Mother and son artwork featured in a new exhibit at Zacks

The Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery in Stong College will present Frédérique Ulman-Gagné’s installation piece, Hiding Place, from Nov. 20 to Dec. 8. The exhibit includes a selection of large-scale drawings created by the artist and her two-year-old son, Milan. The gallery will also be screening a video documentation of this process-based collaboration.

Ulman-Gagné studied visual arts at Montreal’s Concordia University and is now completing her undergraduate degree at York University. Her artwork has been selected for numerous group shows in Montreal, and often draws on her personal experiences in order to deal with themes of motherhood and mothering, as well as the personal and creative relationship between the artist and her child. Hiding Place showcases the artist’s ongoing project of working with her son on large-scale abstract drawings as a way of integrating her art practice with motherhood and his continuing development.

Members of the community are invited to an opening celebration for the exhibit, and an opportunity to meet the artist. The reception will take place from 6 to 8:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery, Room 109, Stong College on the Keele campus.

For more information, contact Zacks Gallery at ext. 33055 or e-mail