grass taps

August 2 - 28 2021

Alicia Barbieri, sophia bartholomew, Yan Wen Chang, Rihab Essayh, Megan Feniak, Ella Gonzales, Meghan Harder, Chantal Khoury, Andrew Maize, Emmanuel Osahor, Meg Ross, Michael Thompson, Kelly Uyeda, Connie Wilson

An exhibition of new works by University of Guelph MFA candidates

Criss-crossing temporary tattoo imprint of the cool dirt and the dusk that’s tangled between your fingers splayed absent-mindedly and tugging on the small blades of grass underfoot while talking. When you stand up to finally walk home you leave behind a dimple, cavern-like in the grass, together with a measurable but as of yet unknown percentage of your body’s heat leaked out from all of the lingering over last words, the limbs sprawled against the ground for hours and leaning towards each other, the air left behind from breathing.

Photo documentation courtesy of Alison Postma

Chantal Khoury, šāy ‘arabiyy, 2021 , oil on canvas, 5” x 7”

sophia bartholomew wood wove (the calling from without from within), 2021, scrap wood, wooden dowels, glass jars, second-hand screws, finishing nails, kraft paper, plaster, plastic, thread, clay residue, approx. 6’ x 6.5’

Chantal Khoury, Valley grazers, 2021, oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

Emmanuel Osahor, Study for Morning Come, 2021, oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

Michael Thompson, For a Swift to Carry a Mountain of Sand, 2021, oil on linen, 18” x 24”

Rihab Essayh, Untitled (It's been quite an emotional spring), 2021, mylar, polyester organza, ramp, projection, site specific installation

Meg Ross, Descriptor, 2021, glue, post-it note, variable dimensions

Megan Feniak, still waters run deep, 2021, satinwood, curly walnut, 10.5” x 9” x 1.5”

Ella Gonzales, Pockets of Space, 2021, oil on unprimed linen, pine wood frame, 10” x 12”

Meghan Harder, plot ditch maker, 2021, coloured pencil on paper, 10” x 14”

Andrew Maize, *(s)twerH-, 2021, extension cord, fan, tape, mylar blanket, string, variable

Kelly Uyeda, !!, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 36”

Kelly Uyeda, Keys to the Porch, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 36”

Alicia Barbieri, Weighted Gown I, 2021, textile, 32” x 23” x 15”

Alicia Barbieri, Weighted Gown III, 2021, textile 67” x 26” x 27”

Yan Wen Chang, Blood Meridian, 2021, oil on canvas, 82.75” x 49.5”

Connie Wilson, Untitled, 2021, chair, umbrella handle, false egg, approx. 40” x 20” x 40”

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