words / MAX NEASE pictures / MEAGHAN RICHENS
The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) once again invited students, staff, faculty, and alumni to embrace their creative side for the “Community Art Exhibition,”. This was the fourth time the gallery has held such an event since its founding in 1992. Artists from a diverse array of faculties and walks of life welcomed this invitation and produced pieces of art that amazed and astounded.
Ranging from oil paintings, photography, ink drawings, clothing design, sculptures, and more, these pieces were curated in such a way as to emphasize specific types of art. Pieces that shared a medium were put together, creating an excellent flow for a viewer strolling through the gallery. Beside each work was a label, giving the title of the work, the name of the artist, the medium of the piece, and most interestingly, the faculty or profession of the artist. Although only a slight alteration to the conventional labeling of art work, this gave each piece a new angle.
Looking at so many beautiful displays of creativity, knowing exactly what the artist’s relationship with Carleton is, or was. Whether it was communications, system engineering, journalism or criminology, that intricate detail personalized the artist, making each piece that much more interesting. CUAG’s gallery ran from January 13 to 22, and if you did not get a chance to see it, I hope these photos may help.