Emily Jan: The World is Bound by Secret Knots January 11 - February 15, 2019
The World is Bound by Secret Knots is a series of ten life-sized sculptural works made of textiles, found objects, and second-hand silk flowers and greenery, which depict hybrid creatures assembled from Emily Jan’s experiences on a three-week residency in the Peruvian Amazon in 2015.
Emily Jan is a Montréal-based artist and writer. As a sculptor, she creates intricately crafted, hyper-realistic installations of found objects inhabited by flora and fauna that is hand-made out of wool, reed, cloth, silicone and resin. These environments, like enterable museum dioramas, mix elements of high culture with low culture, science with mythology, and history with current affairs. The creatures, wondrous and monstrous by turns, feel real but are entirely handmade. They are not taxidermy, but are emotionally believable to the point where they are often mistaken as such.
Benjy Kean: Not as lost as you think January 11 - February 15, 2019
Not as lost as you think is a showing of work by Benjy Kean, including paintings, sculpture, and two murals painted directly on the gallery walls. The works explore ideas of personal growth through the use of humour and play.
Benjy Kean is an artist living and working in Newfoundland. His work takes many forms including large scale murals, paintings, sculpture, music, and video work. Kean recently completed a mural inside the new Bad Bones Ramen location in downtown St. John’s.
An interview with Benjy about his work can be found here.
Events and Opportunities
BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT!!
Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles February 7th, 8pm at Eastern Edge Gallery
Please join us in celebrating the launch of Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles, at Eastern Edge, February 7th, 8:00 pm. Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, featuring Mom's Jam Tarts, with Musical Guests Kira Sheppard & Jake Nicoll.
Free Event | All Welcome | Food Bank Donations Accepted
Image: Work in progress for “Philippa Jones: Suspended” (2018). Image courtesy of the artist.
Winter Exhibitions at The Rooms Opening Reception Friday February 8, 7:30pm
Please join us as we celebrate our new art exhibitions. This event is free to attend, all are welcome.
AT FULL TILT: COLETTE URBAN IN WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND
This exhibition celebrates the legacy of western Newfoundland-based artist Colette Urban (1952-2013), exploring her distinct and inspiring way of living and becoming through her art.
PHILIPPA JONES: SUSPENDED
An immersive installation reflecting on ideas of loss, mourning and mortality.
PEPA CHAN: BRUSH
Sometimes the smallest things can awaken a memory which refuses to be forgotten.
MOHAU MODISAKENG: PASSAGE
First presented at the South African Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale, this three-channel video is a meditation on slavery’s dismemberment of African identity.
THE MUSEUM OF LONGING AND FAILURE: MOLAF XX
Generating new perspectives on institutional mandates of collecting.
MANFRED BUCHHEIT: CORNERS
Documenting changing St. John’s streets since 1977.
NELSON WHITE: EYMY'TIEK (WE ARE HERE)
Presented in collaboration with Eastern Edge Gallery/ Inagural Indigenous Artist in Residence. Indigenous culture on its own terms.
Artist Talks at The Rooms
The Rooms will be hosting two talks with artists discussing their new exhibitions opening this month. Talks are included in the price of general admission and are free for Rooms members. For more information visit The Rooms exhibits page https://www.therooms.ca/exhibits.
Suspended: Philippa Jones
Wednesday, February 13th, 7-8pm
MOLAF XX (The Museum of Longing and Failure): Andrew Taggert and Chloe Lewis
Sunday, February 10th, 2-3pm
Artist Residency Call for Applications Deadline: February 28, 2019
Union House Arts (UHA) is a new community artspace committed to supporting work being produced by artists and craftspeople through place-specific dialogues and collaborative programming in Port Union, NL.
UHA is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Artist-in-Residence program, which will provide studio space and additional professional support for two artists during the 2019 season. For more information please visit unionhousearts.ca/residency
Application deadline: February 28, 2019
ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Professional Project Grants Program is available to professional artists and professional arts groups creating and/or presenting works of art in the disciplines of dance, film, music, multidisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts, or writing. Grants support project costs related to creation, production, administration, travel, professional development, etc.
Grounded in Craft: Opportunity for Exhibition
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Grounded in Craft will discuss the personal connection as relates to memory with indigenous and garden plants of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memories will be personal to the maker as will be their interpretation of the remembrance through botanical imagery, materials and/or colorants. As with life, all memories may not be pleasant. Artists will be chosen based on their current studio practice as it relates to botanical imagery, the decorative arts and/or use of botanicals as materials or colourants. Participating artists must be members of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador or the Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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