Image: East End Games by Mez Kerr Jones, 2022
Play is a Roomy Subject
Mez Kerr Jones
Le jeu est un sujet spacieux
600 Cumberland Street
University of Ottawa
28th November - 6th December. Free admission.
Vernissage on Friday 2nd December 2022
5:30 -7:30 pm.
curated by Celina Jeffery
in collaboration with uOttawa MFA Contemporary Curating students.
Play Is a Roomy Subject is an international exhibition, featuring works from Welsh and
Canada-based artists, held at the University of Ottawa. The show variously explores
metaphorical dynamics of play and care within space and relationships.
Relationships, be that on an individual scale, or within communities and collectives, or even between humans and their environment, all provide a crucial framework to questions on the meaning of play and care. In this exhibition, bridging UK art and Canada-based works, the curatorial process and decisions will study the interrelatedness of physical and conceptual space, care, and relational dynamics.
“Play” is offered as a pluralistic concept, unfolding under the contexts of power dynamics,
domesticity, socio-politics and metaphor. Through this exploration, the viewer is invited to
explore how “play” is a roomy subject.