Union Gallery

EXHIBITIONS: November 17, 2017 to January 19, 2018

Reception: November 17, 2017, 5-7pm

Exhibition by Queen's student artists

Mackenzie Gregson
Austin Henderson
Ramolen Laruan
Karen Law
Jaclyn McConnell
Jaclyn O’Brien
Alyssa Scott
Leigha Stiles
Xujing Zhang

Jaclyn McConnell, Synergy I, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2017

Union Gallery Vitrine Project

Tanya Lukin Linklater: The Harvest Sturdies and A Girl

Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis | December 9, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Image: excerpt from The Harvest Sturdies, 2013, by Tanya Lukin Linklater

The Vitrine is located just outside the gallery in the Stauffer Library foyer. Visit at any time of the day.

Tanya Lukin Linklater’s text practice engages with poetry, pedagogies, Indigenous conceptual space, languages, and institutions. The Harvest Sturdies and A Girl are meticulous visual compositions that consider strategies and potentials of exceeding structures while dealing directly with contemporary political issues around gender and Indigenous spaces. Lukin Linklater’s interest in structural critique and pedagogy are also the interests of the curator, and the Union Gallery Vitrine is a compelling space in which to explore these themes. The vitrine as a western display concept is largely unquestioned in museums despite having a relationship of tension with objects tied to histories of colonization. It is generative to explore these contradictions. The unconventional design of the Union Gallery Vitrine gestures to both the art gallery and the library. This duality is reflected in Lukin Linklater’s exploration of text and visual art, institution and critique, and pedagogy and alternative structure.






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