University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts

February 3 – 26, 2023
Watson, Cayley & Ferrie Galleries

Closing Reception:
Saturday February 25, 2023 | 2-4pm

The disembodied artist is free of reality’s concrete form; they question social logic and resist the ideological truths shaped by historical and current acts of social exploitation and violence.

Featuring emerging artists in the University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts, Disembody explores the conceptual disembodiment as a liberatory method. In a variety of media and methods, the artists free their internal selves from the heteronormative and colonial norms perpetuated in popular culture. The curatorial vision emphasizes the artists’ ability to restructure given realities and put forward critical, inclusive and anti-colonial truths.

Curated by abisola oni and Sarah Martin.

  • Ashley Guenette 
  • Ashley Nicole Harper 
  • Christine DuVuono 
  • Clara Laratta 
  • Connie Kang 
  • Jacob Irish & Julie Hall 
  • Rachel Jung 
  • Renee Christensen 
  • Santosh Chandrasekhar 
  • Stephanie Florence
  • Belinda Hall 
  • Wen Li 
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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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