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Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University


Barbara Klunder & Liss Platt

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7 - 9 pm

Artist Talk with Barbara Klunder: Thursday, May 24, 7 pm

Artist Talk with Liss Platt: Friday, September 7, 4 pm

Barbara Klunder | The Laura Secord Papercuts

Curated by Stuart Reid

May 5 - September 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 7 - 9 pm

Canadian artist and illustrator Barbara Klunder is well known internationally for her bold graphic style, political messages and provocative imagery. In this exhibition called The Laura Secord Papercuts, Klunder turns her talents and deft hand at papercutting, to the task of illustrating the inspiring story of Canadian heroine Laura Secord, one of her familial ancestors. This summer, as the Niagara region commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Klunder's exhibition prompts a fresh telling of this fascinating woman's place in Canada's history.

For over 35 years, Barbara Klunder has been an influential artist, graphic designer and illustrator that has made substantial contributions to visual culture in Canada. Born in Toronto in 1948, she went on to study at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She began her career as an illustrator and continued as a freelance illustrator/designer winning many awards over the years and designing two fonts.

Image: Barbara Klunder, War of 1812, 2011 papercut.


Liss Platt | You Can't Get There From Here


Curated by Marcie Bronson

May 12 - September 16, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 7 - 9 pm

Liss Platt's work engages with experimental approaches to personal narrative, particularly as informed by growing up in the 1970s. Subverting nostalgic recollections of the era in video and photo-based works that take up the subjects of teenage experience, candies and Betty Crocker recipes, the exhibition ruminates on the often futile search for comfort in the midst of crisis. Like the act of coping itself, the rigid structure and routine within each work negotiates the space between order and chaos, with excess and overload constantly threatening to upset the balance.

Based in Hamilton, Ontario, Liss Platt is an Associate Professor in the Multimedia program at McMaster University. She holds an MFA from the University of California and a BFA from the University of Connecticut. A member of the Shake-n-Make Collective, she also plays ice hockey. Platt is represented by MKG 127 in Toronto.

Image: Liss Platt, Still from You Can't Get There From Here, 2005, 8 minutes, Super-8 & 16mm on video.


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Rodman Hall Art Centre / Brock University

109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 1M3
TEL 905.684.2925
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www.brocku.ca/rodman-hall

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Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm

Closed Monday and statutory holidays.

Admission is free.

Contact: Danny Custodio, 905 688 5550 ext. 5802, dcustodio@brocku.ca

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