual to cultural to personal to political - offered in Show + Tell. Some pieces relate directly to the University's 40th anniversary, while others do not.

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