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UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2013

Carlos Colín, Kate Henderson, Chris Howison, Erin Siddall, Tristan Sober-Blodgett, Stephen Wichuk

May 3 - June 2, 2013

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jennabeth at 2:03 pm Sunday, June 2, 2013

I like art

donato cianci donatopoetry.com from toronto at 5:05 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013

erin siddalls tower most interesting.. as I climbed up I saw the walls were dark wrinkled plastic sheets at the top I could see images 0f forest trees at night as if looking out my tent door. Coming back down then all the wrinkles in the walls suddenly seemed to transform into images of more tree trunks and leaves, as if in a night forest...

John from The Future at 2:17 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Major.L at 10:52 am Monday, May 27, 2013

Really enjoy this place in UBC ! I had been here more time while i enjoy wondering around! where I can put more thinking and let me felling good! Art works what is come from thinking/mind/action by abstract artist.

bob from canada at 12:27 pm Sunday, May 26, 2013

i thought the at was very creative in many ways. my favorite piece was the stair case.

JC from UBC from BC at 3:59 pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

Overall it was a good display. However, I didn't get the last piece of artwork (which seems like a tree house in darkness). Don't get it!!!

bert from coquitlam bc at 3:52 pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ok, I've been involved in the arts for many years (50) years and I still don't get it? Maybe some drugs would help?

Chandra from Canada at 3:12 pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

Camera Obscura: it is dark! happy

Someone at 1:58 pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

WOW! This is art? We went once and I didn't get it... we asked where the art gallery was and they said it was it... very unique!!!!

Laura Partland at 1:33 pm Thursday, May 23, 2013

Loved your work. so perfect and playful. wonderful worlds. I want to go to there.

kit grauer at 12:56 pm Thursday, May 23, 2013

Erin sorry to miss the opening- so pleased to see the show took your work to Haida Gwaiii with Ruth connect soon, i hope

sarah joyce, vancouver from east van at 2:32 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Strong show, mature. Anthropomorphic qualities of the animations (corn creatures et al) was great. The smoke/water videos mesmerizing in their degradation. Enjoyed every piece.

Nick Beeson from Ilkley, UK. at 1:04 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The best piece by far was the Camera Oscura. Interesting use of light and texture created through light, showing the artist had actually created something. The Earl of Sandwich was also fascinating, and used the materials well. Cob Variations was technically good, but didn't really hold the attention (My partner says it showed good use of colour and animation, and was enjoyable). Slideshow did not reveal at all that it was conveying anything. Red/Black could have worked, but the proportions were, for me wrong, confining the colours rather than liberating them. I am sorry, but the other exhibits did not seem worthy of a graduation exhibition (though others like them will be found in similar exhibitions the world over). Ironic parody is just too easy, and calling a work "Untitled" is just laziness - unless there is a more worthwhile commentary attached (as is the case, for instance, with some of Hepworth's pieces).

Michael from Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at 11:27 am Saturday, May 11, 2013

[ In reply to Jane Wang from UBC at 2:27 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013 ] My experience is it takes a good ten minutes to really adjust to the light. Everyone should take as much time with it as you did. Thanks!

Henry Tsang at 3:31 pm Friday, May 10, 2013

Congratulations! Strong work, well presented/terrific installation!

Art Rosberg at 11:41 am Friday, May 10, 2013

The Earl of Sandwich (dancing hot dog man) was a favourite of mine. All of the artwork featured in this exhibition is amazing! The Camera Obscura hangout was a nice feature. The top level is very interesting, although the first level was my personal favourite. Come see this exhibition! 2013...

Jane Wang from UBC at 2:27 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

I spent a really long time in the Camera Obscuring Tower. I was very fascinated by the work and the projection of the tree shadows, the people walking on the street and other features. I tried to put my hand around the hole in order to reduce the size of it, and within expectation, I found that the image on the opposite wall is clearer. It was a really breath-taking experience.

a ubc undergraduate student. from ubc at 1:55 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

as for camera obscuring tower ,I had to go there twice because at first, I was hesitating to walk to the top and thought it just shows darkness. I saw what it was in the second time and i found this artwork amazing) earl of sandwich was interesting!

Michael Winther from Vancouver at 1:23 pm Saturday, May 4, 2013

I have been reminded how important it is to allow time for the artist to speak to us through the medium of their work. This seems true for all of the pieces but especially so for the Camera Obscura Tower by Siddall, which requires patience to allow our eyes to open up and see the world around us. This is a very rewarding experience.

Raina Siddall-Suda at 10:12 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

I like Erin's work because it is like a haunted house. When i first saw it i was scared to go in. I also liked her clips because my great grandpa shot it. I liked Steven's piece because it was fun and crazy. It had a lot of things going on at once.

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