University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries
Making a Scene!
Bridge Over Troubled WaterYoko 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 with recent UVic graduate, Ruby Arnold. Takashima filmed about 40 volunteers singing 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.
Image Still from Yoko Takashima’s installation Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2015
Generously funded by the BC Arts Council
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 Exhibition Poster
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)
July 4 to Sept 26, 2015
630 Yates Street
Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit) • Carl Beam (Ojibwe) • Robert Davidson (Haida) •Charles Greul • Chuuchkamalathnii (Nuu-chah-nulth)• Mark Henderson (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Ellen Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Pudlo Pudlat (Inuit) • Daphne Odjig (Odawa-Potawatomi) • Walter J Phillips • Bill Reid (Haida) • Chief Henry Speck (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth) • Art Wilson (Gitsxan)
unlimited edition attempts to construct an art historical framework that looks at how prints by Aboriginal and Inuit artists represented in the Kamloops Art Gallery's permanent collection, supplemented by works on loan from the Carleton University Art Gallery and Legacy Art Galleries, represent a drive to preserve, portray and popularize oral histories and address social inequities in the medium of printmaking. Featuring prints from Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Inuit artists with a focus on an early period of printmaking in the 50s through to the 70s, unlimited edition showcases prints that relate to ideas of cultural story, politics of land, and the beauty of Indigenous aesthetics.
Image Sea Monster - Ya–gish, Chief Henry Speck, 1963
FREE Movie Night
Thursday | June 11
Doors 7pm | Movie 7:30pm
630 Yates Street | free
In celebration of our current exhibition MAKING A SCENE: Victoria's Artists in the 1960's, join us on Thursday, June 11 at 7:30pm for a FREE MOVIE NIGHT /// To Sir with Love /// Doors at 7pm
Popcorn! Cash bar!