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Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Dr.
St. John's, NL A1C 1B1

709-739-1882
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OPENING THIS WEEK
Main Gallery
Marigold Santos
MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments)
Opening reception/Afterparty for the Rooms Friday May 27 
9:30pm till late
 (w/ special performance starting at 10 PM)

Artist talk: Saturday May 28 at 2pm
All welcome


May 27 - July 6 2016

MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) explores self-hood as an experience of shifting identities and realities. Works of drawing, film and installation renegotiate the artist's lived experience of migration and movement between cultures and tradition into meaningful fragments of personal myth, narrative and folklore. In MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) Santos furthers her investigation of colonial narrative, visibility, and empowerment alive with fantastical and otherworldly imagery. The artist draws on material and evolving ideas from two previous bodies of work: BLACK MIRROR, a series focusing on dualities and binaries and INVISIBLE MOTHER, a series of work challenging conceptual roles of light and dark through portrayals of women in folklore and beyond. MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) re-combines these histories and ideas and speaks to multifariousness by providing new paths by which to follow and deviate.

Marigold Santos pursues an inter-disciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, animation, and sound. She holds a BFA with Honours from the University of Calgary (2007), and an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal (2011). As a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she exhibits widely across Canada, and divides her place of residence and practice between Calgary and Montreal.

MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) features an original essay by Toronto-based scholar, 
educator and artist Marissa Largo entitled Supernatural Entanglements and the Politics of Visibility. Commissioned by Eastern Edge Gallery. 

Click here to read the essay.

Marissa Largo is an educator, artist, and PhD candidate in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She holds a Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her PhD project, Unsettling Imaginaries: The Decolonial Diaspora Aesthetic of Four Contemporary Filipino/a Visual Artists in Canada (in which Marigold Santos is one of the four artists). Marissa is co-editor of the forthcoming book, Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern Universty Press, 2017). She resides in Toronto with her partner, Sean and their two children, Carlo and Lorena.

rOGUE Gallery
Anuta Skrypnychenko
The Mermaids Project

Opening reception/Afterparty for the Rooms Friday May 27 
9:30pm till late
All welcome

May 27 - June 11 2016

The Mermaids Project is an ongoing series of ceramics that explore our dichotomous relationship to the ocean through the mythical figure of the mermaid. In this work, Skrypnychenko re-figures the ancient archetype as a present-day protector of her domain. Disturbed by political conflicts at sea and poisoned by offshore mining for oil and minerals, the enigmatic and beautiful figure is provoked to become a warrior.

Myths about the hybrid of woman and fish exist in many cultures. Mermaids are fascinating and dangerous, beautiful and monstrous. How might their mystery and meaning shift as we move towards the ability to map every inch of the ocean floor? Skrypnychenko's figures pose questions about how we find space for myth in our lives, and honour the ocean as a powerful unknown.

Anuta Skrypnychenko lives in Toronto where she is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Design Strategy at the Institute without Boundaries (IwB). The focus of her work and studies at the IwB is Iveragh Peninsula, a coastal region in Ireland located in County Kerry. Currently she is working on a system of walking, cycling and paddling maps and a guidebook for the Skellig Kerry Ways and Iveragh Peninsula.

Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine,Skrypnychenko moved to Canada in 2004. She holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph (2010). She has exhibited work at the Art Metropole, XPACE, Gallery 44, AGO, Cambridge Galleries, Toronto Urban Film Festival, Galerie Les Territoires and at the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
rOGUE Gallery Call for Submissions

Deadline: May 31st (11:59 pm) 

The rOGUE Gallery is a 5 x 4 metre space within Eastern Edge dedicated to showcasing work by Eastern Edge members, with a special focus on local practices and works by artists with a connection to Newfoundland and Labrador. We accept applications for exhibitions, performances, concerts, events, screenings, lectures, interventions, curatorial projects/group shows, and other forms of creative expression.

The rOGUE Gallery offers an honorarium of $200 for each exhibition selected by the Committee. rOGUE Gallery shows and projects run for two weeks.

There are two application deadlines per year: November 30th and May 31st.

Submissions should include:
1. Your contact information
2. A brief proposal of your project
3. 5 images of current or past work that help contextualize your proposed project

Please send applications to gallery@easternedge.ca and indicate “rOGUE Gallery Submission” in your subject line.

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Membership continues to be an vital component of Eastern Edge Gallery. With your support, we are able to continue to bring you the best of local, national, and international contemporary art through the programming of our Main Gallery, the Rogue Gallery, and our newly re-named summer arts festival, HOLD FAST. Eastern Edge also facilitates over forty creative events annually, including artist talks, workshops, members’ events, music nights and much more!
LOCAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
My Eyes, My Voice Photo Exhibit

The Association for New Canadians (ANC), in partnership with the City of St. John's, will be hosting a photo exhibit featuring pictures of the city captured by newly-arrived refugees living in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

In recognition of World Refugee Day, the “My Eyes, My Voice” photo exhibit will showcase newcomers’ experiences through images highlighting a personal view of their new community.

Please feel free to join us and tell your friends!

When: Monday, June 20, 10:30 am
Where: The Grand Hall at St. John’s City Hall
Public Opening Reception at The Rooms

Friday, May 27 at 7:30pm

Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibitions. Free to attend, all are welcome.

JINNY YU: DON'T THEY EVER STOP MIGRATING?

With Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) as its central metaphor, Korean-born artist Jinny Yu’s immersive three-dimensional painting explores a range of emotional responses and attitudes towards mass migration. Hundreds of thousands of black ink brushstrokes resemble an unfamiliar mass circling at a distance, eliciting the viewer’s fear and discomfort of the unknown. The installation was originally presented during the 56th Venice Biennale at the Oratorio di San Ludovico.

Supported by Nuova Icona, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Mur, The City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, and the University of Ottawa.

THE FREE WORLD

This exhibition focuses on a group of Bulgarian artists who immigrated to Canada in the 1990s through Gander, NL as part of a mass defection from Eastern Europe. Vessela Brakalova, Luben Boykov, Elena Popova, Veselina Tomova, and Ellie Yonova remained in the province following their arrival, responding and contributing to the local arts community through their books, sculptures, mosaics, and paintings. The Free World reflects on that experience two decades later.

Ellie Yonova, Opus #6366 (2011). Photograph. The Rooms Art Gallery, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection.

FREE PLAY

As Situationist International member Guy Debord once wrote: “No vital periods ever began from a theory. What’s first is a game, a struggle, a journey.” Free Play is a contemporary art exhibition that presents the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal different social, philosophical and ethical questions. The audience is invited to play with a wide array of artworks by renowned international artists: Cory Arcangel, Ryan Gander, Jeanne van Heeswijk and Rolf Engelen, Pedro Reyes, David Shrigley, Yoko Ono, Ruth Catlow, Mary Flanagan, Futurefarmers, Allan McCollum and Matt Mullican, Paul Noble, Erik Svedäng, Jason Rohrer, Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin. The Rooms is featuring a local component to the exhibition by St. John’s-based artist, Joe Fowler.

Free Play is an exhibition curated by Melissa E. Feldman and organized and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Free Play was made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.

NED PRATT
Christina Parker Gallery
50 Water Street, St. John’s, NL


May 13 - June 11

The Christina Parker Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent photographs by Ned Pratt which takes its focus on work produced from 2015 to the present.

Ned Pratt first presented his work with the Christina Parker Gallery by invitation in December, 1993. In his inaugural show with the gallery he exhibited a series of silver gelatin prints of small family owned businesses in downtown St. John’s. Pratt’s work has evolved over the last twenty three years from intimate approaches to portraiture and documentary photography to the present day large scale observations of the land.

The larger scale work that Pratt now produces does not remove the viewer from intimacy within the subject matter in the work but in reverse opens up a whole new inner landscape that captivates and often surprises our imagination.

This exhibition of photography by Ned Pratt runs concurrently with his highly successful inaugural exhibition with the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.

8-month Teaching Term position Visual Arts/Fine Arts Drawing/Printmaking at Grenfell Campus, MUN

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NATIONAL OPPORTUNTIES
ARNICA ARTIST RUN CENTRE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 6, 2016 (postmark)

Arnica Artist-Run Centre welcomes proposals from emerging or established professional artists, collectives, or curators for our 2017 / 2018 exhibition season. Indigenous artists and curators are encouraged to apply, as well as those whose works consider questions of diversity, inclusion or/and facilitating participation.  Arnica presents artistic projects that range across artistic disciplines and media. The Arnica programming committee seeks innovative approaches that reflect contemporary social concerns with the possibility of significant community outreach, whether face-to-face or online.

Arnica is located in Kamloops, BC, in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, one of the city’s most prominent historical landmarks, with two small exhibition spaces. The main gallery can accommodate work of any medium, and measures 238 square feet with 9 ft ceilings. The Vault space is ideally suited for intimate installations, sound, or video works. Arnica has a content management system capable of live-streaming and facilitating interactive online extensions of exhibition content. We also have an interactive tablet programmed with each exhibition’s content to assist the visually impaired, including verbal descriptions of the artwork and audio versions of critical essays accompanying exhibitions. 
 
Artists, collectives, and curators are welcome to present proposals that occupy one or both of our exhibition spaces (and take into consideration our online, virtual, programmable formats). Due to the heritage designation of our building, we cannot present projects that propose significant structural modifications to the spaces.

Proposals are selected through a peer review process by Arnica’s Programming Committee and based on the following criteria: artistic merit, proposals that fit with Arnica’s mandate, and concerns of interest to our community and region (including parallels/ associations/ affinities with other regions nationally or internationally).
 
Arnica supports projects through CARFAC exhibition fees. Partial funding assistance for travel and shipping is budgeted, but, ultimately contingent on funding.

Deadline for Submissions is June 6, 2016.  Applications should include:
• 10-20 digital images (jpeg format, 1024 x 768 pixels) and/ or 5 minutes of video
• Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages)
• Project Proposal (max. 1 page)
• Artist(s) and/or Curator(s) Statement(s) (max. 1 page per)
• Image List (including title, medium, dimensions and date)
• Additional Support Materials (optional  *do not send exhibition catalogues)
• Self Addressed Envelope with sufficient return postage (optional)
 
Artists may send proposals electronically to 
ArnicaARC@gmail.com or by mail to:

Arnica Artist Run Centre
attn: Programming Committee
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
7 Seymour Street W.
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 1E4
NAISA is pleased to launch its 2016 Call For Submissions
SOUND RESPONSE


Deadline June 15, 2016
www.naisa.ca

Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, and Other

Go to http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/naisa-general-call-for-submissions/ for full information and on-line application

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Sound Response for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2017 programming.

Sounds, people, animals and environments interact in interesting and complex ways. Languages are shaped by environments, sounds often distinguish the character of a community or habitat, and sound waves propagate differently when they respond to different surfaces and atmospheric conditions. For its 2017 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions that reflect the notion of a Sound Response and creative ways that this can be shared.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the themeSound Response. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works on the theme for performance, gallery exhibit, audio-visual screening, radio or internet broadcast, telematics, mobile experiences and any other emerging or alternative formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on June 15, 2016. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.


Inquiries & general information:

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
Address: 568 Richmond St W., Toronto, ON
Tel 
416 652 5115
www.naisa.ca
The Art of Stillness Residency 
The Banff Centre

September 25 - October 9, 2016


Explore what internationally renowned writer, thinker and residency faculty Pico Iyer calls ‘the art of stillness.’This interdisciplinary residency provides writers, visual artists, dancers and musicians the opportunity to work with expert faculty whose work explores stillness and its relationship to the creative process, while also providing the time to slow down, reclaim mind space and hone their practice. Faculty include Diane Borsato, Pico Iyer, and Richard Reed Parry.

Apply by June 22, 2016


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