Install Day!

F(a)CTION Install Day!  Please join us tomorrow for the opening reception.




Please Join us

FaCTION Invite Summer2014

Gallery 2
James Olley, Faculty Organizer

In our contemporary world, the distinction between fiction and reality is blurred, becoming non-existent. Our daily experience is layered by our personal perception, and by the multitudes of different media that we are constantly flooded with. Our normal existence becomes a hyper-real one. The works in F(a)CTION use paint as a mediator between the “objective” truth, and the truth of experience; questioning the boundaries of realism.


Artist Talk: Nancy Lowry, Artist in Resident

I am please to announce that Nancy Lowry, NSCAD U Artist in Resident will be offering an artist talk Tuesday August 12th, 12 – 1 pm in room G219. In addition Nancy will be providing studio visits on the same day for our class, please make a note of this date!

Artist Talk: Nancy Lowry, Artist in Resident
When: Tuesday August 12th, 12 – 1 pm
Where: Room G219

“duo”, Oil on Masonite panel , 24” x 24”

Nancy Lowry studied at University of Saskatchewan, completing her BFA at the NSCAD U in 2003. Lowry’s unique “paintscapes” are intimately connected to landscape but demonstrate a strong affinity with abstraction and non-objective painting as well. They employ heavily-tooled paint surfaces, strong gestural marks and a bold use of colour.

Project #3 Altering Image & Meaning

I have added some terrific videos of artist Julie Mehretu to help you start thinking about your Project #3… have a look!

Julie Mehretu: Workday | Art21 “Exclusive”

Filmed in her Berlin studio, Julie Mehretu discusses the ups and downs of her daily studio practice. Mehretu is shown working on the painting “Middle Grey” (2007-2009), one work in a suite of seven paintings commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim as part of the exhibition “Julie Mehretu: Grey Area.”

Julie Mehretu: Mural | Art21 “Exclusive”


Tate Shots Issue 13 – Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae is one of the generation known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. Yet while her peers explored installation and video, she stayed faithful to painting. Rachel Spence asks her about her new works showing at the Timothy Taylor Gallery at Frieze.

Lastly, In addition to your readings please review the Project #3 content as I  have added extra examples to help you with generating ideas for the project.  Next class I will meet with each of you to discuss your studies and ideas for the project – Have a productive weekend!

Project #2 Critique

We have our Project #2 critique tomorrow 9 am sharp! Please have all of your paintings installed before class. We are in for a full day tomorrow so come prepared to work – looking forward to seeing all of your work installed!

Please review Project #3 details, I’ve updated the site so you can access the materials.