Co-Curated by hannah_g & Kat Nancy
Co-Curated by hannah_g & Kat Nancy
Join us for “A Portrait with your Pet” taking place above Parlour Coffee on Saturday, May 26, 2018! Local artists have constructed one of a kind sets for you and your furry friend to have your photograph taken in.
Set #1: by Janelle Tougas
Photography 10am-2pm by Mike Peters
Photography 2pm-6pm by Caitlin Spencer
About the set: Janelle is building a human-sized cat tower. Think carpeted platforms and holes to peek out from!
Set #2: by Colby Richardson
Photography 10am-2pm by Evan Taylor
Photography 2pm-6pm by Jacqueline Young
About the set: Fractured Luxury. Plexiglas and broken marble. Reclaimed materials and symbols from an era of discount elegance.
Special thanks to Parlour Coffee and Leif Norman for making this event possible!
Set: Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Boss. Photo: Karen Asher. 2015.
Set: Guy Maddin. Photographer: Leif Norman. 2015.
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.
Proceeds fund aceartinc.’s programming and operations. Pre-order one now to pick up at our Carte Blanche event 8pm on Sept. 29, 2017
Edition of 42. Dimensions: 18″ x 24″
Another hullabaloo of contemporary art, artists, and performance- the aceartinc. members’ show! Become a member and take part!
Drop off your art work (in any medium) to ace between 7-16 September 2017.
Come to the launch party at 8pm – midnight on 29 September. There’ll be performances, the opportunity to buy work on show, and DJs. 100% of the sale goes to the artist.
The guidelines are in this PDF– you’ll need to read them, sign the agreement, and bring it with you when you drop off the work. There’ll also be copies at the office you can sign.
Membership is $25 for the year. It entitles you to access a lot of useful resources and support.
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.
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 involved in contemporary 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 involves 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, École 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.
Images: Karen Asher