Upon First Refraction

Nov. 11, 2009 - Feb. 9, 2010

Co-Curated by Mia Nielsen and Powell MacDougall

Barr Gilmore + Junichiro Iwase + Svava Thordis Juliusson + Meghan McKnight + Ramón Pous-Landa + Boris Chouvellon + Lisa Neighbour + Duncan McDonald + Michael Toke

Upon First Refraction is an exhibition of multimedia artworks that emit, reflect or absorb light. On one hand this show was developed to comment on the coming winter solstice and how we culturally respond to the darkest time of the year by celebrating various traditions with light. However, it is not simply a ‘holiday’ show, but one developed to invite the viewer to consider the unique powers of light and darkness.

Special thanks go to the galleries who made this exhibition possible: p|m Gallery, Brayham Contemporary Art, Antenae Studio, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and Art Gallery of York University