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Double Vernissage for Undone and Shaheer Zazai: Are We Even

October 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Friday 14 October @ 7:00 pm

Join the Owens Art Gallery for a vernissage to celebrate the exhibitions Undone and Shaheer Zazai: Are We Even

8 October to 11 December 2022
Curator: Emily Falvey

Group exhibition of Undone

Erika DeFreitas, Ursula Johnson, Adriana Kuiper + Ryan Suter, Andrea Mortson, Roula Partheniou, Tara K. Wells

This group exhibition features seven artists whose work both centres and expands our understanding of the handmade and its relevance to contemporary art. It is also a meditation on our shared and personal circumstances during a period of multiple crises, as well as our capacity to imagine a better future. Building on the various meanings of “undone,” the exhibition makes connections between artistic process, grief, impermanence, transition, undoing, not doing, and doing differently.

Shaheer Zazai: Are We Even
15 October to 11 December 2022
Curator: Emily Falvey

Afghan-Canadian artist Shaheer Zazai is known for incredible digital works that use thousands of individual, manual key strokes in Microsoft Word to mimic traditional Afghan carpet-making techniques. More recently, he has expanded his practice to include textiles, translating his digital works into jacquard weavings. The works in Are We Even continue his ongoing exploration of cultural identity in the context of diaspora and contemporary geopolitics, while also engaging with concepts of mirroring, transformation, splitting, and merging into new forms.

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