Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Current Exhibitions

Sun K. Kwak: Untying Space_CUAG

Curated by Euijung McGillis

15 January – 29 April 2018

Untying Space_CUAG presents one of Sun K. Kwak’s “Space Drawings,” which she has been realizing since 1995. Using black masking tape as her primary medium, Kwak reinvigorates and redefines architecturally inert space with rhythmic, expressive and dynamic lines and shapes.  For her first solo exhibition in Canada, the artist has created a site-specific “Space Drawing” in CUAG’s mezzanine space over a two-week period.

Linda Sormin: Fierce Passengers

Curated by Heather Anderson

15 January – 29 April 2018

Bangkok-born Canadian artist Linda Sormin creates large-scale ceramic and mixed media installations that explore uncertainty, risk and survival, precarious and fragile structures. Sormin has transformed the gallery in a site-responsive installation that features the partial hull of a ship, ceramic sculptures, found and solicited objects and Leda clay – a prevalent local material which functions as a potent metaphor for the literal instability of the ground on which we live.

Robert Houle: Pahgedenaun

Curated by Sandra Dyck

15 January – 29 April 2018

Pahgedenaun presents several recent bodies of drawings and paintings in which Robert Houle addresses the traumas he experienced as a child, while attending the residential school located in his home community of Sandy Bay First Nation. Pahgedenaun is a Saulteaux word expressing the self-defining and self-determining act of “letting it go from your mind,” manifested in Houle’s profoundly powerful and unsettling art works, which embody acts of memory, truth-telling, survivance and healing.