Coordination Complex (diagram enclosed)

Wednesday October 28, 2020 - Thursday December 3, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery, in the Audain Art Centre from October 28 -December 3, 2020 for the 2nd Year MFA exhibition Coordination Complex (diagram enclosed).

Artists: Sol Hashemi, Martin Katzoff, Natalie Purschwitz, Xan Shian, Dion Smith-Dokkie

October 28 to December 3, 2020
Extended viewing hours: November 20, 3-6 p.m.
All events free and open to the public
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Materials that resist these stains require a fixative, or mordant, which bites (mordere) and holds. Here, five complexing agents (ligands) surround a central metal ion. Think of a piece of foam with five lollipops stuck into it, a bouquet held by that unifying ion. The ligands operate in a sphere, a Coordination Complex

Coordination Complex (diagram enclosed) is a show of new work by the 2nd year MFA cohort in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

We acknowledge that the creation and presentation of these bodies of work take place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation.


AHVA Gallery
Room 1001
Audain Art Centre
6398 University Boulevard

AHVA Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 12–4 p.m.
Closed holidays