Final Exhibition of the University of Toronto Scarborough Studio Art Program's Graduating Class
Annie Song, Caleb Y. Tao, Caitlyn Coll, Christopher Dela Cruz, Christopher Williams, Iori Matsushima, Jade Liao, Jason Chow, Jingru Emma Zhao, Calvin Moon, Kachely Peters, Kimberly Hoang, Louisa Hsu, Maliha Fazle, Mingda Jia, Nive Sridharan, Romina Saravi, Sabrina Yip, Shiyuan Kenny Liu, Rui Hu, Wei Luo, Xuanheng He, Yemmy Cen Wu, Zhouzuo Kristy Chen
April 12 – 17, 2019
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 12th 6pm – 9pm
Wunderkammer (trans: Room of Wonders) presents a contemporary rendition of a traditional cabinet of curiosities. Originating in 16th century Europe, these cabinets were known historically for their spectacular and unique objects, holding personal idiosyncratic collections that often exhibited the development of taxonomies and its relationship of one species to another. There are, however, colonial remains embedded within the act of collecting: notions of violent exoticism and the Eurocentric Chain of Being. The collectors prioritized acts of acquisition as a part of political and capital gain. In contrast, this exhibition overturns hierarchies by approaching the wunderkammer as individual artists coming together to create a consensual collective energy.
The artwork exhibited, ranging from drawing and painting to sculpture and multimedia installation, delves into a plethora of juxtapositions that links the interior to exterior, humanity to other species, self to others, and the past to the present. Amid the complex layers of each narrative, Wunderkammer creates a space for the collective power of connection that can exist in the spaces in-between.
This exhibition is the culmination of the work produced by students in two senior-level Studio courses within the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough taught by Yael Brotman and by Lee Goreas.
Friday, April 12th 11am – 4pm
Saturday, April 13th 12pm – 5pm
Tuesday, April 16th 11am – 4pm
Wednesday, April 17th 11am – 4pm
Venue Info: The exhibition will be presented at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Bladen Wing. For a campus map and information on parking and public transportation options, visit: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/visiting-utsc