Young Lungs Community Works-In-Progress Showing

YL Dance Exchange is holding another Works-in-Progress showing this May while we have Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright in town doing a performance project at aceartinc. and a movement workshop with YLDE. For information on the workshop see this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/489687084488878/

May 1st – Community Works-in-progress Showing
7pm
Pay What You Can

with works by:
Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright
Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice
Rachelle Bourget
Treasure Waddell

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright:
A Pair of Blue Jeans explores a close relationship between two figures, with movements designed to portray a sense of mirroring and deflection, extension and superimposition. There is a fated cat and mouse chase or twinning that occurs when the dancers’ bodies attempt to replicate and inevitably fail. The props in the work extend the ideas of duality as ubiquitous shapes ever transforming, providing new information that undercuts our assumptions.

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Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice:
This creation process is the first time these multidisciplinary artists have gathered together. Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice, bring their collective backgrounds of Acting, Clowning, Singing, Devised Theatre, Art Modelling, Yoga, Metis Jigging, and Contemporary Dance to their exploration of the way that experiences of change affects each of their lives.

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Rachelle Bourget:
Rachelle Bourget is a contemporary dance artist residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with an affinity for vinyl and the common houseplant. A 2012 graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers, she has performed with many choreographers, nationally and internationally, including Zorya Arrow (Winnipeg), Riley Sims (Toronto), Treasure Waddell (Winnipeg), Odette Hyen (Winnipeg), Brent Lott (Winnipeg) and Christina Medina (Vienna). In 2014, she participated in the audition for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, Germany. She has appeared for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers emerging company VERGE for three seasons, and has toured with WCD performing in Toward Light, the tribute tour for Rachel Browne. She has been commissioned to create and perform with núna (now) Canadian Icelandic Arts Convergence, presenting solo works springtrap (2011) and of dystopia (2014). She has participated in Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series for two sessions, creating two solo works of dystopia (2013) and ..this is happiness (2016). She has appeared in the music video 10,000 Floors for Winnipeg based band The Treble, and collaborated with Vancouver based film-maker Sarah Blondin for the short film Wise.Wild.Wonderous. Rachelle is a founding and ongoing member of Nova Dance Collective; a Winnipeg based contemporary dance company, which presented their first self full-length show Not Potatoes and Judy and the Reckless for two seasons in 2015/2016. Currently, she is preparing for her first solo show “AFTER THE CAUSE”, premiering in the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. In addition to her dance education, she holds a 200 hr YTT in Transformational Hatha Yoga, and is a member of an all vinyl DJ collective called The Vinyl Salon.
We will be organizing more works-in-progress showings over the next season. Stay tuned for information about how to get involved.
If you are dancer/artist working on movement and have something 10-20 minutes in length that you’d like to show at this May 1st evening, email younglungs.wpg@gmail.com. There is room for more.

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Treasure Waddell:
Treasure is a Winnipeg based Independant Dance Artist, Choreographer, Pranassage Practitioner and Teacher of Dance, Yoga & Pilates. Treasure has been a dance educator for many years in the Winnipeg Community. As a dance artist, Treasure has performed with Winnipeg Based Ruth Cansfield Dance Company as well as Rachel Browne, Brent Lott, Christina Medina for @tendance, Ali Robson, Brianna Stark, Peggy Baker for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and in her own choreography which includes Ordinary Acts and Pippi Longstocking,-A Story in Dance. The summer of 2014, Treasure was Apprentice Choreographer with Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. Treasure has increased her love and knowledge of dance studying in Vienna, Toronto, California, Montreal, North Carolina, New York City and Germany.

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Special thanks to:
Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers for hosting this event at Rachel Browne Theatre.
aceartinc. for bringing in Katie Lyle and Shebly Wright

Image Credit:
Original Photograph by Jessy Kitch
Photo Collage by Leigh Anne Parry

A Performed response to ‘You Can Never Go Home Again’ | Shelby Wright & Katie Lyle

7pm, Friday 5 May 2017, free

Shelby Wright & Katie Lyle (TO) will be presenting their Critical Distance performance in response to Matthew Gardiner’s painting exhibition, ‘You Can Never Go Home Again’.

Gardiner’s paintings involve ambiguous interiors and exteriors that point towards the complex processes invovled in contemproary experiences of place, time, and space.

Given Gardiner’s themes, an embodied response seemed to be an exciting means of reflection.

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright make movement based work combining their artistic backgrounds in dance, film and visual art. Together their collaborative practice focuses on the development of a shared language of movements and phrases. This system acts as a generative source for creation, problem solving and sharing of experience with each other and an audience.

Critical Distance is a program of aceartinc.’s that invovles commissioning artists and writers to respond to exhibits in our Regular Program. The essays are usually in the form of a text. aceart.org/category/critical-distance-essays

Info about the artists:

Katie Lyle works in painting, drawing and performance. Her work uses layering and the residual accumulation of paint to portray the unfixed nature of portraiture and narratives. Selected projects include: The Loon, Toronto (March 2017); G Gallery with Bridget Moser, Toronto; Evans Contemporary, Peterborough; Forest City Gallery with Shelby Wright, London ON (all 2016); Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Model Project Space, Vancouver; Garden Gallery with Shelby Wright, Toronto; and The Nanaimo Art Gallery (all 2015). Lyle received her MFA from the University of Victoria (2009) and her BFA from Concordia University (2005). She has taught Painting and Drawing at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria.

Shelby Wright is a dancer and choreographer based in Toronto. Wright’s work explores themes of memory, archive and transference through the body. She has received training from Canada’s National Ballet School, Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal, the Limón Institute of New York, and holds a BA from the University of Toronto in Cinema Studies and History. She has presented her choreography in Montréal and Toronto, and has performed professionally in these two cities as well as New York. Wright is certified as Associate Teacher of the Vaganova syllabus from the Society of Russian Ballet.

Born in Montreal, Matthew Gardiner obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Since obtaining his Master’s of Fine Art degree from York University in 2012 Matthew has lived in Montreal QC, Winnipeg MB, Victoria BC and Toronto ON while continuing his studio practice. He is the recipient of provincial and federal grants and art awards. Matthew has recently attended a self-directed studio residency. His paintings have been showcased in publications and included in exhibitions across Canada and the United States. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Movements For A Room – workshop

May 2nd at 6-8pm

Young Lungs Dance Exchange with support from aceartinc. is pleased to present a workshop by Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright.

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright make movement based work combining their artistic backgrounds in dance, film and visual art. Together their collaborative practice focuses on the development of a shared language of movements and phrases. This system acts as a generative source for creation, problem solving and sharing of experience with each other and an audience.

Lyle and Wright will present an interdisciplinary workshop combining movement and discussion, with an emphasis on collaboration, revision and choreography. Posing the question of how our movements change in relation to another person? How we experience duality in our bodies, exploring the process of watching versus feeling movement.

The workshop will consider the character or role of an artist in the studio, how we might move and work in a space that is both private and public. Enacting the moment right before deciding to make something. Movement as a visual embodiment of the agency of ‘doing something’, of thinking, revising, starting over. Moving to the language of drawing and looking.

Why dance now? Why the body now?

To make something full of mistakes that is also perfect, or that combines both.

To make something that appears unsure about every aspect of something.

To create a performance or series of movements that show indecision.

To create something that values indecision.

Open to everyone interested in movement, body-awareness, choreography and dance. $10 at the door or at younglungs.ca/tickets

Performances

By students of Professor Sharon Alward’s Performance Art class at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art

7pm, Wednesday 8 February 2017

Kelly Campbell
Danielle Fenn
Kristin Flattery
Julian Kirchmann
Madeline Rae
Kelsey Smith
Keegan Steele
Bryn Vargas

MCed by Sharon Alward

 

Image: Julian Kirchmann

CARTE BLANCHE: members’ exhibition & hullabaloo

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aceartinc.’s members’ exhibition and performances.
Proudly sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union

 8 – 11 pm, Friday 30 September 2016

This is also a fundraiser for the gallery. Get your membership online!

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8.30pm

Performances by members of aceartinc.:

Kegan McFadden, Freya Olafson, Madeline Rae, Letch Kinloch

(sponsored by Parlour Coffee, Waterfront Massage Therapy, and The Tallest Poppy, Oak & Lily Florists ).


9.30pm

Artists Bingo hosted by Tracy Admin

(AKA Courtney R. Thompson)


All night

The selling of a limited edition print

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collaboratively created by

Suzie Smith, Toby Gillies, Irene Bindi, Dany Reede, & Kenneth Lavallee.

$200. Edition of 42. Pre-order a print through PayPal using the button below.





There will also be the opportunity to take a selfie with Andy Warhol.

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary Artist Talk: Carolyn Kroeker

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary was awarded to Carolyn Kroeker last summer.

The recipient is a student who has been curated into aceart’s annual student exhibition which then makes him/her/them eligible to apply for this bursary.  $500 is awarded for a project and an artist talk about it is delivered in the following spring. Carolyn Kroeker will deliver a talk with Kira Koop, about the multi media project I AM HERE.

Apply to the 2016 call for submissions from students.

I AM HERE project

7 pm, Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I AM HERE, a multimedia series by Caro LaFlamme and Kira Koop, challenges the disparity between physical and intellectual space allotted to men and womyn in public spaces. The photographic series shares the stories of four consenting participants posing in locations where they were harassed. White capes draped over their shoulders bear two separate but connected statements: I AM HERE and (I AM NOT FOR YOU), challenging the viewer’s gaze.

Koop’s photographic quartet DEMAND/DECLARE documents locations of events and interactions where Koop was denied full personhood. The series mixes interior and exterior spaces, exploring both the public and the private. SEE ME becomes a mantra, repeated as a plea and a command.

 

 

Limpe Fuchs | Artist Talk

2 October, 5:15 pm, MAWA, 611 Main St.

Presented for send+receive in partnership with MAWA

German artist Limpe Fuchs broke early from her classical training to experiment with “no formalism”-improvisational sound and visual performance using handmade instruments and sound sculptures. Her fascinating artistic career spans over forty years of pushing musical and performance boundaries with an open and intuitive approach. For this event, Fuchs will present some of her handmade instruments and discuss the ideas and concepts behind her often whimsical and rousing work.

send+receive   |   www.limpefuchs.de/en

Curator selected for the Indigenous Residency

Indigenous Curatorial Residency

In partnership with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and with the generous support of the Winnipeg Foundation, aceartinc. has created an Indigenous Curatorial Residency.

The Curator

aceartinc. and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective are delighted to announce that the selection committee has considered the applications to the Indigenous Curatorial Residency program and made their selection. Niki Little will begin the residency on August 4th, 2015. She will mount the exhibition, Enendaman | Anminigook, in January 2016.

The Curatorial Project

Enendaman | Anminigook will investigate the concept of authorship in contemporary Indigenous art; more specifically, utilizing this notion as a model to investigate the intersecting points of lineage, Indigenous female territories, and the value associated with labour/cultural skill. Little hopes to create a space that is a form of generative process and resistance revealing the nuanced complexity of recentering women.

The Curator

Niki Little is an artist/observer and arts administrator whose works extends from writing, curating, arts coordination and engaging in transient artistic experiences. She is interested in artistic and curatorial strategies that investigates art consumerism, gender, culture and cultural Diaspora with a hint of youth-inspired ambivalence along the way. She is a member of The Ephemerals, a female Indigenous art collective. Little is on the Board of Directors at Urban Shaman (Vice-President), and recently stepped down from President for the Independent Media Arts Alliance, and Treasurer for the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition. She studied at the University of Manitoba, the National Screen Institute, and the Camberwell College of Art, London, UK, and completed the Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) mentorship program.

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aceartinc.’s Annual Student Show

call for submissions | deadline 20 March

 

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Annual Student Show call 2015
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Manitoba taking an art class, you are eligible to apply.

Deadline: noon, 20 March 2015
To install and exhibit from 7 to 30 April 2015

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to hannah_g@aceart.org
Include:
– a one-page artist statement
– an image list
– Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).

Selected artists are eligible to apply for the Scott Wachall Memorial Bursary, a $500 award and opportunity to give a public artist talk about your practice and work.