Karin McGinn: In(her) space

WHEN: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 until Fri, Jan 6, 2017

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery, Main Space

“The body presents the paradox of contained and container at once.” -Susan Stewart

In(her) space is an ongoing series of small-scale collage-paintings on paper. Inspired by Surrealism, transgressive fiction and my own existential crisis, I use subversive humour to address the problematic assumptions relating to female bodies, sexuality, and the roles of women.

Mikaela Corney: Nowhere Fast

WHEN: Weds, Nov 28, 2016 until Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 19 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery (+15 Window), Calgary Arts Commons

Pottery is a reflection of ourselves and how we move about our daily routines and rituals; it is a reflection of how we interact with others as part of these rituals, and for this reason pottery should be observed.

Alicia Mckenzie: Interim, Inquietude

WHEN: Thurs, Nov 21 until Sat, Dec 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov 24 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Main Mall at ACAD

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery, Main Space

Interim, Inquietude is a performance art piece and installation that focuses on the trauma and state of unrest that a sexual assault victim goes through between the time that they are raped, report their case to the police, and the time that the case goes to trial.

Sadia Fakih: The Odalisque: Women in Contained Spaces

WHEN: Mon, Nov 7 until Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Thurs, Nov 24 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Main Mall at ACAD

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery, LRT Walkway

The “odalisque” is a one-dimensional character created by European travelers/artists from the 19th century colonial period to define the people of colonized nations in the Islamic world.

These fabrications emerged to exoticize and subject the colonized; and with the term of “odalisque,” specifically women.