Ekene Maduka | Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary Talk

7pm, Friday 6 April 2018

Ekene Maduka’s practice is grounded in materializing her thought processes and creating opportunities for encounters with her personal experiences through self-representation. Much of her work is informed by the passages of identity and what initiates changes within it.

Maduka’s work is centred on the female figure, creating tension between art historical tropes surrounding the depiction of black women, self representation, and popular culture. She frequently employs heavy detailing when rendering skin, fabrics, and interior spaces. This and her deployment of pattern and striking colors carry historical as well as cultural significance that heightens the social critique often present in her paintings.

In 2017, Maduka was curated into the aceartinc. student exhibition and subsequently awarded the Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary. As part of this, recipients are invited to give a public talk about their work. We hope you can join us to hear Ekene Maduka talk about her practice and recent bodies of work.

Image: Look, it’s just blood. Ekene Maduka. 5’ x 6’; oil on canvas. 2018

 

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary
This bursary is available to art students who have been curated into the Annual Student Exhibition. The bursary is intended to support a  project or an opportunity (such as a workshop or residency) that will positively impact the artist’s practice. In 2013 the youngest artist  curated into our Annual Student Exhibition passed away. In his memory aceartinc. created the Scott Wachal Memorial Student Bursary.

The Lay Of The Land – Logan MacDonald

29 March – 4 May 2018

Launch and artist talk 7pm, Thursday 29 March

What started as a project to look at manipulated landscapes, earthworks, structures and signage established by Indigenous communities as a means to assert property against government and/or corporate encroachment – evolved into a lyrical body of work that personally reflects and tries to unpack and negotiate indigenous/settler identity, pan-indigenous cross-cultural exchange, cultural revival, and the tensions that arise from artwork that documents intimacy and viewership.

Photo credit: “Seal Simulacrum” Logan MacDonald, 2016

 

Du 29 mars au 4 mai 2018

Vernissage et causerie d’artiste : jeudi, le 29 mars à 19 h

Ce qui a commencé par un projet qui examinait les paysages manipulés, les terrassements, les structures et les enseignes mises en place par les communautés autochtones pour garantir leur terrain contre l’empiètement du gouvernement et/ou des corporations, est devenue une œuvre majeure lyrique et une réflexion personnelle qui tente de décomposer et de négocier les identités autochtone/colonisateur, l’échange « panautochtone » interculturel, le renouveau culturel et les tensions provoquées par une œuvre d’art qui documente l’intimité et le public.

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   |  Maritime Plaza Hotel

18 May – 29 June 2018

 

Indigenous Curator in Residence Exhibition – Jennifer Smith (special program)

TBA – July/August 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.