Campus artists team up for group painting exhibition

A reception tonight will celebrate the opening of a group painting exhibition featuring works by artists with UWindsor ties.

Dean Carson, a staff member in the Leddy Library, and former visual arts instructor Jim Mroczkowski have teamed up with Matthew Hawtin for “Are you in the room?” at SB Contemporary Art.

Gallery owner Sarah Beveridge said she was initially intrigued by the differences in the artists’ practices and processes, but couldn’t help drawing parallels between them.

“The relationships to space, to perception, and our understanding of meaning are in some cases physical and in others conceptual, psychological within the work,” she says. “In all cases, the viewer as well as the artist poses questions as the work pushes and pulls against perceived boundaries.”

The reception is free and open to the public beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 19. SB Contemporary Art is located at 1017 Church Street. The exhibition will remain on display through March 3.