Archival Investigations

December 3, 2016 – February 20, 2017

Installation view of “Archival Investigations”. Photo: Andre Beneteau

Community Exhibition: Archival Investigations
December 3, 2016 to February 20, 2017
Molson Community Gallery
Curator: Gary Evans
Reception: Thursday, December 8, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Archival Investigations features works by third-year students in Georgian College’s School of Design and Visual Arts. Each of the students works with images from the Barrie Historical Archive, reconstructing scenes from the past to create transformative new artworks from a variety of perspectives: memory and nostalgia; civic planning and suburban sprawl; humour and wonder. Some pieces pose political critiques, while others reveal a glimpse of Barrie’s fascinating history. Each student depicts a scene as it appears to them, and together they create a series of altered visions of Barrie’s past.

—Gary Evans, Guest Curator and Coordinator, School of Design and Visual Arts