Missing

Megan Sinnett
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 5:00am

The Rotunda Gallery at City Hall in Kitchener presents new work by OCAD alumna Megan Sinnett.

You’ve seen the photos – blurred images of smiling children caught in a moment by the camera’s flash. Their immediate happiness belies the fact that they have gone missing. Their faces become the subject for “Missing,” the November exhibit at the Rotunda Gallery at city hall, by artist Megan Sinnett.

The exhibit ponders what it means to be “missing.” How can any living being simply vanish, and why haven't these children been located or identified? If these children are still alive and well -- for instance, those who have been abducted by a restraining parent -- do they even know that they are considered “missing”?

These portraits are immediate and unspecific, much like the aged and blurred photographs that they are based on. They are immediate in terms of process and creation, but also timeless in the way these reference images intend to keep some essence of these children alive.

Through the application of expressive bruststrokes, these faces lack crispness and detail, and sometimes drip into the under-painted background, slipping away. This void, both painterly and symbolic, reflects the array of unanswered questions that revolve around each of these cases. Sinnett wishes not to bring these portraits to life, but rather to portray these children as they are in these latent photos, where identity is strangely absent.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 7am – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 9pm

An Exhibition Assistance Grant has graciously been provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

Megan Sinnett
As a recent BFA graduate from OCAD University, this marks the first solo exhibition by Megan Sinnett. Her work has been exhibited in artist-run, commercial, and public galleries across Ontario, including the OCAD Gallery, Spin Gallery, Gallery 1313, and Xpace.

Venue & Address: 
Rotunda Gallery, Cit Hall 200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
Email: 
info@megansinnett.com
Cost: 
Free

CAFKA.07: Haptic

CAFKA: Haptic
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 5:00am

CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum | Kitchener & Area) promised you a Bigger, Better, Biennial visual arts forum and we plan to deliver! For eleven days in September we will once again transform the Waterloo Region into a world-class venue for contemporary art.
Kent Anderson
Jennifer Angus
Artinverse
Diane Borsato (Cambridge Galleries)
Doug Buis
Judy Chicago (Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery)
Mark Cypher
Christine Marie Davis
Max Dean (Waterloo Regional Children's Museum)
Wim Delvoye (Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery)
Nicolas Dumit Estevez & Maria Alos
Wyn Geleynse
Ann Hamilton (Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery & Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Marcia Huyer
In-Sun Kim
Jems Robert Koko-Bi
Kristiina Lahde & Adam Brown
Edmund Law
Kelly Mark
Jens J. Meyer
Michael Pinsky
David Rokeby (OCAD alumnus)
David Spriggs
Nicholas Stedman & Kerry Segal
Stelarc
S.U.R.G.E.
Ehryn Torrell
Plus a video programme curated by Laurel Woodcock.
And there's even more to come! Make sure you visit www.cafka.org and sign up for our e-newsletter so that you can see exclusive Artist Previews and receive updates as details are confirmed.

Venue & Address: 
Contemporary Art Forum | Kitchener and Area 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener, Ontario
Cost: 
Free