University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries
IN SESSION - ONE
January 17 to March 28, 2015
Curated by Mary Jo Hughes
Megan Dickie | Laura Dutton
630 Yates Street
This is the first part of an on-going series of exhibitions over the next few years featuring the artists who work as Sessional Instructors in the UVic Visual Arts department. This exhibition looks at the recent practice of four artists who work with photography, video, and digital media arts. In Session - One celebrates the significance and power of photo-based art in an age where social media and advertising threaten to inundate and numb us with visual overload. These artists also investigate themes including the relationship between the photographic image and its physicality as an object, light as a material presence, and the time/space/memory relationship of digital media arts.
Thursday | March 12 | 7PM
with artists: Laura Dutton of Legacy Art Gallery's IN SESSION - ONE
Mike Andrew McLean (of Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's In Another Place, And Here
Image: Megan Dickie The Gleamer, 2012
Karl Spreitz: Self-Propelled
March 7 to July 26, 2015
Curated by Emerald Johnstone-Bedell & Naomi Shields
Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)Spreitz uses whimsy and paradoxical imagery to challenge the conventions of mundane life. This self-driven, multi-talented connoisseur developed an authentic artistic style that echoes his character and life experiences. Anti-authority satire, human mechanization, and formal compositions derive from his Austrian upbringing, athletic training, and film and photography career. This selective retrospect presents various artwork, film, photographs and ephemera documenting Spreitz’s life and cultural contributions.
Image Maybe the Rooster Came First Karl Spreitz | Gouache and ink on paper, ca. 1978. Gift of Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic.
Natural | Supernatural
Nuu-chah-nulth Serigraph Prints from the University of Victoria's Permanent Collection
June 16, 2014 to May 31, 2015
Curated by Allison Grey Noble and Caroline Riedel
First Peoples House
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This exhibition of serigraph prints by artists Patrick Amos, Joe David, Ron Hamilton (Chuuchkamalthnii), Tim Paul, Art Thompson (Tsa-Qwass-Upp), and Glen Webster visually articulates knowledges of histories and stories that are important to the people of the Nuu-chah-nulth nations. These prints are from the university's permanent collection and originate from the print making studio of Vincent Rickard, who worked with these artists in the 1980s and 1990s. Rickard and donors George and Christiane Smyth have given the university nearly 3,000 contemporary Northwest Coast prints, making UVic's collection the most comprehensive in Canada.
Image: Supernatural, Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth)
Making a Scene!
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Yoko Takashima with Ruby Arnold
April 9 to May 30, 2015
Organized by Mary Jo Hughes
Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates Street | Small Gallery
Bridge Over Troubled Water is an interactive video and sound installation created by Victoria artist Yoko Takashima, with technical assistance in collaboration recent UVic graduate, Ruby Arnold. Takashima filmed about 40 volunteers signing the Simon and Garfunkel classic Bridge Over Troubled Water. Her manipulation of these recordings allows for the faces and voices to blend and transform over time in such a way that no identical image or performance will ever be seen. Unexpected narratives and raw human connections are forged between performer and viewer in this constantly self-generating installation.
Bridge Over Troubled Water is the second installment of IN SESSION, a series of exhibitions featuring UVic sessional instructors in the Visual Arts Department.
Thursday | May 14 | 7PM
Image Still from Yoko Takashima’s installation Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2015
Generously funded by the BC Arts Council
Join us in celebration of our two new exhibitions at the Legacy Art Gallery.
Bridge Over Troubled Water Yoko Takashima with Ruby Arnold
Making a Scene! Victoria’s Artists in the 1960's
Thursday | April 9 | 5PM - 7PM
630 Yates Street | free
For more information, see the Facebook event here
Yoko Takashima of Legacy Art Gallery's Bridge Over Troubled Water
Thursday | May 14 | 7PM - 9PM
630 Yates Street | free
City Talks Lecture Series
A Distinguished Lecture Series Sponsored by the University of Victoria’s Committee for Urban Studies A Public Dialogue about the Prospects and Challenges of Cities
630 Yates Street | free
Racism, Memory, and Politics in the European City
Thursday, April 16, Doors 7 | Talk 7:30
How Can the European Left Deal with the Threat Posed by Xenophobia?
Glyn Forde | Steering Committee of Unite Against Fascism and former member of the European Parliament
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The Legacy Art Gallery will be closed Wednesday, April 1st for exhibition installation. The gallery will re-open Thursday, April 2nd.
The gallery will be closed for Good Friday | Friday, April 3rd.