For the sixth year, Chancellor David Peterson and his wife Shelley welcomed a packed house to Simcoe Hall for the Chancellor’s Student Art Exhibit.
This year’s showcase featured two exhibits, Make it Happen and Aftermath.
Make it Happen was curated by Rebecca Noone, an alumna from the Museum Studies program at the Faculty of Information, and featured art from students at the U of T Mississauga and St. George campuses. Aftermath was curated by Tara Mazurk, a second-year student in arts management and studio art at U of T Scarborough, and featured work from students at Scarborough's campus.
Peterson said the exhibition is an opportunity to promote the visual arts programs at U of T and see the incredible talent on all three campuses. “There are new and interesting things every single year.”
As in past years, the Petersons provided prizes for the top talent in the show.
-- Kelly Rankin, Photos by Caz Zyvatkauskas
Id Series by Melina Sevilla
Sevilla’s sculptures are created by encasing found objects such as doll parts in intenstines. The artist said these beings were partly inspired by mythical Mexican creatures. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Emily Butko, second prize recipient, with her video Childhood Memories. Butko used home videos of her siblings and herself to explore notions of memory (both human and computer) and the ways we represent and access our own memories. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Shelley Peterson thanks Gregory Humeniuk, a curatorial assistant in the Department of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, for serving as the exhibition judge. Humeniuk, a U of T alumnus, said the artists’ potential and commitment to their work was evident to him during the judging. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Claro Cosco, a fifth-year visual studies student on the St. George campus won third prize ($200) for the print, When There Were Teeth In My Head. Part of a suite of prints that explores multi-plate intaglio printmaking, When There Were Teeth In My Head investigates corporeality and surface-interiority anxiety. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Chancellor Peterson and his wife Shelley present Emily Butko, a third-year student of visual studies at the St. George campus, with second prize ($300) for her video, Childhood Memories. Once again, the Petersons provided prizes for the top talent in the show. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Tara Mazurk, curator of Aftermath and UTSC student representative welcomes guests and thanks Chancellor Peterson for giving students the opportunity to showcase their art in this exhibition. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Michelle Haines created Suckers, an exploration of the processes in the body through printmaking using narrative and imagery that often has a scientific element. Haines is a fourth-year visual studies student on the St. George campus. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
AnnaLiisa Ollilia, pictured with her work, And God Saw that it was Good - a seven piece series that demonstrates growth and creation through the process of printmaking. Ollilia is a third-year art and art history student at U of T Mississauga and Sheridan Institute in Oakville. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Melina Sevilla's Id Series, sculptures made of found objects, doll parts and intestines received first prize ($500) for her art. Sevilla is a fourth-year art and art history student at U of T Mississauga and Sheridan Institute in Oakville. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)