ALBERTA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY
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Fuel / Nat Cann
Exhibition Dates: June 9 - July 21, 2023
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, June 10 from 12-2pm
Join us for the OPENING RECEPTION and ARTIST TALK!
Saturday, June 10 from 12-2pm
Attendance is FREE and all are welcome.
The artist talk will begin shortly after 12pm, followed by the opening reception until 2pm.
About the exhibition:
In the summer of 2022, Nat Cann participated in a residency with the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation's (CAAF) to find what fuels the sprawling city of Calgary, Alberta, a bustling place of quiet modernity within western Canada and the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation. This was to be a new body of work entirely separate from current material, something livelier than the current lonesomeness of the Atlantic. Not that Nat was seeking a relationship to the east coast as the city is far too big to pinpoint anything that particular. What blossomed, perhaps in vain, was a similarity to previous projects wherein towering pillars of residence, commerce and capitalised prospect were found to be upheld by the local establishments and a startling amount of coffee. Using the very same products used to fashion these buildings both in construction and décor, Fuel is an inspection of glass pillars built atop localized establishments and the people, things, and actors who dwell between such venues.
Nat Cann (he/him) is an Atlantic Canadian based printmaker whose work hones upon the haunting of lands—relentless industries keeping afloat Canadian notions of colonialist heritage, intentions which often find themselves misguided and victim to degradation by nature, time, economics, and shifts in our understanding. Nat's residencies and exhibitions have taken him from coast to coast where he's gratefully acted as a mentor, instructor, and technical assistant to numerous students and professionals unversed in printmaking. His recent print projects have been intertwined with a variety of publications, exhibitions, and research grants, and his efforts in these endeavors has been consistently supported by ArtsNB's funding programs and the Canada Council for the Arts. Nat obtained his BFA from Mount Allison University (2012) and now resides in Moncton, New Brunswick, an Acadian colonial city which sits on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi'kmaq Peoples.
My Data Body / Marilène Oliver
Exhibition Dates: March 31 - May 19, 2023
Join us for the ONLINE Artist Talk!
When: Thursday, April 27 from 7-8pm (MDT)
Where: Online via zoom
Registration is required: Register HERE
My Data Body is a collaborative, multimedia installation that includes sculptures, video projection, large scale prints, an artist book, a zine, and a virtual reality artwork. My Data Body brings together different forms of personal data such as medical scans, social media, biometric, banking and health data in an attempt to make visible and manipulable our many intersecting data corpuses so that in VR they can be held, inspected and dissected. In My Data Body, the medically scanned, passive, obedient, semi- transparent body becomes a data processing site that can be pulled apart, de- and re-composed or as Yuval Harari warns ‘surveilled under the skin’.
When developing the My Data Body VR project, Oliver recognized the potential of the VR medium as acompositional and layering space where digital assets can be spatially arranged and then captured and exported as separate image layers. In this exhibition, Oliver explores this affordance to create a series of large scale laser engraved images into spray paint on paper, and a large artist book comprised on neon woodcut and screen prints.
My Data Body is an interdisciplinary and collaborative project made as part of the research project KnowThyself as a Virtual Reality (KTVR). Collaborators include Marilène Oliver (visual art), Scott Smallwood(sound), J.R. Carpenter (poetry) and Stephan Moore (sound).
Marilène Oliver is an associate professor of printmaking and media arts at the University of Alberta. Marilène works at a crossroads between new digital technologies and traditional print and sculpture, with her finished objects bridging the virtual and the real worlds. Oliver uses various scanning technologies, such as MRI and CT to create artworks that invite us to materially contemplate our increasingly digitized selves and better understand what sociologist Deborah Lupton terms our, human-data assemblages. Marilene’s print works have been featured in several high-profile printmaking books including Installations and Experimental Printmaking by Alexia Tala and Printmaking: a Contemporary Perspective by Paul Coldwell.
A/P MAINSPACE Juried Exhibition Archive
My Data Body / Marilène Oliver, March 31 - May 19, 2023
Residue / Guillermo Trejo and Andrew Testa, January 20 - March 3, 2023
Found in Oblivion / Melika Forouzan Pour, October 7 - November 25, 2022
Zones / Indicators by Elizabeth Claire Rose, April 1 - May 13, 2022
WYSIWYG / Alex Linfield, January 14 - March 4, 2022
Kasia Koralewska / Basic Social Unit Hierarchies, September 17 - November 5, 2021
Trio / Martha Street Studio & Vague Démographique / L'Atelier Presse Papier, July 9 - August 27, 2021
In Conversation with John Snow / Group Exhibition in partnership with the Collectors' Gallery of Art and curated by Sheryl Spencer (works by John Snow, Stephanie Victorine, Westbury Jordan, Tasia Selimos, and Rosemary Allan), May 22 - July 2, 2021
Sara Norquay / Citizen of the World, October 2 - November 20, 2020
Stephanie de Couto Costs / Anthology of Mourning , March 7 - April 7, 2020
Christeen Francis / Borough Burrow , October 25 - November 30, 2019
Adrian Gor / In Bloom or in Doom, September 13 - October 19, 2019
Stacey Watson / Field Work, October 20 - November 30, 2017
Chad Eperlding / Talking Stock, September 8 - October 13, 2017
Miriam Rodolph / disPOSSESSION, June 2 - July 15, 2017
Robert Pugh / Etchings, April 21 - May 27, 2017
A/P EMERGING ARTIST Archive
2nd Pressing, Group Exhibition of collaborative works featuring: AJ Colum, Paul Dudar, Isis Horne, Levin Ifko, Rachel MacKinnon, Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie, Sam Rollo, Andy Rubio, and Jessica Wu, A/P Main Gallery, July - August 2022
Shelby Wolfe-Goulet, Burnt Toast Studio Gallery, 2019
Mitchell Luken, Burnt Toast Studio Gallery, 2019
Kristina van Westenbrugge, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2018
Mitchell Chalifoux, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2018
Ryan Statz, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2018
Katelyn Payette, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2018
Kenzie Housego, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2018
Graeme Dearden, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2017
Robert Lemermeyer, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2017
Tracy Wormsbecker, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2017
Samantha Charette, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2017
Kellen Spencer, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2017
Shawn Reynar, ArtsCommons +15 Window Galleries, 2015