Emergent: MFA Graduate Work from the University of Ottawa Department of Visual Arts 2020

 Zainab Hussain Personal Mythologies 3, 2020 textile and projection installation dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist Zainab Hussain Personal Mythologies 3, 2020 textile and projection installation dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist

Emergent
MFA Graduate Work from the University of Ottawa Department of Visual Arts 2020


Julie Caissie
Nic Cooper
Carol Howard Donati
Martin Godin
Zainab Hussain

Opening soon in 2021

Emergent is a showcase of recent and new work by the 2020 graduates of the University of Ottawa’s Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Program. Working in a variety of mediums and across diverse disciplines, the exhibition highlights the work and unique practices of these five artists.

In their works, artists Julie Caissie, Carol Howard Donati, and Martin Godin each excavate the materiality and exchanges that connect us to and reveal our coexistence with nature and place. Artists Nic Cooper and Zainab Hussain also each perform an excavation, but this time into memory and myth; exploring how this affects the construction of both collective and personal identity. Common across all their bodies of work, the artists expose interwoven markers of identity, and look at our social and ecological interdependencies in their distinct and individual way.

Presented in partnership with the University of Ottawa, Department of Visual Arts with the support of the RBC Foundation. 

Publication forthcoming 2021 with the support of the Stonecroft Foundation.

    

Nic Cooper Recent Past, 2020 Oil and ink on canvas 60. 96 x 76.2 cm 24 x 30”. Courtesy of the artistNic Cooper Recent Past, 2020 Oil and ink on canvas 60. 96 x 76.2 cm 24 x 30”. Courtesy of the artist