On March 27, Brock University’s Rodman Hall Arts Centre held its opening reception for the exhibition, A Temporary Stay. The exhibition is a part of the annual Visual Arts Honours exhibition and is held in line with the Brock University Festival of the Arts.
A Temporary Stay will be displayed at Rodman Hall in two chapters, the first taking place from Mar. 28 to Apr. 12 and the second taking place from Apr. 18 to May 3.
The first chapter features works by Matt Caldwell, Ben Mosher, Kerri Oleskiew and Jillian Suta. The second chapter, beginning Apr. 18, features work by Bato Bazarov, Kate Mazi, Alexandra Muresan And Nancy Nigh.
A Temporary Stay features selected works of graduating Brock University Visual Arts students in the Honours program. Students are able to showcase the skills they’ve developed through their first three years of university and since being accepted into their fourth year of study, with the Rodman Hall exhibition capping off their years in the Visual Arts Department.
The students in the Honours Studio course learned how to develop a focused body of work from its first idea through to the exhibition. The students were mentored by professors Duncan MacDonald and Shawn Serfas.
“A Temporary Stay showcases Brock honours visual arts students explorations into differing areas of study,” said Mosher, whose work is currently being exhibited at Rodman Hall. “My work in the exhibition searches for an understanding of the gap between the physical in the digital worlds.”
The exhibition is curated by Marcie Bronson and Stuart Reid of Rodman Hall. The partnership that the Visual Arts Department has with Rodman Hall allows for students to work in the gallery’s own studios and to work with the curators themselves as well as with other guest artists.
According to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts “such exhibits from the Department of Visual Arts are a key part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ mandate in building connections between the community and the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University”.
A Temporary Stay comes at a pivotal moment in Brock’s history as The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will relocate over the summer of 2015 to its new state-of-the-art teaching, production and performance facility in the heart of downtown St. Catharines.
Rodman Hall is located on 109 St. Paul Crescent and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. The opening reception for the second chapter of A Temporary Stay will take place on Apr. 17 at 7:00 p.m. Visit brocku.ca/rodman-hall for more information.