2017-2018 Regular Exhibition Schedule

Hannah Claus   |  hochelaga rock  

4 August – 15 September 2017

 

Carte Blanche   |   Members’ exhibition & performances

29 September – 6 October 2017

 

Charlene Vickers   |   Accumulation Of Moments Spent Under Water With The Sun And Moon

20 October – 24 November 2017

 

Dagmara Genda   |   Everything That’s Lost

9 February – 16 March 2018

 

Logan MacDonald   |   The Lay of the Land

29 March – 4 May 2018

 

Cameron Forbes   |   The Seaway Inn

18 May – 29 June 2018

 

Jury that selected the 2017/18 Regular Program convened on 8 & 9 September 2016: Seth Woodyard, Andrea Roberts, Chantel Mierau, Brian Hunter, hannah_g, Steven Leyden Cochrane

2018-2019 Regular Exhibition Schedule

Steven Leyden Cochrane  Shining Tapestry

7 September – 5 October 2018

 

Helga Jakobson Sympoietic Sound

9 Novemeber – 7 December 2018

 

Toby Gillies Ways You Could Love

18 January 2018 – 15 February 2019

 

Kelsey Braun A Nest, as a Hiding Place in the Sky

8 March – 5 April 2019

 

Connie Chappel Embodiment

26 April – 24 May 2019

 

Jury that selected the 2018/19 Regular Program convened on 6 & 7 September 2017: Seth Woodyard, Nicole Flynn, Doreen Girard, hannah_g, Evin Collis. If you have questions about this program please contact hannah_g@aceart.org.

Accumulation Of Moments Spent Under Water With The Sun And Moon | Charlene Vickers

20 October – 24 November 2017

Launch and performance: 7 pm, Friday 20 October

 

Accumulation Of Moments Spent Under Water With The Sun And Moon features the work of Charlene Vickers, an artist of Anishnabe background from Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation currently living and working in Vancouver. Using painting, textiles and installation to explore the intersection between the contemporary and the traditional, Vickers considers her Ojibway ancestry, racial perception, authenticity, viewership and commodification. In examining the social and cultural significance inherent to objects and materials, Vickers uses repetition, juxtaposition and abstraction to create new works that investigate memory, territory and culture. Her paintings, felt Ovoid Traces and mixed-media Mukluks actively reference traditional Ojibway artistic techniques to shape the precision of her process and her compositions. Her work embodies a process of discovery, both of the self, and of the past and present.


CHARLENE VICKERS attended Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design to study painting and holds a BA in Critical Studies and an MFA in Contemporary Arts, both from Simon Fraser University. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Amsterdam, New York City and Porirua City New Zealand. Her paintings were exhibited most recently at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the exhibition Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures. Vickers’ Sleeman Makazin and Ovoid Traces are held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver.

 

Accumulation Of Moments Spent Under Water With The Sun And Moon présente les œuvres de Charlene Vickers, une artiste de souche anishnabe, provenant de Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation, qui demeure et travaille présentement à Vancouver. Elle se sert de la peinture, des textiles et de l’installation pour explorer le point d’intersection entre le contemporain et le traditionnel, tout en tenant compte de sa descendance ojibway, la perception raciale, l’authenticité, le public et la marchandisation. En examinant la signification sociale et culturelle intrinsèque aux objets et du matériel, Vickers se sert de la répétition, de la juxtaposition et de l’abstraction pour créer de nouvelles œuvres qui plombent la mémoire, le territoire et la culture. Ses peintures, ses Ovoid Traces en feutre et ses Mukluks en technique mixte, font une référence directe aux techniques artistiques ojibway traditionnelles, ce qui lui permet de préciser la forme du processus ainsi que de ses compositions. Son œuvre englobe un processus de découverte d’elle-même ainsi que du passé et du présent.

CHARLENE VICKERS a étudié la peinture au Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design et détient un baccalauréat en Études critiques et une maîtrise en beaux-arts en Art contemporain, tous deux de l’Université Simon Fraser. Au niveau international, ses œuvres ont été en exposition à Amsterdam, dans la ville de New York and à Porirua City en Nouvelle-Zélande. Ses peintures ont été en montre récemment à la Vancouver Art Gallery dans l’exposition Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures. Sleeman Makazin et Ovoid Traces de Vickers font partie de la collection permanente du Musée de l’anthropologie à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique à Vancouver.

Translation/traduction : Simone Hébert Allard

 

 

Photo: Alex Gibson

Carte Blanche Members’ Show & Performances

 

This year, ace is partnering with Blackspace Winnipeg. Black visual artists and those of colour are encouraged to take part in the members’ show and become a part of a larger artist community and use the resources that are available. ace and Blackspace’s goal is to highlight Black visual artists with the hope to foster diversity and inclusion for Winnipeg’s art scene. Nuit Noire will be taking place at ace the day after Carte Blanche.

An exclusive preview of aceartinc.’s Carte Blanche Members’ exhibition led by sommeliers Taylor Archibald of Ellement Wine + Spirits, and Peter Hill of Elevage Selections, and a guest curator. Four wines will be paired with artworks of a similar palette. Members’ art is available for purchase- attendees of this event have the first opportunity to acquire pieces.

Only 20 tickets available. $55 each. Funds raised support aceartinc.’s programming. Buy yours here!

Thanks to Elevage Selections and Ellement Wine + Spirits for collaborating on wine selection for the evening.

A special collaborative print made by Karen Asher and Alexis Dirks for sale during the exhibition and online here.

 

 

This year, Black Space Winnipeg features the second installment of our Afrocentric artist showcase: Nuit Noire. Nuit Noire was founded on the need to diversify a major festival for Winnipeg’s art community. Nuit Noire: Illuminate Our Voices, will highlight community voices through visual art and performance art.

In 2016, the partnership between Black Space Winnipeg and Artists Exchange (the studio of Gibril Bangura) showcased the talent from Winnipeg’s newcomer, African community and local artists of colour, such as Mahlet Cuff, Xavier Mutshipayi, Uri Portilloi and Dubem Ukaigwe.

For 2017, we are pleased to partner with aceartinc., with support from Culture Days Manitoba and Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. Taking up space and making room for Winnipeg’s diverse artistic Black community across all disciplines is our goal. Starting at 7:00 PM, catch local artists create an interactive, pro-black, artistic vision, executed through unique creativity and artistic expression. Folks are also encouraged to visit Albert Street Cocktail to celebrate local musician Malcolm Jamal Wilson’s new album release and Nuit Noire after party.

hochelaga rock | Hannah Claus

4 August – 15 September 2017

artist talk and launch 7pm, Friday 4 August

hochelaga rock highlights the fluidity of Indigneous knowledge and time, and the constraints imposed upon this understanding by Western structures of chronology and record. Utilizing the image of the Hochelaga Rock, the commemorative stone for the village and people encountered by Jacques Cartier in 1535 that sits at McGill campus in Tioh’tiá:ke / Montreal, I wish to interrupt its solidity to express the dislocation in time, space and understanding between Western and Indigenous worldviews. This new body of work repositions the interplay of Hochelaga Rock, its plaque and the plaque’s text, to let through glimpses of other voices, times and seasons. In this way, I hope to deconstruct colonial truths and question ways of knowing and remembering.

This exhibition was made possible through the financial assistance of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Initiatives for Indigenous Futures (IIF) and Milieux Institute at Concordia University. The artist would like to thank  AbTeC (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace) for their support of this project.

 

 

 

 

 

hochelaga rock   |   Hannah Claus

Du 4 août au 15 septembre 2017

Causerie d’artiste et vernissage vendredi le 4 août à 19 h

hochelaga rock souligne la fluidité du lien entre les connaissances et le temps chez les Autochtones ainsi que les contraintes imposées sur cette méthode de compréhension par les structures du monde occidental qui misent plutôt sur la chronologie et l’archivage. En me servant de l’image de Hochelaga Rock, la pierre commémorative qui rappelle le village et le peuple que Jacques Cartier a rencontré en 1535, qui se trouve au campus McGill à Tioh’tiá:ke / Montréal, je tente d’interrompre la solidité de cette masse pour exprimer la dissociation qui existe entre la vision du monde occidental et la compréhension du temps, de l’espace et des connaissances de la vision du monde autochtone. Cette nouvelle œuvre repositionne l’interaction de Hochelaga Rock, la plaque et le texte qui l’accompagnent, pour laisser passer d’autres voix, d’autres temps et d’autres saisons. De cette façon, j’espère pouvoir déconstruire les réalités coloniales et questionner les façons de savoir et de se rappeler des choses.

Cette exposition fut possible grâce à l’assistance financière du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Initiatives for Indigenous Futures (IIF) et Milieux Institute à l’Université Concordia.

 

 

 

 

Translation/traduction : Simone Hébert Allard

 

Jaymez | prägnanz

 

16 June -21 July 2017

16 June:

launch 8pm

Opening set by yo/pü at 830

Jaymez performance 10pm – midnight

17 June: Artist Talk, 2pm

 

prägnanz: the neural and perceptual organization of any set of stimuli that will form as good a Gestalt, or whole,

as the prevailing conditions will allow.

a fully immersive, 300 degree, audio/visual performance and installation, implementing concepts of Gestalt psychology through the use of decontextualized and resampled audio and video.

drawing conclusions: Ritual and religion, spirituality, conspiracy, faith, fear, mythology, symbols, sacraments, worship, sacrifice. Reconstructing live auditory and visual mindscapes, and bombarding the senses.

electronic music | found footage : decontextualized and resampled. Reconstructions.

 

Channeling late night warehouse movements.

A Performance: a party: an installation.   A fallible document.

 

 

 

prägnanz | jaymez

prägnanz : l’organisation neurale et perceptuelle, provoquée par une même série de stimulus, qui crée une Gestalt, ou un ensemble, selon les conditions qui prévalent.

une immersion totale, à 300 degrés, au milieu d’une performance audio-visuelle et d’une installation qui mettent en pratique les concepts de la psychologie Gestalt par l’entremise de vidéos et de clips audio modifiés décontextualisés.

Tirer des conclusions : rituel et religion, spiritualité, complot, foi, peur, mythologie, symboles, sacrements, culte, sacrifice. Reconstruire des trames audio et des paysages intérieurs visuels, et bombarder les sens.

musique électronique |  films trouvés : décontextualisés et modifiés. Reconstructions.

 

Canaliser les mouvements dans l’entrepôt tard la nuit.

Une performance : une fête : une installation. Un document faillible.

 

Translation/traduction : Simone Hébert Allard