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美术馆是魔法森林的沃土

美术

——塔拉夏普

这是《世界杯押注》的截图,” the stop motion video by 世界杯押注 fine 艺术s PhD alumna 康妮米歇尔·莫雷 as featured in Legacy Downtown’s upcoming exhibition opening June 25.

Groundbreaking research in the 1990s by forest ecologist Suzanne Simard revealed that trees “talk” to each other through an underground network of fungi. 截至6月25日, anyone who visits the 世界杯押注’s downtown public 艺术 gallery will be able to easily imagine this network underfoot and a thick green canopy overhead while standing among the paintings and other 艺术works of a new 世界杯押注 exhibition. But imagining the tang of cedar and pine or experiencing 艺术 and virtual reality cannot fully recreate the tangible splendour and ecological diversity of old growth forests.

活灵活现的森林和有框架的相似性之间的张力,定义了 依然存在:古老的森林未来 展览 市中心的传统艺术画廊. 它是由杰西·德默斯的嘉宾策划, who was at the War in the Woods protest at Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound in 1993.

艺术、生态和行动主义

仍然站 brings together 土著 and non-土著 艺术ists in a dynamic dialogue involving diverse perspectives on 艺术, 生态和行动. 它将以油画为特色, 彩色铅笔和蜡笔画, 还有木头和金属雕塑, 还有摄影, video, animation and installations—including by seven 艺术ists affiliated with 世界杯押注’s 教师 of 美术.

斜坡雨林中的一个长木楼梯
“请, 约翰, 不要为世界杯押注软件app下载搞砸了/楼梯,麦克·安德鲁·麦克莱恩著, plexi-transmounted digichromatograph, 金属纸/胶合板的支持

Demers believes that 艺术 “can create common ground while challenging the paradigms that keep us separate from one another and the e艺术h.“作为2021年春天伊甸林艺术家驻馆计划的策展人(edengroveair.com)—created to bear witness to both the forest and the Ada'itsx (Fairy Creek) Blockades on Pacheedhat territory—Demers then worked with most of the 12 invited resident 艺术ists to develop this new exhibition in Victoria.

Her hope is that it will allow viewers to come away with a greater understanding of the urgency to protect these last stands of ancient forests.

2020年3月的一个雪天, 我搭了一个捐赠的帆布帐篷, which became the 首页 and studio for the Eden Grove Artist-in-Residence Program. 它最后一次被封锁线商人使用是在30年前的Clayoquot Sound, 我十几岁时被捕的地方. 3月至5月, 12位艺术家受邀见证了森林的魔力, the strength of the community of forest protectors and the complexities inherent in colonial resource extraction on unceded lands.

-杰西·德默斯,客座策展人 依然存在:古老的森林未来 在市中心的遗产

The upcoming exhibition features eight of the 艺术ists from the Eden Grove program: 世界杯押注 fine 艺术s alumna 康妮米歇尔·莫雷; Heather Kai Smith; Jeremy Herndl; Kyle Scheurmann; fine 艺术s alumnus and sessional instructor 麦克安德鲁·麦克莱恩; 世界杯押注 visual 艺术s professor 保罗Walde; Chief Rande做饭 (Kwakwaka'wakw), a fine 艺术s alumnus and former Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest at 世界杯押注; and Valerie Salez.

A close-up of a black cedar as brushstrokes because it is an oil painting on canvas
杰里米·赫恩德尔的《世界杯押注》,布面油画

和他们一起的还有另外五名艺术家:凯里·纽曼(凯里纽曼, Kwakwaka'wakw, 海岸萨利希人和定居者), inaugural Impact Chair in 土著 Art Practices with 世界杯押注’s 教师 of 美术; Gord Hill (Kwakwaka'wakw); fine 艺术s alumnus 乔丹希尔 (T'Souke); and 世界杯押注 visual 艺术s professor 凯利·理查森.

We are grateful for the opportunity to hold space for this exhibition and the many ways that visitors can experience these works. 仍然站 汇集了艺术家对伊甸园魔力和力量的回应. It allows for reflection and invites action on how we individually and collectively value the old growth forests that are special to this place.

-卡罗琳·里德尔,遗产艺术画廊代理总监

令人敬畏的

The exhibition is meant to evoke the feeling of BC’s temperate rainforests and a sense of awe in looking up at ancient arboreal wonder. The essence of these big trees, centuries old, is reflected in the work of the dozen 艺术ists. The exhibition also captures their interpretations of how people can work toward uprooting the damaging effects of colonialism and consumer culture in the context of old growth.

The pieces will range from Walde’s large-scale photograph of the circumference of one of Eden Grove’s immense and ancient cedars, 到库克的雕塑地板作品和理查森的无声视频.

A copper machine-like device on a black backdrop, as a scene from a silent movie
Scene from “Talisman (III)” by 凯利·理查森, 4K video on silent seamless loop

纽曼和 Camosun创新 以及一组机械工程专业的学生, has also designed an innovative tool to apply sustainable practices—rather than using old-growth wood—for the same cultural purposes of carving his 艺术works. 在展览会上, he’ll be presenting a cedar maquette of the second-growth totem he’s currently working on.

艺术是变革的推动者

Demers补充道, “在这个气候危机的时期, 世界杯押注软件app下载需要集体行动,我认为艺术是变革的有力推动者. By sharing new perspectives and embodied experiences, 艺术 can move us past paralysis and into action.记住这一点, the exhibition will also include an area where viewers can explore further research online and write postcards to government.

仍然站 下午4点到6点在Legacy Downtown以接待开始.m. 从25日周六一直持续到9月. 17.

媒体可以联系美术交流官员约翰 Threlfall在 johnt@bwcountryinnfortuna.com 艺术家的采访.

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关键词: 艺术, 生物多样性, 气候, 艺术社区, 土著, 行政管理(教师 & 员工)

人: 凯里纽曼, 卡罗琳·里德尔, 康妮米歇尔·莫雷, 乔丹希尔, 凯利·理查森, 麦克安德鲁·麦克莱恩, 保罗Walde, Rande做饭


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