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Modern day muse: new exhibit features art inspired by the car


BROCKVILLE – St. Lawrence College is pleased to present “Carchitecture”, a solo exhibit by artist Jeff Mann at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus from January 11 to February 16, 2013.


“Carchitecture” is a word that Kingston-based artist Jeff Mann uses to describe his recent sculptures and paintings. These diverse artworks have been inspired by discarded car parts and car generated patterns. His work celebrates the incredible beauty and complexity of the shapes and patterns of this found object – the car.


“I am not simply using any found object; I use car parts because I believe the car is the subliminal shaper of our world, and our culture,” explains Jeff.


Big, colourful, and organic best describes his paintings with their strong graphics, sometimes created on industrial fabric. The viewer will see an exceptionally large body of work from this prolific artist whose imagery is both small and large scale. The sculpture is mostly wall hung with some freestanding and suspended pieces.


Jeff will lead a workshop called TREAD ON IT! for St. Lawrence College Visual & Creative Arts – Fine Arts students, who will create their own car-inspired art in the form of printed t-shirts using car tires as printing blocks.


To learn more about Jeff Mann and his art, please visit




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With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.


Denise Wing

Communications Officer

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St. Lawrence College

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