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Opening reception: Thursday May 23, 2019, 7-9 PM
Exhibition Catalogue launch + sale
Tuesday: 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) is proud to present For Hire, part of the ACWR’s ongoing series: FREE SPACE – Self Directed Residency program. For Hire, curated by Anthony Youssef, features local artists Natalie Nadeau and Vince Kogut: a dialogic exploration of how Kogut and Nadeau have come to employ the subject of labour in their practice as both process and as an aesthetic; reflecting on the socio-economic climate in a post-industrial city.
With a mentor, Youssef was awarded the curator-in-residence position – developing the exhibition and a critical essay focusing on the intersection of the automotive industry, labour and the precariousness of industrial employment.
NATALIE NADEAU is a Montreal, Quebec and Windsor, Ontario based multidisciplinary artist and educator. Nadeau teaches in the sculpture department at Concordia University: her education includes a MFA specializing in sculpture from Concordia University (2017), a Mechanical Technician-CAD/CAM Diploma from St. Clair College (2014), and a BFA from the University of Windsor (2013). Her work has been exhibited in Ontario, Quebec, and the United States.
VINCE KOGUT a painter and tattooer based in Windsor and Toronto, Ontario. He received a BFA at the University of Windsor (2013) and a MFA specializing in drawing and painting from the University of Calgary (2016). Kogut has been involved in numerous group and solo exhibitions in both Alberta and Ontario.
ANTHONY YOUSSEF is an ACWR curator in residence. He has previously worked as a research assistant on topics such as equity and inclusion in architecture as well as the emergence of modernism in Canada. Anthony is currently a Program Officer at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada working on projects and issues that enhance the profession of architecture. For Hire marks Anthony’s first exhibit as a curator.
“Currently, there are more Artists than Autoworkers in Canada but what I have learned from living in Windsor is that Autoworkers can be Artists too. What resonates most in this exhibition is the connection to Windsor’s auto industry: we are all affected in its rise and decline,” says Julie Tucker – ACWR Director of Public Programs and Advocacy.
Thank-you to our partners and supporters:
Mayworks Windsor, Art Gallery of Windsor, Unifor local 195, Woodbridge Farm Books, and The Ontario Arts Council
May 22 - June 1
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