Event Time and Date

Friday, February 10 2017, 12:00 PM to Sunday, February 12 2017, 5:00 PM

Abstract/Abstracted: “This is not a tree”

December 3, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6 – 7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm; closed Mondays.
Rodman Hall, 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, ON L2S 1M3

Free community event

Reflecting on the exhibition A Painter’s Country: Canadian Landscape Paintings Selected from the Permanent Collection (curator: Stuart Reid) presented at Rodman Hall during the summer of 2016, Abstract/Abstracted: ‘This is not a tree’ presents works by Karel Appel, Frederick S. Coburn, Hans Hartung, Kazuo Nakamura, Carl Schaeffer, and Tony Tascona. Put together, these artworks, also from Rodman Hall’s permanent collection, explore a different problematic. How much abstraction is there in representation? In turn, to what extent is an abstract work abstract? Abstract/Abstracted highlights, but also questions the contrasts between abstract and figurative art. 
Brock University students in “Intermediate Painting” respond with selected artworks, while students in “Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts” provide critical texts that explore these questions.

The catalogue will appear in the 2017 issue of ti< A Journal of Text-and-Image Criticism/Creation... Un journal de critique/création texte-et-image. https://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/ti

Curators: Catherine Parayre and Shawn Serfas

 Artwork shown by Emily Donaldson

Rodman Hall Art Centre

109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines, Ontario
Event Categories:

Community, Exhibitions, 一 CWC Arts - Brock hosted visual or literary arts event

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