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February 9, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Shannon Finnegan: Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet / They Forgot That We Were Seeds (CLOSED)

Hosted by Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG)


1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada

February 9 – April 19
Reception: February 9, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) will host a party to celebrate the opening of its two new winter exhibitions. During the event, the gallery will launch a new catalogue featuring the work of former Ottawa artist Dennis Tourbin and sell prints by Robert Houle to benefit Minwaashin Lodge.

Shannon Finnegan: Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet
Curated by Heather Anderson and Fiona Wright

The Brooklyn-based artist and activist Shannon Finnegan makes cheeky work about disability culture and access. Her furniture, murals and drawings call out ableism in art galleries and other public places, and imagine a world committed to ongoing, responsive and collective care.

They Forgot That We Were Seeds
Curated by Kosisochukwu Nnebe

Featuring artists KC Adams, Deanna Bowen, Roxana Farrell, Bushra Junaid, Amy Malbeuf, Meryl McMaster, Cheyenne Sundance and Katherine Takpannie.

This ambitious group exhibition brings together black and Indigenous women artists around the subject of food. Their compelling works about the production, trade and consumption of such goods as cod and sugar firmly embed Canada in the global history of colonialism.

More information

Image: L: Katherine Takpannie, Niriqatigiit (detail), 2019, digital photograph. R: Shannon Finnegan, Do you want us here or not [Drawing 5], 2017, digitized drawing.

Free. ASL interpretation will be provided at the opening reception. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible washrooms.