Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space

Exhibition Dates: Dec 12 - 17, 2015

Image: Light From Distant Windows, 2015. Dimensions vary.

This December Root Division presents Rhonda Weppler in the Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space. Rhonda's presentation, entitled "Light From Distant Windows," features a solo projection work, objects from her collaborative projects  (with artist Trevor Mahovsky), and an installation of student works made in her December Youth and Adult Education workshops. Rhonda's work examines the overlooked resonance of objects: their cultural significance, their nostalgic value, their connection to our bodies.

Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Weppler has been a Studio Artist at Root Division since July 2015.  Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Indiana), Orange Coast College Photography Gallery (Costa Mesa), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Dos de Mayo (Madrid), Tokyo Wonder Site, and loop-raum (Berlin). Her work is represented in public collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montreal and the National Gallery of Canada. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and a BA (Fine Art and Art History) from the University of Toronto.


The Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space provides a gallery for Root Division artists to connect and engage in dialogue around the work being made on site, and to exhibit their art to the public. The Project Space is located on our rear mezzanine, and is free and open to the public during gallery hours in conjunction with the current exhibition. This space is made possible with the generous support of Ed Frank and Sarah Ratchye.