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Darkness Light Darkness

Darkness Light Darkness

Students of the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City present a wide range of exploratory responses to the idea of portrait, including sculpture, drawing, video, and photography.

On display from March 8th-31st in the YAC Community Gallery

Join us for the opening reception on March 8th, at 5:30pm.

(Poster artwork by Deirdre Sokotowski, design by Kyla MacArthur)



Joe Sims, 2015


Foundation Year Students from the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) created an imaginative and eclectic collection of drawings for their annual student art exhibition in Whitehorse.

Disconnection features the collaborations and independent work of the SOVA visual arts students, who explored several techniques of drawing using a variety of media.  Wrapped along the walls of the Community Gallery are the two projects students completed this year.

The first collection of drawings consists of independent musings on obituaries from across Canada printed in newspapers and online. Students were tasked with representing a deceased individual with whom they had had no connection with in the person’s lifetime.

Jon Vanneste, 2015

Maxwell Simms found a challenge in relating to the individual as the style of the obituary tends to be “flat, vague [and] obscure”. Techniques of drawing such as smudging were used to express this unease.

Maxwell Sims, 2015

Across the next wall is displayed a series of exquisite corpse style drawings. This fun and playful method was enjoyed by 20th century surrealist artists, and can be manipulated using images or words.  To create these collaborative pieces, artists connect with the drawing using a few vague visual clues left by the last artist.

This group exhibition includes work by Isabel Burgwin, Robin Henry, Courtney Holmes, Ben Lamarche, Andrea Pelletier, Joe Sims, Max Sims, Jon Vanneste and Carly Woolner.

Don’t miss your last chance to see the engaging exhibition Disconnection in the Community Gallery of the Yukon Arts Centre! Disconnection remains on display until March 31, 2015.