Work in Progress

28 August – 15 December 2017
Hazel McCallion Campus B-Wing Gallery

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How do you imagine a public artwork that connects conceptually to its intended location and communicates shared values of creativity and collaboration both in process and form?

Work in Progress is a response to this question proposed for the second-floor Creativity Commons in Hazel McCallion Campus B-Wing. Led by faculty members Douglas Donald and Claire Ironside, students, faculty and staff from across Sheridan’s campuses worked together to develop and test the concept. The proposed sculpture is made from interconnected acrylic polygons (their number correlating to Sheridan’s programs, degrees, diplomas and certificates) etched with the Sheridan brand. Using projection mapping technology, the sculpture’s surface is illuminated by a dynamic data bank of images that provide insight into creative processes throughout the College. Interdisciplinary team members plan to design, render, fabricate and install Work in Progress using Sheridan community resources.

This exhibition invites you to go behind the scenes of the development of the Work in Progress proposal to learn about the overall concept and the questions, challenges and solutions recommended by its team in response to community feedback. The artwork’s creation is envisioned as a learning and teaching resource that provides hands-on experience for students from concept to installation. You can explore the different stages of models, floor plans and elevations as well as samples of the materials proposed for its fabrication. Interactive tablets provide an in-depth look at the team’s multidimensional development process and a whiteboard is available for visitors to work through ideas, raise questions and offer responses to the project.