EVENT: Through a Window: Visual Art and SFU 1965-2015

july 7, 2015

Through A Window: Visual Art and SFU 1965-2015 opened on Wednesday June third with opening remarks by curator’s Melanie O’Brian and Amy Kazymerchyk in the World Art Centre. A listening-lecture by writer Jeff Derksen, who is also English Professor at SFU, approached the exhibition’s theme of Henri Lefebvre’s ‘Rhythmanalysis’ by mapping the city through love, militancy, criticism, and resistance in urban music. 

The second music-based address of the evening was provided by the band The Stick, a collaboration between SFU alumni and artists Julian Hou and Mike Loncaric who played their set once the evening reception was well underway.

The opening reception at the Audain Gallery was attended by many of the exhibition artists as well as other past and present SFU affiliates who enjoyed the chance to catch up with each other’s lives and work.

The following Saturday, June 6th, exhibiting artists joined the curators for a tour of all three SFU Galleries. The background and insight provided by artists Allyson Clay, Reece Terris, Lorna Brown, Vishal Jugdeo and Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber initiated ongoing conversation about architecture, educational structures, freedom, and sociality that animated the bus riding and walking between each gallery.

At SFU Burnaby we also toured the re-installation of memorable student campus projects. The public, site-specific campus projects are an ongoing first-year exercise in SFU’s SCA visual art program in which students have to respond conceptually and formally to the environment. This one by Vikram Uchida-Khanna hangs just outside SFU Gallery in the hallway of the Academic Quadrangle.

For more information on Through a Window: Visual Art and SFU 1965–2015 click here.