Fine Arts

Yellow Box Gallery

The Yellow Box Gallery invites all STU faculty, staff, and students to participate in a collaborative art project, Where Was It Made?
 
A large world map is currently installed in the YBG. Members of the community are invited to trim off tags from their own clothing and pin them on the map, marking geographical points of manufacture as listed on those tags.
 
This project will be displayed until November 24th. Visitors are invited to explore it as a meditation on globalized labour conditions, bridging the chain between consumerism and point of production.
 
Where Was It Made? is inspired by SubRosa’s installation, Can You See Us Now? Ya Nos Pueden Ver? Presented in 2004 at MASSMoCA, this collaborative work sought “to map the often invisible intersections of women’s material and affected labor in cultures of production in North Adams MA and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.”
 
They asked: “What are the economic, cultural and everyday life effects of the outsourcing of labor and globalization? “
 
You can find out more about the collective here: http://www.subrosaproject.org/p/art.html
 
The Yellow Box Gallery is dedicated to diversity in its programming. We strive to encourage students, and the community at large, to reflect critically and creatively on aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural practices in the arts.
 
The gallery is located on the third floor of the Margaret Norrie McCain Study Hall St. Thomas University. Visitors are welcome to view what is on display and enjoy the beautiful university campus.
 
Please contact Kim Vose Jones at yellowbox@stu.ca for more information.