September 9 – October 9, 2010
Participatory art performance
Triple-Abzurb-Threat: Most Talented:
Thursday, September 9, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
(Front lawn of The University of Winnipeg; rain location: Bulman Student Centre)
Thursday, September 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Public artist talk:
Friday, September 17, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Room 2C15, 2nd floor of Centennial Hall)
Throughout her artistic practice, Winnipegger Dominique Rey has been fascinated by representations of the other — a figure both real and imagined — and the ways this figure embodies our deepest fears, our suppressed longings and the infinite complexities of human life. Gallery 1C03 will present Pilgrims, a series of Rey’s oil paintings and ink drawings that explore notions of the “unbeautiful” and how the unbeautiful becomes permissible, and even desirable, via performance and public display.
Dominique Rey completed a BFA in painting at the University of Manitoba (1999), a MFA in photography in 2007 at Bard College (New York) and is currently pursuing a MFA in New Media via Berlin’s Transart Institute. In addition to her visual work, Dominique Rey’s activities include performing with the Abzurbs, teaching, presenting lectures and curating. Rey was a member of the Board of Directors of Ace Art Inc. from 2002-2009, and a MAWA mentor in 2008/09 in collaboration with La Maison des artistes. She is presently Winnipeg’s Visual Arts Ambassador for the duration of the city’s designation as Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010.
Gallery 1C03 gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the Manitoba Arts Council for this project. The artist wishes to thank Johnston Industrial Plastics for their support.