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D’ara Full Circle Group Exhibit (Opening Reception March 10th)
March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Dar’a/Full Circle art exhibit featuring artists who address the circle as a motif in their work takes place at Windsor”s Artcite Inc. on March 10 to April 21, 2017.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 7pm at Artcite, Inc.
Artcite Inc., Windsor’s only Artist-run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, presents “Dar’a/Full Circle”, in co-operation with the Windsor Public Library and curated by Jamelie Hassan
Dar’a/Full Circle curated by renowned Canadian artist Jamelie Hassan is a group exhibition featuring 14 artists from Canada and abroad. Working in various artistic mediums, these artists address the circle as a motif in their work.
“The circle, “dar’a” in Arabic, spins across many domains and cultures and is an aspect that is present in many of my own art works,” Jamelie Hassan. “Because of this and other ways artists are working with the circle, I decided it would make a compelling group exhibition that reminds us of the pervasiveness of the circle found all around us and the circle that we create as community. The idea within the two words “full circle” is of the power of return to beginnings, to place and to ideas. In various ways these artists add layers of meaning within the shape of the circle in their respective works. As soon as one begins to consider the circle, one immediately realizes that a circle project has no beginning nor end.”
Dar’a/Full Circle includes works by artists working in various media, from large format sculpture and installation to painting, drawing, photography, organic material and collaborative book works. This group exhibition includes: Tom Benner, London, ON, Doris Bittar, San Diego, USA, Peter Dykhuis, Halifax, NS, Soheila Esfahani, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Fatima Garzan, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Janice Gurney, Toronto, ON, Stacey Ho (in collaboration with Julia Aoki), Vancouver, BC, Robert Houle, Toronto, ON, Miriam Jordan-Haladyn, London, ON, Meryl McMaster, Toronto, ON, Nadia Myre, Montreal, QC, Troy Ouellette, London, ON, Anna Wieselgren, London, ON/Sweden and Jennifer Willet, Windsor ON
About the Curator
Jamelie Hassan has curated numerous exhibitions both in Canada and internationally. Her curatorial project Orientalism & Ephemera, initiated by Art Metropole, Toronto subsequently was presented in four galleries across Canada including the Art Gallery of Windsor. An award-winning artist, she has been involved in artist-run centres since the founding of the Forest City Gallery in 1973, celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018. She has been actively involved in the Windsor art community since the 1960’s and from 2004 to 2007, she was adjunct professor at the School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor.
Artcite Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat, 12pm – 5pm or by appointment.
For more information please visit www.artcite.ca
or contact Artcite staff at (519) 977-6564 | email@example.com
Artcite programming is made possible by the generous assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Corporation of the City of Windsor & Service Canada.