October 11 to November 27, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Q&A WITH THE ARTIST:
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
All welcome. Free admission. Presented in English.
Videos and photographs from the Tea Cups series explore the tenuous state of current world affairs.
Made by projecting contemporary global news imagery into delicate vintage tea cups, these works
evoke our own human fragility, the shattering of fragile notions of peace and social democracy, and
the vulnerability of the earth itself to natural disaster, all while bringing worldwide events
‘closer to home’.
The magic of Cheryl Pagurek’s work lies in how she engages, confronts and gets to the heart of the
issue. At the same time, she steps aside, as a painter steps away from the canvas with her brush in
hand. She invites us to participate in this back and forth, a dynamic force that generates thought
and anger, an energy capable of transforming us into passport makers.
-Excerpt from the essay by Marc Mercier
Since receiving an MFA from the University of Victoria, Cheryl Pagurek has shown widely in
galleries, public art events, and film/video festivals, including exhibits at MSVU Art Gallery,
Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, VU Photo, Gallery 44, Carleton University
Art Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery, and screenings in Canada, France, Brazil, Columbia, Morocco, Egypt
and the USA. She installed a permanent video commission at an Ottawa transit station in 2011. Her
work is in many public and private collections, and has been reviewed in Canadian, American and
British publications. http://cherylpagurek.com/
CITY HALL ART GALLERY
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
613-580-2424 (28425) TTY 613-580-2401
Open daily to 8 pm, including holidays.
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.