The Robert Langen Art Gallery and the Laurier Library invite you to the opening reception for the Lost & Found exhibit, featuring artists Susan Coolen, Agnes Niewiadomski and Paul Roorda. Absolutely everyone is welcome.
The three Lost & Found installations can be found on floors four to six in the Laurier Library and will be available for viewing from Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 1, 2020.
Lost & Found
The assemblage of found objects into creative acts that function as new meaning can be traced back to the 16th century, with the popularity of Cabinets of Curiosities. These collections of rare or unusual objects were displayed to tell stories about the oddities of the natural world. By the 1900s, this aesthetic quality moved into the art practice of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and later, artists Tony Cragg, Tracey Emin and Danh Vo, among many others. Lost & found explores this concept by dissolving the conventional understanding of ordinary objects to form unexpected narratives that challenge viewers to think critically. Collectively, artists Susan Coolen, Agnes Niewiadomski and Paul Roorda have heightened the pleasure of looking and invite us to question how stories can be told.
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