July 27–30, 12:00pm–5:00pm
Opening reception Friday, July 28th, 5:00pm–8:00pm
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
Free, open to the public


Patrick Cull // Laura De Decker // Paul Dignan // Soheila Esfahani // Andrew James Smith

Passage + Obstacle features a selection of artworks by multidisciplinary area artists Patrick Cull, Paul Dignan, Laura De Decker, Soheila Esfahani, and Andrew James Smith. Sharing a rigorous approach to materials and subject matter, their work parallels Bridges' stated goal to explore "mathematical connections in art, music, architecture, education and culture”. This exhibition sets out to complement and expand perceptions of the subtle and overt links between the use of geometry, pattern and optical effects across media ranging from painting and installation to digital media. Using the bridge as a metaphor, the works can be appreciated as a means of getting from A to B, while overcoming obstructions, perceptual or otherwise.

The exhibition has been organized in cooperation with Bridges Waterloo 2017.

Please join us for this visually arresting exhibition
Exhibition is free to conference visitors and the public

University of Waterloo Art Gallery
East Campus Hall 1239
519.888.4567 ext. 33575

Daily 12:00-5:00 PM
Or by appointment

Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator
519.888.4567 ext. 36741

263 Phillip Street, Waterloo
East Campus Hall (ECH) on Phillip Street off University Avenue West, behind University Shops Plaza, use south entrance to ECH across from Engineering 6

Visitor Parking is available in Lot E6 or Q for a flat rate of $5.00

University of Waterloo Art Gallery
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1

Images (left to right): Andrew James Smith, The Protogon Spiral (detail), 2016. Laura De Decker, Interzone 003 (detail), 2013. Courtesy of the artists.