artist: Richard Hancox
a collaboration with the Media Gallery, Communication Studies
Curated by Rae Staseson and Kim Sawchuk

This online catalogue is also available for purchase.

The Exhibition

The Department of Communication Studies is proud to announce the opening of its Media Gallery located in the CJ Building on the Loyola campus. The Media Gallery will exhibit the dynamic creative media work produced in Communication Studies, as well as host innovative exhibitions by local, national and international media artists.

The inaugural exhibition, Apparencies, by Richard Hancox ran from October 30 to December 15, 2010 and featured photographic interpretations of transitional landscapes, crumbling veneers, skewed representations, and surface reflections. The photographs were created with one-time use disposable cameras and the images reveal, through the many layers and textures inherent in the process, surprising new meanings and numerous ironic contradictions. The photographs serve as rich vibrant documents and testaments to the beauty of mundane urban spaces, quirky suburbia and the aesthetics of abandoned industrial sites.

Richard Hancox, an associate professor in Communication Studies, studied film and photography at NYU and Ohio University, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. His film work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. In the last few years he has been producing photography in addition to his filmmaking and critical writing practice. Hancox has participated in numerous group shows, as well as recent solo exhibitions at Galerie la Petite Mort in Ottawa and at the new Shenkman Arts Center in Orleans.

Drugstore Cameras, audio excerpts:

Richard Hancox interviewed by Kim Sawchuk, with the assistance of Samuel Thulin (audio recording). The audio was designed and edited by David Paquette.
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For more information contact:
Rae Staseson, Chair of Communication Studies, (514) 848-2424 x2535

Curators: Rae Staseson and Kim Sawchuk
Series Editor: Kim Sawchuk
Catalogue Design and Layout: Mél Hogan
Photography: Richard Hancox
Copy Editing: Tamara Shepherd
General Assistance: Marie-Hélène Lemaire
Exhibition Poster: Katja Philipp
Exhibition Assistance: Henry Lemmetti, Scott Prentice, Michael Smart
Audio recording: Samuel Thulin
Audio editing: David Paquette

This exhibition was made possible with the support of Associate Dean of Research, Arts and Sciences, Dr. Graham Carr