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We are Here: Sara Niroobakhsh features the work of Iranian-Canadian artist Sara Niroobakhsh. In 2014, Niroobahksh moved from Iran to Canada where she continued to develop and expand her artistic practice. Her work delves deeply into various aspects of Iranian culture and her experiences of migration. Niroobakhsh work has continued to explore her heritage through performance, video, photography, and sculpture. There is an inherent sense of play in Niroobakhsh’s work, which can be seen in her use of media such as grains of rice, saffron, and water. Niroobakhsh effectively uses traditional and non-traditional media to capture her observations of nature, language, and womanhood.
In each of her works, Sara Niroobakhsh navigates the interstitial space that We Are Here intends to explore. Creating works that reflect back on her experiences in Iran can be seen as a way for Niroobakhsh to replant the roots of her cultural and creative experiences here in Canada. What results is a body of work that is dynamic in both medium and context, occupying many spaces within both time and place. Above all, it is a body of work that continues to grow in complexity and challenge frameworks of contemporary art practice.
Curator/ Assistant Curator Biographies
Jenna Shamoon is an independent curator and York University alumna. She received her BA in Art History and English from McMaster University and has an MA in Art History with a diploma in Curatorial Practice from York University. During her time at York University, Jenna’s research was focused on visual theory, postcolonialism, and Mesopotamian cultural heritage. She has worked as a curator on exhibitions at York University, The Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, and Hamilton Artists Inc. She is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Maria Won is a graduate candidate in Art History & Curatorial Practice diploma, York University. She is also an artist with a keen interest in multi-media art, plastic, and pop culture. Her curatorial practice commenced as a curator for the student run Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, collections assistant for Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, and was an international programs coordinator for the Busan Biennale (2013). In her art practice, Won explores the element of plastic in video art, mix media, and performance art.
She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Seoul, Tokyo, and recently in Brooklyn, New York. Won has an Honours in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts & Art History from York University as well as accredited from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
Remarks from Curators
We would like to say a special thanks to Anna Hudson, Terry Wright, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Joan Goldfarb and York University.
September 5th – December 6th, 2019
Opening Reception – Thursday September 26th, 2019
6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remarks at 6:30 pm
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Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre / York University, Keele Campus
275 Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (CFA)
86 Fine Arts Road, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Gallery on 2ndfloor
Elevator access available
Tuesday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Closed Friday to Monday, and statutory holidays
“[Un]natural Spaces” features painted works by Daniela Miranda and Adriana Monteleone. Both artists focus on the dissonance they feel within man- made spaces, although in different ways.
Miranda’s work focuses on the artificiality that has tainted natural spaces, so much that “wild” nature, no longer exists, and her work seeks to portray the longing for more natural spaces. The use of fluorescent duct tape and masking tape for the man-made elements within the oil paintings highlights the fake nature of the natural spaces being exhibited, and the amount of control that society seems to have in their depiction and experience.
Monteleone’s acrylic paintings portray the claustrophobia felt by someone who experiences modern society, which, despite its urban charm, can easily become a threatening environment when one is faced with being one of the many people that inhabit it. The hustle and bustle of everyday situations is accentuated in her work by utilizing a collage-like approach to the composition, which in itself creates a jumbled, disorienting feeling.
The contrast between the beautified, open spaces in Miranda’s works that give the illusion of being free and able to experience nature in its entirety and the clustered spaces depicted in Monteleone’s paintings illustrate the dichotomy that highlights each artist’s mindset towards the scenes portrayed.
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.
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New to YorkU? Searching for the keys to academic success at university? Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the changes and challenges? This workshop is for you! Discover tools, tips and strategies to get you started on the right path to achieving your academic goals!
The Department of Biology’s Seminar Series will feature a diverse group of national and international scientists in the fields of Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
This fun and interactive board game will get you started exploring your personality, interests, skills, accomplishments, desires and career curiosities. You’ll develop your own personal profile as you gain insights into the most important aspect of career decision making: YOU!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the interactive nature of this workshop we request that students arrive on time. The doors to the workshop will be closed 10 minutes after the start of the workshop and latecomers will be asked to register for the next available session.
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