University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition
March 18–April 9, 2016
Curated by Samantha Purvis-Johnston, Katelyn Roughley and Janine Zylstra
University of Toronto Art Centre
Curated by Master of Museum Studies Students Samantha Purvis-Johnston, Katelyn Roughley and Janine Zylstra, The University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition showcases the artistic excellence of undergraduate students in the University of Toronto’s tri-campus visual studies programs. Selected for artistic merit and originality, these works highlight the artists’ diverse and experimental practices. Among the works, various thematic resonances emerge organically. Many use technologies as tools to manipulate the body and confront perceived identities, while others foreground the passing of time and its powerful effect on the self.
The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is pleased to welcome Renée van der Avoird, Associate Curator at the MacLaren Art Centre as a Guest Curatorial Mentor, and Jon Davies, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as the Juror for the 2016 exhibition.
Shared Opening Reception with Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table, an MVS Curatorial Studies graduating exhibition curated by Emelie Chhangur, and the 2016 University of Toronto MVS Studio Program Graduating Exhibition on Friday, March 18 at 6pm.
We gratefully acknowledge operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council with additional project support from the Office of the Vice-President & Provost, the Valerie Jean Griffiths Student Exhibitions Fund in Memory of William, Elva and Elizabeth, Manulife, TD Insurance and MBNA.
Title Image: Dahyun Nam, Girl with a Pearl Earring, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 96 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artist.