(de)fences) | Fiona Couillard

WHEN: Monday, August 6 until Friday, September 28, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Arts Commons

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery, +15 Space

This work investigates personal, physical, and psychological security and the constructed boundaries we put in place, creating an illusion of safety. Through knitting and abstraction, (de)fences explores a punctured surface – the feelings that arise when boundaries are breached and a woman’s value and agency are disregarded by society.

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.