F(a)CTION Install Day! Please join us tomorrow for the opening reception.
James Olley, Faculty Organizer
In our contemporary world, the distinction between fiction and reality is blurred, becoming non-existent. Our daily experience is layered by our personal perception, and by the multitudes of different media that we are constantly flooded with. Our normal existence becomes a hyper-real one. The works in F(a)CTION use paint as a mediator between the “objective” truth, and the truth of experience; questioning the boundaries of realism.
I am please to announce that Nancy Lowry, NSCAD U Artist in Resident will be offering an artist talk Tuesday August 12th, 12 – 1 pm in room G219. In addition Nancy will be providing studio visits on the same day for our class, please make a note of this date!
Artist Talk: Nancy Lowry, Artist in Resident
When: Tuesday August 12th, 12 – 1 pm
Where: Room G219
Nancy Lowry studied at University of Saskatchewan, completing her BFA at the NSCAD U in 2003. Lowry’s unique “paintscapes” are intimately connected to landscape but demonstrate a strong affinity with abstraction and non-objective painting as well. They employ heavily-tooled paint surfaces, strong gestural marks and a bold use of colour.
I have added some terrific videos of artist Julie Mehretu to help you start thinking about your Project #3… have a look!
Julie Mehretu: Workday | Art21 “Exclusive”
Filmed in her Berlin studio, Julie Mehretu discusses the ups and downs of her daily studio practice. Mehretu is shown working on the painting “Middle Grey” (2007-2009), one work in a suite of seven paintings commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim as part of the exhibition “Julie Mehretu: Grey Area.”
Julie Mehretu: Mural | Art21 “Exclusive”
Tate Shots Issue 13 – Fiona Rae
Fiona Rae is one of the generation known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. Yet while her peers explored installation and video, she stayed faithful to painting. Rachel Spence asks her about her new works showing at the Timothy Taylor Gallery at Frieze.
Lastly, In addition to your readings please review the Project #3 content as I have added extra examples to help you with generating ideas for the project. Next class I will meet with each of you to discuss your studies and ideas for the project – Have a productive weekend!
We have our Project #2 critique tomorrow 9 am sharp! Please have all of your paintings installed before class. We are in for a full day tomorrow so come prepared to work – looking forward to seeing all of your work installed!
Please review Project #3 details, I’ve updated the site so you can access the materials.
I have updated the gallery with images from your Project #1 – Digital Representations and I must say impressive stuff!
Check it out – Gallery
Added a great video of Ben Reeves to help you start thinking about Project 2, Sensation…
from Emily Carr University
Ben Reeves’ recent exhibitions include: Complicated Matter at Museum London; Drawing Painting at the Oakville Galleries; Shifting Space: Cultural Transformations at the Sichuan Institute of Fine Art in Chongqing, China; the traveling show, Lines Painted in Early Spring (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, The Koffler Centre, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and Galerie de L’Université du Québec à Montréal); High Points: Canadian Contemporary Art, Ten Years of Recent Acquisitions at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal; and For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ben is represented by the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and by Jessica Bradley ART+PROJECTS in Toronto. He has been a Lecturer at the University of British Columbia, Assistant Professor (painting) at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph, and is currently Assistant Professor specializing in painting and drawing at Emily Carr University.