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The FOFA Gallery kicks of the second half of the 2012-13 programming season with two exceptional hybrid exhibitions, one an invested example of research/creation and the other a cross between painting and sculpture.

Also presented by the gallery (until Feb. 16), Allegory, Folktales & Poetics of Soviet Cinema in the Work of Sergei Parajanov, a five-part screening series consisting of the four feature-length works of Sergei Parajanov.

Philippe Guillaume: Every Foot of the Sidewalk: boulevard Saint-Laurent (2010-2012)
Jude Griebel: Grow Apart

January 11 to February 15, 2012
  • Vernissage: Thurs., Jan. 10, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Artist talk with Philippe Guillaume and Martha Langford: Wed., Jan. 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FOFA Gallery, Room EV 1.715, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.), Sir George Williams Campus

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Philippe Guillaume

Philippe Guillaume deals with the intersections between photography, walking and city space in his exhibition Every Foot of the Sidewalk: boulevard Saint-Laurent (2010-2012).  Photography and ambulating have a conspicuous relationship to urban space - while one fixes a horizon line, where (for an instant) the present past and present future meet, the other sets a rhythm that counters the frenzy of the contemporary metropolis. Guillaume's installation will present photography, video and reference materials in an expanded exhibition of his individualized program master's thesis.

On January 16, Martha Langford, Concordia University Research Chair and Director, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, and Department of Art History professor, will engage Philippe Guillaume in conversation. Her role as his thesis advisor, amongst other responsibilities and accolades, will ensure a lively and relevant conversation of the work at hand, the practice of research/creation, and their historical interactions.

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Jude Griebel

In Grow Apart, MFA in Studio Arts candidate Jude Griebel explores the relationship between figurative sculpture and oil painting, motivated by themes of psychology, fantasy and the supernatural. Depicting bodies in states of transformation, his work examines how our imagination negotiates abstract notions such as growth, change and mortality though metaphorical and experiential avenues.

Gallery hours:

Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

FOFA Gallery website |
514-848-2424 ext. 7962 (no voicemail, call during gallery hours)

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