EE Studios & Exhibitions

April 26th, 2019           

Eastern Edge Gallery


Phone: 1 (709) 739-1882

The Eastern Edge Team has been hard at work over the past two months transforming the gallery space - again! We have freshly plastered walls, crisp corners, a clean white ceiling, and bright new LED track lights to really showcase the artwork. EE was happy to have the opportunity to employ professional contractors to do what they do best, and we can’t wait to show off their beautiful work!

We are also excited to be launching our new expansion across the hall from the Main Gallery titled EE Studios. This new space will be dedicated to artist residencies and will enable us to effectively triple the amount of visiting artists we program.

We are kicking off EE Studio programming with visiting artist Joshua Vettivelu. Joshua has been hard at work this month creating a large-scale installation in the space, and will also be exhibiting their work titled
‘Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together)’  in the Main Gallery from April 26th - May 24th, with the opening reception at 7pm immediately following the launch of the new space

This studio launch is an opportunity for The EE Team to share with you our hard work and successes, as well as preview the incredible talent that EE has programmed for the upcoming 2019/2020 year.  We simply could not have done this without the generous investments our funders and community partners have made and continue to make to our growing artist-run centre.


Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together)
Joshua Vettivelu

Main Gallery

April 26 – May 24

Opening Reception: Friday April 26th at 7 pm

Joshua Vettivelu’s Surface Tension (or What Holds an ‘Us’ Together) is the culmination of a 5 week research and creation residency facilitated through Eastern Edge Gallery and guest-curator Kailey Bryan. Surface Tension poetically explores how myths of resource scarcity have been used to enforce national borders as the limit of empathy. This residency and exhibition is the inaugural launch of the Eastern Edge Residency Studios.

In Eastern Edge’s Residency Space, Vettivelu’s large-scale sculpture uses the physics of surface tension (how sand holds itself together), to create a metaphor of how citizenship (or the creation of an “us”) becomes foundational to who we are able to extend humanity to.

In Eastern Edge’s Main Space Gallery, Vettivelu will exhibit a large scale video projection, ruminating on how the horizon becomes a site of longing, imagined pleasure and miscommunication.

Joshua Vettivelu is an artist, programmer, and educator working within sculpture, video, installation and performance. Their works explore how larger frameworks of power manifest within intimate relationships. Recently their practice has been looking at how desire and language build the world. Currently, Vettivelu is an instructor in the faculty of Art and Faculty of Continuing Education at OCADU and is the previous Director of Programming of Whippersnapper Gallery.

See our website here for more information about Joshua's ongoing project.  We would also like to thank the generous support of Business and Arts NL, and Capital Ready Mix, a division of Newcrete Investments Limited Partnership. This project wouldn't have been possible without your help!

Teresa Connors

rOGUE Gallery

April 26 – May 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday April 26, 2019

Patterns is one of a series of audiovisual installations by Teresa Connors that explores the environment of Newfoundland. Developed from field recordings captured off the East Coast, Patterns uses computer vision, sonification and improvisation to create this nonlinear work. Constructed in Max 8, a “video fabric” is realized using six videos on simultaneous play routed onto a 10×10 grid. Video placement in the grid is governed by a series of transcoded files extracted from NFLD heritage knitting charts and environmental data-sets, which randomly change during the installation.

Teresa Connors is active as a creative coder, acoustic/electroacoustic composer, opera singer and audiovisual installation artist. Her creative works have received awards and support from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council and Bravo Fact, and have been presented at international conferences, film festivals and galleries. In 2017, Teresa returned to St. John’s to conduct creative research with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). This research expands on her use of environmental data as a co-creative device in nonlinear audiovisual installations.

Kevin Melanson

David Tuck Memorial Library

April 26 - May 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday April 26, 2019

Locations is an ongoing series of text-based embroideries. Each one features a three-word description of the locations where the embroideries are made.

Kevin Melanson is an artist/writer from the Maritimes who recently moved to St. John's because he needed a change. His work mainly consists of drawings and embroideries of found objects and experiences.
Eastern Edge Gallery would like to thank our core funders who help make all of this possible. 
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