Tag Archives: multimedia

Mythic Archipelago

June 2004

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Catlin Lewis

This exhibition featured works from Victoria’s Eastside Group. Marci Kanz contributed drawing and assemblage, Bill Friesen contributed sculpture and mixed media, and Joe Rosenblatt contributed drawing and painting.

My work explores the layers or personal history and emotional memory which combine to make us who we are.

-Marci Kanz

I believe for art to have vitality, it must be freely expressive.

-Bill Friesen

I make no distinction between creating visual art and writing poetry; for me, painting and drawing are just other ways of writing poetry.

-Joe Rosenblatt


December 8, 2003 – February 12, 2004

Maltwood Art Museum Gallery

Curated by Jeff Molly

Evolution presents new work from 38 artists who are members of the Victoria College of Art Alumni. This exhibit includes primarily two-dimensional work; from collage constructions and pastel still lifes on paper to large acrylic and mixed media figurative and abstract works on canvas, variety is the theme that holds the work together.

China and Beyond: The Legacy of a Culture

September 3 – December 24, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Kathlyn Liscomb, Professor in the Department of History in Art

Exhibition of the impact of Chinese culture on other parts of the world, featuring art objects from the Vancouver Museum, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, and private collections in British Columbia. The range of materials is diverse and this exhibit will include sculpture, ceramics, paintings, wood-block printed books and other objects made in China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Egypt, and Europe.

This exhibit was funded by the Community-University Research Alliance and also shown at the Vancouver Museum.

Final Solutions: Are We So Different?

November 9 – December 15, 2002

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was an exhibit of multimedia work by Amy Ainbinder that explores the relationship of past horrors and genocide to our world today.

Ainbinder commands a visual vocabulary in a rich variety of media ranging from oil stick and wax to induced rust on metal and railway ties. her work is layered and textured as the stories of anguish and triumph which she retells. Ainbinder has been exploring themes of genocide, human rights abuses and political violence since 1979.

The pieces on this exhibition refer to specific moments in history, mostly centering on the Holocaust, and yet their eloquence speaks to other horrors occuring around us in the present.

Poetic Science in the Information Age

July 3 – July 10, 2002

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was an installation exhibit by University of Victoria graduate student, Laura De Decker.

I challenge both the concept and conceived limitations of various media. The media that i work with include colour, data, computer technology, language, systems, and methods. At times what seems to be two distinct media merge into one or vice versa.

-Laura De Decker, 2002

UVic’s Visual Arts Department Alumni Show (BFAs 1963-1993)

April 2 – June 13, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Pat George and Phyllis Serota

Exhibition of UVic Visual Arts alumni. Thirty years’ worth of Visual Arts BFA graduates have been invited to participate in this exhibit, the first of its kind at UVic. Over sixty artists’ pieces will be included in the exhibit. The works chosen will reflect the diversity of the artists’ interests and artistic explorations in painting, drawing, sculpture and other mixed media work.

House of Mirrors

February 18 – March 12, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Directed by Ita Margalit

Installation of 26 mirrors onto which artists have portrayed the impact of media, diet, fashion and cosmetic surgery on their lives. The House of Mirrors refers to those fun house mirrors that distort your image. This is meant to play on the images that the media bombards us with.

Most of the mirrors in this exhibit are done collaborate by women and girls and are very personal. Because you see yourself in these artworks you get drawn into the experience the artists are communicating.

22nd Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

January 2002

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Recent drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and light displays produced by members of the University of Victoria Art Education Faculty. This exhibit celebrates the environment and the international year of mountains.

Visual Transition

August 23 – November 8, 2001

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

An exhibition of 12 Mexican artists who are living in B.C; comprised of a collection of ceramics, paintings, textiles, photographs and sculptures. This collection of works is flavoured with traditional Mexican artistic influence, flowing with a theme of brilliant colours, movement and culture, but at the same time tainted with solitude.

21st Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Robert Dalton, Cornfield, 1987
Robert Dalton, Cornfield, 1987

January 16 – February 8, 2001

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was an intimate look into the creative lives of those who teach in the Department of Art Education at the University of Victoria.

The artists included Robert Dalton, Walter Dexter, Don Bergland, Bill Zuk, Ron Smith, Helen Smith, Kathy Collis, and Caren Willims. Both teachers and artists, the Faculty’s art educators reveal their eclectic artistic identities in this exhibit.

Visible Knowledge: Women’s World in Art

January 24 – February 18, 2000

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Lucia Sanroman

An exhibition in conjunction with UVic’s Women’s Studies Department presenting works by faculty and students. A celebration of the 20th anniversary of Women’s Studies at the University.

The exhibit presents pieces that embody the personal and professional growth, changes and challenges of these alumni as a result of being part of Women’s Studies. This is a multi-media exhibit featuring works in soapstone, ceramics, traditional and abstract painting and drawing to reflect the variety of experiences of the artists. The artists were chosen because their work represents different approaches to art making as a way of developing a personal, fundamentally female way of understanding, of creating knowledge, and ultimately of affecting reality.