February 8 – 19, 2022
Curated by Katie Hetherington and Maggie Whitmore
Browz, Samantha Andersen, Natasha Beaudoin, Amy Bernier, Diane Black, Alice Cameron, William Carroll, Soyeon Cho, Francisco Corbett, Rebecca Cowan, Tracy Davidson, Jane Derby, Phileen Dickinson, Grace Katie Dixon, Claire Dobbie, Eugenia Elder, Rhonda Evans, Flynn Eves-Welch, Peggy Fussell, Meenakashi Ghadial, Elham Hazfi, Laura Hill, Brian Hoad, Darby Huk, Sasha Jimenez French, India Kane, Michèle LaRose, LEEN, Posy Legge, Heather Leier, Patti Leishman, Yong-Ju Lim, Eileen MacArthur, Carina Magazzeni, Domenic Magazzeni, Zoë Martos, Sabrina Masud, Carleigh Milburn, deneige nadeau, Elise Ngo, ck nosun, Abby Nowakowski, Rebecca Payne, Olivia Piribauer, Jill Price, Jobelle Quijano, Fraser Radford, Bree Rappaport, Michelle Reid, Aimee Ruoff, Lauren Smart, Jonah Strub, Rheni Tauchid, Jan van de Pol, Rebecca Vangennip, Rhiannon White, Maggie Whitmore, Paula Whyle, John Wright, Michaela Zinsmeister, Yaël
Live Ticketed Event (Virtual): February 19, 7–10pm EST | SOLD OUT
Here, we hope to create a space centred in gathering. Through the generosity of our artistic community, we have gathered together an eccentric, thought-provoking, and wildly whimsical collection of works. Cézanne’s Closet 2022 features over 70 artwork donations by students, recent graduates and professional artists, spanning a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, printmaking and combinations in between. Responding to the vibrancy, energy and materiality of artworks, and grounded in our art historical roots, our curatorial framework is centred in a desire to be together in conversation and company with the artists while we are at a distance. In their installation as pairings, groupings and assemblages, each artwork’s unique qualities and synergies can speak to one another. We invite you to make yourself at home: listen to the stories and whispers each piece of art is willing to share.
Cézanne’s Closet has been a beloved fundraiser for Union Gallery since 1995. All funds raised directly support Union Gallery’s programming offered year-round. As a not-for-profit teaching gallery, support from the community truly makes a difference. Cézanne’s Closet is the perfect event to celebrate the Katarokwi-Kingston arts community and purchase a one-of-a-kind treasure for your friends, family, loved ones or even yourself!
Katie Hetherington is an MA candidate in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University. She also holds a BAH degree in Art History, with a minor in Film and Media. Her graduate research focuses on 17th century Dutch religious paintings and prints. Having worked on various curatorial projects both virtually and based in the Kingston region, Katie is driven by the desire to push the boundaries of traditional gallery spaces. She is passionate about the history of collecting in Canada, curatorial theory, collaborations between different artforms, and contemporary references to early modern art history. Katie currently sits on the Union Gallery’s Board of Directors.
Maggie Whitmore is an MA candidate in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University and holds a BAH in Art History. Maggie currently sits as secretary on the Union Gallery’s Board of Directors. Her research interests are expansive, but she is most interested in curatorial theory, the colonial history of display, and the cross-cultural exchange of material culture in Colonial Latin America. As an artist balancing the fast-paced arts community and the academic world, Maggie found a home within the newly founded collective FORWorld Studios. From her fashion choices to painting to even writing, she believes that all aspects of life should incorporate creativity.
Our biggest thanks goes to the artists. We are forever grateful for the support of our artistic community at home and at-large. Cézanne’s Closet 2022 is generously sponsored by Kingston School of Art & Window Art Gallery, CFRC 101.9fm and Kingston Frameworks.
Cézanne’s Closet 2022 Committee: Baraa Abuzayed, Anna Douglas, Indiana Payne, Maeve Stemp, Annelies Verellen
Co-Chairs + Curators: Katie Hetherington and Maggie Whitmore
Exhibition Support: Abby Nowakowski, Fatou Tounkara, Nelly Kaliza, Carina Magazzeni, Jung-Ah Kim, Bree Rappaport
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