Monday, December 22, 2008

G1C03 wants to hire a student on Mondays from 1 - 4 p.m.

Gallery 1C03 is looking for a responsible, motivated, articulate, and enthusiastic University of Winnipeg student to fill a temporary position as a gallery attendant.

Yes, we *did* undertake a detailed hiring process back in September, but it appears that we have a gap in our schedule.

Are you available on Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00? Or, maybe you know someone qualified who is free during this time?

Please continue reading below...


Classification: Student Assistant (Gallery Attendant)
Department: Art Curator
Hours of Work: (0 - 3 hrs per week)
(Contract dates are: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Monday Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23 and Mar 30)
Range of Pay: $9.24 - $10.32 per hour + 6% vacation pay
Application Deadline: January 12, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. to Art Curator -- hardcopy to 4M58 or via email

Late applications will not be considered.



* Closes the Gallery at the end of the day by shutting off all Gallery lights; unplugging, turning off, shutting down equipment; closing doors; ensuring that Security Services lock doors and re-arm the Gallery’s alarm system
* Safety/security of Gallery 1C03 exhibits – ensures that artworks exhibited in Gallery 1C03 are not subject to theft or mishandling by the public during hours of operation
* Public relations – greets visitors to Gallery 1C03 and answers any questions that visitors have about the art exhibits to the best of their ability; refers visitors to University Art Curator in situations where they are unable to provide assistance
* Attendance record – maintains a count of the number of visitors to Gallery 1C03
* Alerts the University Art Curator of any problems within the Gallery environment; these can relate to temperature, humidity and lighting issues or concerns for the safety of the artwork or visitors
* When applicable, takes readings of environmental conditions in Gallery 1C03 using a hand-held environmental monitor or a hygrothermograph
* When applicable, handles sales of art exhibition catalogues; this includes maintaining a count of funds in cash box and a count of catalogues at the beginning and end of each shift and returns all cash to the Art Curator for processing
* Performs other related duties as required or assigned


* Must be a full-time student at a high school or The University of Winnipeg, preferably an art history major or with an interest in the visual arts
* Some knowledge of contemporary visual art would be an asset
* On the job training provided
* Ability to follow oral and written instructions, procedures and regulations
* May require the ability to maintain records and handle cash on occasion
* Ability to communicate effectively with visitors who may be students, faculty, staff and the general public
* Ability to work day, evening and/or weekend shifts
* Capable of performing duties as assigned

The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thanks for the nod!

In his latest Akimblog post, Cliff Eyland mentioned Rodney LaTourelle's installation, INTERVAL. Thanks for the nod!

Click the pic below to view an excerpted version, or click here for the full post.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Rodney LaTourelle: Hallway Monitor"

Canadian Art has just posted coverage of Rodney LaTourelle's INTERVAL on its website. Click here to check out this article in context!

Or, continue reading below...

Rodney LaTourelle: Hallway Monitor
Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg Nov 6 to Dec 6 2008

Double vision and doppelgangers abound in a new installation by Winnipeg-trained, Berlin-based artist, architect and critic Rodney LaTourelle. Examining the effects of spatial transformation, colour association and the superimposition of architectural spaces on the human body, LaTourelle’s most recent project, titled Interval, is a set of twin constructed corridors installed at the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 and Hamilton Galleria.

Referencing the “high-tech” style of the university’s Centennial Hall, where both exhibition spaces are located, and the rhythmic “supergraphics” designed by Ursula Ferguson that originally decorated its walls in the 1970s, Interval offers viewers an immersive environment of colour, light and customized seating areas that temporarily alters our orientation in otherwise familiar spaces. The undulating, chevron-shaped corridor LaTourelle has created in a spectrum of commercial paint colours exemplifies the artist’s aim to create “three-dimensional paintings” with his installation work, prompting questions about when painting becomes architecture and architecture becomes painting.

Rodney LaTourelle Interval (Part 2) 2008 Installation view at Hamilton Galleria, Winnipeg / photo Larry Glawson

Just as his 2003 interactive environment, Pharmakon, created in collaboration with artist Michael Stecky, aimed to create an affective and healing experience through gradual shifts in tone, colour and sound, Interval aims to create a sense of spatial displacement through mirroring. By prompting this paradoxical mix of recognition and dislocation in constructed spaces that are similar, but not quite identical, LaTourelle’s carefully constructed project provides wry commentary on a contemporary condition where cultural amnesia and false memories are increasingly common, making it all the more difficult to distinguish the original from its replicas. (515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB)

Rodney LaTourelle Interval (Part 1) 2008 Installation view at Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg / photo Larry Glawson