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November 8–December 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday November 8, 5–8 pm
+ MFA Open Studio: Thursday November 8, 4–7 pm
Artist’s Talk / Exhibition Tour: Thursday November 15, 7–9 pm

GALLERY ONE
Katie Bethune-Leamen
Orchid mantis. Tom Selleck.
Hats. (Gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover.)
Also hats.

Katie Bethune-Leamen’s new work continues her preoccupation with the presence and resonance of objects. Combining amorphous, blobbily glazed porcelain forms with gaunt, steel supports, and a maelstrom of orbiting imagery and elements—high-crowned hats, irregular neon light lines, digitally printed silk yardage, vintage movie posters, found objects, hairclips, dangling lumpen pearls, pretty insects, gaudy framing devices, sheets of coloured latex­­­—Bethune-Leamen’s installations form conversations between ambiguous objects that elide language yet remain firmly grounded in the material world. Paralleling the evocative title—Orchid mantis. Tom Selleck. Hats. (Gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover.) Also hats.—the artist pieces together and organizes seemingly irreconcilable elements in a choreography of objects that intersect and merge on intuitive, metaphorical, and expressive levels.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

GALLERY TWO
Catherine Telford-Keogh
Dental Dam

Catherine Telford-Keogh combines domestic, industrial, and edible materials in unfamiliar ways to highlight inherent connections between human and non-human matter. Adopting the forms of tables, trays, containers, and other familiar functional objects, her sculptures act as flatbed terrains for the accumulation of aqueous and encrusted materials mixed beyond easy recognition. Dental Dam presents an installation of new objects configured to consider the excess and blockage of the mouth; a porous site of communication, sexuality, and ingestion. The artist overlays, coats, and embeds a gamut of objects and liquids that shift and chemically alter over time to simulate aspects of digestion. Her intense layering of elements­ combine to form chains of superimposed ingredients—including brand names such as Yankee Candle® Fragrance Spheres™, Froot Loops®, and Purina® Dog Chow®. Telford-Keogh’s work suggests a discomfiting intimacy between bodies and things consumed, evoking underlying links between ecology, consumption, and bodily function.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

+ MFA OPEN STUDIO

The Department of Fine Arts is hosting MFA Open Studio from 4-7pm in East Campus Hall 1205 to coincide with the opening reception at UWAG. Featuring works by Patrick Allaby, Zahra Baseri, Brubey Hu, Tyler Matheson, Paula McLean, Kayla Polan, Lauren Prousky, Jordyn Stewart, and Becca Wijshijer.

Please join us for these thought-provoking exhibitions
Exhibitions are free and open to the public


ADMIT EVERYONE
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
East Campus Hall 1239
519.888.4567 ext. 33575
uwag.uwaterloo.ca
facebook.com/uwag.waterloo

CONTACT
Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator
519.888.4567 ext. 36741
ijurakic@uwaterloo.ca

HOURS
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm or by appointment

DRIVING
263 Phillip Street, Waterloo
East Campus Hall (ECH) is located north of University Avenue West across from Engineering 6

PARKING
Visitor Parking is available in Lot B across from Engineering 6 or Lot Q for a flat rate of $5
uwaterloo.ca/map/

MAILING
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1


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Image credits: Katie Bethune-Leamen, A composition for Ilulissat, Greenland (that they didn’t ask for), with PYHIAHP (a rainbow I can stick my head in), 2017, neon, Plexiglas, glazed and lustred porcelain, custom spun bondage rope, cast aluminum, refractive car paint, interference acrylic paint. Image courtesy of the artist. Catherine Telford-Keogh, Marlowe opened her eyes and swallowed Zane’s deep body smell, 2018, Plexiglas, Gain® Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, Inkjet Print on Paper, Steel. Image courtesy of the artist.

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