September 9 – October 8, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday September 9, 7pm
Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
“The works in this exhibition are – in short – a narrative and contrarian celebration of ‘not-being’. They stand as a cumulative, evidentiary manifestation of learning that might occur when the known gives way to what lies beyond.
The title of the exhibition is borrowed from author Eugene Thacker, who has written extensively about culture and Nothingness, including the strong (probably capitalist) and ongoing cultural taboo against praising disappearance. Concurrently however, there is a long running cultural pre-occupation of seeing the glory within emptiness. As James Dickey wrote in Deliverance, ‘The river was blank and mindless with beauty. It was the most glorious thing I had ever seen.'” – Scott Waters
Scott Waters would like to Acknowledge the generous financial support of The Ontario Arts Council.
Scott Waters received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 1997, and his Master of Fine Arts in 2004 from York University in Toronto. Waters’ recent and ongoing work draws on his period in the Canadian Army from 1989 to 1992. Serving as an infantryman in the Third Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Bravo “B” Company, he was stationed in Wainwright, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia.