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FaCTION Invite Summer2014

Gallery 2
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.


Artist Talk: Nancy Lowry, Artist in Resident

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

“duo”, Oil on Masonite panel , 24” x 24”

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.

Project #3 Altering Image & Meaning

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!

Project #2 Critique

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.

Video: Ben Reeves

Added a great video of Ben Reeves to help you start thinking about Project 2,  Sensation…

Ben Reeves

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.


Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days

An excellent video of Julian Schnabel’s new work, which may prove as a useful resource for Project 1!

Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days

A Rare Look Inside the Artist’s Home Studio as He Opens His First US Museum Show Since the 1980s

Julian Schnabel’s bold, appropriative style has polarized critical opinion since he burst onto the New York art scene in the late 1970s, becoming one of America’s most famous living painters. His reputation as an artist was almost eclipsed by his success as a film director, with credits including Basquiat and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, for which he won the Palme D’Or. Porfirio Munoz’s documentary In The Course of Seven Days is timely: currently showing at the Dallas Contemporary—his first US museum show since the 1980s—and with two solo exhibitions coming up, the controversial Brooklyn-born painter is back in vogue. “This show is a capsule of what happened, a selection of paintings from the past 10 years, more or less,” says Schnabel of Every Angel Has a Dark Side, which opens at the Dairy Art Centre in London on 25 April. “It’s a continuum of ways that I have made marks, used materials and created images.”

Every Angel Has a Dark Side runs at The Dairy Art Centre from April 25 through July 27 2014. View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989-1990 opens at the Gagosian Gallery, NY on April 17 – May 31. Julian Schnabel: An Artist Has A Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails) is at the Dallas Contemporary until 10 August.

Also found at:  Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days on