Holiday art sale and exhibition at the University of Ottawa, Paradigm(e): The Dean's Gallery opening on December 10, 2015 at 5pm with food, drink, silent auction and raffle.
Themed exhibition of student artwork centred on the idea of Resilience/Ruin in Nature; how contemporary art can create constructive dialogue around issues surrounding nature's ruin and its capacity for resilience.
"In Age of the Anthropocene, the resilience of nature is challenged; its ability to adapt and survive is impeded by humanity’s increasing involvement in the subjugation and degradation of the environment. Manipulation is turning to misuse, control to corruption. As the line between the artificial and the natural becomes blurred, we lose sight of the role nature is meant to play in our daily lives and of the harmony which should exist between man and earth.
Art is a tool with which we may see again. It can reflect on nature's potential ruin yet reveal beauty in places we have never seen it before. It shines a light on areas in which we must strive to reclaim resilience and enables us to negotiate a new understanding of the relationship between humanity and our planet."
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