Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) will host a party to celebrate the opening of its two new winter exhibitions. During the event, the gallery will launch a new catalogue featuring the work of former Ottawa artist Dennis Tourbin and sell prints by Robert Houle to benefit Minwaashin Lodge.

CUAG’s new exhibitions are: Shannon Finnegan: Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet and They Forgot That We Were Seeds.

When: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Opening remarks at 3 p.m.)
Where: CUAG, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University
Access: This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Media are invited to attend the event.


Shannon Finnegan: Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet (Feb. 9 to April 19, curated by Heather Anderson and Fiona Wright)

The Brooklyn-based artist and activist Shannon Finnegan makes cheeky work about disability culture and access. Her furniture, murals and drawings call out ableism in art galleries and other public places, and imagine a world committed to ongoing, responsive and collective care.

They Forgot That We Were Seeds (Feb. 9 to April 19, curated by Kosisochukwu Nnebe)

Featuring artists KC Adams, Deanna Bowen, Roxana Farrell, Bushra Junaid, Amy Malbeuf, Meryl McMaster, Cheyenne Sundance and Katherine Takpannie.

This ambitious group exhibition brings together black and Indigenous women artists around the subject of food. Their compelling works about the production, trade and consumption of such goods as cod and sugar firmly embed Canada in the global history of colonialism.

Catalogue Launch

CUAG will launch a new book, Dennis Tourbin: The Language of Visual Poetry (2019), tracing the career of a renowned Canadian artist who lived in Ottawa from 1984 until his death in 1998. The book is co-published by Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University, Art Gallery of Peterborough and CUAG. Books are available for $20 on launch day. Only cash or cheques will be accepted.

Print Benefit

CUAG will sell a limited edition print by Robert Houle, schoolhouse. All proceeds will go to Minwaashin Lodge, an Indigenous women’s centre in Ottawa. Prints will be available for $250. Only cash or cheques will be accepted.

Media Contact

Elizabeth Murphy
Communications Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8834

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