Media Gallery

ILLUSTRATING MEDICINE: An Exhibition of Original Medical Illustrations from J.C.B Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy

Posted: March 3rd, 2014

Illustrating MedecineIllustrating Medicine features outstanding examples of the art of medical illustration in the 1940s, including carbon dust drawings by Dorothy Chubb, black and white water colours by Nancy Joy, and line drawings by Elizabeth Blackstock and Marguerite Drummond.

When: March 13, 2014 to May 1, 2014, Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Vernissage:Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 in the Media Gallery

Where:  CJ Building, Loyola Campus, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Media Gallery, room 1.419

The exhibition highlights the skill of the illustrators, demonstrates the processes involved in image-making for an anatomical atlas, and exemplifies the key role of the medical illustrator in promoting regional anatomy as the vision of the body that became dominant in this period.

A vernissage will take place Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 in the Media Gallery.

The exhibition is curated by Kim Sawchuk, a professor in Communication Studies and Nancy Marrelli, Archivist Emerita at Concordia.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the Biomedical Communications Department-University of Toronto Mississauga; the Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto; the Department of Communication Studies, the Mobile Media Lab, Concordia University and the Media History Research Centre, Concordia University.

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Dana Claxton’s On Set: The Mustang Suite at Concordia’s Media Gallery

Posted: October 7th, 2013

Dana Claxton - On Set: The Mustang SuiteThe Media Gallery in the Department of Communication Studies proudly presents Dana Claxton’s On Set: The Mustang Suite, a 6-hour single channel video that will screen once a day. On Set: The Mustang Suite draws its footage from the making of her five-photo series, The Mustang Suite, simultaneously on view in Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal from October 17 to January 5, 2013.

Based on Claxton’s creation of the magnificent staged photographs of The Mustang Suite (2008), On Set: The Mustang Suite takes us into the photo studio and draws focus onto the procedural dimensions of aesthetic practice, playing with the tension between the ‘work’ and mundane verité of artistic labour, and the art ‘work’ of the final photographic image. An ambient meditation on labour and creativity, the social outcomes of the artistic process are staged for the viewer accompanied by a lively soundtrack by Ostwelve (aka Ron Dean Harris). With its extended duration of 6 hours, On Set creates a kind of ‘slow time’ that toys with the fast-paced trend of “making-of” documentaries.

Dana Claxton is a Hunkpapa Lakota artist based in Vancouver, and has been creating photography, video, performance and installation for over 20 years. The exhibition is curated by Monika Kin Gagnon (professor of Communication Studies at Concordia).

One screening of the 6-hour video will take place beginning 10 am–4:00 pm every day. Viewers are invited to re-visit the video multiple times to view different portions of the video.

Dana Claxton

On Set: The Mustang Suite (2013)

Oct 17 – Dec 13 2013
Monday-Thursday, One screening a day beginning 10 am – 4:00 pm

Media Gallery
Dept. of Communication Studies
CJ 1.419 Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal QC H4B 1R6

For information call (514) 848-2424 ext. 2555

The Mustang Suite is on view in Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal http://www.macm.org/en/expositions/beat-nation-art-hip-hop-and-aboriginal-culture/

The Media Gallery is an initiative of the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia and supported by the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia.

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Media Gallery: American Colour

Posted: February 25th, 2013

American Colour, a two-channel film installation by artist Joshua Bonnetta, curated by Matt SoarThe Media Gallery in the Department of Communication Studies proudly presents American Colour, a two-channel film installation by artist Joshua Bonnetta, curated by Matt Soar. American Colour explores the history and aesthetic of the legendary, now obsolete, Kodachrome 16mm film stock. In part it documents a roadtrip from upstate New York (the birthplace of Kodachrome) to Kansas, home of the last Kodachrome processing facility. American Colour was itself part of the last batch ever to be developed there. The film is also a colour-field animation exploring the signature range of hues available in Kodachrome, and the soundtrack is inspired by the two violinists who invented Kodachrome in 1935.

Joshua Bonnetta received his MFA from Concordia University in 2009. The opening vernissage, with a brief artist’s talk, will be on Thursday March 7th, 5.00-6.30pm. American Colour opened on February 7th and runs until May 12, 2013 in the Media Gallery, CJ Building 1.419, at Concordia University’s Loyola campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-4.45pm and Friday 9am-12.45pm.

Supported by the office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Department of Communication Studies.

For additional information call 514-848-2424 ext 2555.

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Media Gallery Presents Inside Passage: An Exhibition by Karen Trask

Posted: October 4th, 2012

Trask Inside Passage
The Media Gallery in the Department of Communication Studies proudly presents Inside Passage: An Exhibition by Karen Trask, curated by Rae Staseson.

This exhibition explores memory, absence, and time. Trask’s interest in the changing nature of language and her use of hundreds of dictionaries creates a sculptural and conceptual poetic experience. Trask has exhibited her work extensively across Canada and Europe, and she is represented in numerous public and private collections. Karen Trask received her MFA from Concordia University in 1999.

The opening vernissage, with the artist in attendance, is Thursday September 27, 4:30-6:30 pm. Inside Passage runs from September 28 to December 7, 2012 in the Media Gallery, CJ Building 1.419, at Concordia University’s Loyola campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:45 pm and Friday 9-12:45 pm.

For additional information call 514-848-2424 x2555 or x2535

Related Link: New article about the exhibit here

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Media Gallery Opens New Exhibition – Feb 10 to April 13

Posted: January 30th, 2012

Fanciful: Small Media MomentsThe Media Gallery in the Department of Communication Studies
proudly presents the exhibition

Fanciful: Small Media Moments

curated by Kim Sawchuk and Rae Staseson

Featuring the work of Margaret Murphy, Emily Pelstring, Kelly Thompson and Karen Trask, this exhibition plays with our notion of scale and challenges us to reconsider intimacy, domestic display and the role of whimsy in communication.

The artists all use a combination of old technologies in conjunction with new media, in highly unique ways, to create surprising connections.

February 10th – April 13th, 2012
Media Gallery
CJ Building 1.419
Concordia University’s Loyola campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 4:45pm and Friday 9:00 – 12:45pm

For additional information please call Rae Staseson at 514-848-2424 x2535 or x2555.

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Midi Onodera’s Vidoodles: Intimate Cinema at the Media Gallery

Posted: September 16th, 2011

The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to present Midi Onodera’s Vidoodles: Intimate Cinema at the Media Gallery located in the CJ Building on the Loyola campus (CJ 1.419).  The exhibition is curated by Monika Kin Gagnon and Matt Soar.

Onodera’s exhibition features two mediaworks: Tabletop Viewables (2011) is a multi-screen miniature cinema installation, and her 2009 Movie of the Week will be presented on an interactive touchscreen.

The Media Gallery exhibits the dynamic creative media work produced in Communication Studies as well as hosting innovative exhibitions by local, national and international media artists.

Midi Onodera’s Vidoodles: Intimate Cinema opens on Thursday Sept 15 2011, with a public reception from 16:30-18:30. The exhibition runs from September 15–December 9th and the Media Gallery hours are: Monday-Thursday 9:00 to 4:45 and Fridays 9:00 to 12:45.  The Media Gallery is located on the Loyola Campus, CJ Building, Room 1.419.

For further information contact:

Rae Staseson, Chair of Communication Studies
514-848-2424 x2535
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Monika Kin Gagnon
514-848-2424 x2563
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Media Gallery: Marconi’s Ruins, an exhibition by Michael Longford and Robert Prenovault

Posted: January 27th, 2011


The small community of Marconi Towers, located a few kilometers south of Glace Bay in Cape Breton, is home to what remains of the first commercial transatlantic wireless station established by Guglielmo Marconi and the Marconi Company of Canada in 1907. Linked to its sister station in Clifden, Ireland the Glace Bay Station was the first in what would eventually become a global communications network and a Canadian landmark in the early history of wireless telegraphy and radio.

The station remained in operation to the end of the Second World War, after which the property and buildings were sold to Russell Cunningham. To this day, the site is privately owned by the Cunningham family who still occupy the Station Manager’s home and maintain what is left of the Condenser House, the only original Marconi station structures left in the world today.

Through a mix of photography, sculpture, and original artifacts, Longford and Prenovault explore what remains and has been lost of the industrial infrastructure – the condenser house, coal fired generators, towers supporting huge antennae arrays, spark transmitters and banks of vacuum tubes – required to send the pulse of energy translated into the dots and dashes that made up the language invented by Samuel Morse. In its day, the powerful station could be seen and heard for miles around. Today it is silent, hidden from view by the surrounding forest as the remaining structures fall in on themselves slowly deteriorating over time.  http://www.marconiruins.ca/

Artist Biographies

Michael Longford is the Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. He is a Co-Director of the Mobile Media Lab (MML), which is made up of an interdisciplinary research team exploring wireless communications, rich media content development for mobile technologies, and locative media practices. He is also a co-editor of the recent publication, The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Media (2010), and a co-editor for the Visual Communication Journal published by Sage.

Robert Prenovault is an artist and designer whose practice is strongly informed by materials, processes, technologies and the role they play in the interface between human beings, the build environment, and the natural world. Over a period of four decades he has exhibited, produced artist books, and done performance and installation work across Canada. As a member of the Mobile Media Lab (MML), his creative practice is currently focused on the integration of traditional techniques with digital technologies.


Marconi’s Ruins

Michael Longford & Robert Prenovault
February 07 – April 29, 2011
Vernissage: Thursday, February 10, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Media Gallery
Department of Communication Studies
Concordia University, Loyola Campus
CJ Building 1.419
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec Canada H4B 1R6

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM

http://www.marconiruins.ca/

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STELARC – Exhibition and public presentation

Posted: September 29th, 2010

Ear On Arm- Stelarc

Media Gallery Exhibition: Ear on Arm, featuring video by Stelarc.
Where: Media Gallery, Department of Communication Studies
CJ building 1.419, Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
When: October 21-December 1st, 2010

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:45 pm and Friday 9-12:45 pm.
For additional information please call Tagny Duff at 514-848-2424 ext 2560

Vernissage: The artist will be in attendance
Where: CJ Atrium, Loyola Campus
When: October 21, 4:30-6:15pm

Public lecture: Stelarc
Where: Oscar Peterson Hall, Loyola Campus
When: October 21, 6:30pm

Free and open to the public: http://fluxmedia.concordia.ca

“I have always been intrigued about engineering a soft prosthesis using my own skin, as a permanent modification of the body architecture. The assumption being that if the body was altered it might mean adjusting its awareness. Engineering an alternate anatomical architecture, one that also performs telematically. Certainly what becomes important now is not merely the body’s identity, but its connectivity- not its mobility or location, but its interface.” – Stelarc

Sponsored by Fluxmedia in partnership with Concordia and the Communication Studies Department, Incubator Hybrid Lab at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology, University of Windsor, Elektra, NXI Gestatio, Hexagram/CIAM UQAM, Mobile Media Labs, Media Gallery, Dept. Communication Studies, Hexagram Concordia Center for Research Creation, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Image: Nina Sellars

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Media Gallery Exhibition: Endeavour: An Installation by Frances Leeming

Posted: September 3rd, 2010

The Media Gallery, in the Department of Communication Studies, is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition, Endeavour, by performance and media artist Frances Leeming. This exhibition, consisting of two animated film loops and a separate audio-track, is a wry and whimsical response to such historical but failed initiatives as the Women’s Space Program (1960) characterized as “prefeminist agitation” and a threat to NASA’s manned space exploration.

Frances Leeming’s work explores the relationship between gender, technology, and consumerism. Leeming’s media projects have been exhibited internationally and her films have been collected by the National Gallery of Canada and Cornell University. Her collage animation, Genetic Admiration was nominated for numerous festival prizes and won the grand prize at Toronto’s Images Festival (2005). Her performance and film work has been written about by numerous critics and historians and has been published in several anthologies. Leeming, a graduate of Concordia University and a former professor in Communication Studies, now teaches in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University.

Endeavour runs from September 7th until October 15th, in the Media Gallery, CJ Building 1.419, located at Concordia University’s Loyola campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:45 pm and Friday 9-12:45 pm.

For additional information please call Rae Staseson at 514-848-2424 x2555.

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Haiti : Holdup

Posted: January 12th, 2010


New Exhibition Opens in Media Gallery

The Media Gallery in the Department of Communication Studies proudly presents the exhibition Haiti : Holdup by Darren Ell.

A photographer, activist and journalist, Ell produces photographic work dedicated to human rights and social justice issues. Ell’s commitment to the responsibility of bearing witness and using art as a tool for social transformation is evident in this provocative installation. In Ell’s words “Since all of my projects focus on victimized groups of people, I involve myself in their struggle as an artist-citizen. During the two to three years it takes to complete a project, I engage in journalism and activism to bring their cause to a larger audience. This in turn generates interest in my artwork.”

Haiti : Holdup runs from January 13th until February 26th April 2nd, in the Media Gallery, CJ Building 1.419, located at Concordia University’s Loyola campus, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:45 pm and Friday 9-12:45 pm.
For additional information please call 514-848-2424 x2555.

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Rick Hancox – Apparencies

Posted: October 21st, 2009

Richard Hancox - Apparencies


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Press Release
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Communication Studies at Concordia University announces
the grand opening of its Media Gallery in the CJ Building at Loyola Campus.

Montreal – October 21, 2009 – The Department of Communication Studies is proud to announce the grand opening of its Media Gallery located in the CJ Building on the Loyola campus. The Media Gallery will exhibit the dynamic creative media work produced in Communication Studies as well as hosting innovative exhibitions by local, national and international media artists.

The inaugural exhibition Apparencies by Richard Hancox features photographic interpretations of transitional landscapes, crumbling veneers, skewed representations, and surface reflections. The photographs are created with one-time use disposable cameras and the images reveal, through the many layers and textures inherent in the process, surprising new meanings and numerous ironic contradictions. The photographs serve as rich vibrant documents and testaments to the beauty of mundane urban spaces, quirky suburbia and the aesthetics of abandoned industrial sites. This exhibition is co-curated by Communication Studies professors Rae Staseson and Kim Sawchuk.

Richard Hancox, an associate professor in Communication Studies, studied film and photography at NYU and Ohio University, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. His film work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. In the last few years he has been producing photography in addition to his filmmaking and critical writing practice. Hancox has participated in numerous group shows, as well as recent solo exhibitions at Galerie la Petite Mort in Ottawa and at the new Shenkman Arts Center in Orleans.

Apparencies opens on Thursday October 29th, with a public reception from 16:30-18:30. The exhibitionruns from October 30th-December 15th. Media Gallery hours:
Monday-Thursday 9 am-16:30 and Fridays 9 am-12:30.

Media Gallery, Communication Studies: CJ Building – 1.419
Loyola Campus Concordia University
7141 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, Quebec.

For more information contact:
Rae Staseson, Chair of Communication Studies
514-848-2424 x2535

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